Fact Sheet

PCA is a private college in Paris, France


Degree-granting institution under the authority of the State of Delaware

Specialized: NASAD

Degrees Offered: BFA, MA, MFA

Areas of Study


Communication Design
Fashion Design
Film Arts
Fine Arts
Interior Design



Design for Social Impact
Fashion Film & Photography
Interior Design
Photography & Image-making
Transdisciplinary New Media


Other Programs

Foundation (preparatory program)
CUPA (Study Abroad Immersion Program)
Study Abroad at PCA
Certificate Programs
Summer Program (college and pre-college)

Special Opportunities

International Exchange
Student Juried Exhibitions and Projects
Internships & Career Development Office
Guest Lectures
Students Council
Learning Disabilities Services
Students Counseling Services

Admissions Process

Application: required
Online application: recommended
Home exam: not required
Interview: required
Portfolio: required
Personal Statement: required
High School Transcripts: required (for undergraduate)
College Transcripts: required (for transfer students, study abroad & graduate)
Letters of Recommendation: required (for graduate)
Writing Sample: required (for graduate)
CV: required (for graduate)


Student Geographic Distribution

Student/faculty Ratio

2.4 to 1

Class size 12 (estimated average)



Freshmen Retention
68% of 2018-2019 Freshmen returned in 2019-2020

Graduation Rate
46% of 2016-2017 Freshmen graduated within 4 years

27 FTE (107 part-time)
+20 nationalities represented

Student Gender Distribution

  Faculty Gender Distribution

Cost of Attendance

Annual 2020-2021 full-time tuition
(incl. all fees)

28 000 €
International Students 28 000 €
EU/EEA/CH/UK 14 000 €

Financial Aid

Full-time undergraduate students who receive financial aid in 19-20: 40%
Average tuition reduction: 41%.

Full-time graduate students who receive financial aid in 19-20: 76%*
Average tuition reduction: 60%.

* includes automatic 50% tuition reduction for EU students


42% of the students did one or several internships
over 50% of students complete an internship during their course of study

Allocation of funds