Paris College of Art is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
NASAD, an association of approximately 322 schools of art and design, is the US national accrediting agency for art and design and art and design-related disciplines.
The major responsibility of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design is the accreditation of education programs in art and design, including the establishment of curricular standards and guidelines for specific degrees and credentials.
The Association also provides counsel and assistance to established and developing institutions and programs. NASAD is recognized by the United States Department of Education as the agency responsible for the accreditation of all art and design curricula.
Accreditation, in practical terms, is a stamp of approval, a sign that an institution ascribes to, believes in, and has met an external set of basic criteria for the programs it offers. In some cases, accreditation assists in the transfer of credits from one institution to another. In all cases, it indicates that threshold standards are adhered to in a fashion that provides a base of academic strength and operational integrity.1
To learn more about NASAD go to nasad.arts-accredit.org
1 From http://nasad.arts-accredit.org/ viewed on September 25, 2010
State of Delaware
Graduates from Paris College of Art receive Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees issued under PCA’s degree-granting authority from the state of Delaware.
Rectorat de Paris
Paris College of Art is recognized by the Rectorat de Paris as a Private Establishment of Higher Education (Etablissement d’Enseignement Supérieur Privé). PCA’s establishment code within the Rectorat is 0755 236J.
The Commission Nationale Des Certifications Professionnelles testifies to the French Degree in Visual Communication (CNCP Level 2) recognized as equivalent to a French University Licence (Bachelor’s Degree).
Paris College of Art is a member of CUMULUS: the International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media.
Cumulus, the only global association to serve art and design education and research, is a forum for partnership and transfer of knowledge and best practices. Membership is restricted to schools and institutions that have past through a rigorous application procedure and have been recommended and reviewed by a board of member schools. Paris College of Art was sponsored for membership by Domus Academy, University of Art and Design Helsinki TaiK (Aalto University 1/9/2009), Unitec, and Honjik University.
AACRAO American Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers
AIGA American Institute of Graphic Arts
APUAF Association des Programmes Universitaires en France
CAA College Art Association
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DMI Design Management Institute
Design Research Society
ELIA European League of Institutes of the Arts
FATE Foundations in Art: Theory and Education
International Society for the History of the Neurosciences
NACAC National Association for College Admission Counseling
NAFSA Association of International Educators
OACAC Overseas Association for College Admission Counseling