Welcome to Princeton Academy of Art’s admissions page. PAA offers both in-person and online study to students around the globe. Faculty and staff worked overtime re-imagining the core structure of the Academy to ensure the continuity of high-quality training during extremely difficult times.

With the use of high-end student portal software, the transition to online learning became a preference for many students. PAA will continue to offer online study as an option for those who are not able to begin in-person, and for those interested in studying at the Academy while abroad.

All Princeton Academy of Art day courses will be available in an integrated format meaning that all day classes can be conducted online, in-person, or both. PAA’s integrated class structure offers students the option to stay home, yet not miss out on important assignments and information. It also allows the Academy to continue offering courses to many new faces from around the world.


Returning students MUST request their registration forms each year via email… “”

Admissions Process (full-time program) – Rolling

Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year full-time program are accepted year-round though we advise you to apply by May 15th of the current year to ensure enough time to process your application.

Part-time students are not required to submit an application but are encouraged to do so in order to provide the Academy with more information about themselves and their goals as artists.


Application Request & Submission

Please contact us directly at ” ” to request your online application link.

We do not offer or accept mail-in applications.



What to Expect Within the Application

  • General Information
  • Statement of Intent
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation (one by a previous fine art teacher and one by an additional teacher, colleague, friend, or family member.)

Recommenders must email their letters directly to “”

DO NOT upload letters of recommendation within your application. Please follow the instructions below:

Within your application, please upload two separate .pdf OR .docx files with the following information about your recommender. One file PER recommender :

    • FULL NAME 
  • A minimum of 10-15 images of works of art you’ve created that include both drawing and painting (oil or gouache) preferably displaying your understanding of still life (and/or cast drawing), figurative subjects, and landscape.
  • *OPTIONAL: A minute-long introductory video shared with ”” via YouTube or Vimeo link.



Notification of Submission, Processing Time & Scheduled Interview

When you have submitted your application, please notify “” by email. Prior to acceptance, you will be required to schedule an introductory interview with the Operations Manager or Executive Director.


Acceptance & Admission to PAA

After you receive official acceptance based on your application materials, PAA will send all necessary registration information to you via digital form to the email address you provide. Upon completion of this form, a non-refundable deposit for the upcoming year will be required to finalize the admissions process (details will be shared with you during your interview).

Please give yourself ample time to secure housing in Princeton. Princeton Academy of Art is not responsible for assigning housing to incoming students.



Though Princeton Academy of Art (PAA) is recognized and approved by the Art Renewal Center (ARC),  PAA does not have regional or national accreditation and therefore does not offer any degree-granting programs. Please be aware of this at the time of application.


Email “” directly to request an application link or to reach out with any questions you have.


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