Facilities and Location
All Studio Practice courses for the MFA and Certificate programs are taught at the Pig Iron School, which is housed in the newly renovated Crane Old School located at 1417 North Second Street (between Jefferson and Master) in Philadelphia. Directly adjacent to St. Michael's Church, the building sits against the church's cemetery, with beautiful sycamore trees creating an urban oasis. There are three studio spaces in the building. Each studio has been renovated to have more than 1,500 square feet. The school also includes two student lounges, a kitchen, dressing rooms, bathrooms and a shower stall in addition to an outdoor courtyard.
The Crane Old School is also home to an eclectic array of visual artists, graphic design studios, and other arts organizations; together with the Crane Arts Building located only a block away, it forms the centerpiece of a rapidly-emerging arts district. The school is a five-block walk from the nearest subway station, and students have easy access to the thriving cultural and nightlife opportunities located in nearby Northern Liberties and Fishtown.