Paris College of Art Summer Program

General

Program Description

2021 Registration Coming Soon

The Paris College of Art Summer Program offers an exciting set of courses with a modern edge in the historically and artistically rich city of Paris. In these two-week-long courses, introductory through advanced level students will explore art, design, culture, and language.

An international faculty comprised of professional artists and designers guide you through the colorful streets and neighborhoods of Paris. Through field trips to museums, studios, boutiques, and design organizations, you will take advantage of the abundant resources the city has to offer; Paris will serve as both a subject matter and a source of inspiration. Studio work, lectures, and independent research projects will help you to develop new skills, refine your understanding of art and design, and create portfolio pieces for college or graduate school admissions.

Please note that students must be at least 16 years of age at the start of the program to be eligible to participate.132417_students-drawing-notre-dame.jpg

Course Offerings

  • Fashion
  • Fine Arts & Illustration
  • Interior Design
  • Liberal Studies & Art History
  • Photography & Film Art
  • French Language & Culture
  • Art Education

Session Dates, Schedule & Requirements

2021 Session Dates

  • Session 1: June 14 – June 25, 2021
  • Session 2: June 28 – July 9, 2021
  • Session 3: July 12 – July 23, 2021*

*School closed on July 14 for French National Holiday

Courses can be taken independently or consecutively.

Enrollment is subject to availability.

Schedule

All courses are two-weeks long*, are taught intensively (five days a week, from 9 am to 5 pm), and only one class may be taken at a time. Some undergraduate and adult level courses will require independent student research and participation in group projects.
These challenging assignments will allow students to gain an enhanced personal creative identity.

*with the exception of the 1-week “Back to Foundation: Professional Development for Art Educators” course

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  • Pre-College: High school students 16+ and students who have not yet completed their first year of university. All students must be at least 16 years old at the start of the program.
  • College & Continuing Education: Current college and graduate students, working professionals, adults in other professions with an interest in art, etc. Students must be at least 19 years old or have completed at least one year of university at the start of the program.
  • Open to All: Open to all students age 16+.

Please note: most courses include a range of age and experience.

Language of Instruction

All courses are taught in English.
Some studio courses may be open to French bilingual students with limited English skills; please see course pages for details.

Prerequisites

The program is for students with a strong interest in art and design, art history, and photography.
Classes are intensive and rigorous, and require independent student research and work in project teams in a professional setting.
Please check the level and prerequisite section of the syllabus of the course you are interested in before registering.

To know more about grading, payment, life in Paris and travel instructions, please visit our website.

Professional Development for Art Educators

Next summer we invite secondary school art teachers to join us for a week of professional development with PCA's Head of Foundation, Chloe Briggs (dates TBD).
Watch the video below to hear from Chloe about her philosophy as an artist-teacher and her goals for the course:

Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

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