Become a Paris College of Art Student

Choosing the right school requires getting to know a school as well as you can before and during the application process. This is why we encourage you to visit our campus, attend Open House, view our students’ work, and get familiar with our program offerings, courses and faculty background.

Our Admissions Counselors and Alumni Ambassadors are available to answer your questions, guide you through the admissions process, and provide support and insight that will be invaluable as you make your transition to becoming a Paris College of Art student.

Visit Paris College of Art

Take a Virtual Tour of PCA

PCA is currently closed due to COVID-19 but you can explore our campus through our virtual tour.

Online Information Sessions

We are hosting our regularly schedule in-person info session online. Please request an appointment above.

Chat with a PCA Student Ambassador

One of our student ambassadors will be happy to meet you online and provide information about the school and programs from the student perspective.

Open House

Our next Open House will be held ONLINE on November 21, 2020. Please join our mailing list to receive an invitation and stay tuned for more information.

Whether you are in the early years of high school, are a working professional looking to change career or are an accepted candidate, Open House is a great opportunity to learn more about PCA’s undergraduate and graduate programs, talk to our faculty and students, and find out about what life is like as a student in Paris.

Meet the Admissions Team

Sara Krauskopf

Sara Krauskopf

Executive Director of Admissions & Communications

As the head of the Admissions team, I am the one with the longest history with Paris College of Art — I received my BFA here in the 80s and then joined the school as Director of Admissions in 1998! An American, I grew up in New Jersey and lived in NYC for many years between doing my BFA and returning to France.

Kaamna Patel

Kaamna Patel

Alumni Ambassador for India & surrounding regions

An ex-student of PCA, I lived and studied in Paris for 5 years where I learned to love all cheese without bias, how to assemble a desk from Conforama, the many ways to say ‘ça va’ and that Claude François has the best music videos. Currently based in Mumbai & constantly on the move, I work as a freelance photographer and as the Alumni Ambassador for India & surrounding regions.

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Marie Jeannard

Student Life and Housing Assistant

While I am a French native, I may have had the most intense cultural shock of the whole Admissions/Student Life Team when I first moved to Paris from my home city – Toulouse. Being an epicurean, I enjoy the vibrancy and diversity of life in the nation’s capital, and I am so grateful that I get to meet lovely, creative and open-minded people everyday through my job at PCA and in my Parisian social life – it makes the weather a bit more tolerable.


Yoshiko Shimada

Events, Communications, and Student Relations Manager

Having been educated in international schools outside my country of origin my entire life I understand the mentality of the “third culture kid”. Growing up without a sense of being rooted anywhere, I now happily consider Paris my home. I love to travel so it feels great to have found my home base in a country with such diverse regions to explore.

Megan Tierney

Megan Tierney

International Program Manager

Being Scottish, the thing I appreciate most about living in Paris is probably the weather, which is maybe hard for those from even sunnier climates to understand! Besides that, I never grow tired of the culture and the vibrancy. Having moved around a fair bit, I am so happy to call Paris my home. The daily ups and downs of living here mean I am never bored, and working at PCA means I get to experience the diversity of the city in my job too!


Emma Vissicchio

Admissions Counselor for Special Programs

Coming from a theatre background, I am thrilled to have found a new artistic community in PCA. Outside of work, my favorite pastimes include baseball (very popular in France!) and getting lost—in a new city, in the stacks of an old bookstore, or in the music at a jazz bar. An Italian-American by blood, a Washingtonian by birth, and a New Yorker at heart, I am so happy to call Paris home.

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