Study Abroad at PCA Course Offerings

I was able to take courses in different departments which allowed me to interact with students working in a range of disciplines from different backgrounds with varied motivations and experiences. I was encouraged to explore a variety of media and I learned to experiment without the harness of standard approaches.

– Ebony Dallas, Sage College of Albany, NY, USA

Course Selection

Study Abroad at PCA students choose from our vast array of courses to create a rigorous and stimulating curriculum that matches their academic needs and interests. You can focus your studies in one departmental area or create a multidisciplinary selection. Of course, you need to get approval from your home campus advisor to be sure that your course credits will fulfill your degree requirements.

We encourage all students to develop their French skills while in Paris, and offer classes for every level. All other classes are taught in English and you can register for 12 to 19 credits per semester.

Below you will find example student schedules that show the freedom Study Abroad at PCA students have to create a program ideally suited to their own interests.

Please note: course offerings are subject to change depending on semester of study and enrollment numbers

Sample Schedules

Credits

Communication Design

Type Core: Concept

Code
FCMD 0238
Description

This core studio course introduces students to a variety of design methods and materials used throughout the communication design field. Students learn basic design methodology from researching to conceptualizing to execution, as well as the importance of design thinking. A variety of projects will introduce the student to the manipulation of two-dimensional space through an exploration of typography. Students will use a combination of hand skills and digital skills to complete assignments. While this course is essentially a studio course, occasional theoretical readings are proposed in order to foster a critical assessment of the media and to stimulate an awareness of contemporary issues in both print and multimedia design.

Prerequisite(s): Foundation Year 2D Integrated Studio 1 & 2 or Equivalent.

Type Core: Design

Code
FCMD 0237
Description

This core studio course offers an in-depth study of letterforms and their relationship to space and furnishes the foundations of mastering the relationship between concept, form, layout and communication. Students evaluate and prioritize information based on size, weight and positioning of letterforms. They learn the importance of eye travel and movement, and examine the past, present and future development in typography. Using the pencil, brush, camera and computer, emphasis is placed on the development of strong communication skills. While this is essentially a studio course, occasional theoretical readings are proposed in order to foster a critical assessment of the typographic history and to stimulate an awareness of contemporary issues in both print and multimedia design.

Prerequisite(s): Foundation Year or Equivalent

 

Junior Studio I

Code
FCMD 0300
Description

This junior level studio course builds on sophomore year’s curriculum by contextualizing general design theory and practice of their areas of interest. Social responsibility, sustainability, intellectual property, ethics and business practices are introduced into the design process. Research and ideation are integral components of this class, as it prepares students for their senior thesis project. Students apply this to projects for an industry sponsor, ngo/non-profit organization, or competition.

Prerequisites: Sophomore Core studios. Semester 1 or equivalent are prerequisite for semester 2.

Packaging Design

Code
FCMD 0303
Description

This course is an introduction to the field of packaging design. Developing three-dimensional design solutions related to the presentation of products (luxury, food, technology…) students will learn how to apply graphics and typography in volume, taking in consideration materials and production as part of the design process.

Prerequisites: Type: Core Concept And Design or Equivalent

Intro to Digital Photo

Code
FHOT 0207
Description

The emphasis in this fundamental course is the ability to create technically good photographs through proper camera handling and the effective use of simple lighting techniques. Open to all students, this course provides the essential knowledge necessary for any professional image maker, artist or designer in today’s image driven world. Starting with an in-depth understanding of how to maximize the functions of a digital SLR camera, students will be introduced to basic lighting techniques (on-camera and off-camera) in order to maximize the quality of their images. In addition, a component of the course will focus on digital workflow, archiving, retouching and professional output (printing). Through numerous in-class shoots, students will gain first hand experience in producing high-quality images for various purposes such as print or digital portfolios, websites, documentation, promotional material, etc.

Paris Inside/Out

Code
FLIB 0010
Description

Paris Inside/Out is a one-credit course consisting of visits to art & design exhibits, as well as meetings with artists, artisans and designers in Paris. The course will use a wide approach by including a variety of artistic fields, thus allowing students to draw inspiration from any discipline. The course will be held every week in a different location in Paris. Students are free to participate in as many visits as they wish, however a minimum of 5 visits are required to pass the course. For each visit, students will create a personal work within a given set of constraints. At the end of the semester, students will be asked to present to the class a personal work inspired by one of the visits during the semester.

Design Management

Human-Centered Design

Code
FDMT 0105
Description

This course is an introduction to human-centered design methods. Drawing on cultural and social sciences, the course gives an overview, both theoretical and practical, of the different techniques that can be deployed throughout the design process in order to ensure the fit between the design of products and services and the material and socio-cultural contexts in which these products and services are ultimately used and experienced. As such, the course aims at providing students with a theoretical framework to understand socio-cultural and material contexts as well as the practical and analytical tools to explore them.

History of Fashion

Code
FHCA 0227
Description

This course investigates the visual history of fashion, focusing on France from the Ancien Régime via the Revolution to the present day, and with a particular focus on primary sources available in the museums and archives of Paris. Weekly units explore historical European fashion trends – their details, silhouettes, fabrics and embellishments – in their original social, political, economic, aesthetic and spiritual contexts. Influences and parallel developments in other countries are also covered in this class, as are connections between the fashion industry, theatre, film, and the fine arts. Students are introduced to research practices and encouraged to reflect on design and style choices rooted in fashion history.

French Conversation 1

Code
FLIB 1001
Description

This course is a beginner-level French conversation course open to students with no previous exposure to instruction in French. Emphasis will be placed on phonetics (Rhythm, intonation, liaisons, silent letters & some specific French sounds), as well as everyday life vocabulary and exchanges. Different themes will be covered over the semester: Life in Paris, French cinema, French and Francophone cuisine, as well as music. Students will be able to engage in short conversations and will practice describing themselves and their environment, their friends and family members, as well as their studies, hobbies, and artistic practice. Visits and meetings with French students will be organized. Students will be evaluated during 5 oral presentations. Conscientious completion of homework and class participation is emphasized; a website has been specially designed to accompany students throughout the semester (Targeted grammatical exercises, podcasts, phonetics etc.) A guided tour in French will beo organized (Musée Pompidou, Musée d’Orsay.) Class will be conducted in French.

Photography Since 1960

Code
FHCA 0303
Description

This course is an introduction to the history of photography from the 1960s up to the recent practices of photographers and artists working with photographic technologies in the context of postmodernity. It will explore a broad range of contemporary photographs from around the world. The primary task of the course will be to familiarize the student with the key figures in the photographic history and the artistic movements of the period. By doing this, we shall observe how the media increased and changed. Over the last three decades photography managed to become a fully recognized art form. It entered galleries, museums, libraries and private collections as a highly valuable object. The medium seems to have entered the realm of fine arts. We shall evaluate the relationship between photography and the visual arts in general. One of the key questions for analysis will concern the increasing permeability of boundaries between media. We will pay particular attention to the impact of digital technologies on the medium.

Fashion Design

Fashion Drawing I: Hand

Code
FFAS 0205
Description

This course teaches fashion hand drawing techniques mainly from live fashion models; first it will focus on body proportions, body details and body movement to later concentrate on the stylized fashion figure, allowing students to synthesize and create their own ideas.

Students will analyze the behavior of the fabric on the body, how different types of clothing hangs and reacts to movement.
Volume and perspective will be a subject of study through lights-shadow and forth-shortening techniques, which help students to situate their fashion figures in the space and prepare them to design clothes as “soft sculptures”, a bridge from 2D to 3D.

Prerequisites: foundation core studios – semester 1 is prerequisite for semester 2.

Junior Design Studio I

Code
FFAS 0320
Description

Junior Design Studio integrates draping and pattern making as a means of achieving the student’s own designs and realizing them as finished garments. Focus is on the process of executing a design concept from its 2D form, including layout, cutting, construction, fitting, and finishes. Through technical projects, students continue to develop their skills. In the second semester students follow professional sample procedures to develop a garment from an original design under the direction of the instructor and a external designer critic. At the end of the semester they produce a 3 look collection that serves as preparation and practice for collection line-up and time management.

Prerequisites: Sophomore core studios – Semester 1 is prerequisite for semester 2.

Collection Concepts Development I

Code
FFAS 0332
Description

This course teaches students how to generate and develop various highly individual design concepts related to specific, identified market levels and product segments. Different principles of collection work and collection concepts are applied to set project briefs. Methods of presentation in relation to the fashion design portfolio enhance appropriate visuals for the fashion design process. Observational fashion, design, and trend research sketchbooks form part of this course, as well as external project briefs, which are reviewed and assessed by professionals from the French fashion and clothing industry (e.g. Designer Critic Project).

Prerequisites: Semester 1 is prerequisite for semester 2.

Textile Identification

Code
FFAS 0376
Description

This course increases students’ knowledge of natural and synthetic fibers, fabrics, and materials as well as the range and application of textiles to the special requirements of clothing production. Students are given an overview of the textile and fiber markets, including fiber identification, knowledge of yarns, and fabric constructions. Dyeing, printing, and finishing methods are introduced to learn characteristics of finished cloth for end use. The historical background of different textiles is examined as well as contemporary developments and the changing values assigned to different textiles.

Prerequisites: Sophomore core studios

Couture Craftsmanship

Code
FFAS 0422
Description

This course is designed as series of 2 – 3 workshop based intensives with a rotating roster of professional artisans working in Parisian high fashion. Students will learn techniques such as embroidery, pleating, and advanced tailoring techniques. This course is recommended for students in their junior and senior years.

Creative Machine Knitting

Code
FTEX 0102
Description

This course focuses on fundamental technical and manufacturing skills for the specialized field of knitwear. Students will learn to use different hand knitting techniques and knitting machines and explore these techniques in creative, experimental ways. While developing a sample file, students will build up a strong understanding of knitwear, its technology and its potential. Set project briefs will challenge students to fuse design research, creativity and technical know-how to develop outstanding knitwear designs.

Fine Arts

Studio Concepts II

Code
FFAR 0310
Description

The Studio Concepts course challenges and encourages the students to explore the different creative processes and contemporary artistic practices. Open to research all media ranging from painting, drawing to photography and video, from objects, sculpture to installations and any un-familiar propositions, the students may experience and develop their ideas that emerge spontaneously out of experimentation and process.
Through research and reference the students need to justify and document their ideas and proposals. The projects will include concepts and process; develop context and ideas.

The aim of the studio concept course is to encourage and enable students to create an individual and critical approach/response to ideas and tasks, spanning all disciplines and to assure an underlying connection to the student’s construction and deconstruction of their chosen areas and personal practice.

Prerequisites: Sophomore Core Studios/Studio Concepts 1

Painting: Interactions II

Code
FFAR 0318
Description

In order to evolve and discover new pictorial horizons painting today must remain open to the possibility of a dialogue with the wide range of multidisciplinary influences that are available. Where once the field of exploration was defined by the rigueur and strict dictates of a formal training,
the strength of painting today lies in its flexibility to use such a training and adapt to the influences of other 2D and 3D disciplines and the pictorial possibilities that they offer as art experience. The possibility to create an art experience through research, experimentation and interaction are the key
components in the junior year in painting. With this as a core component the dynamics of painting are explored through a variety of set projects designed to stimulate the individual imagination.

Prerequisites: Sophomore year painting/Painting Interactions 1

Creative & Experimental Drawing

Code
FFAR 0326
Description

This course will focus on the actual drawing process as concept and experimental research as resource. Drawing as the subject matter, drawing context and the actual drawing practice to develop new ways of expression and mixing media, new ways to appropriate the act of drawing. This course is not about drawing “things”, but to encourage students to explore the actual physicality of making a drawing or to question the physical involvement of drawing; to explore existing and reinventing new methods, ideas or processes simultaneously. Through different exercises, in class workshops or given assignments the students can invent and develop a personal language and propose new ideas, make links between media and technologies.

Prerequisites: Sophomore year drawing, advanced drawing skills

Modernity & Modernisms

Code
FHCA 0221
Description

If modernity can be understood as the distinctive set social, political, economic, and technological conditions that both shape and respond to the needs of a new form of human existence and that begin to emerge in the late 18th century, then modernism can be taken as critical literary, artistic, and architectural responses to those conditions and their consequences. The responses are therefore plural, and as such, we must speak of modernisms, some of which celebrate and make use of the advances offered by modernity, while others call them into question. This course will inquire into the distinctive features that characterize modernity and explore the various aesthetic responses to them in tune with technological advances such as photography and film.

Paris Inside/Out

Code
FLIB 0010
Description

Paris Inside/Out is a one-credit course consisting of visits to art & design exhibits, as well as meetings with artists, artisans and designers in Paris. The course will use a wide approach by including a variety of artistic fields, thus allowing students to draw inspiration from any discipline. The course will be held every week in a different location in Paris. Students are free to participate in as many visits as they wish, however a minimum of 5 visits are required to pass the course. For each visit, students will create a personal work within a given set of constraints. At the end of the semester, students will be asked to present to the class a personal work inspired by one of the visits during the semester.

French Conversation 1

Code
FLIB 1001
Description

This course is a beginner-level French conversation course open to students with no previous exposure to instruction in French. Emphasis will be placed on phonetics (Rhythm, intonation, liaisons, silent letters & some specific French sounds), as well as everyday life vocabulary and exchanges. Different themes will be covered over the semester: Life in Paris, French cinema, French and Francophone cuisine, as well as music. Students will be able to engage in short conversations and will practice describing themselves and their environment, their friends and family members, as well as their studies, hobbies, and artistic practice. Visits and meetings with French students will be organized. Students will be evaluated during 5 oral presentations. Conscientious completion of homework and class participation is emphasized; a website has been specially designed to accompany students throughout the semester (Targeted grammatical exercises, podcasts, phonetics etc.) A guided tour in French will beo organized (Musée Pompidou, Musée d’Orsay.) Class will be conducted in French.

Interior Design

Project Fundamentals 1

Code
FINT 0202
Description

These first project courses (P.F. 1&2) aim at providing students with the cultural and technical tools needed to understand inhabited spaces. Exemplary projects drawn from housing, workplace, leisure and retail environments are investigated. Space elements are analyzed on published architectural projects and within real locations: urban context, masses, negative and positive spaces, lighting, furniture functions. The ability to generate design solutions, select images, color and finishes are emphasized. Building codes and barrier-free design compliance are also be studied.

Materiality

Code
FINT 0204
Description

The course aims at introducing students to the world of materials’ sensorial qualities, requirements, and performances. Students explore the relationships between colors, light and four specific materials (glass, wood, metal and plastics) from a sensorial point of view. Through a theoretical and practical approach of materials and tool technologies, students discover possibilities and ways to apply, combine and assemble materials within interior environments. The course will also encourage critical thinking with regard to an understanding and application of the life cycle analysis, as well as introducing organizations dedicated to sustainability and the rating systems they use. Visits to materials workshops and suppliers showrooms will complement this course.

Project Communication 1

Code
FINT 0206
Description

These courses (P.C. 1&2) are meant to provide students with the necessary practical skills to describe and represent space. The first semester is dedicated to 2D technical drawing (dimensions, scale, plan, section, elevation views, and axonometric projections) by hand as well as in AutoCAD and the illustration of interior design proposals in Illustrator and Photoshop. In the second semester, students learn the systematic use of perspective sketches and are introduced to digital techniques.

Lighting Design

Code
FINT 0303
Description

The course aims at helping students to become aware that light is, first of all, a material, a tool to shape spaces, and thus handled and processed as such. Space lighting will be approached from the creative point of view – without it being limited to technological aspects. Students will understand the physiological and psychological aspects of lighting in interior design and will learn to define lighting project intentions in different types of spaces such as an apparel store, an art exhibition space or a restaurant.

Paris Inside/Out

Code
FLIB 0010
Description

Paris Inside/Out is a one-credit course consisting of visits to art & design exhibits, as well as meetings with artists, artisans and designers in Paris. The course will use a wide approach by including a variety of artistic fields, thus allowing students to draw inspiration from any discipline. The course will be held every week in a different location in Paris. Students are free to participate in as many visits as they wish, however a minimum of 5 visits are required to pass the course. For each visit, students will create a personal work within a given set of constraints. At the end of the semester, students will be asked to present to the class a personal work inspired by one of the visits during the semester.

French Conversation 1

Code
FLIB 1001
Description

This course is a beginner-level French conversation course open to students with no previous exposure to instruction in French. Emphasis will be placed on phonetics (Rhythm, intonation, liaisons, silent letters & some specific French sounds), as well as everyday life vocabulary and exchanges. Different themes will be covered over the semester: Life in Paris, French cinema, French and Francophone cuisine, as well as music. Students will be able to engage in short conversations and will practice describing themselves and their environment, their friends and family members, as well as their studies, hobbies, and artistic practice. Visits and meetings with French students will be organized. Students will be evaluated during 5 oral presentations. Conscientious completion of homework and class participation is emphasized; a website has been specially designed to accompany students throughout the semester (Targeted grammatical exercises, podcasts, phonetics etc.) A guided tour in French will beo organized (Musée Pompidou, Musée d’Orsay.) Class will be conducted in French.

Photography

Black & White Photography

Code
FHOT 0218
Description

The medium of photography is largely defined by its history of black and white pictures. The course will cover camera operation, principles of exposure and photographic composition concepts. The goal of this class is to provide a solid foundation of photographic black and white photography skills and techniques. It provides an overview of classic black and white photography while discussing camera techniques that apply to both traditional film and digital cameras. Students will learn how to effectively use their cameras in manual mode and make good quality negatives. The class includes camera and exposure meter instruction, technical lectures, effective scanning methods and instruction on film/digital crossover techniques.

Intro to Digital Photo

Code
FHOT 0207
Description

The emphasis in this fundamental course is the ability to create technically good photographs through proper camera handling and the effective use of simple lighting techniques. Open to all students, this course provides the essential knowledge necessary for any professional image maker, artist or designer in today’s image driven world. Starting with an in-depth understanding of how to maximize the functions of a digital SLR camera, students will be introduced to basic lighting techniques (on-camera and off-camera) in order to maximize the quality of their images. In addition, a component of the course will focus on digital workflow, archiving, retouching and professional output (printing). Through numerous in-class shoots, students will gain first hand experience in producing high-quality images for various purposes such as print or digital portfolios, websites, documentation, promotional material, etc.

Lighting Techniques I

Code
FHOT 0232
Description

This is the first part of a year-long course of learning and mastering the fundamental techniques of studio lighting. The students become familiar with how to create traditional, practical lighting scenarios in a studio environment. Electronic flashes and tungsten lights will be used to achieve control of color, contrast and reflection. Lighting techniques are demonstrated and applied in class to various assignments of tabletop still lifes and portraiture. Emphasis is placed on understanding light and of mastering the technical aspects of the lighting equipment. Assignments will be theme based: headshots, full portraits, and several still lifes.

Prerequisite: Black & White Photography or Introduction to Digital Photography or equivalent.

Sophomore Seminar I

Code
FHOT 0230
Description

This seminar addresses both technique and critique. Throughout the semester students will work in the studio and field, recreating the conditions of the working photographer. Technique is at the service of ideas. The development of a personal project will also be required. Students will continue to develop a strong body of work informed by critical readings and discussions. An essential aspect of the seminar is the deepening of visual sensibilities and the discovery of new ways of seeing. Students will work on multiple projects throughout the semester and produce and present a cohesive body of work at the end of the term.

Prerequisites: Semester 1 or equivalent are prerequisites for semester 2.

Digital Photography Lab I

Code
FHOT 0257
Description

This year-long course introduces students to the creative and technical possibilities of digital photography. Through demonstrations and hands-on sessions, students learn the fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop to produce effective digital photographs. Students are taken through all the basic processes encountered in digital workflow, from basic scanning and retouching, image enhancement, and printing fundamentals, to RAW file processing and photographic post-production methods.

Prerequisite(s): Black & White Photography, Introduction to Digital Photography, Digital Skills & Composition or equivalent.

Paris Inside/Out

Code
FLIB 0010
Description

Paris Inside/Out is a one-credit course consisting of visits to art & design exhibits, as well as meetings with artists, artisans and designers in Paris. The course will use a wide approach by including a variety of artistic fields, thus allowing students to draw inspiration from any discipline. The course will be held every week in a different location in Paris. Students are free to participate in as many visits as they wish, however a minimum of 5 visits are required to pass the course. For each visit, students will create a personal work within a given set of constraints. At the end of the semester, students will be asked to present to the class a personal work inspired by one of the visits during the semester.

French III

Code
FLIB 3411
Description

Le cours de « français 3 » a pour objectif d’approfondir les connaissances linguistiques des étudiants. Ceux-ci apprendront ce semestre à exprimer leurs sentiments et à justifier leurs choix, à raconter une expérience, à mener un entretien en s’adaptant à l’interlocuteur et à parler de manièere preécise de leurs études et de leur pratique artistique. Il s’agit également de familiariser les étudiants avec des romans ed des auteurs francophones du XXème et du XXIème siècle. Nous travaillersons pour cela, tout au long du semestre, sur un projet de création de vidéos <<Booktube>>. Les étudiants vont apprendre à analyser, à commenter et à situer les romans qu’ils auront choisis dans leur contexte socio-historique. Une partie du cours sera consacrée à des révisions de grammaire et des exercices de composition. Ces objectifs seront mis en œuvre de manière vivante, grâce à l’utilisation de documents authentiques (Reportages vidéo, articles, musique, films) et à l’organisation de rencontres et de sorties (Musée du Louvre, sortie au théâtre.) Le cours est dispensé en français.

Liberal Studies

Artists On Art

Code
FHCA 0305
Description

This course will examine how artists from the mid-19th to the early 21st Centuries conceive of and talk about their own artistic practice. While artists’ works are frequently viewed through the lens of art history or criticism, students will consider how artists present, engage with and develop further levels of inquiry into their work. Topics covered will include artists’ published writings, their notebooks, the artist’s statement versus the manifesto, and their teachings. The course will also offer the opportunity to explore the relationships between artistic identity and art work, ranging from analysis of self-portraits to their performance on screen. Students will discover the extent to which artists’ practice depends upon a critical awareness of the cultural, theoretical, and historical matrix in which they operate. Assignments will include research projects on artists and the preparation of a statement that defines the students’ own self-conception of their studio practice or area of study.

Introduction To Visual Culture

Code
FHCA 0340
Description

This interdisciplinary course explores the rise of visual media, communication and information, within the context of a broad cultural shift away from the verbal and textual toward the visual, which has taken place since the advent of photography and cinema in the late 19th century, through the birth of television, to the present proliferation of digital media worldwide. We will consider the critical practices of looking, historicizing and interpreting that have accompanied this ‘visual turn’. Our readings will primarily address the theoretical foundations of the study of visual culture, which is understood to incorporate a variety of visual media and visual technologies: painting and sculpture, scientific imagery, material culture, the internet. If everything can be visual culture, what remains of traditional notions of medium specificity? What critical tools must be invented to analyze visual events from a visual cultural perspective? The relationship between the visual arts and visual media, especially with respect to the ‘global’ contemporary visual landscape, will be a focus of this course.

Street Culture And Art

Code
FLIB 2018
Description

The diversity of the urban environment has historically fostered a fertile ground for the birth of subcultures. The American sociologist, Claude Fischer, suggested nearly twenty years ago, that the size, population, and heterogeneity of cities strengthen social groups thereby encouraging the establishment of subcultures. This course in street culture intends to explore the emergence and evolution of modern and contemporary urban subcultures, including punk, hip-hop, rap, grunge, and even the more recent hipster. We will study not only the cyclical rise and decline of each phenomenon, from a socio-historical perspective, but also their impact on the broader visual landscape. The history and progress of these initially marginal movements provide a singular opportunity to examine the endless cross- fertilization occurring between artistic disciplines and the ever-changing contours of mainstream culture.

Anthropology

Code
FLIB 2343
Description

A lot of different flowers make a bouquet.’ This course introduces students to the topic of cultural anthropology: the comparative study of humanlind and the cultures and soceties that humans have shaped for themselves. Discussions will focus on the major cultural and social events which affect our lives and the lives of those around us and further afield. The course will also introduce students to some of the key historical figures in anthropology; the approaches they have selected and the research challenges and difficulties they faced. Students will consider the key social and cultural moments and forces in life and explore the means by which they are observed and celebrated by various populations around the world. Topics will include our ability to communicate through language; observation of ritual; religion and spirituality; marriage, the family and sexual identity; economics and politics; and finally race, ethnicity, and colonialisation. The course will draw on the diverse backgrounds of our students and the cosmopolitan nature of Paris through its museums and cultural events.

French Conversation 1

Code
FLIB 1001
Description

This course is a beginner-level French conversation course open to students with no previous exposure to instruction in French. Emphasis will be placed on phonetics (Rhythm, intonation, liaisons, silent letters & some specific French sounds), as well as everyday life vocabulary and exchanges. Different themes will be covered over the semester: Life in Paris, French cinema, French and Francophone cuisine, as well as music. Students will be able to engage in short conversations and will practice describing themselves and their environment, their friends and family members, as well as their studies, hobbies, and artistic practice. Visits and meetings with French students will be organized. Students will be evaluated during 5 oral presentations. Conscientious completion of homework and class participation is emphasized; a website has been specially designed to accompany students throughout the semester (Targeted grammatical exercises, podcasts, phonetics etc.) A guided tour in French will beo organized (Musée Pompidou, Musée d’Orsay.) Class will be conducted in French.

Explore the full range of courses
offered in each of our departments.

Photo by Sofia Gonzalez Noriega

Photo by Sofia Gonzalez Noriega

Study Abroad at PCA student from Ibero Americano Design by Michelle Row
Photo by Margaret Fisher

Photo by Margaret Fisher

Study Abroad at PCA student from Hampshire College
Photo by Margaret Fisher

Photo by Margaret Fisher

Study Abroad at PCA student from Hampshire College
Design by Anna Rising

Design by Anna Rising

Study Abroad at PCA student in Communication Design
Lace for a Man's World by Solange Ting

Lace for a Man's World by Solange Ting

Study Abroad at PCA student from RMIT Image ©Pascal Montary
Photos by Sara Woo

Photos by Sara Woo

Study Abroad at PCA Student from SVA
Gabriella McGoldrick

Gabriella McGoldrick

Study Abroad at PCA Student from RMIT
Gabriella McGoldrick

Gabriella McGoldrick

Gabriella McGoldrick from RMIT receiving the Sophie Halette Prize for Best Lace Jacket
Johanna Ljungberg

Johanna Ljungberg

Study Abroad at PCA Student from Konstfack University