Paris College of Art

 

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Study Photography in Paris!

 

Whether you are in high school and looking to do a Bachelor’s degree, are in college and are looking to study abroad, have completed university and are exploring Master’s or Certificate programs, or – at any age* – want to spend the summer in Paris exploring your creativity, PCA has extraordinary study opportunities in the photography.

*Students must be at least 16 years of age by the start of their program.

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Bachelor's Degree

 BFA in Photography

PCA’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) programs begin in the Foundation year, which will prepare you for the rigorous art and design education of each or our major areas of study. After completing this year you can choose to join any of our major areas of study, including the Photography program.

The BFA in Photography curriculum balances analog and digital technologies with an emphasis on developing a creative identity and gaining a solid understanding of the image-making process. The program focuses on new types of visual storytelling: still image, moving image, and multimedia, with a curriculum that emphasizes transdisciplinary skill sets, and understands photography as a hybrid and as a contemporary art form.

Master's Degrees

MA/MFA in Photography & Image-making

In our MA/MFA in Photography & Image-making you will explore digital image-making through practice-based and process-oriented research.

Through studio classes and workshops conducted by professionals you will gain mastery of contemporary techniques and professional practices, while in theory-based and methodology courses you will develop your personal creative vision.

Thanks to internships during the photo events held in Paris several times a year and ongoing partnerships between PCA and relevant Parisian institutions, you will be well prepared to enter the job market and will have started to create a professional network by the time you graduate.

 

MA in Fashion Film & Photography

The MA in Fashion Film & Photography will prepare you to meet the demands of an expanding market for fashion advertising through storytelling in photography and film, using social media and capitalizing on the ability to reach large audiences at a reduced cost through online marketing.

In studio classes and workshops conducted by professionals you will gain mastery of contemporary techniques and professional practices, and develop your personal creative vision.

Thanks to internships during the fashion weeks held in Paris several times a year, students will be well prepared to enter the job market and will have started to create a professional network.

Study Abroad at PCA

Paris College of Art offers an extraordinary study abroad program for college sophomores and juniors, or those with undergraduate degrees who wish to spend a semester or year experiencing the art, design, and culture of Paris.

Photograph on the streets of the city where the medium was born, while developing your artistic vision from being exposed to historical and contemporary photography.

Certificate Programs

The intensive curriculum of the Paris College of Art certificate programs offers a non-degree option for those wishing to launch a career transition, refine a professional level design portfolio, or prepare for entering a Masters degree program. The certificate programs are ideally suited for the mature student who already has an undergraduate degree and wishes to complete their education with a professional photography concentration.

Summer Programs

The Paris College of Art Summer Program offers an exciting set of courses with a modern edge in the historically and artistically rich city of Paris. In these two-week long courses, introductory through advanced level students will explore photography, art, design, culture, and language.

An international faculty comprised of professional artists and designers guide you through the colorful streets and neighborhoods of Paris.