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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

Take a Campus Tour

Visit our campus and enjoy a student-led tour. After your tour, additional questions can be answered by a representative from Admissions or several of our online, public resources and FAQs. Please note that, due to Covid restrictions, there is a strict, 10-person limit per tour; unregistered guests and walk-ins are not permitted on campus. It is not possible to meet with faculty or visit classes during tours; however, online Open House is a great opportunity to meet with Department Heads, no matter where you are in the world.

Online Admissions Information Sessions

We are hosting our regularly scheduled, live, info session online. Please request an appointment above. These sessions are very helpful if you cannot visit us in Paris or if you would like to prepare for a tour or follow-up after a tour.

Chat with a PCA Student Ambassador

One of our student ambassadors will be happy to meet you online and provide information about the school and programs from the student perspective. Schedule a chat and learn more.

Online Portfolio Development Workshop

If you are thinking about applying to one of our undergraduate programs and need guidance on how to put together a portfolio, take part in this useful info session with a member of our Admissions team.

Open House

Fall Open House is a great event to get to know us better, whether you are in the early years of high school, are a working professional looking to change career or are an accepted candidate. It is an 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. Register below for the Fall Virtual Open House on Saturday, November 12!

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.


Hela Al Sharkas

Hela Al Sharkas

Admissions Counselor for Special Programs

Originally born in Damascus, Syria, and having lived in different cities around the world like Riyadh, Kuala Lumpur, and Paris, I love being surrounded by international environments and different cultures. As well as being the admissions counselor for special programs at PCA, I am also a multidisciplinary artist and a PCA alumna with an MFA in Transdisciplinary New Media. Outside work, I enjoy exploring the large variety of French wine and cheese.




Léa Ponchel

Admissions Counselor for International Programs

I hold a degree in Art History and love to spend entire days in museums. If you don’t see me there, you will probably find me with a book in one hand and a cup of tea in the other. Working as an admissions counselor means I can mix both my passion for arts and pedagogy.

I am looking forward to discovering the creative and intricate universes each student brings with them.



Marie Breton

Marie Breton

Communications Officer

My friends call me “pesked”, which means fish in Breton language, because I swim in the Channel sea all year round. I lived in Paris for 20 years before moving back three years ago to my home town, Brest, Brittany, where I enjoy photographing landscapes, and the small town lifestyle. As a Communications Officer I’m curious about people, cultures and languages and just started teaching myself Portuguese.


PCA Catalog

Learn more about PCA and view the Student Portfolio!

View the Catalog