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, business, 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.

Summer Workshops

This summer, PCA is happy to offer a 4-day workshop for graduate students and professionals in fields related to design management.
Please note that housing is not offered during the workshop.
For any question, contact us at

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Questions about our Summer Programs?

Session Dates, Areas of Study, & Schedule

Session Dates

June 12 – June 23, 2017
June 26 – July 7, 2017
July 10 – July 21, 2017
Enrollment is subject to availability.

Courses can be taken independently or consecutively.

Areas of Study

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


All courses are two-weeks long and with the exception of French language courses, are taught in English. As all courses are taught intensively (five days a week, from 9am to 5pm), 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


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, with the exception of French language courses, are taught in English.


The program is for students with a strong interest in art and design, art history, management, and language. 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 course you are interested in before registering.

Credit & Non Credit Options

Courses are available either for credit 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.

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

Tuition fees are listed with each course; select the credit or non-credit option of your choice.

Early Bird Pricing – Purchase by January 31, 2017
2-week Courses | Non Credit: 1275 € | 2 Credits: 1700 €

Regular Price after January 31
2-week Courses | Non Credit: 1500 € | 2 Credits: 2000 €

Payment Options

Payment by Credit Card Online:
Payment is made when registering for courses online. Only Mastercard and Visa are accepted.

Payment by Bank Transfer:
Download our Course Registration Form and return to the Summer Program Office along with proof of bank transfer payment by email: or fax to +331.

Payment by bank transfer must be made in Euros, with the following information for our bank:

For payment by BANK TRANSFER:
Payments may be made by bank transfer, in Euros, with the following information:
Paris College of Art’s bank:
IBAN: FR40 1144 9000 0202 1297 0001 R04

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.


Cancellations must be made in writing to Paris College of Art at 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, 2017:
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 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.

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.


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


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 that even though we will do our best to place you in the room of your choice, placement depends heavily on gender.


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.

Travel, Visas, & Health Insurance


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; US citizens are normally not required to obtain a visa for short summer study abroad in France. If you are unsure whether you require a visa please contact 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:

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:


Featured Summer Program Faculty: Barbara Agnes

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