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Fine Arts School in Paris, France

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Paris College of Art:
Situated just a minute from the iconic Eiffel Tower in central Paris, France, Paris College of Art (PCA) is a private, degree-granting university offering a range of Certificate & Bachelor Degree art programs in fields that include Art History, Theory & Criticism, Communication Design, Illustration, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, and more. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the university also offers study abroad programs, summer courses, and university preparation programs.

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Why Study at Paris College of Art?


- High-Quality Art & Design Education
PCA’s mission is to provide the highest standard of art and design education, taught within an American pedagogical paradigm, while being influenced and informed by our French and European environment.

- Innovative Programs
Paris College of Art is a dynamic forum for exchanging ideas, methods and professional experience. Our students and faculty combine curiosity, experimentation and enthusiasm in the pursuit of learning.

- Experienced International Faculty
Our international faculty is comprised of 100 leaders in the art, design, and business industries in Europe and courses are taught in English. PCA offers an interdisciplinary education for 300 full-time students coming from 50 different countries.

- Accredited Institution
The Paris College of Art is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

Certificate & Bachelor Degree Art Programs:

Paris College of Art offers degree programs based on the American system of education, in which students who successfully complete four years of study receive a Bachelor's Degree. In addition to our degree programs we offer Certificate, Visiting Student/Exchange, and Summer programs.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree Programs:
- Fine Arts
- Illustration
- Art History
- Photography
- Fashion Design
- Theory and Criticism
- Communication Design

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree:
- Design Management

Certificate Programs:
- Studio Arts
- Illustration Arts
- The Art of Textiles
- Photographic Arts
- General Fashion Studies
- Visual Communications
- Management of Design

Further Courses:
- Summer courses
- Study abroad programs
- University preparation programs

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Updated: 2016-05-07
Updated: 2016-05-07