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.

Visit Paris College of Art

Open House

Campus Tours & Info Sessions

Online Appointment Info Sessions

Whether you are in the early years of high school, are a working professional looking to change career or are an accepted candidate, Open House is a great opportunity to learn more about PCA’s undergraduate and graduate programs, talk to our faculty and students, and find out about what life is like as a student in Paris.

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!

Student-led tours are organized every week during the following times:
Mondays / 11am
Wednesdays / 2pm
Fridays / 2pm

Make sure to book your tour and info session before arrival as we can not accommodate visits outside of the established schedule.

If you are unable to visit us in person, one of our student ambassadors will be happy to meet you online and provide information about the school and programs.

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.

Kaamna Patel

Kaamna Patel

Alumni Ambassador for India & surrounding regions

An ex-student of PCA, I lived and 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 and 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.

Megan Tierney

Megan Tierney

International Program Manager

Being Scottish, the thing I appreciate most about living in Paris is probably the weather, which is maybe hard for those from even sunnier climates to understand! Besides that, I never grow tired of the culture and the vibrancy. Having moved around a fair bit, I am so happy to call Paris my home. The daily ups and downs of living here mean I am never bored, and working at PCA means I get to experience the diversity of the city in my job too!


Emma Vissicchio

Admissions Counselor for Special Programs

Coming from a theatre background, I am thrilled to have found a new artistic community in PCA. Outside of work, my favorite pastimes include baseball (very popular in France!) and getting lost—in a new city, in the stacks of an old bookstore, or in the music at a jazz bar. An Italian-American by blood, a Washingtonian by birth, and a New Yorker at heart, I am so happy to call Paris home.

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