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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.

All of PCA’s programs are taught in English, and we encourage our students to study French while with us, so that they can take full advantage of their time in Paris.

Applicants must demonstrate a high level of English proficiency to be successful. As part of the Admissions process, you may be required to submit TOEFL, IELTS or B2 First test scores.

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 who will offer guidance. Don’t hesitate to bring your portfolio and ask for feedback! Please note that it is not possible to meet with faculty or visit classes during tours; however, our Open House events are great opportunities to meet with Department Heads, no matter where you are in the world.

Student-led tours are organized every week at the following times:
Mondays 2pm | Fridays 2pm

Make sure to book your tour and info session before arrival on our booking page; we can not accommodate visits outside of the established schedule.

Online Admissions Information Sessions

The Admissions Office is open from Monday to Friday, from 10am to 6pm

If you are unable to visit us in person, our student staff would be happy to meet you online and provide information about the school and programs

We are hosting our regularly scheduled, live, info session online. Please request an appointment below. 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

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.


Meet the Admissions Team

Sara Krauskopf

Sara Krauskopf

Vice-President of Enrollment Management

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.


Hela Al Sharkas

Admissions Counselor / Summer Program Coordinator

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.

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Léa Ponchel

Admissions Counselor / Study Abroad Program Coordinator

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.

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Meredith Chadwick portrait

Meredith Chadwick

Alumni Ambassador for North America

As a former PCA student, I called Paris home for five years where I mastered just enough French to swap stories with my landlady. On days off, I was up before sunrise to photograph the city’s morning light or catch suspiciously cheap flights around Europe. Now I’m back in the US, working as a freelance photographer and graphic designer, and as the North America Alumni Ambassador.

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Zainab Affejee

Communications Officer

Born and raised in Mauritius, I am the epitome of an island girl. I moved to Paris in 2016 for my studies and have since called the city of Love my home. I have recently obtained my Master’s degree in Intercultural communications which has helped me to develop a real interest in working in multicultural environments. As a communications officer, I aim to further develop PCA’s visibility on a global scale and look forward to work with such an international team and students!

In my free time, you will find me strolling around museums, having brunch or listening to Taylor Swift.

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