Paris College of Art
15 rue Fénelon
+33 1 45 77 39 66

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. At Paris College of Art, we believe that finding a design solution, creating a work of art and facilitating the production of a creative team are intellectual processes of undeniable value. Developing critical awareness through hands-on research and discussion is essential to professional maturation and individual growth. Artistic practice demands a high level of personal commitment and discipline, and we expect our students to participate actively in class so that they can explore differing points of view and engage our creative resources.

Paris College of Art is rooted in a city of primary art and design production. Whether in person or online, our students experience the uniqueness of this metropolis through our Paris-based faculty of professional artists and designers.

The legacy of Paris College of Art and its successful graduates is something to be proud of and to contribute to in the years to come.

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Courses offered by Paris College of Art

Donald Potard

Donald Potard, Chair of the Fashion Department at Paris College of Art (, has a distinguished career in the fashion industry, including 25 years with Jean-Paul Gaultier where he served as CEO until 2005. Donald has also worked for Jean-Charles de Castelbajac and Emanuel Ungaro for Men. He was President of the Trade Association of Ready-to-Wear of Couturiers and Fashion Designers and board member of the French Federation of Couture. In 2006, Donald founded the first artistic agency for fashion designers, Agent de Luxe, and continues to run the agency while simultaneously growing the Paris College of Art Fashion Design department. In spring 2015, Donald was the mentor for the candidates of the ‘Projet Fashion’ TV Show, the French version of ‘Project Runway’.

Linda Jarvin