Paris College of Art
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Paris College of Art (PCA) is an American private university with four campuses in Paris, France, formerly known as Association Franco-Américaine de Design (AFAD) and 'École Parsons à Paris' (Parsons Paris).
In 1986 the school was established as a French Association (type 1901) under the name “École Parsons à Paris”. From 1986 until 2010, the school had a relationship with Parsons The New School for Design, and was known as "Parsons Paris". Since 2010 the school is no longer associated with Parsons and is now an independent institution. Paris College of Art (PCA) has 300 students and 100 faculty members coming from more than 50 different countries. Paris College of Art is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
Undergraduate Degree Programs
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Fine Arts, Illustration, Photography, Communication Design, Fashion and Art History
- Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Design Management
- Study Abroad Programs
- Center for University Programs Abroad (CUPA): focusing on direct matriculation, CUPA provides a study-abroad experience in Paris to students from US colleges and universities.
- PCA Study Abroad: a study abroad option for college juniors and seniors in an intensive semester or year-long program.
- PCA Summer: courses in art, design, business, culture, and language city of Paris. Levels include pre-college, college, and adult options.
- Atelier of Art: a bilingual (English-French) non-degree granting program that prepares students to enter art school in Europe or the US.
- Certificate Programs: an intensive one-year curriculum focused on a specific discipline, this program is aimed at mature students wishing to change career, refine a design portfolio, or prepare for entering a Masters degree program.
- Continuing Education: part-time, non-credited courses open to people living in the Île-de-France region, this program is a bridge between the school and the Parisian community.
- Bibby Sowray (13 November 2012) "Parsons heads to Paris", Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
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