Paris College of Art
|Paris College of Art|
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.
PCA has accreditation from the United States 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). It is also recognized by the Rectorat de Paris as an establishment of higher education. Its partnerships include agreements and research with the Centre de Recherche du Château de Versailles, Pantheon-Sorbonne University, the Centre Georges Pompidou, Les Arts Décoratifs, and La Maison Lesage. Most of its courses are taught in English.
Nowadays, the Paris College of Art offers the following programs:
Undergraduate Degree Programs
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Fine Arts, Interior Design, Industrial Design, Accessories Design, Illustration, Photography, Communication Design, Fashion, and Art History, Theory, & Criticism
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) 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.
- 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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