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.
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Meet the Admissions Team
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!