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Home » Colleges »Paier College of Art Incorporated (PCA)

Paier College of Art Incorporated (PCA)


Paier College of Art has aimed to build leaders in culture, craft and communication since 1946. The college is dedicated to artists, career oriented students and to literate artists. The intellectual, analytical and artistic bent of mind of students is fostered at the college through programs in photography, interior design, graphic design, illustration, foundation, fine arts, general education and computer courses. The college often arranges for exhibitions of the work of the students. Paier College of Art Incorporated is accredited by the Connecticut Board of Governors of Higher Education and Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT). The college is also a member of the International Council of Design Schools that maintains a creative atmosphere that nourishes the spirit of artistic fundamentals. The students and alumni of the Paier College of Art are held in high regard in their chosen fields.

Course Details:

The programs offered at Paier College of Art are:


  • Black and White Photography I, II, III
  • Color Photography I, II
  • Digital Imaging Portfolio
  • Digital Media I, II
  • Digital Photography Book,Methods
  • Digital Portrait Negative Retouching
  • Historical Processes
  • Photo Science
  • Photography for Interior Designers
  • Photojournalism
  • Photographer's Portfolio
  • Studio Photography
  • Video Productions

    Interior Design

  • Additions, Renovations, and Re-Use
  • Advanced Contract Design
  • Construction I, II
  • Furniture Design and Theory
  • History of Interiors I, II
  • Interior Design Business
  • Interior Design Drafting, Drawing
  • Interior Design Perspective

    Graphic Design
  • Advertising Design I, II, III, IV
  • Advertising Portfolio I, II
  • Art Direction I,II
  • Concept Rendering
  • Graphic Design I, II,III, IV
  • Package Design: Marketing, Materials
  • Typography


  • Art of the Cartoon
  • Book Illustration
  • Children's Book Design
  • Comic Book Storytelling
  • Drawing
  • Figure in Advertising
  • Illustrations Methods
  • Illustrator's Portfolio
  • Illustration for Publications
  • Painting


  • Color/Design
  • Drawing
  • Lettering
  • Painting
  • Perspective
  • Three-Dimensional Design

    Fine Arts

  • Advanced Color/Design
  • Clay Figure Modeling
  • Drawing
  • Fine Art Thesis
  • Head Painting
  • Intaglio Printing
  • Life Drawing
  • Life Painting
  • Portrait Painting
  • Studio Painting

    General Education

  • Business Management, Practices
  • Developmental Learning
  • Effective Speaking
  • English
  • General Psychology
  • History of Contemporary Art
  • History of Modern Art
  • History of Western Art
  • Introduction to Biology
  • Introduction to Physical Science
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Western Civilization

    Computer Course

  • Applied Drafting Techniques
  • AutoCAD LT
  • Computer Drawing
  • Computer Page Layout
  • Construction Documents
  • Digital Imaging Portfolio
  • Digital Media
  • Digital Photography Restoration
  • Introduction to Computer Animation, Graphics
  • Multi-Media Design
  • Painting on the Computer
  • Photo Digital Imaging
  • Web Page Design

    Admission Procedures:

    Completion of high school or equivalent, two letters of recommendation, prior record of educational achievements, and a portfolio interview are required for admission. Admissions are accepted throughout the year.

    Accommodation facilities:

    The college does not provide campus housing for students. However, assistance is provided to students who need housing. Apartment very near to the college provides less expensive housing option to students.

    Contact Details:
    Paier College of Art Incorporated
    20 Graham Avenue
    Hamden, Connecticut 06514-3902
    Phone: 203-287-3021/31