About Paier College

Mission Statement

The Mission of Paier College is to engage talented and inspired individuals by fostering intellectual curiosity and innovation through the delivery of a forward-thinking curriculum which reflects the evolving needs of our society. This is achieved through the promotion of a culture that values critical thinking skills, civic responsibility, and collaborative experiences.

Updated 2020

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Paier College takes pride in over 70 years of training and educating artists.

We are proud of the achievements of our students and alumni. These individuals continue to receive high recognition from organizations representing the best in their chosen fields. Paier students and alumni continue to enjoy successful careers in the visual arts.

Although the tools and methods of art are constantly changing, the strengths of our college have not. Computers have indeed become an important part of the artist’s portfolio. These technologies are reflected in all our departments, and the computer labs are well equipped with the current hardware and software.

However, at Paier, computers are not an exclusive focus. In many respects, as the power of digital imaging and communication increases, the need for artistic fundamentals becomes even more important.

Recognizing that, our Foundation Year studies are still executed in pencil, pen, brush, and camera. The General Education Department also offers challenging courses in the liberal arts, contributing to the development of the literate artist. Those who have the desire and ability to develop as artists are a select few. Paier College is dedicated to them—the future leaders in craft, communication, and culture.

Accreditation, Approval, and Memberships

Paier College is accredited by the Connecticut Board of Governors of Higher Education and has been granted authority by the Connecticut Legislature to award the degrees of Bachelor of Fine Arts and Associate of Fine Arts.

The College is also accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSC). The College is approved for the education and training of veterans and their eligible dependents under the provisions of Section 1775, Chapter 36, Title 38, United States Code, Veterans Benefits. Paier College of Art, Incorporated, is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

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