PCA sits down with freshman Ariel Ronayne to discuss the Foundation program, life in Paris, and selecting a major.
Where are you from and where did you grow up?
A small country town in the suburbs of Maryland. Lots of white picket fences and minivans.
What made you interested in studying art in higher education in Paris?
After hearing back from all the colleges I applied to, studying art in Paris was an opportunity I just couldn’t pass up.
What major have you chosen to go into?
Has it changed from what you had envisioned before starting the foundation year?
Even before coming to PCA I knew I was leaning heavily towards digital media, but I’m glad foundation year encourages exploration in many different paths. I didn’t feel locked into a major too early or not allowed to change my mind.