Paris College of Art offers American degree programs in art and design wherein students who successfully complete four years of study receive a Bachelor’s Degree. At PCA, our students may pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in: Communication Design; Fashion Design; Fine Arts; Interior Design; or Photography. The majority of our degree programs begin with the Foundation Year; Photography students have the option of “direct entry” into their major beginning the first year. As well, students can complete the Global BFA in Film Art, a joint program with Emerson College in three years. PCA has also entered into articulation agreements with institutions of higher education in the United States, allowing students to complete two years of study in Paris and then transfer to the US to complete a professionally-oriented degree in Art Therapy (BA) with Anna Maria College.
All of our degree courses run for 15 weeks in the fall and 15 weeks in the spring and curricula require students to complete credits in art and design history and liberal studies.
In addition to the specific learning outcomes for each degree, all undergraduate students at PCA are expected to acquire four general competencies. At degree completion, students will be able to:
- conduct research (defining a question, researching primary and secondary sources, sketching or prototyping)
- communicate work effectively to a variety of audiences, both in writing and verbally
situate work in a cultural and historical context
- see connections between disciplines and demonstrate interdisciplinary awareness