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School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1946
    • Size:
    • Small (<5000 students)
    • Type:
    • Private for-profit
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
      Art institutes
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Temperate
    • Location:
    • 20 Gorham Avenue, Hamden, Connecticut, United States, 06514
    • Phone:
    • +12032873031
    • Setting:
    • Suburban, town

The Paier College of Art is a private 4-year art school in Hamden, Connecticut, on the outskirts of the greater New Haven area. It was founded by Edward T. and Adele K. Paier as the Paier School of Applied Arts in 1946. It became the Paier School of Art, and adopted its current name in 1982 when it received a charter and accreditation for offering a four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

Paier College Of Art Takes Pride In Over Sixty 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.

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