Summer Programs

I learned a lot about art, Paris, and myself over the course of this program. I feel much more independent now, I’m really very glad I chose this course. It was a wonderful and very enriching experience. Thank you!

—Drawing in Paris Student

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 art, design, culture, and language.

An international faculty comprised of professional artists and designers guide you through the colorful streets and neighborhoods of Paris. Through field trips to museums, studios, boutiques, and design organizations, you will take advantage of the abundant resources the city has to offer; Paris will serve as both a subject matter and a source of inspiration. Studio work, lectures, and independent research projects will help you to develop new skills, refine your understanding of art and design, and create portfolio pieces for college or graduate school admissions.

Please note that students must be at least 16 years of age at the start of the program to be eligible to participate.

Session Dates, Areas of Study, & Schedule

2019 Session Dates

June 17 – June 28, 2019
June 24 – July 5, 2019
July 1 – July 12, 2019
July 15 – July 26, 2019
Enrollment is subject to availability. Check back in November for Summer 2020 dates.

Courses can be taken independently or consecutively, please note that Session 1B, from June 24 to July 5 overlaps with Session 1 and Session 2.

Areas of Study

Liberal Studies, Art History, Fashion, Interior Design, Fine Arts, and Photography/ Film.

Schedule

All courses are two-weeks long, are taught intensively (five days a week, from 9am to 5pm), and only one class may be taken at a time. Some undergraduate and adult level courses will require independent student research and participation in group projects. These challenging assignments will allow students to gain an enhanced personal creative identity.

Levels, Language, Prerequisites, & Credit Options

Levels

Pre-College: Must be at least 16 years old at the start of the program.
Undergraduate + Young Professionals: Must be at least 19 years old or a rising second-year university student at the start of the program, or individuals who have completed bachelor level studies and/or working professionals.
Graduate: Must have completed an Undergraduate degree

Please note: most courses are multi-level.

Language of Instruction

All courses are taught in English.

Prerequisites

The program is for students with a strong interest in art and design, art history, and photography. Classes are intensive and rigorous, and require independent student research and work in project teams in a professional setting. Please check the level and prerequisite section of the syllabus of the course you are interested in before registering.

Credit & Non Credit Options

Courses are available either for credit (each two-week course is worth 2 credits) or non-credit. Those participants who enroll with credit will receive a grade and an official transcript upon completion of their course(s), which may allow them to apply these college-level credits to current or future studies. Most schools and universities accept these credits; please consult an academic advisor at your home institution for further details regarding its credit transfer and approval policy.

In order to maintain the academic excellence of all classes, students who sign up for the non-credit option are required to abide by the academic policies and must participate in all class sessions, including the final presentation. They will receive a certificate of completion at the end of their course.

Please note: If you do not register for credit at the time of enrollment you will NOT be able to receive credit at a later date.

Tuition Fees, Payment, Cancellations, & Refunds

Tuition and Fees for Summer 2019

Tuition fees are listed with each course, they do not include housing; select the credit or non-credit option of your choice. Early bird rate is available until January 31, midnight Paris local time.

Please note that the following 2019 tuition rates are subject to change for Summer 2020.

Early Bird Rate per session| Non Credit: 1405 € | 2 Credits: 1870 €
Standard Rate per session | Non Credit: 1650 € | 2 Credits: 2200 €

Payment Options

Please consult the Summer Program Payment Terms and Conditions before submitting payment.

Payment by Credit Card Online:

Payment is made when registering for courses online. Only Mastercard and Visa are accepted.

Payment by Bank Transfer:

Mention “Summer” and the student’s name.

It is IMPERATIVE to identify the transfer with the student’s full name. If a transfer is not identified, Paris College of Art will not be able to credit it to the appropriate student.

Payment by bank transfer must be made in euros, with the following bank account information:

Account holder: PCA – Paris College of Art
Bank: Société Générale
SG PARIS XV (03530) 164 rue de Javel 75739 Paris
IBAN:  FR76 3000 3031 9000 1206 3930 660
SWIFT/BIC:  SOGEFRPP

Please note that we do not accept payments in installments for summer courses.

Cancellations

Cancellation requests must be made in writing to Paris College of Art at businessoffice@paris.edu.

A confirmation of your cancellation will be emailed back to you. Please note that all fees, including the Summer Housing Registration fee, are forfeited in all cases.

Tuition Reimbursement Schedule

60 days before program start:
Refund of tuition less 10% penalty.
Between 59 and 30 days before program start:
Refund of tuition less 20% penalty.
29 days and less before program start:
No tuition refunds.

Housing Reimbursement Schedule

Before end of workday (CET), April 15, 2019:
100% of Housing fee
After that date: 0%

Paris College of Art reserves the right to cancel classes that do not reach sufficient enrollment. In this event, students will be offered the opportunity to register for a different course or receive a full refund for tuition payment.

The person who made the initial payment must make the request for reimbursement in writing to the Business Office at businessoffice@paris.edu. Be sure to include to whom the reimbursement should be made, and give all necessary bank details for wire.

The date of your email to the Business Office is the date considered in the calculation of your refund. Refunds will be made within 60 days.

Reimbursement for Visa Refusal

Students who need to obtain a student visa are encouraged to register and submit tuition payment pending visa approval. Should the visa be denied before arrival, tuition fees will be reimbursed with sufficient documentation demonstrating that all required paperwork was submitted in a reasonable timeframe for processing by the local Consulate.

Supplies

Students provide their own supplies. A list of required materials will be sent to each student before the start of the program. Expenses for supplies are estimated at between 30 and 150 Euros.

Housing, Meals & Student Budget

Housing

In order to promote a greater sense of community for students enrolled in our summer program, communal student housing is encouraged for all.

Housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note: direct housing reservations close by April 15 as availability is not guaranteed any longer after that date. However, you are welcome to enquire about housing availabilities after finalizing your courses registration.

Find more information about housing options according to age by clicking the Learn more about Housing Options link above.

Meals

Meals are not provided. Students receive lists of supermarkets, inexpensive restaurants, and cafés in the neighborhood of the residence and school. Food expenses are estimated to range from 20 to 30 Euros per day.

Student Budget

While in Paris, budgets vary greatly depending on the person, below are sample costs:

  • Public Transportation pass : 20 € / week
  • Food per day: about 20 euros if eating out
  • Lunch in bakery : 6-8 €
  • Lunch in café or restaurant : 11-25 €
  • Museum or cinema entry : 7-15 €
  • Course Materials: this depends on the course you are interested in, please check the course syllabi online for a list of materials and supplies required
  • Note that all museum visits scheduled by your teacher are included in the price of the course

Travel, Visas, & Health Insurance

Visas

In some cases students may need to obtain a visa prior to the start of the program. Obtaining visas takes time. Please make your application early. Citizens of the European Union do not need visas. If you are unsure whether you require a visa please contact your local French consulate.

Please note: while US citizens are normally not required to obtain a visa for short summer study abroad in France there has been some discussion of this regulation changing. Please check with your local French consulate.

Travel Arrangements to Paris

Students make their own travel arrangements. To plan your travels please refer to the program calendar.
Here are some discount websites: www.expedia.comwww.travelocity.comwww.easyjet.comwww.ryanair.com

Health Insurance

Students are responsible for their own Health Insurance. If you don’t have a Health Insurance plan that will cover you during your stay in France, you can contact the following two companies to get one:
LMDE www.lmde.com
SEM (SMEREP) www.mutuelle-sem.fr