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The legacy of Paier College continues in Bridgeport. The new college home sits adjacent to Seaside Park and overlooks Long Island Sound. Our art, design, and communication facilities provide a world-class environment for learning and student engagement. A small school with a big impact, Paier College is now enrolling for the next class of leaders in design, art, communications, and marketing.
Our degrees are tailored to help achieve the academic potential of each student and to prepare our graduates for the careers they’ve always wanted. Our Admissions Team is excited to show you around. Schedule a campus tour and see all the opportunities ahead!
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WHAT DO I NEED?
For matriculated status, the items needed are a completed application form; high school and, if applicable, collegiate transcripts (credits are transferable only at the discretion of the receiving institution); scores from the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) of the College Entrance Examination (degree status only); at least two letters of recommendation from an art teacher, counselor, employer, or working artist who can evaluate the applicant’s character and artistic abilities; and a $25 application fee. Applicants are to submit written proof of immunization against measles and rubella. Applicants who graduated from a Connecticut high school in 1999 or later do NOT need to submit proof of immunization. See specific guidelines listed in the Measles/Mumps/Rubella/Varicella Immunization Record Request form in the back of the Catalog or download a form. For non-matriculated status, only an application, a high school transcript, and a $10 application fee are required.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Application forms are included in the College catalog. In addition, the application form may be obtained by either calling, writing, or emailing the Admission’s Office. Or you may download a PDF form from our website. A $25 non-refundable application fee must accompany the completed application form. A $10 non-refundable application form may be obtained in the same manner; however, a non-matriculated application form is not included in the catalog. A decision on acceptance will follow receipt of all the necessary paperwork and completion of the portfolio review. A deposit of $300 towards tuition is due within two weeks of receipt of the letter of acceptance.
Paier College, will consider for credit and/or advanced placement the results of AP and/or CLEP testing. Credit and/or advanced placement will be determined by the office of the Dean of the College for academic courses. Scores should be sent directly to Paier College, Incorporated, at the time of testing.
ACADEMIC POLICY RESPONSIBILITY
Students are responsible for being aware of, and abiding by, all academic policies of the College indicated in this Catalog. Academic requirements govern the curricula and courses of the College and may be specified also in the course outlines distributed to students by instructors at the outset of each course. Faculty advisors, the Division Directors, and the Dean are available to aid students in interpreting and meeting these requirements, but the student is responsible for fulfilling them. At the end of a student’s program of study, a review is made to determine that all College academic requirements have been met. If they have not been satisfied, the certificate, diploma, or degree will be withheld pending proper completion of the requirements.
All applicants and their families are encouraged to tour the College during class hours so that the process of instruction may be observed. Appointments for a tour and interview must be made and confirmed through the Admissions Office. During the portfolio interview, the applicant should be prepared to talk about art interests, accomplishments, and goals. These elements make the applicant a unique, and a more understandable, candidate. This interview is a time when the College and the applicant learn more about each other, so that proper choices may be made. The interview also provides further opportunity for discussion of the offerings and activities of the College, as well as visual arts career information.
Presented during the interview, the portfolio is a vital part of the admissions process. It should show the applicant’s best and most representative works. The portfolio should include examples of original, interpretative, and representational artwork in a variety of media. All large or three-dimensional works should be presented in photographs, slides, CDs/DVDs, or web links. Pieces will be studied for their reflection of skill, creativity, and potential for professional growth.
Presented during the interview, the portfolio is a vital part of the admissions process. It should show the applicant’s best and most representative works. The portfolio should include examples of original, interpretative, and representational artwork in a variety of media. All large or three-dimensional works should be presented in photographs, slides, CDs/DVDs, flash drives, or web links. Pieces will be studied for their reflection of skill, creativity, and potential for professional growth.
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We’re an institution preparing students for professional careers in art and marketing, Paier College is committed to a program of learning and services that provides intensive practice in art skills and other areas of study leading to diploma and certificate awards.