Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fine Arts

General

Program Description

"Teaching art is about initiating total involvement, passion, questioning and questioning the questioning, experimenting, process, investigating ideas, inventing, and finding visual answers."

– Véronique Devoldère, Chair of Fine Arts

With Paris as its extraordinarily rich cultural setting, the P.C.A. Fine Arts Department promotes the development of artistic skills, the expression of creative processes, and an informed awareness of how art practice intersects with current visual, cultural and societal concerns. 

143946_smarthub_com_fine_arts.JPGStudents gain a strong foundation in the artistic tradition via both established and new media, thus enriching their capacity for communication and expression as a whole. The curriculum balances a full investigation of traditional media: drawing, painting, and sculpture, with extensive explorations in video, installation, performance, photography, and digital imaging.

The new focus program in the junior year allows students to choose a 2D, 3D, or 4D orientation. Elective courses in other departments open students to new and different methods and processes. Interdisciplinary practice provokes students to pursue and develop individual artistic modes of inquiry.

Application of theory and criticism shapes students’ ability to work and think critically and analytically. Courses in Art History and Critical Studies, critiques, debates and tutorials, and the considerable resources available in Paris, direct students to an informed exploration within both historical and contemporary art practices. Museum and gallery visits are an integral aspect of the curriculum.

At the completion of their sophomore year, students can apply for transfer to Anna Maria College’s BA in Art Therapy, through a special articulation agreement between the two institutions.

Curriculum

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  • Drawing I & II
  • Materials and Dimensions I & II
  • City as Studio
  • Introduction to Digital Media I & II
  • Introduction to Art & Design
  • Critical Thinking & Writing I & II
  • Paris Yesterday and Tomorrow:
    history, art and urban culture

Sophomore Year

  • Sophomore Studio I & II
  • Sophomore Sculpture I & II
  • Sophomore Drawing I & II
  • Moving Image
  • Introduction To Visual Culture
  • Math/Science Elective
  • Studio Elective
  • Liberal Studies Elective
  • Art History Elective

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  • Studio Concepts I & II
  • Painting: Interactions I & II
  • Creative & Experimental Drawing
  • Studio Elective
  • Liberal Studies Electives

Junior Year Option — 3D Focus

  • Studio Concepts I & II
  • Junior Sculpture I & II
  • Ceramic Sculpture: Materials
  • Studio Elective
  • Liberal Studies Electives

Junior Year Option — 4D Focus

  • Studio Concepts I & II
  • 4D Studio: Video I & II
  • Performance
  • Liberal Studies Electives
  • Studio Elective

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  • Senior Thesis
  • Senior Concentration I & II
  • Senior Studio Concepts I & II
  • Senior Portfolio Development
  • Studio Elective
  • Liberal Studies Electives
Last updated Oct 2020

About the School

Paris College of Art is a dynamic forum for exchanging ideas, methods and professional experience. Our students and faculty combine curiosity, experimentation and enthusiasm in the pursuit of learning ... Read More

Paris College of Art is a dynamic forum for exchanging ideas, methods and professional experience. Our students and faculty combine curiosity, experimentation and enthusiasm in the pursuit of learning. Read less
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