In the fields of art and design, students receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (BFA) preparing them to enter their profession. Students can choose Communication Design, Illustration, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Art History Theory and Criticism or Photography. BFA candidates start in the Foundation Year; Photography students have the option of "direct entry" into their major starting from freshman year.
In addition to their departmental course requirements all degree students take a total of at least 42 credits in Critical Studies courses.
*The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is accredited by NASAD, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
Students interested in pursuing a career in business for the design industries enter the Design Management program as freshmen; upon successful completion of the four-year program these students receive a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (BBA)*, the recognized undergraduate degree in business in the USA.
In addition to their departmental course requirements all degree students take a total of at least 42 credits in Critical Studies.
*The Bachelor of Business Administration degree is accredited by NASAD, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
The new Pathway program enables students to prepare for entry into degree programs in art & design taught in English. Pathway students follow a rich studio curriculum that introduces them to design, drawing (including outdoor and life model drawing), illustration, photography, and sculpture, as well as liberal arts courses in English and art history.
The intensive English language classes cover oral and written communication, grammar and vocabulary, with special attention to the needs of an art and design student.
The Pathway program is composed of seven months of instruction during the academic year; followed by a 12 week summer session.
While successful completion of the Pathway program does not guarantee entry into Paris College of Art's degree program, it is tailored to prepare the student for our entrance requirements, both in terms of artistic portfolio and of language placement tests. Students in the Pathway program will have the opportunity to individually meet with PCA admissions counselors throughout the spring semester and will receive an early admissions decision before the end of their academic term in late March. Students will then be invited to pursue the Pathway intensive English summer course, at the end of which they will be given the PCA placement tests that determines whether the student can enroll in the regular Foundation program or in the English for International Students (EIS) program.
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In addition to studying with peers from all over the world, students enrolled in the full-time BFA and BBA programs at Paris College of Art have the possibility to study abroad during their junior year at one of the schools in our Exchange Network. In order to participate, students must be in good academic standing and apply during the spring semester of their sophomore year. Students are not permitted to spend their fourth and final year on exchange. Due to the Paris College of Art residency requirement, students who have transferred to Paris College of Art at the junior level may not participate in this program.
If you are a Paris College of Art student interested in the Exchange opportunities, please contact Matthew Gallagher, Director of Admissions firstname.lastname@example.org
Antwerp, BELGIUM The Royal Academy for Fine Arts Antwerp
Baltimore, MD USA Maryland Institute College of Art
Barcelona, SPAIN Elisava Escola Superior de Disseny
Budapest, HUNGARY Moholy Nagy University (MOME)
Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA The University of Belgrano
Copenhagen, DENMARK Danmarks Designskole
Dublin, IRELAND National College of Art & Design
Glasgow, SCOTLAND The Glasgow School of Art
Helsinki, FINLAND Aalto University of Art and Design
Jerusalem, ISRAEL The Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design
Kansas City, MO USA Kansas City Art Institute
Lima, Peru Corriente Alterna Escuela
London, ENGLAND Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)
New Taipei City, TAIWAN National Taiwan University of Arts (ROC)
New York, NY USA School of Visual Arts (SVA)
Philadelphia, PA USA University of the Arts (UARTS)
Reykjavik, ICELAND The Iceland Academy of the Arts
Providence, RI USA The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS Willem de Kooning Academy
São Paulo, BRAZIL Fundaçao Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP)
Seoul, SOUTH KOREA Hongik University
Stockholm, SWEDEN Konstfack
Sydney, AUSTRALIA Sydney College of the Arts
Toronto, CANADA Ontario College of Art and Design
Vancouver, CANADA Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Wimbledon, ENGLAND Wimbledon College of Art
Zurich, SWITZERLAND Zurich University of the Arts
If you are an International student interested in the Exchange/Study Abroad opportunities or the Visiting Student program please contact Carolina Spielmann, Study Abroad Coordinator