The Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Diseño de Puerto Rico originated at the Art Workshops of the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, and have managed to become a university center dedicated to Art and Design, without losing sight of the workshop tradition of its origins.

In this Website, we provide you with information on the study programs. The Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Diseño de Puerto Rico offers bachelor’s degrees in visual arts in seven Major concentrations: Printmaking, Design and Digital Art, Art Education, Sculpture, Painting, Industrial Design and Fashion Design. We also serve the community at large with courses and art and design workshops for adults, youths, and children, through our Extension Program. The Faculty is composed of professional artists and designers recognized at national and international level. With have excellent physical facilities, with the best-equipped workshops and Learning Resource Center, in a privileged location in Old San Juan. Our mission’s achievements are evident in the professional success of our graduates.

Welcome to the Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Diseño de Puerto Rico!


The Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Diseño de Puerto Rico is licensed by the Council of Higher Education of Puerto Rico and accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (MSCHE) and is member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) of the United States of America.

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The School of Visual Arts and Design’s headquarters are in the former Lunatic Asylum on the grounds El Morro Castle. In addition, the campus comprises the restored Hospital of the Concepcion, the Great, within the same Ballajá Quarter.

Mail Address
Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Diseño de Puerto Rico
P. O. Box 9021112
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00902-1112

Physical Address
Campo del Morro, Barrio Ballajá,
Viejo San Juan, Puerto Rico

Telephone number

787-725-8111 / 787-721-3798


The Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Diseño de Puerto Rico cannot discriminate in education nor service provision on grounds of race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, origin or social condition, ascendance, civil status, political ideas, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, Armed Forces Veteran condition nor physical or mental disability. In compliance with Title IX of Education Amendments of 1972, the EAPD prohibits in all its educational activities, discrimination on grounds of: sex, being victim of domestic violence, sexual aggression or harassment, or any other category protected by law.