Become a Paris College of Art Student

Choosing the right school requires getting to know a school as well as you can before and during the application process. This is why we encourage you to visit our campus, attend Open House, view our students’ work, and get familiar with our program offerings, courses and faculty background.

Our Admissions Counselors and Alumni Ambassadors are available to answer your questions, guide you through the admissions process, and provide support and insight that will be invaluable as you make your transition to becoming a Paris College of Art student.

Open House

Our Open Houses are filled with activities for you and your parents to learn more about art and design education on the university level, including workshops, a design management lecture, Masters programs info session, individual portfolio reviews, a student panel discussion, and other exciting events.

Whether you are in the early years of high school, are a working professional looking to change career or already an accepted candidate, Open House is a great opportunity for you to meet admissions counselors, faculty and current PCA students.


PCA Open House Grant

If traveling to Paris to attend Open House seems beyond your budget you will be interested to learn about the PCA Open House Grant. For students who enroll into one of our full-time degree programs after attending an Open House event, we will reduce the first semester tuition costs by up to 1000 euros to cover the cost of your trip to attend Open House.*

*You must provide your travel costs receipts so please hold on to them!

PCA Virtual Open House

If you can’t make it to Paris, we will be live streaming the event so that you can participate in real time from wherever you are around the world or later watch the videos.


Visit Paris College of Art

Campus Tours

Admissions counselors and current students provide tours of the PCA Campus every week during the following times:
Mondays / 11am
Wednesdays / 2pm
Fridays / 2pm

Please note: PCA is closed to the public from July 21 to August 15. No tours will occur during that time.

Schedule an Appointment

If you would like to arrange a different time to meet, please contact the admissions office to set up an appointment: Call 33 (0) or email

Paris College of Art is open: Monday to Friday / 9am –- 6pm

Meet the Admissions Team

Sara Krauskopf

Sara Krauskopf

Executive Director of Admissions & Communications

As the head of the Admissions team, I am the one with the longest history with Paris College of Art — I received my BFA here in the 80s and then joined the school as Director of Admissions in 1998! An American, I grew up in New Jersey and lived in NYC for many years between doing my BFA and returning to France.

Marie Breton

Marie Breton

Admissions Manager for Special Programs

As the only Frenchie on the team, I get to use my love for linguistic challenges on a daily basis –  the team calls it the “One minute of French with Marie Breton”. Photographer and story teller, I love to people watch and sublime the ordinary creating abstractions of reality through my lens, or with the help of a piece of charcoal and an eraser. Collector (of notebooks, sea shells, religious objects), ocean lover, singer, I will exchange my extensive travel stories and awkward moments for yours!


Heather Beaumont

Alumni Ambassador for China

I am an artist who makes objects and sound installations in public space. I like to exploit the liminal space that exists when we see or hear something we cannot place. I have a degree in fashion with extensive experience designing women’s wear as well as a Fine Arts Degree completed at the Paris College of Art. A Canadian expatriate I have lived abroad in France and Germany – I currently live in Shanghai. Engaged in anything art & culture, I stay connected wherever I go.

Kaamna Patel

Kaamna Patel

Alumni Ambassador for India & surrounding regions

An ex-student of PCA , I lived & studied in Paris for 5 years where I learned to love all cheese without bias, how to assemble a desk from Conforama, the many ways to say ‘ça va’ and that Claude François has the best music videos. Currently based in Mumbai & constantly on the move, I work as a freelance photographer, & as the Alumni Ambassador for India & surrounding regions.


Yoshiko Shimada

Events, Communications, and Student Relations Manager

Having been educated in international schools outside my country of origin my entire life I understand the mentality of the “third culture kid”. Growing up without a sense of being rooted anywhere, I now happily consider Paris my home. I love to travel so it feels great to have found my home base in a country with such diverse regions to explore.

PCA Catalog 2016

Learn more about PCA and view the 2016 Student Portfolio!

View the Catalog