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The Paier College of Art is a private for-profit art school in Hamden, Connecticut. 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
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Paier College of Art
TypePrivate for-profit
Academic staff
40 full-time + part-time
Undergraduates300 (2006)
Location, ,
United States
CampusSuburban, acres (12,000 m²)

The college offers B.F.A. programs of study. Programs are licensed by the Connecticut Board of Governors of Higher Education and accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Career Schools and Colleges of Technology. The college is also a member of the International Council of Design Schools.

Walter Wick, famed co-creator of the I Spy search-and-find picture book series, studied landscape photography at the college in 1973.


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Coordinates: 41°20′51″N 72°56′07″W / 41.3476°N 72.9352°W / 41.3476; -72.9352