Palm Beach Atlantic University

PBA is a Christian university that prepares you to lead a fulfilling life through learning, leadership and service.
We offer associate's, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and a doctor of pharmacy degree. Founded in 1968, we provide a top-quality education with a liberal arts emphasis.

Palm Beach Atlantic’s first classes met in September 1968, with 88 students enrolling the first year. Four years later, in 1972, 58 students graduated; and 24 were members of the founding class.

Over time, buildings were purchased and new ones were built. The first structure, built in 1982, was the W.G. Lassiter Jr. Student Center. This was followed by Johnson Hall and Sachs Hall in 1989. The most recent building, Gregory Hall, which houses the Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy, was built in 2004. The new $25.4 million Warren Library is under construction and is set to open in Early 2007.

Much of our growth has occurred by expanding our academic programs. We provide a solid Christian education in nine schools of study, including our newest additions of nursing and communication and media. In ... [ Read All ]

West Palm Beach

United States

901 South Flagler Drive
FL 33416
Phone: (561) 803-2000

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Our Aims

Palm Beach Atlantic University is a Christian university that equips students to lead fulfilling lives through learning, leadership and service.

The vision for Palm Beach Atlantic University is to be a premier Christian university, whose graduates are intellectually prepared, possess high moral character, demonstrate outstanding citizenship and are servant leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.

The mission of Palm Beach Atlantic University is to prepare students for lifelong learning and leadership by offering excellent undergraduate, graduate and professional programs of study in the Arts, Humanities, Sciences and selected professions. Palm Beach Atlantic University is a private, independent university dedicated to the intentional integration of Christian principles. As a community of learners, the University provides students with a rigorous educational environment that leads to intellectual, spiritual and personal character development.  

Location and Getting there

PBA's Mediterranean-style campus is located in downtown West Palm Beach, right on the Intracoastal Waterway.

We're close to many local restaurants and churches, and we offer local area and campus maps for your benefit. Our tropical climate and sunny days allow you to experience our beautiful beaches and exciting local activities, many within walking distance of campus.  

Department and information about the department

The School of Music and Fine Arts develops students who possess talent, inspiration, creativity and dedication into graduates who combine aesthetic sensibilities and artistic integrity with Christian character. That developmental process integrates the broad ethos of the liberal arts with professional standards of a particular artistic discipline.  

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Information For  Undergraduates

Art Education, Grades K-12
Graphic Arts/Animation
Graphic Arts/Graphic Design
Graphic Arts/Illustration
Studio Art
Graphic Arts (Animation)
Graphic Arts (Graphic Design)
Graphic Arts (Illustration)
Studio Art  

Information For  International Students

If you are not a citizen of the United States and want to apply to PBA, you should apply at least four to six months in advance of the desired date of entrance, submitting all required materials two to three months prior to registration. Letters of acceptance and I-20 documents are issued after the applicant's filing is complete.  


Student Facilities

The Department of Art recently has been given a generous grant in memory of Tauni de Lesseps to establish a Graphics Lab in Vera Lea Rinker Hall.

The lab now houses Apple dual processor G5 towers, with 2GB RAM, NVidia GeForce 6800GT video cards with 256MB DDR RAM and two 19-inch monitors each. For scanning, there are two 11x17" tabloid scanners, two 8.5x11" scanners and a Canon Rebel XT 8.0MP camera with copy stand. For printing, there is a Hewlett Packer tabloid color laserjet and a tabloid black and white laserjet printer.

In addition, the Graphic Arts courses have access to the following software:

Quark XPress; Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, After Effects; Adobe/Macromedia Flash Pro, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Director; Corel Painter, Knockout; AutoDesk/Alias Maya 3D 7.0, Toon Boom Studio 3.0; Apple Final Cut Pro and Garage Band.  

Student Support

Success is no accident! Some days there’s smooth sailing, and you make great progress. Other days, the winds whip up and the waves come crashing ... and you need a crew to help you stay the course!
We have an experienced team that has journeyed this way before. We'll help you prepare for your success today and tomorrow!  

Student Life

At PBA, you'll be encouraged to learn inside and outside the classroom. You'll enjoy a wide array of programs geared toward making your student experience an enjoyable one.  


Living on campus will help you experience everything PBA has to offer. Our staff is committed to providing a solid Christian environment for you to live in as well as challenge you during your time at PBA.  

How To Apply

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