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Join PCA Fashion Design Courses this Summer!


This summer explore your love of fashion and earn college credits in the city where haute couture was born. With our low student to teacher ratio you get personal attention and learn the essentials of fashion design, fashion photography, fashion history and fashion illustration in our two-week intensive courses in Paris.

Session Dates
June 13 – June 14, 2016
June 27 – July 8, 2016
July 11 – July 22, 2016


Fashion Design in Paris: From Vintage to Haute Couture
Explore the process of designing and producing a fashion collection from concept and sketches through production and marketing.

Couture Craftsmanship
Learn the hands-on skills needed for a couture project: pattern drafting, sewing, tailoring and embellishment.

Fashion Illustration and Photoshop
Develop basic fashion drawing skills while enhancing your artwork with photoshop skills.

History of Fashion
Investigate the visual history of French fashion from the French Revolution to the present day. Explore the relationship between fashion history and contemporary fashion trends.

The Fashion Sketchbook
Develop your fashion sketchbook, learn to express your ideas more effectively, and create a coherent body of work.


The Fashion Editorial_From Inspiration to Publication_
Create an editorial fashion magazine story. Learn the process and skills needed — from initial inspiration, sketching, mood boards and storyboards to final photography and post-production — to create a magazine layout and cover.

Backdrop Paris
Use Paris as your photography studio. Explore different photographic genre: fashion, beauty, accessories, portraits, street documentary, travel and architecture in the streets and interiors of Paris.

Learn more about the PCA Summer Program