Paris College of Art

A world-class art & design education.

Paris College of Art (PCA) is a premier art and design school firmly rooted in the rich artistic landscape of Paris. For over 30 years it has provided students the opportunity to explore and participate in the Parisian art scene while developing their portfolio under the guidance of respected industry professionals and academics. PCA is accredited in the U.S. by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and is part of the International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media (CUMULUS).

U.S. School of Record
St. Martin’s University (WA)

Language of Instruction
English, with some courses in French.

Mixture of about 250 degree-seeking and study abroad students from around the world


  • Wide-ranging course offerings in fine arts and design.
  • Exceptional facilities offering both lecture halls and studio space.
  • Short non-credit internship & applied learning opportunities available in the semester.

Study abroad students at PCA are integrated into the degree-seeking student population, and take courses alongside the international student body of about 250, with members representing over 50 nationalities. All courses at PCA are taught in English by a diverse faculty of artists, designers, and industry professionals. PCA is based in a beautifully refurbished historic building in the culturally rich 10th arrondissement, full of art studios, textile stores, creative agencies, and myriad cafes and restaurants. PCA’s close connections with the local art and fashion scenes allow students unique opportunities for hands-on engagement with fashion shows, gallery events and local artists as an extension of the classroom.

Areas of Study

Art History & Architecture
Business & Economics
Digital & Studio Arts
Fashion Design & Merchandising
Interior & Product Design
Literature & Creative Writing
Modern Languages & Cultures
Social Science

Student Life at PCA

PCA’s student body is truly international, with over 40 nationalities represented. Such diversity adds to the richness of discussion and creative output of the institution, while bringing a cosmopolitan feel into every classroom. Students are encouraged to explore their creativity and hone their skills in one of the great cross-roads of Europe, a city which has served as a Muse to some of the West’s greatest creative minds of the past four centuries. In addition to cultural activities and school-related gallery shows, excursions are arranged throughout the term in collaboration with the Student Counsel. All are encouraged to take part.