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: BA, BFA, MA, MFA

Areas of Study


Communication Design
Design Management
Fashion Design
Fine Arts
Interior Design



Design for Social Impact
Fashion Design
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 (except BA)
Essay: required (BA applicants)
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
70% of 2015-2016 Freshmen returned in 2016-2017

Graduation Rate
27% of 2013-2014 Freshmen graduated within 4 years

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

Gender Distribution






Cost of Attendance

Annual full-time tuition: 27 200 euros (incl. all fees)

Financial Aid

Full-time undergraduate students who receive financial aid in 16-17: 40%
Average amount received per student in 16-17: 6120 euros per semester


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

Allocation of funds


A: Personnel costs (including social charges)
B: Communication & recruitment
C: Bulding lease and maintenance
D: Academic costs
E: Purchases and supplies (including IT)
F: Corporate taxes and fees
G: Student Financial Aid