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.
As an institution preparing students for professional careers in art, Paier College of Art, Incorporated, is committed to a program of learning and services that provides intensive practice in art skills; development in art expression; studies in general education and opportunities for growth in human values; career programs leading to Bachelor of Fine Arts and Associate in Fine Arts degrees; concentrated study programs leading to diploma and certificate awards; advice and counsel to aid students in their pursuit of educational, vocational, and personal goals; opportunities of continuing education through part-time, and evening studies; and extra-curricular activities designed to advance student awareness of social and cultural values.
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.
Student Complaint/Grievance Procedure
Schools accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges must have a published procedure and operational plan for handling student complaints. If a student does not feel that the College has adequately addressed a complaint or concern, the student may consider contacting the Commission. All complaints considered by the Commission must be in written form, with permission from the complainants, for the Commission to forward a copy of the complaint to the College for a response. The complainants will be kept informed as to the status of the complaint as well as the final resolution by the Commission. Please direct all inquiries to:
Accrediting Commission of
Career Schools and Colleges
2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302
Arlington, VA 22201
707.247.4212 • accsc.org
and / or
State of Connecticut Office of Higher Education
61 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT 06105-2326
800.842.0229 • ctohe.org/studentcomplaints.shtml
A copy of the Commission’s Complaint Form is available at the College, and may be obtained from the Office of President Jonathan E. Paier.
Ownership of the College
Paier College of Art, Incorporated is a proprietory College owned by second generation Paiers; Jonathan E. Paier and Daniel L. Paier.
Paier College of Art, Incorporated • 20 Gorham Avenue • Hamden, CT 06514 • 203.287.3031