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|The World Needs Moore|
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Moore College of Art & Design is a private art school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Its undergraduate programs are available only for female students, but its other educational programs, including graduate programs, are co-educational.
Founded in 1848 by Sarah Worthington Peter as the Philadelphia School of Design for Women, it was the first women's art school in the United States. The school was established to prepare women to work in the new industries created during the Industrial Revolution of which Philadelphia was a center. The school occupied the Edwin Forrest Mansion at 1326 North Broad Street from 1880 to 1960.
The first principal of the school was Anne Hill, who held the position from 1850 to 1852. She was followed by the artist Thomas Braidwood (1855-1873), who probably left due to disagreements with John Sartain, who served as Director for 28 years. Elizabeth Croasdale took over as principal from 1873 to 1886, followed by Emily Sartain (1886-1920). In 1929 the position was renamed dean, and Harriet Sartain took over from 1920 to 1946. Additional deans are listed in the book Moore College of Art & Design by Sharon G. Hoffman with Amanda M. Mott. 
The institution was renamed Moore College of Art & Design in 1932 after Joseph Moore, Jr. set up a $3 Million dollar endowment in memory of his parents. The endowment was used to found the Moore Institute of Art, Science and Industry when it merged with the Philadelphia School of Art & Design.
Moore now offers nine undergraduate programs including Art Education, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Animation & Game Arts, Interior Design, Photography & Digital Arts, and Film & Digital Cinema, each leading to a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA).
Moore has approximately 500 women enrolled in its all-female undergraduate BFA program. Co-educational graduate programs, post-Baccalaureate programs as well as adult continuing education and a Young Artists Workshop are open to people of all ages. 
The college offers nine undergraduate majors, twelve minors, one post-baccalaureate program, three graduate programs, in addition to continuing education programs for adults and youth.
The Galleries at Moore are open to the public and free of charge.
1848 to 1900s
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