Apply to Certificate Programs
PCA issues admissions decisions based on the application submission date and space availability. Due to space constraints it is highly recommended that you apply by the priority deadline or as soon as possible after that date.
Spring 2017 entry priority deadline: November 1, 2016
Fall 2017 entry priority deadline: March 1, 2017
Furthermore, if you wish to apply for financial assistance, you should apply for admissions by the priority deadline or as soon as early as possible to ensure that you will be considered for all forms of financial assistance. Please note that financial assistance is limited and the demand is usually greater than available funds.
Required for all applicants
Write a 500-word statement that describes why you would like the opportunity to pursue a graduate degree at Paris College of Art.
You will be prompted to submit the personal statement as part of the application form.
Required for all applicants
Submit a portfolio of 10 to 20 pieces that demonstrates your creative ability through design or art work, photography, video/film, software programs, writings, experiments, music, etc. as appropriate to the program you are applying for. Your working process must also be shown through sketchbooks, notebooks, working documents, sitemaps, blogs, etc.
To submit the portfolio, create an account on the website parisedu.slideroom.com. Upload your visual material (images or video) and submit directly through Slideroom.
Submit your portfolio on slideroom. parisedu.slideroom.com
Required for all applicants
Contact your school to have them send your official grade report containing (a minimum of) your most recent three years of study. If you have attended more than one school in the last three years, submit transcripts from all institutions.
For more information, see the transcripts information below.
Send all official transcripts to the following address:
Admissions Office / Paris College of Art
15 rue Fénelon
Official email transcripts can be submitted directly to your admissions counselor or to the general admissions email address. firstname.lastname@example.org
TOEFL or IELTS required for all applicants for whom English is not their native language
Submit results of either the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam. The minimum scores required for regular admission are: 92 on the TOEFL IBT exam or 6.5 band score on theIELTS exam.
To obtain registration information and the earliest possible test dates for the TOEFL exam, visit www.ets.org. Our institution code is 8217. To find testing centers and register for the IELTS, visit www.ielts.org. Request that your score be sent directly to PCA; scores may be submitted at any point before or during the application process.
Paris College of Art seeks serious, responsible, and highly motivated applicants who demonstrate potential for growth. A prospective student’s potential for artistic achievement is one of the most important criteria in evaluating candidates for admission. PCA students work with high level professionals in their chosen field of study, and a level of maturity and autonomy is expected of our students. English proficiency is a requirement, but we seek to serve an international student body where no one national group is dominant in numbers. We also care deeply about the sense of community that an institution of PCA’s size is able to offer, and respectful collaboration and teamwork are important values at PCA.
Each applicant is reviewed individually with regard to his or her own experience, achievement and potential for artistic growth. The Admissions Committee’s decision on applications is based upon evaluation of the portfolio, the personal statement, school transcripts and test scores, and a phone or in-person interview. PCA seeks creative, academically responsible, and highly motivated applicants. While students may apply before completing university they must have successfully received their degree to enroll at PCA.
The Admissions Committee will review an application once all required materials are received. Decisions are immediately mailed by post as well as sent via email. The status of the decision is also updated on the student’s personal account on our web portal. All materials submitted to the Admissions Office, including the portfolio, transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc. become the property of PCA and will not be returned to the applicant.
Admitted applicants receive information about housing, tuition and fees and other important matters in the online “Welcome Packet” that can be accessed on our web portal. The Admissions Committee’s decision to admit an applicant is contingent upon successful completion of any ongoing studies and on the receipt of the final transcripts for those studies. For more information about transcripts see Transcripts information below.
Students can defer their date of entry for up to one year. To defer entry, a letter requesting a new entry date describing the applicant’s plans must be sent to the Admissions Office. A non-refundable tuition deposit may be requested to guarantee space availability for a future semester.
All applications must be accompanied the official transcripts of previous university level studies.
All applicants who have been educated in non-English language programs are required to submit an original transcript from each institution attended along with a certified English language translation. Applicants who would like to transfer academic credits earned at non-English language institutions must also provide a course-by-course evaluation report for each transcript. The Admissions Office recommends and may request transcripts to be evaluated by World Education Services (WES). Please start the evaluation process as early as possible, including the submission of all required documents to WES in order to ensure the timely completion of the evaluation report. Be sure to instruct WES to send the report to: Admissions Office, Paris College of Art / 15, rue Fénelon / 75010 Paris / France.
To contact WES, visit www.wes.org
- Written in English or have an official translation in English
- Printed on secure transcript paper or on the letterhead of the school (not a copy)
- Stamped with the school seal or other official marking
- Notarized, signed or sent electronically by a school official (registrar, dean, counselor, etc.).
- Name and address of the school
- Student’s name (must appear on every page of the transcript)
- Dates of attendance
- Degree awarded, if any, and the date of degree conferred
- Names of individual courses completed
- Number of contact hours per week for each course
- Length of the term
- Grade or evaluation received for each course
- Grading scale (i.e.: A = Excellent, F = Failure) or a description of the grading system.