PAFA is tiny, so there are not that many classes offered and the whole school is on the same schedule: two classes a day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, with a 90-minute lunch break in between. You have to know you want to be at a program like this to be happy here. The instructors are so knowledgeable and are experts in their respective fields; it is primarily a painting school, and it is EXTREMELY steeped in tradition, so they still teach traditionally. The program is pretty intense but you learn a lot and the instructors are extremely encouraging of their students. Freshman classes probably have about 15 students, maybe even a few more, and that's about as big as the classrooms can handle. If you took art classes in high school, you know how much space all those projects can take up! Higher level classes can have anywhere from 5-12 students depending on the popularity of the class, number of sections offered, and the amount of freedom older students have in their schedules. Many of the teachers have been here a fairly long time and some even went to PAFA themselves.