A Rigorous Curriculum

CUPA Art & Design students enjoy the intensely creative environment of the studios and classrooms at Paris College of Art.

Working alongside BFA degree candidates, CUPA Art & Design students choose courses from the following areas of study:

  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Interior Design
  • Photography
  • Design Management
  • Fine Arts
  • Liberal Studies / Art History

Courses are conducted in English. However, all students are required to pursue the study of the host language during their time in Paris. A selection of thematic and competence-based French language courses is offered and students may also benefit from individualized language tutoring

PCA EOY Fashion Show '16 © Pascal Montary

PCA EOY Fashion Show '16 © Pascal Montary

Study Abroad at PCA Student Solange Ting backstage preparing for the show. Solange won the Lace Prize '16 from the Dentelles Darquer on the project: Lace for a Man’s World.

Examples of Student Curricula

Junior from Bates College

  • Marketing
  • Business Practice in Design
  • Photography Lighting Techniques
  • Photography Junior Seminar
  • Photography in Paris
  • Paris Inside/Out
  • Fantomes, Territoires & Technologie (course offered in French)

Junior from the University of Mary Washington

  • Junior Sculpture
  • The Artists Book
  • Experimental Drawing
  • Art of Scandal
  • French III

Junior from Fordham University

  • Publication Design
  • Viral Media
  • Motion Graphics
  • Digital Fashion Studio
  • Topics in the History of Fashion
  • Paris Inside/Out
  • French III

Junior from Vassar College

  • Fashion Publishing
  • Paris through the Photographer’s Lens
  • Introduction to Design Studies
  • Historical Perspectives on Curatorial Practice
  • Paris Inside/Out
  • French III

Junior from Lehigh University

  • Human Centered Design
  • Fashion Professionals
  • Photography since 1960
  • French I
  • Global Design in the 21st Century

Junior from Cornell University

  • 2d Studio
  • Fashion Drawing III
  • Couture Craftsmanship
  • Classicism & its Discontents
  • Paris Inside/Out
  • French I
  • Creative Machine Knitting

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