Paris American Academy, founded by Richard Roy in 1965, has provided world-class instruction for more than fifty years, sharing the love of fashion, interior design, creative writing, and the arts with students and professionals from thirty-five nations. The Academy is registered by the Académie de Paris as a private institution of higher learning under the 12 July 1875 jurisdiction.
Centered less than one kilometer from Notre-Dame cathedral in the famous Latin quarter, the Academy draws upon Paris’ cultural and artistic heritage, stretching its campus across the city’s museums, exhibits, cafés, and fashion houses.
The PAA offers semester programs, and summer workshops. The school works with its international students in helping to complete the necessary paperwork for visas and residency permits.Discover our history
The Paris American Academy
1. Heart of the famous Latin Quarter
The Paris American Academy is situated in the famous Latin Quarter, the historic home of many painters, designers, writers, and other artists over the years.Our History
2. A world class industry aligned academy
The Paris American Academy has formed a unique teaching staff comprised of academics, skilled professionals, and invited guest artists.Our Institution
3. A variety of artistic disciplines
The Paris American Academy offers various courses in fashion design, interior design, fine arts, and creative writing during the school year and as summer workshops.Our Disciplines
Students at PAA have access to the thriving arts community of Paris, including exhibitions and access to working professionals and specialists in the major fashion houses and industrial design.See all Articles
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Fall Semester 2020
We understand that many of you may be thinking about the upcoming academic year and how we are preparing to welcome ...
The reopening of museums in Paris
Dr. Agnès Rannou, professor of Art History, Fashion History, Interior Design History at PAA, has been closely ...
Fine Arts Painting Studio
View the latest art, design & creative exhibitions that the Paris American Academy has partnered with to enrich our students learning experience.
At these exhibitions, our students build their skills through once-in-a-lifetime work experience opportunities and learn from highly respected industry professionals.
Working on world-class exhibitions gives Paris American Academy students the chance to get real-life experience in the design industry and work up close to iconic works of art.
At these exhibitions, Paris American Academy students put what they've learned into practice under the guidance of Paris’ foremost art, design & creative experts.
Centered in the famous Paris Latin Quarter, less than a mile from Notre-Dame cathedral and a few blocks from the Luxembourg Gardens, PAA draws upon Paris’s vibrant cultural and artistic heritage, stretching its campus across the city’s museums, exhibits, cafes and fashion houses.Explore the Surroundings