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Paris College of Art

Paris College of Art is a dynamic forum for exchanging ideas, methods and professional experience. Our students and faculty combine curiosity, experimentation and enthusiasm in the pursuit of learning. At Paris College of Art, we believe that finding a design solution, creating a work of art and facilitating the production of a creative team are intellectual processes of undeniable value. Developing critical awareness through hands-on research and discussion is essential to professional maturation and individual growth. Artistic practice demands a high level of personal commitment and discipline, and we expect our students to participate actively in class so that we can explore differing points of view and engage our creative resources.

Paris College of Art is rooted in a city of primary art and design production. Experiencing the uniqueness of the Parisian metropolis provides a rich source of visual inspiration. Sharing this experience with individuals from over 40 different countries gives our students a unique perspective on the variety of expression existing throughout the world.

The legacy of Paris College of Art and its successful graduates is something to be proud of and to contribute to in the years to come.


PCA offers Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degrees in Accessories Design, Art History, Theory, & Criticism; Communication Design; Fashion Design; Fine Arts; Illustration; Interior Design; Industrial Design; and Photography as well as Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees in Design Management and in Film & Video.

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PCA offers Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees in Transdisciplinary New Media for those who wish to explore the wide-ranging creative field of New Media that goes beyond traditionally defined art and design disciplines.

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Study Abroad at PCA

Paris College of Art offers an extraordinary Study Abroad program for college sophomores and juniors, or those with undergraduate degrees who wish to spend a semester or year experiencing the art, design, and culture of Paris.

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Certificate Programs

Ideally suited for the mature student, the intensive curriculum of PCA’s Certificate Programs offer a non-degree option for those who wish to launch a career transition, refine a professional level design portfolio, or prepare for entering an MFA program.

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Summer at PCA

The Summer Program at PCA offers an exciting set of courses with a modern edge in the historically and artistically rich city of Paris. In these two and four-week long courses, introductory through advanced level students will explore art, design, business, culture, and language.

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In 2011, CUPA became a part of PCA. Focusing on direct matriculation and optimal academic and personal support, the Center for University Programs Abroad (CUPA) provides a high quality study-abroad immersion experience in Paris to linguistically advanced, highly motivated students from US colleges and universities.



In 2013, ESEC was welcomed into the PCA family as an affiliate program. ESEC, a French Film School, is ranked among the best schools of its kind in France and Europe.


The PCA Campus

In fall 2013, Paris College of Art opened its new campus, located in the 10th arrondissement of Paris.

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