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Parsons Paris School of Art & Design promotes the artistic and intellectual maturation of promising students into exceptional professional artists, designers and design managers through a rigorous art, design and liberal arts education. Parsons Paris' methodology is ultimately intended to provide students with a multicultural awareness that emphasizes ethical interaction within society and places art and design practice as a meaningful and necessary contribution to an increasingly mediated world. The school encourages curricular innovation while maintaining a traditional skills base in the Fine Arts. Parsons Paris embodies a supportive, creative community of committed students, faculty, administration and alumni.


LE T TER FRO M THE AC AD EM IC D IRECTOR:

As the new Academic Director I am honored to be part of an educational institution such as Parsons Paris School of Art & Design where an active exchange of ideas, methods and experience combine with curiosity, experimentation and enthusiasm. Artistic practice demands personal commitment and discipline; these essential components are encouraged through the creative community that exists here between faculty and students. Parsons Paris encompasses a city of primary art and design production. Your study with us will greatly enrich your cultural and professional development while providing abundant visual inspiration. The legacy of Parsons Paris and its successful graduates is something to be proud of and to contribute to in the years to come. I look forward to working with you in the future. Sincerely, Bridget O’Rourke


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PARSONS PARIS

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STUDENT LIFE

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FOUNDATION YEAR

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COMMUNICATION DESIGN

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FASHION DESIGN

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FINE ARTS

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ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOGRAPHY

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DESIGN & MANAGEMENT

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LIBERAL STUDIES

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SEMESTER OR YEAR ABROAD AT PARSONS PARIS

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CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

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ADMINISTRATION & FACULTY

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DEGREE PROGRAMS

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NON-DEGREE STUDY OPTIONS

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APPLYING TO PARSONS PARIS

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HOME EXAM & PORTFOLIO INSTRUCTIONS

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TUITION & SCHOLARSHIPS

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APPLICATION FORM

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GUEST LECTURERS & DESIGNER CRITICS


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1. Frank Alvah Parsons © The Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Archives Center for Parsons The New School for Design. 2. A drawing class at the Paris Ateliers (Parsons) with Frank Alvah Parsons at the far left, 1920s. © The Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Archives Center for Parsons The New School for Design.

PARSONS PARIS

PARSONS PARIS AND PARSONS THE NEW SCHOOL

Parsons Paris School of Art & Design was established in 1920 to provide the highest standard of American education to undergraduates in fine arts and design wishing to pursue degree options in Europe. With the resources of its location in one of the world's most resplendent cities, Parsons Paris emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to academic programs coordinated with Parsons The New School for Design in New York City.

FOR DESIGN: A HISTORY

Parsons Paris draws students from around the world. The spontaneous cultural diversity this engenders complements the program and fosters a critical sensitivity toward the globalization of visual culture and its impact on respective art and design fields. Parsons Paris' multicultural environment nurtures artistic practice as well as individual growth.

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The intimate size of our classes provides for a unique contact between instructors and students. Students are encouraged to develop personal expression through creative problem-solving and process-oriented research. Parsons Paris' methodology is ultimately intended to give students a competitive advantage, both academically and professionally, while emphasizing ethical interaction with society as a whole. Through its international faculty of working professionals, the school maintains close ties with the Parisian art and design culture. Special events, exhibitions and conferences bring students in intimate contact with their distinctive European setting. Parsons Paris continues to fulfill its mission on behalf of students - whether in Communication Design, Design & Management, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Illustration or Photography - by offering a unique and challenging learning opportunity.

VISITING PARIS

Parsons Paris Open House Saturday, November 10, 2007 Saturday, February 23, 2008 Campus Tours and Info Sessions Tuesdays at 2 pm and Thursdays at 11 am by appointment; to schedule call +33 (0)1 45 77 39 66.

Life Drawing Sessions to develop a portfolio: Saturdays during the term. Call +33 (0)1 45.77.39.66 to sign up. Parsons Paris website: www.parsons-paris.com

Parsons The New School for Design, founded in 1896 by American painter William Merritt Chase, is the oldest college of art and design in the United States and a pioneer in the field of education. Today, as one of the largest degree-granting colleges of art and design, Parsons The New School for Design has a singular mission: to transform talented students into highly successful artists, designers

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and business people, through new links with New York City’s top industry professionals. Under the subsequent leadership of Frank Alvah Parsons, the school expanded into Europe. In 1920, he launched an art and design school in Paris, situated at the Place des Vosges with 22 students. By 1927, 17 nationalities were represented among the 217 students, including Austrians, Swedes, Swiss, Russians and Australians. It was the first American art institution abroad to provide a formal full-time program in the visual arts. The school was closed during World War II then reopened first with a summer abroad program in the late 1970s and then in 1981, at its present location near the Eiffel Tower, with full-time BFA programs.


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PARSONS PARIS

PARSONS THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN

Parsons Paris School of Art & Design is legally structured as a non-profit institution in France. The formal title for the organization is "Association Franco-Américaine de Design" (AFAD). While the legal structure of the school is that of an independent organization, the academic program of Parsons Paris is coordinated with that of Parsons The New School for Design in New York. Students matriculating in a Parsons Paris program in September 2008 will be eligible to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) or Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from The New School University. Parsons Paris School of Art & Design is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Since 1970, Parsons The New School for Design has been a division of The New School. The New School is chartered in the State of New York and accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Parsons The New School for Design is also accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

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Orientation August 27-September 4 Registration: Returning Students August 29 Academic Advising August 30-31 Registration: New Students September 3 Late Registration September 4 Classes begin September 5 Fall Break November 1-2 Open House November 10 Classes end December 18

Orientation January 14-22 Registration: Returning Students January 16 Academic Advising January 17-18 Registration: New Students January 21 Late Registration: January 22 Classes begin January 23 Open House February 23 Spring break March 17–21 Classes end May 13 Art & Design Show May 15

Classes begin May 19 Classes end July 25


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More than forty countries are represented in the Parsons Paris student population, bringing to this small community a cultural diversity rare among art education institutions. This, combined with a location at the crossroads of Europe, makes studying at Parsons Paris a uniquely rich experience for young artists and designers. An elected student government brings issues before the school administration, and organizes social events that consolidate this closelyknit community that serves as home base to so many of disparate origin. Student life is a blend of structured classes, studio time and extracurricular events including guest speakers, gallery openings, social gatherings and the discovery of the world beyond the walls of the school. During the term, excursions are organized to the nearby regions of Giverny or Champagne and beyond the borders of France to such cities such as Berlin, Geneva, London, Florence or Venice.

PARIS CAMPUS

While the larger campus is certainly Paris, with its museums and historical sites, the facilities of Parsons Paris are ideally suited for the creative endeavors proposed in the classroom. Sky–lit studios used for drawing, painting and sculpture surround a central courtyard. The photography studio, printmaking room, fashion atelier, and computer lab enable students to explore the limits of their creativity. An in–house gallery features exhibits by both professional artists and Parsons Paris students alike. Small classes, along with individual attention from faculty, provide an optimum environment for developing the discipline and skills required for the student’s artistic pursuit. While classes are taught in English, we encourage students to study French so that they can take full advantage of their time in Paris. LIBRARIES

STUDENT LIFE OFFICE

The Student Life Office helps students navigate the many aspects of life as temporary residents and lends a hand as they discover their new environment. Student Life organizes an orientation program that provides a week–long introduction to the French capital as well as an opportunity to meet fellow classmates, the faculty and staff who form the school community. Student Life staff help students obtain residence permits (cartes de séjour) and advise on such practical matters as banking, telephone and transportation systems, insurance and medical referrals. Student Life provides organizational support for the student government, on-campus internship program, social, cultural and special events. Counseling on any personal concerns arising during the school term is available on a confidential basis.

Parsons Paris students have access to The American University of Paris library that houses over 70,000 volumes of books, 1,000 journals, and over 13,000 periodical titles, which are available in print or electronic format. The AUP library is open 60 hours per week, and is equipped with wireless capabilities, enabling students the freedom and flexibility required for research today. Additionally, Parsons Paris students have access to the American Library of Paris, which houses CD-ROM indexes and a periodicals collection of 450 titles (some dating back to the 19th century). Over 350 current periodicals are available, ranging from weekly and monthly magazines on entertainment, the arts, and lifestyle issues, to specialty publications focusing on specific areas of business, politics, and education.

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Students begin preparing for their careers the day they select a professional college of art and design. At Parsons Paris, the process is promoted and enhanced by involved faculty in each department who relay information concerning internships or jobs to students and assist them in writing resumes and preparing their portfolios.

Junior and senior students have the option of participating in our internship program. Created to further students’ creative capabilities and to introduce them to the professional aspects of their chosen areas of study, Parsons Paris’ internships are an integral part of our arts and design program.

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HOUSING

Students live in apartments throughout the city. Parsons Paris has no dormitories of its own. The experience of life in the French community helps avoid isolating students within a closed English–speaking environment. As part of an ongoing process, the Student Life Office is involved in locating apartments suitable for students as well as developing and maintaining contacts with various rental agencies. Students receive assistance and documentation on effectively dealing with the legal aspects of renting in France. STUDY ABROAD OPTIONS

In addition to studying with peers from all over the world, students enrolled in the full-time BFA and BBA programs at Parsons Paris have the opportunity to study in either New York or London through our Study Abroad option during their junior year. In order to participate, students must be in good academic standing and apply during the spring semester of their sophomore year. Students are not permitted to spend their fourth and final year on exchange. Due to the Parsons Paris residency requirement, students who have transferred to Parsons Paris at the junior level may not participate in this program. Study Abroad destinations include: PO

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New York Parsons The New School for Design, a division of The New School, has approximately 3000 undergraduate students. With locations in Greenwich Village and the Fashion District, neighborhoods known for their contributions to the visual arts and design worlds, Parsons The New School for Design students have access to all the resources of this great city. On Study Abroad, Parsons Paris students can join the degree program courses in Communication Design, Illustration, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Photography, or Design & Management.

TRANSFER TO PARSONS THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN

Parsons Paris students have the unique opportunity to study in two great cities with faculty engaged in the art and design industries on both sides of the Atlantic. Students who begin the BFA or BBA program at Parsons Paris and are in good academic standing can apply to transfer to Parsons The New School for Design to complete their degrees. Those who wish to major in Architectural Design, Design and Technology, the Integrated Design Curriculum, Interior Design, or Product Design apply at the end of their first year for transfer at the sophomore level. All other student can apply to transfer at the end of the sophomore year for junior year entry.

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London Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design is one of the six constituent colleges of the University of the Arts London. The University is the largest center for arts, design and communication education in Europe, with over 13,000 students enrolled on full-time degree and post-graduate courses. The college has a rich heritage and is world renowned for its famous alumni, both graduates and teaching staff. At Central Saint Martins students will join current full-time degree courses, getting a unique experience of living and learning in the heart of London, one of the most vibrant cities in the world. The range of subjects on offer crosses all disciplines of the arts: Acting; Arts, Design and Environment; Criticism, Communication and Curation; Ceramic Design; Directing; Fashion; Fine Art; Graphic Design; Jewelry Design; Product Design; Textile Design; Theatre Design for Performance.

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STUDENTS HAVE RECENTLY DONE INTERNSHIPS AT THESE COMPANIES:

Absolute Reality Andrew GN Asethete Carven Celine Celio Cerruti 1881 Chloé Christian Lacroix

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Christie’s Colors Delphine Murat Dice Kayek Dim Dior Homme DM Media Emanuel Ungaro Elixir SARL

Girault Totem Givenchy Groupe Idoine Hachette Filipacchi Hans de Foer, SARL Hermès Hao-Qui Jacques Fath John Ribbe

Lagerfeld Gallery Lanvin L’Oréal LVMH Kenzo Kaeido Martin Grant Musée des Arts Decoratifs

Nina Ricci Paco Rabanne Pfeiffer Consulting Ralph Kemp Rochas Sonia Rykiel Torrente Tissus Malhia Kent The orangeman

Tom van Lingen Virtools Wilmotte et Associes SA Young & Rubicam


foundation Going to school in a large city like Paris attracts students from all over the world. Meeting people from different cultures pushes me to explore further. Classes are small so we improve very quickly and students help each other in the process.


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Foundation is an intensive, first–year program for BFA candidates. The transdisciplinary curriculum emphasizes drawing, process and creative problem–solving as fundamental to all artistic fields; while selective projects, site–visits, guest lecturers and critics help define the differences between art and design specializations. Students have the flexibility to choose a specific art concentration after a formal exploration of the many options available in art and design. Integrated courses in liberal studies provide the means to build critical awareness, knowledge of art history and communication skills. Foundation offers a uniquely challenging educational environment in which experience of the local culture is an integral part of the learning process. Students develop the visual thinking, practical skills and individual discipline required for future study in the visual arts. ENTERING THE FOUNDATION PROGRAM

Fall Entry Secondary school students or transfer students who have not completed a foundation year should apply for the first-year Foundation Program. The academic year routinely starts at the beginning of September. Spring Entry The Accelerated Foundation program that commences in the spring semester is a full foundation program: the first semester runs from January to mid-May and the second semester starts one week later and runs to the end of July. The curriculum is the same as fall entry Foundation but is more intense as it is completed in a shorter period of time. Upon successful completion of the Accelerated Foundation program students commence the sophomore year in the subsequent fall semester. Students may apply to transfer into the second semester of the Foundation sequence if they have taken equivalent coursework elsewhere. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to decide into which of the Foundation sequences the student may enter based on a student's portfolio and transcripts.

Fall Entry FOUNDATION YE AR

FALL

SPRING

Spring Entry SPRING SUMMER

Drawing Fundamentals 1 & 2

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3

3

3

2D Integrated Studio 1 & 2

3

3

3

3

3D Design 1 & 2

3

3

3

3

Laboratory 1 & 2

3

3

3

3

Critical Reading & Writing 1 & 2

3

3

3

3

Survey of World Art & Design 1 & 2

3

3

3

3

18

18

18

18

TOTAL CREDITS


LAURA_PRESTON

MAYRA_CIMET

BRICE_FONTAINE

GEORGINA_CRISFORD

PUN_SARASAS

JOEL_JAGERROOS

HAE SUNG_CHANG

PUN_SARASAS

PUN_SARASAS


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communication design With students from all over the world with so many different ideas about visual communication, I have been continually challenged to rethink my notions of design.


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POLINA_KHVOSTOVA

PATRICK_ISSENMANN

POLINA_KHVOSTOVA


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Communication designers give form to information in advertising, publishing and editorial design, corporate and exhibition design, websites, multimedia, environmental graphics, signs and maps, film and video. In all these fields, the need to clearly and succinctly inform, entertain and persuade remains a critical concern. Studying communication design in Paris is a great opportunity to experience firsthand a new cultural perspective. For Communication Design majors, Paris also offers a world capital teeming with professional opportunities and a large community comprised of many of today’s best known graphic designers. At Parsons Paris, the comprehensive curriculum establishes a solid foundation in visual form and design principles, as well as addressing the methodologies and issues behind contemporary graphic design. Visits to Parisian art and design institutions like the Pompidou Center, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, and the Palais de Tokyo provide a wealth of opportunities to view European graphic design history up to the latest trends.

FOUNDATION YE AR

FALL SPRING

SOPHOMORE YE AR

FALL SPRING

JUNIOR YE AR

FALL SPRING

SENIOR YE AR

FALL SPRING

Drawing Fundamentals 1 & 2

3

3

Design for Communication 1 & 2

3

3

Advanced Typography

3

-

Senior Thesis I & II

3

3

2D Integrated Studio 1 & 2

3

3

Typography 1 & 2

3

3

Advanced Studio

-

3

Senior Seminar

-

3

3D Design 1 & 2

3

3

Studio Electives

6

9

Internship

-

1

Laboratory 1 & 2

3

3

Digital Imaging & Multimedia 1 & 2

2

2

Critical Reading & Writing 1 & 2

3

3

Persuasion: Presentation Techniques

3

3

2

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Production Technique

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3

Web Design: HTML & Beyond 1 & 2

2

2

Survey of World Art & Design 1 & 2 TOTAL CREDITS

3

3

18

18

Graphic Design & Designers

-

Liberal Studies

6

3

18

19

TOTAL CREDITS

3

Multicultural Design in the 21st Century

3

-

Advanced Visual Communication I & II

Liberal Studies

3

3

Design Entrepreneurship

3

-

15

15

Studio Electives

-

3

TOTAL CREDITS

Liberal Studies TOTAL CREDITS

6

3

15

16

Total credits for degree 134 credits


SHOTA_HATAMA

PATRICK_ISSENMANN

POLINA_KHVOSTOVA

POLINA_KHVOSTOVA

SHOTA_HATAMA

PATRICK_ISSENMANN

SHOTA_HATAMA

POLINA_KHVOSTOVA

SHOTA_HATAMA

MADELEINE_FISCH

EZZAT_TADROS


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Fashion design

Fashion has become an accessible global commodity, but Paris is where it all started. Parsons Paris immerses students in the origins of fashion design and takes it forward. The program provides a creative basis upon which we’re continually building.


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AMIRA_MARION

JENNIFER_FRAENKEL

HUBERT BARRÈRE & DESISLAVA ZHIKOVA


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The art and business of fashion give form and function to clothing, a basic human need, imbuing it with meaning in the ever-evolving language of style. The core of Parsons Paris’ curriculum is the designer critic program that emulates the workings of a professional design studio from conceptual drawing and pattern-making to the selection of colors, fabrics and the construction of finished garments. During three years of studio work, students acquire an understanding of tools, materials, construction techniques and textile design methods, enabling them to express their individual creative visions. Intensive concept and design courses, weekly critiques, working with industry professionals and the study of the Parisian prêt-à-porter helps students develop originality and acquire understanding of the marketplace. Beyond the school atelier, exposure to textile trade fairs, designer shows and museum exhibitions all foster a keen understanding of the European marketplace. Visiting critics help the students to understand design requirements and limitations of the various markets while company driven projects provide students with real world challenges faced in the business of style. Senior year culminates with the designer critic project in the first semester and the construction of a capsule collection in the second semester, all of which is presented in an annual fashion show attended by fashion professionals and the international press.

FOUNDATION YE AR

FALL SPRING

SOPHOMORE YE AR

FALL SPRING

JUNIOR YE AR

FALL SPRING

SENIOR YE AR

FALL SPRING

Drawing Fundamentals 1 & 2

3

3

3D Design/Draping

3

3

Junior Design Studio

4

4

Senior Design Studio

3

3

2D Integrated Studio 1 & 2

3

3

Design Illustration Techniques

3

3

Concepts Development

3

3

European Concepts Workshop

3

3

3D Design 1 & 2

3

3

Pattern Drafting

3

3

Model Drawing Core 3 & 4

2

2

Product Development Fashion

3

-

Laboratory 1 & 2

3

3

Model Drawing Core 1 & 2

3

3

Textile Identification

2

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Logistics in Fashion Management -

3

Critical Reading & Writing 1 & 2

3

3

Liberal Studies

6

6

Textile Electives

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2

Studio Elective or Internship

2

2

18

18

Themes in Fashion History

3

3

Liberal Studies

3

3

Liberal Studies

3

3

TOTAL CREDITS

14

14

17

17

Survey of World Art & Design 1 & 2 TOTAL CREDITS

TOTAL CREDITS

3

3

18

18

Fashion Design Electives Creative Embroidery Techniques I & II, Hand Knitting & Knotting I & II, Introduction to Textile Design, Surface Treatments on Fabric I & II, Mixed Media Textiles, Weaving and Felting, Lingerie

TOTAL CREDITS

Total credits for degree 134 credits


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VIVIENNE_MOK

SEUNG_BUM SUH

PAULIA_BUI

NATHALIE_HOOD

RACHEL_RYMAN

NANCY_CHOY

ANNA_GYLLENTROST

VIVIANE_MOK

AHYON_CHONG


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arts At Parsons Paris there is an artistic exchange between students and faculty that is both enriching and challenging. Paris itself is a work of art that constantly inspires me.


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Toulouse Lautrec glorified the wilder Parisian nightlife. Degas captured the city’s intimate moments and elegant pastimes. A fractured Eiffel Tower became Delaunay’s modernistic ode to a classic Paris icon. As witness to an ever evolving art scene, Christo’s Pont Neuf, wrapped and knotted with high–tech material, became a literal bridge between past and present forms, while the striped columns of Daniel Buren create a palpable tension contrasted against the classic beauty of their setting at Palais Royal. With Paris as a backdrop, the department of Fine Arts helps students develop artistic craft and encourages personal growth. The curriculum is highly structured and involves rigorous instruction in techniques and materials. While painting and sculpture are the main disciplines of the program, students study drawing, printmaking and also have the opportunity to take electives, such as digital imaging, photography and animation to enrich their skills in communication and expression. Through courses in art history and liberal studies, class critique/discussions and exposure to rich European artistic and cultural resources, students broaden and deepen both intellectual and technical skills. Students learn to utilize color, form, space and composition and are encouraged to develop individual directions of inquiry. Interaction with faculty who work and exhibit as professional fine artists, as well as guest international artists, give the students a rich background of exposure to the world of art.

FOUNDATION YE AR

FALL SPRING

SOPHOMORE YE AR

FALL SPRING

JUNIOR YE AR

FALL SPRING

SENIOR YE AR

FALL SPRING

Drawing Fundamentals 1 & 2

3

3

Sophomore Painting

3

3

Junior Painting

3

3

Senior Thesis

3

3

2D Integrated Studio 1 & 2

3

3

Sophomore Sculpture

3

3

Junior Sculpture

3

3

Senior Studio

3

3

3D Design 1 & 2

3

3

Sophomore Drawing

3

3

Junior Drawing

3

3

Senior Concentration

5

5

Laboratory 1 & 2

3

3

Studio Elective

2

2

Junior Studio

2

2

Studio Electives

2

(2)

Critical Reading & Writing 1 & 2

3

3

Art History

3

3

Art History

3

3

Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies

3

3

Liberal Studies

3

3

TOTAL CREDITS

17

17

17

17

Survey of World Art & Design 1 & 2 TOTAL CREDITS

3

3

18

18

TOTAL CREDITS

TOTAL CREDITS

3

3

16

14

Total credits for degree 134 credits Studio Electives: Ceramics, Printmaking, Silkscreen


ELENORA_GROKHOTOVA

TATIANA_OJJEH

STEPHANIE_HUNTER

TATIANA_OJJEH

FRATELLINI

TATIANA_OJJEH

MICHELLE_UM

MARET_HAWLEY


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illustration

As Illustration majors we are constantly challenged to effectively communicate our artistic ideas in the most creative way possible. We take art and commerce and mix it all up.


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MICHELLE_UM

POLINA_KOSTOVA

GHILA_VALEBREGA

CHARLOTTE_GUDMUNDSSEN'


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For the illustration student, Paris provides a rich, historical and contemporary tapestry from which to draw one’s inspiration. Moving in tandem with the great movements in art history, from the illuminated manuscripts, the great affichistes of the 1910’s, 20’s, and 30’s to les bandes dessinées and graphic novels, illustration has played and continues to play a dynamic role in European and world communication and graphic provocation. The works of Daumier, Doré, Cassandre, Topor, Sempé, Lagarrigue, Tardi, Loustal, Moebius, Benoit and JP Delhomme are part of the daily Parisian landscape. Students learn to solve current and topical conceptual illustration problems in a city that is a living textbook. The collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, the Musée de la Publicité, Bibliothèque Forney, Forum des Images, and the Centre Pompidou are part of this fabric. Both traditional and digital technologies are explored thoroughly in this pursuit. Drawing on the wealth of Paris’ cinematic tradition, the student also learns to take the drawn image into space and time through work in 2D and 3D animation work. Straddling the past and future, fine arts and commerce, the illustrator will find this both a rewarding and unique experience.

FOUNDATION YE AR

FALL SPRING

SOPHOMORE YE AR

FALL SPRING

JUNIOR YE AR

FALL SPRING

SENIOR YE AR

FALL SPRING

Drawing Fundamentals 1 & 2

3

3

Illustration Concepts

3

3

Junior Illustration Concepts

3

3

Senior Thesis & Senior Concepts

4

3

2D Integrated Studio 1 & 2

3

3

Typography

3

-

Junior Drawing / Painting

3

-

Senior Studio

3

3

3D Design 1 & 2

3

3

Digital Imaging & Multimedia

-

2

Junior Drawing / Mixed Media

-

3

Professional Practices

-

3

Laboratory 1 & 2

3

3

Drawing

3

3

Critical Reading & Writing 1 & 2

3

3

Painting

3

3

Computer Illustration and Design 1 & 2

3

Survey of World Art & Design 1 & 2

Illustration Animation Studies

-

2

Printmaking

2

-

3

3

Studio Elective

-

2

18

18

TOTAL CREDITS

Art History

3

3

Liberal Studies

3

3

TOTAL CREDITS

18

19

Liberal Studies TOTAL CREDITS

3

6

6

17

17

Digital Workshop 1: Presentation 3

-

Studio Electives

2

3

3

13

14

Liberal Studies TOTAL CREDITS

Total credits for degree 134 credits


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TATIANA_OJJEH

MAGGIE_GRISE

MICHELLE_UM

MICHELLE_UM

TATIANA_OJJEH

GHILA_VALEBREGO

CHARLOTTE_GUDMUNDSSEN

MICHELLE_UM

GHILA_VALEBREGO

BIGGLES_BRISTOL


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photography Photography was invented in France, and the light in Paris is amazing and utterly captivating. As a photographer, these are major draws. Melding the two and being guided by incredibly talented photographers is a dream come true.


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THERESE_OHRVALL


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FRESHMAN YE AR

Since the birth of photography in Paris in 1839, the French capital has played a pivotal role in nurturing this modern art form. In addition to the classic works of Atget, Brassai, Doisneau, and Cartier-Bresson, the works of Robert Capa, and William Klein come to mind in the context of photography and Paris. The works of these photographers are studied in reference to Paris. In addition, the documentary styles of Robert Franck, Walker Evans, Gary Winogrand and a contemporary generation including Sophie Calle, Gregory Crewdson, Joel Sternfeld, and Andreas Gursky are also explored. Within this broad aesthetic context, students develop their personal vision using traditional, alternative and contemporary photographic techniques including 35mm, 6x6, 4x5, pinhole and digital. Studio work is evaluated through individual and group critiques. The collections of the Bibliothèque Nationale, the Musée Carnavalet, the Centre National de la Photographie, the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, the Musée d’Orsay and the Centre Pompidou, as well as those of local working photographers, serve to illustrate the rich span of photographic history.

FALL SPRING

SOPHOMORE YE AR

FALL SPRING

JUNIOR YE AR

FALL SPRING

SENIOR YE AR

FALL SPRING

3

3

Photo Seminar 1: Studio Lighting 3

-

Junior Photo Seminar 1 & 2

4

4

Senior Photo Seminar 1 & 2

4

4

Experiments 1 & 2: Documentary 3

3

Photo Seminar 2: Outdoor Lighting -

3

Internship

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1

Senior Seminar Lab 1 & 2

3

3

Color Photography

3

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Studio Electives

2

2

Fashion Photography

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2

Digital Imaging & Multimedia 1 & 2

2

2

Liberal Studies

6

3

Photojournalism 1

2

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Experiments 3 & 4

4

4

15

12

Digital Design Electives

2

2

Studio Electives

2

4

Liberal Studies

6

3

18

18

35 mm Photography 1 & 2 Primitive / Alternative Photography

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2

Digital Design 1 & 2

1

1

Drawing 1 & 2

1

1

Color & Design 1 & 2

2

2

Studio Elective

2

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Digital Photography Techniques 1 & 2

2

2

Critical Reading & Writing 1 & 2

3

3

Studio Elective

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2

Survey of World Art & Design 1 & 2

Style, Theory and Analysis

3

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3

3

History of Photography

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3

18

18

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Liberal Studies TOTAL CREDITS

3

3

18

17

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TOTAL CREDITS

Total credits for the degree 134 credits


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design & management

The close interaction we have with the BFA students helps to hone our sense of design. And the fact that our professors are working professionals gives us a head start in our respective fields.


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In this program students are simultaneously introduced to the management of design, the practice of design and the social role of design. They address the pre-eminent role design plays in contemporary consumer society through a hands-on approach that requires them to engage in the production of design, and through courses that address the complexity of managing that production. They are introduced to design’s multifaceted nature by being asked to explore, with the faculty, how they can manage design in order to create new value for business and society at large. They acquire the fundamentals of design and management in order to be able to identify and manage design that is functional, ergonomic, aesthetic and sustainable.

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Students interested in pursuing a career in design management enter directly into the Design & Management Program as freshmen. Entering freshmen must possess strong communication and analytical skills. No portfolio is required for entrance to this program. Students will receive a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, a recognized undergraduate degree within the business field, at completion of the four–year program in Paris. Faculty within the Design & Management program are professionals chosen for their expertise in their respective fields. While students learn about design and management in the classroom, they are also exposed to the professional world through guest speakers, company visits and field trips. Students may choose to specialize in European Design, Fashion Management, Communication & Advertising, and Design Marketing, or opt for a broader career approach.

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FALL SPRING

SOPHOMORE YE AR

FALL SPRING

JUNIOR YE AR

FALL SPRING

Drawing 1 & 2

1

1

Economics 1 & 2

3

3

Color and Design 1 & 2

2

2

Finance and Accounting

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3

Digital Design 1 & 2

1

1

Marketing

3

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The Culture of Design

3

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Managing Creative Organizations

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3

Design Project Management

3

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Three-Dimensional Design

3

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Information Design

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2

Seminar: Design and Innovation

3

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Seminar: Global & Sustainable Design

3

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Department Elective

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3

Department Electives

3

3

Liberal Studies

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3

Art History Elective

3

-

15

17

Liberal Studies

3

3

18

14

Seminar: Intro to Design Management

3

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Seminar: Design in Everyday Life

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3

Department Elective

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3

Critical Reading & Writing 1 & 2

3

3

Survey of World Art & Design 1 & 2 French TOTAL CREDITS

3

3

3

3

19

19

TOTAL CREDITS

Marketing Strategies for Developing Brands Strategic Design Management & Direction

3 -

3

Design Research Methods

3

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Design Development

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3

Internship

TOTAL CREDITS

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2

SENIOR YE AR

FALL SPRING

International Business Law

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3

International Business

3

-

Financial Management

3

-

Business Ethics

-

3

Senior Seminar and Thesis

4

4

Department Electives

6

3

Liberal Studies Elective

-

3

16

16

TOTAL CREDITS

Total credits for degree 134 credits

Electives: Advertising & Communication Strategy; Consumer Behavior; Concept Merchandising; Design Entrepreneurship; European Design Businesses; Logistics in Fashion Management; Marketplace for Art & Design; Market Research Methods; Post-Modernity & Consumer Society; Product Development Fashion; Visual Corporate Communication.


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The broadly interdisciplinary Liberal Studies curriculum provides students with critical-historical perspectives on art and culture, and the research, writing and presentation skills essential to a well–rounded approach to art and design. It permits them to situate contemporary visual culture within its wider geographical and historical contexts, to investigate a range of issues that impact cultural production, and to discover resonances with their own practice. The program consists of courses for the BFA and BBA degrees, which require 42 Liberal Studies credits, a minimum 12 of which must be in art history. “Survey of World Art & Design" in the first year of studies serves as a key initiation to the historical examination and critical analysis of art and design across ages and cultures. Students learn to look at, contextualize, and interpret images and artifacts. “Critical Reading & Writing” emphasizes creative thinking and writing as tools for personal expression. In addition to required courses, Art History and Liberal Studies electives focus on specific aspects of cultural production and its uses, and enable students to sharpen their own critical and theoretical points of view. Social Science courses consider the complexities of social change, cultural diversity, and human thought. Students learn to exercise reason, to analyze and organize, form convincing arguments, and to speak and write logically. Parsons Paris takes special advantage of its campus and location as the ideal environment for observing and exploring social and cultural difference. Visits to studios, museums, galleries and various cultural events expose students to historical and contemporary art and design achievements. Senior level seminars address timely and provocative issues that help students develop ideas and make critical choices that will enhance their own careers as artists and designers.

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Critical Reading & Writing

6

Survey of World Art & Design

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Art History Electives (minimum)

6

Social Science

6

Cultural Studies

3

Liberal Studies Electives

15

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semester or year abroad at parsons paris

certificate programs

THE VISITING STUDENT PROGRAM

Parsons Paris offers an extraordinary study abroad option for college sophomores and juniors, or those with undergraduate degrees who wish to spend a semester or year experiencing the art, design, and culture of Paris. Not only do Visiting Students enjoy the many cultural outings and field trips in Paris and beyond, they gain exposure to many cultures through our international faculty and student body. Working side-by-side with Parsons Paris degree students, Visiting Students have access to all studio facilities. Studying full-time (minimum of 12 credits per semester), Visiting Students choose classes from the Parsons Paris departmental offerings as well as classes specifically developed for the Visiting Student community. An individual’s program could include classes from any and all majors, upon final approval of the Department Heads involved. Visiting Students are not required to pick a specific major; instead they select either Studio Concentration or Non-Studio Concentration depending on what types of classes they wish to take at Parsons Paris. • Those intending on taking any art and design coursework must apply for the Studio Concentration. Studio Concentration applicants are evaluated for admission based on their portfolio, statement of intent including a list of courses desired (see our website for course offerings), and academic records. • Those who wish to take only Design and Management, Art History, and Liberal Studies classes apply for the Non-Studio Concentration. Non-Studio Concentration applicants are evaluated based on their statement of intent - including a list of courses desired (see our website for course offerings), and academic records. For both Studio Concentration and Non-Studio Concentration applicants the Admissions Committee will determine, from the materials submitted, an applicant’s suitability for the program and readiness to achieve in the courses he/she has requested to take.

STUDENTS WHO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROGRAM COME FROM NUMEROUS COLLEGES INCLUDING:

Bates College Brown University California College of Arts & Crafts City College Clark University Colby-Sawyer College

College of Visual Arts Colorado State University Columbia University Cornell University Georgetown University Hamilton College Maryland Institute College of Art Minneapolis College of Art & Design Oxford University Rhode Island School of Design Reed College Sage College of Albany Sarah Lawrence College

School of the Art Institute of Chicago School of Visual Arts Stanford University The University of the Arts University of California Los Angeles University of Massachusetts University of Michigan University of The Arts London Vassar College Virginia Commonwealth University Yale University

The intensive curriculum of the Parsons Paris Certificate Program offers a nondegree option for those who wish to launch a career transition, refine a professional level design portfolio, or prepare for entering an MFA program. The Certificate Programs are ideally suited for the mature student who already has an undergraduate degree and wishes to complete his/her education with a professional art and design concentration. These programs emphasize skill development and provide a solid foundation in the process, technology, and language of art and design. Students must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours in a single discipline for the one year Certificate Programs listed below. Certificate Students enjoy the many cultural outings and field trips in Paris and beyond and gain exposure to many cultures through our international faculty and student body. Working side-by-side with Parsons Paris degree students, Certificate Students have access to all studio facilities. Studying full-time (minimum of 12 credits per semester), Certificate Students choose from the curricular suggestions on page 37 that provide a framework upon which Certificate Programs are developed. The student along with his/her advisor will create a final curriculum that responds to the student’s interests, abilities, and the course schedule. Certificate Student applicants are evaluated for admission based on their portfolio (with the exception of the Management of Design curriculum), statement of intent, and academic records. From the materials submitted the Admissions Committee will determine an applicant’s suitability for and readiness to achieve in the program.


selected certificate program options STUDIO ARTS

MANAGEMENT OF DESIGN

Marketing Managing Creative Organizations Design Project Management Design Research Methods Marketing Strategies for Developing Brands Electives The Culture of Design Art History Total credits

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Painting Drawing Sculpture Ceramics Printmaking Silkscreen Surface Treatments on Fabric Introduction to Photography Web Design Art History Elective Total credits

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FASHION CONCENTRATION

Pattern Drafting 3D Design/Draping Design Illustration Techniques Basics of Fashion Drawing Style Bureau Workshop Textile Electives Studio Electives Themes in Fashion History 1 & 2 Total credits

PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS

35 mm Photography 1 & 2 Drawing 1 & 2 Color and Design 1 & 2 Digital Design 1 & 2 Color Photography Primitive/Alternative Photography Illustration Animation Studies Digital Electives Studio Electives History of Photography Art History Total credits

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3 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 3 18

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ILLUSTRATION ARTS

Illustration Concepts Typography Drawing Digital Design 1 & 2 Basics of Fashion Drawing Printmaking Introduction to Photography Illustration Animation Studies Digital Design Electives Art History Elective Total credits

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Design for Communication 1 & 2 Typography 1 & 2 Drawing 1 & 2 Pre-production & Presentation Techniques Web Design 1 & 2: HTML & Beyond Digital Imaging Studio Electives Art History Graphic Design & Designers Total credits

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3 3 1 2 6 3 18

TEXTILE ARTS

Introduction to Textile Design Textile Identification Hand Knitting and Knotting 1 & 2 Surface Treatments on Fabric 1 & 2 Drawing 1 & 2 Color and Design 1 & 2 Studio Electives Creative Embroidery Techniques 1 & 2 Digital Design Electives History of Fashion and Textiles Twentieth Century French Fashion Total credits


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administration & faculty B/C Administration Serge Guarino, President Bridget O’Rourke, Academic Director Sara Krauskopf, Director of Admissions & Student Life Justine Donato, Admissions & Student Life Counselor Carolina Spielmann, Admissions Recruiter Anne-Flore Cabanis, Admissions Assistant Olympia MacKendree, Registrar Arnaud Merri, Registrar's Assistant Françoise Debroise, Business Office

Ivo Bonacorsi / Foundation Visual Artist and Writer. Solo Exhibitions: Chisel Gallery Milan- Genoa; Bordone Gallery Milan; Care/of Gallery, Milan; Galerie Arkos, Clermont–Ferrand. Group Exhibitions: Quarter/The Gesture, Florence; Desideretur, Bergamo; A Noir Triennale, Milan; Art Fair Basel. Featured: Flash Art, World Art, Gran Bazaar, Picabia. Publication: il Manifesto, Arearevue, Vogue Italia. D.A.M.S., University of Bologna.

Department Heads Bridget O’Rourke, Foundation Chair Laurent Sauerwein, Communication Design Head Frédérique Krupa, Communication Design/Foundation Assistant Head Martina Koehne, Fashion Design Head Bruce Stadlman, Fine Arts Chair Peters Day, Photography / Illustration Head Alice Peinado, Design & Management Chair Vivian Rehberg, Liberal Studies Head

Martine Bruno / Design & Management Collection Director for Gian Alberto Caporale, SNE Weil-Besançon. Work history: Pierre Cardin, Vestra, Arrow, ECCE/Yves Saint Laurent, Bidermann Industries, MAS Production, Calvin Klein, André Balzac, Etablissements MAS. Nicole Champagnol / Design & Management Interior Architect. Founder and Director of ELASTiC Interior Design, Paris. Previous Work History: Project Manager and Interior Designer for Idoine and Opus Certum in France; Freelance Interior Designer in the UK; Export Manager for Du Peloux in France. BA (Honors), Interior Design, Leeds College of Art and Design; Master in International Business, Sup de Co, Montpellier.

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Victoria Chi-Combettes / Foundation / Design & Management Art Director: J.P. Morgan, New York. Basel School of Design; MA, Product Design, North Carolina State University.

Carole Agaësse / Fashion Design Graphic Designer and Illustrator. Clients: Promostyl, Mitsukoshi, Textile Museum Tokyo, Prisma Presse, Albin Michel, Gallimard, Le Book, Karine Arabian; Exhibitions: Matsuya Tokyo, Galeries Lafayette V.O., Kashiyama Paris, BHV, Grand Palais, Contemporary Gallery, Saint Petersburg, Galerie Tetrakoff, Moscow. Studied at Ecole des Gobelins Paris. Sharam Alijani / Design & Management Assistant Professor of Economics, Business Administration and Communications, The American University of Paris. BA, BS, The American University of Paris; DEA, University of Reims; DEA, University of Marne-la-Vallée; DEA, École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées; Docteur és Sciences Economiques, University of Marne-la-Vallée. Natalie Bergogne / Fashion Design Designer. Work history: Hubert Barrere, Dominique Borg, Centre Culturel de Courbevoie, London College of Fashion. BTS, Institut de Mode et de Creation. Robert Bishop / Photography Photographer and Editor. Exhibitions: Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris; Arles Photography Festival and Honolulu Academy of Arts. “Route 66 Revisited” photo series included in the book “Art and Technique of 70 Modern Masters.” Founding editor of parisvoice.com website and magazine. Paris photography PBS television feature “Corpus Christi”. BA, Northern Illinois University; MTS, Lutheran School of Theology. Randall Blatt / Liberal Studies Professional Concert Pianist & Musicologist. Art director of the Honfleur Music Festival. Prix Supérieure and Prix d’Excellence of the Conservatoire Européen de Paris. Piano class of Yvonne Lefébure under the direction of Henry Sauget.

F/G H Fiona Ffoulkes / Liberal Studies Costume Designer. Clients: BBC; Central Independent Television; Nottingham, U.K. Granada Television; Manchester Euston Films; London and Hampshire County Museum Service. Freelance Lecturer on Textiles, film and Fashion for Wincester School of Art, University of Brighton, The London Institute, Central Saint Martins. MA, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton; Mphil/PhD, University of Southampton. Isabelle Gibert / Communication Design / Design & Management Art Director. Mode International, Mafia advertising agency, Bayard Presse, Actes Sud Junior, Albin Michel Jeunesse. Diplôme de conception visuelle, ESAG (Penninghen). Adrian Harding / Liberal Studies Area of study: 20th century comparative literature. Published four books of poetry, a survey of 20th century English literature and essays on art. Founder and director of the Tartar Gallery, Edinburgh. PhD, Cambridge University. Deborah Heffez / Design & Management International Business Expert. International Sales and Marketing Executive. Extensive experience in Japan consulting for various foreign companies. MBA, Japanese Management Systems, University of Hawaii; Phd, Business and Commerce, Keio University.

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D Peters Day / Photography / Illustration Department Head Illustrator and Painter. Exhibitions: la Saline Royale; Arc et Senans; Galerie Contemporain, Paris; Pavillion Books, London; Watson Guptill, New York; Younkyo Publishers, Seoul; JM Laffont, Paris. Clients: The New York Times; Le Monde. BFA, University of Pennsylvania. Luc de Banville / Illustration Animator. Animator in the Art of Animated Film, 1st assistant to Director (Animated Films), Professor in Animated Film Studio and Film Analysis., EHO! Multimédia; Athanor Productions; Millésime productions-M6; Darguard Marina-TF1; LPA-La Parisienne d’Animation; Granit TV. Studies: Greta Ardéche Media Cartoon / Lazennec Bretagne / Filmografo. Véronique Dévoldère / Fine Arts and Foundation Artist. Exhibitions in Cologne: Galerie Benninger, Art Fair, Galerie B2, ADH Hammelrath. Exhibitions in Paris: Galerie Olga Soe, Cité Internationale des Arts, Fiac Edition. BA Fine Arts, Connecticut College; Graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris.

Chiharu Jimbo / Fashion Design Fashion Designer. Work history: Delphine Murat, Ralph Kemp, Hanae Mori, Junichi Hakamaki. Launched her own label in 2005. BFA, Parsons School of Design. Claire Jochum / Fashion Design Textile Designer. Work history: Christian Lacroix, Sic Amor, Miss China, University of St. Quentin en Yvelines. Studied at Ecole de Beaux Arts de Strasbourg, Atelier d’Art Arc en Ciel, Chambre des Metiers. John Kliphan / Liberal Studies Lawyer and Poet. Founder and Director of the Live Poets Society. Widely published (both poetry and personal journalism) in the USA, Europe, the UK and Ireland. Admitted to Massachusetts Bar and California Bar. Listed in Who’s Who in American Law (2nd Edition). BA, Boston University; JD, Suffolk University of Law Martina Koehne / Fashion Design Chair Fashion Designer. Freelance work history: Louis Féraud, Carven, Renato Nucci, Marc Pajot Sportswear, Brittany Ferries, Galeries Lafayette, Fréderique Castet, Staatstheater Wiesbaden, consultant for Cetih. BTS Design de Mode, studied at Ecole Lesage and les Ecoles de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne.


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Anton Koslov / Design & Management Collaborated on various projects with Hilton McConnico, Alec Wildenstein, Mandarina Duck, Edition Point du Jour, etc. BA, New York University; MA, Harvard University; PhD, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. Nena Kraguly / Liberal Studies Art historian specializing in 20th century art. Regular contributor to Beorama, Vreme and Project. Curatorial activities at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. Affiliated with the VassarWesleyan University in Paris. DEA, Sorbonne, Paris. Frédérique Krupa / Assistant Head of Communication Design and Foundation Designer. Web and Documentation Manager for Virtools, SA. Served as Assistant Editor of ID Magazine. Has taught at Parsons The New School for Design, Rhode Island School of Design and University of the Arts in Philadelphia. BFA, Product Design; MA in Design Criticism, Parsons School of Design.

Charles Lacorne / Foundation Interactive Design Director. Co-founder & vice-president "les Designers Interactifs", France; clients include Orange, Shiseido,LPages Jaunes, Canal Plus, Arcelor Mittal, Renault. BA(Hons), Graphic Design, Central Saint Martins. website: http://www.charleslacorne.net Daniel Laprès / Design & Management Lawyer. Member of the Bar of Paris as well as of the Bar of Nova Scotia in Canada. Counsel to the Chinese law firm, The Tang Law Group headquartered in Beijing, China. Former Maître de Conférence at the Université de Paris (Panthéon-Sorbonne). Works extensively in the design industry and many of his current clients are in design and artistic fields. MBA, Columbia University; DEA, International Law, Université de Paris II, Panthéon. Christine Le Bugle / Design & Management Specialized consultant in brand strategy in the Fashion/Textile sector at the International Center of Research and Studies in Fashion (CIREM)/ Extensive teaching experience in Marketing at ESMOD, Mode Estah, Espaces et Matières, Negocia, as well as in textile companies. Licence, Université Paris VIII. Mark Lyon / Photography Photographer. PURE, Issue Books, 2004. Editorial clients :Dutch, The New Yorker, Blind Spot, Vibe, Out, Harper’s Bazaar, Rolling Stone, Vogue. Advertising: Canon, Citibank, Columbia Records, N.Y. City Ballet, Sony. Exhibitions: Air de Paris, Paris: Millenium de la Mode, Kyoto and Tokyo: Robert Mann Galllery, N.Y. Awards: Nikon, Communications Arts, SPD. BA, Bennington College; MFA, Yale University.

William MacKendree / Foundation / Fine Arts Artist. Exhibitions: Galerie Foex, Geneva; Center for Contemporary Art, St. Fons; Galerie Patricia Asbaek, Copenhagen; Gallery Thoman, Innsbruck; Gallery Vidal-St. Phalle, Paris. Featured in Le Monde, Art Press, Opus International. Collections: Museum of Modern Art, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Statts Museum. BFA, MFA, Georgia State University. Rafael Mahdavi / Fine Arts Artist. Exhibitions include: Tibor De Nagy, Kouros, NYC; Mordo, Inguanzo, Madrid, Gimpel Fils, London; Stadler Gallery, Paris; FIAC, Paris, Cologne Art Fair. BFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art. www.rafaelmahdavi.com Carol Mann-Pfeiffer / Liberal Studies Anthropologist, Art Historian, Novelist and Exhibition Organizer. Director of the humanitarian aid organization, “Les enfants de Bosnie.” Studied art history and cultural anthropology at the Courtauld Institute of Art. PhD, candidate at the Ecoles des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. Henri Matchavariani / Fashion Design Illustrator, Painter and Art Director for NCK, Havas Publicis, Young and Rubicam, Euro-Advertising. Advertising campaigns for Air France, Woolmark, Lancôme, L’Oréal, France Soir. Illustrations for Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Donna, Avenue. Exhibitions in Paris, Hamburg, Milan, Tokyo, Taipei. Steve McClymont / Fine Arts Painter. Solo exhibitions: F.C. Craig, Paris; Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris; Villa Radet, Paris; Salon du TRAIT, Paris. MFA, National Art School, Sydney. Kristin McKirdy / Foundation / Fine Arts Ceramist. Exhibitions: Galerie Pierre, Paris; Movements Modernes, Paris; Funky Zen, Mairie du 6e, Paris; Espace GrandJean, Vallauris; Elementarisme, Biennale de Chateauroux, France; Faenza Biennale, Italy. MFA, UCLA; MA, Art and Archeology, ParisIV-Sorbonne

Joe Neill / Fine Arts / Foundation Sculptor. Exhibitions include: Galerie Lelia, Murdoch, Paris; OK Harris Gallery, NYC; Alain Oudin Gallery, Paris. Featured in Art in America, The New York Times, The Village Voice. MFA, Bowling Green University. Robert Normand / Fashion Design Fashion Designer. Launched own signature fashion label in 2000. Work history: Dorothée Bis, Christophe Lemaire, Hervé Leger, Ocimar Versolato, Lanvin, Lacoste, Emilio Pucci. Diploma Studio Berçot, Paris.

Bridget O’Rourke / Foundation Department Chair Artist and Designer. Exhibitions: Galleria FacSimile, Milan; Miart 2006, Milan; A.I.R. Gallery, NYC; Gallery Korea, NYC; International Earth Summit, Rio de Janeiro: Exhibition Design; “Spazio è Societa”, Milan; Photography, Studio AT, Paris: Design Consultant. MFA, University of Pennsylvania.

Hally Pancer / Liberal Studies / Photography Photographer. Freelance work for major Israeli newspapers. Exhibitions include “Open Ends” at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC; “Beyond Borders,” Belgrade Kultural Centre, Belgrade; “The Golan Heights,” Limbus Gallery, Tel Aviv; “Documenting Lifestyles,” FNAC Montparnasse, Paris; “Some Arabs and Some Jews,” Jeu de Paume, Paris. BFA, Parsons School of Design; MFA, Yale University. Jinny Park-Longin / Fashion Design Fashion Designer. Work history: Popi Moreni, Dorothée Bis. University of Seoul, Korea; studied at Middlesex University, London; BFA, Parsons School of Design. Ian Paterson / Foundation / Photography Artist. Solo exhibitions: Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Musée Carnavalet, Paris; Centre Canadien d’Architecture, Montreal. Featured in L’Histoire des Jardins. BA, Trinity College, University of Toronto. Alice Peinado / Design & Management Chair Anthropologist. Areas of study: education management, personal development and team dynamics, multicultural theory and practice, globalization. Work history: ISM, ESC Reims, ENPC MBA, UNESCO, UNICEF. BA, Barnard College, Columbia University; MA, M.Phil, ABD, Columbia University. Ilya Platov / Liberal Studies Historian, currently teaching at INALCO. PhD, in Slavic Studies, Université de Paris IV Sorbonne. Gregory Polletta / Design & Management Engineer, Designer, Catalyst. Managing Director: Next Wave Partners www.nextwavepartners.com a product commercialization firm. Founder: GaS Design Group www.gasdesigngroup.com - an industrial design firm. BS Informatics, University of Connecticut/Cambridge University; MS, Industrial Design w/commendation, Domus Academy, Milan. Christophe Pradère / Design & Management Managing Director, Absolut Reality. Work history: Johnson & Johnson; Beghin Say, Korea and France; Pentagor, France; EURO RSCG Design, France. BBA, ISG Ecole de Commerce, Paris; University of California, Berkeley; Sophia University, Tokyo; MA, Domus Academy, Milan.


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Anne-Marie Smith / Liberal Studies Author and translator specializing in modern literature and psychoanalysis. Numerous publications and translations in literature and the humanities. Literature and translation professor for Institut Catholique de Paris, University of Paris VIII and European Centre for Literary Translation (Brussels). BA, (Honors) in French, Spanish, University College London. PhD, London University.

Vivian Rehberg / Liberal Studies Department Head Art Historian/critic, specializing in post-War European Art and politics. Founding editor of the Journal of Visual Culture, regular contributor to frieze and Artforum.com. Formerly Curator of Contemporary Art at ARC/Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. BA, SUNY Cortland; MA, SUNY Stony Brook; PhD, Northwestern University. Pauline Reychmann / Liberal Studies French Language Instructor, MA, University of Maryland, College Park. Maîtrise de Litterature and Licence de Lettres Modernes, Université de Paris IV, Sorbonne.

Bruce Stadlman / Fine Arts Chair Artist. Exhibitions: Galerie J. de Rumigny, Paris; Salon de Mai; Foundation Mona Bismark; L’Espace du Regard; Salon Grands et Jeunes, Paris. BS, Northwest Missouri State University; BFA, Kansas City Art Institute; MA, San Francisco State University.

Katarina Rimarcikova / Fashion Design Fashion Designer. Launched own signature label in 2006, participated in Unique Form Charity Project, Switzerland, freelance designer for Sharon Wauchob. Work history: Gucci, Alexander McQueen, London. BFA, Central Saint Martins.

Karel Steiner / Photography Photographer. Clients include: Unilever, Pilsner Urquel, Daewoo and Mazda. AAS, Fashion Institute of Technology; BA, Hamilton College.

Francisco Rocca / Fine Arts Artist, Printmaker. Exhibitions: National Library of Colombia, Bogotá; Cáceres Museum; Salon d’Automne, Paris. Graduated from School of Fine Arts, National University of Colombia; Printmaking studio: S.W. Hayter, Paris.

Bridget Strevens / Foundation Illustrator, Author and Designer. Member of the Board of the International Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Books published with Harper Collins US, Simon & Schuster US, Bayard éditions France, Little Hare Books, UK/Australia. Other clients include Bayard Presse, Milan Presse, Averbode. MA, (Hons.) King’s College, University of Cambridge. www.bridgetstrevens.com.

Elisabeth Roulleau / Fashion Design Embroiderer and Textile Artist. Work history : Koji Nihommatsu, Jérôme Dillinger, Atelier Cecile Henri, Impasse 13. Exhibitions at Cour des Loges, Lyon; Trame de soie association, Lyon. Graduated from the Ecole Lesage, Paris.

T S Jasmin Santanen / Fashion Design Fashion Designer. Launched own label in 2003. Work history: Lanvin, YSL-Rive Gauche, Thimister Couture, Hermès, Marimekko, L’Eclaireur. BFA, Parsons Paris. Laurent Sauerwein / Communication Design Department Head, Multimedia Designer and Artist, www.youcantouch.com. Clients include: Compagnie Générale des Eaux; Musée National d’Histoire Naturelle, Dieppe. Region Alsace, Exhibitions: Gallery Sonnabend; Salon de Mai, Fondation Cartier; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. BS, College of Communication, Boston University. Wade Saunders / Fine Arts Sculptor. Solo exhibitions: Art Resources Transfer, Inc., New York. Musée National de la Céramique Adrien Debouché, Limoges. Diane Brown Gallery, New York. MFA, UC San Diego. Claire Scholl / Design & Management Sociologist. Independent Consultant. Directrice des Etudes, Université Paris XIII. Work history: Banque Populaire; BNP; Concept Olivier Frenoy; I’International; INA; Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie; CNRI; ERCIM; INRIA; Ministère de la Culture; INA. Licence and Maîtrise, La Sorbonne; MA, University of California, Los Angeles.

Michael Taylor / Liberal Studies Editor at the French publishing house Calman-Levy. Translator, notably of Schneider’s book on Matisse and of Matisse’s correspondence. Area of study: multiculturalism. PhD, in Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley. Shaghig Terzakian / Fashion Design Pattern Drafter. Work history: Naf Naf, Véronique Leroy Paris, Bonya Syria. University of Alep; graduated from ESMOD; studied at l'Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne; studied at Central Saint Martins. Nicolas Tschopp / Photography Fine Arts Photographer. Recent exhibitions: Diatopos Gallery, Cyprus; Salon de Montrouge, Paris; Apocalypse Gallery, Cyprus; Parsons Paris. Private collections. School of Applied Arts in Vevey; École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris. Mark Tungate / Design & Management Freelance Writer, British journalist and author. Specialist subjects: media, marketing, travel, French culture and lifestyle. Experienced reporter, editor and copywriter; Publications include "Media Monoliths," "Fashion Brands," "Fifty: The Amazing World of Renzo Rosso and Diesel," and "The Epica Book." Copywriting clients have included Coca-Cola, MTV, Diesel and Initiative Media. Westminster Press Editorial Training College, Hastings, UK.

Cornelis van Voorthuizen / Photography Photographer. Clients: Ubi Soft, Le Monde (Aden), Editions Pascale Loiseau, Club Med, Chantal Thomass, Editions Menges France, Washington Times, Thiemenmeulehoff Editions, Netherlands; Nordqvist Productions, Sweden; Empire Press, New York City; Wieneren Magazine, Austria. Exhibitions: Gallery 18, Helsinki, Finland; UNESCO Headquarters, Brugges Provienciaal Hof; Le Mairie du 16ème arrondissement, Paris; le Mairie du 6ème arrondissement, Paris; Alla Rogers Gallery, Washington D.C. Diploma: BA, Brooks Institute of Photography. Kai von Ahlefeld / Fashion Design Fashion designer. Founder of Bureau Paris, Parisbased design firm. Work history: Ocimar Versolato, Kooka Burra, Cerruti, Lapidus, Yohji Yamamoto. BFA, Parsons Paris. Nathalie Watts / Design & Management Consultant in Marketing & Innovation, Founder and Director of 3Blossom, a strategic and operational consultancy in the field of Innovation and Design. Previous work history: Consultant and Trainer in Marketing to entrepreneurs at Coach Europ in France; 15 years in senior EMEA management roles in London; Account Director with global ICT, clients include: Compaq, Fujitsu-Siemens, MSN at McCann-Erickson, London; European Marketing Director for 3COM Europe, London; Marketing Manager positions at Hewlett-Packard, London. DESS International Marketing and Trade, University of Paris Sorbonne. Deborah Wickham / Communication Design Graphic Designer. Layout and production, The Paris Voice magazine. Clients: RNIB, Association FACTS, ELLB, Acting International, Paris Garden Guild. BA (Honors) London College of Printing, The London Institute. Catherine Winsnes / Foundation Graphic Designer and Artist. Clients: Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Office National du Tourisme de Norvège en France, Crédit Mutuel. Recent installations and films: Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris; Hôpital Psychiatrique Maison Blanche, Neuilly-sur-Marne; Parsons The New School for Design. Exhibitions in France and Norway. Graduated from the Ecole Supérieure d’Arts Graphiques. Slavomir Wisnieski / Liberal Studies Editor of Babel (Literary) Magazine. English instructor, Professional translator and interpreter, CECI; ABADEC. Maîtrise d’Anglais, University of Paris. Sylviane Yzet / Fashion Design Assistant Freelance Fashion Designer. Work history: Chloé, Carlin International, Réné Dherhy, DIM, LeJaby, Le Chat. Current clients: Galéries Lafayette, Monoprix, ETAM, Orcanta. Graduated from ESMOD, Paris. Jean Zuber / Fine Arts Artist and Lecturer. Exhibitions include: Galerie Philippe Casini, Paris; Galerie Numaga, Neuchâtel, Switzerland; Galerie Springer, Berlin. Publication: Co-author, Zeichen-Zeit-Symbolzerfall.


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degree programs Parsons Paris offers degree programs based on the American system of education, in which students who successfully complete four years of study receive a Bachelor's Degree. In the fields of art and design, students receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (BFA) that prepares them for entry into their profession. At Parsons Paris, students can choose Communication Design, Illustration, Fashion Design, Fine Arts or Photography. BFA candidates start in the Foundation Year, an intensive preparation for any of the art and design disciplines; Photography students have the option of “direct entry” into their major starting from freshman year. Students interested in pursuing a career in business for the design industries enter the Design & Management program as freshmen; upon successful completion of the four-year program these students receive a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree(BBA), the recognized undergraduate degree in business in the USA.

the degree. All students for whom English is their second language are required to take an English Placement Test during Orientation week; if their score is below our minimum, the ESL Program Required condition may be imposed. • Probation Students may be admitted on probation as a result of poor academic performance. Details about probationary admission are included in the decision letter.

The American Credit System Students earn “academic credit” for courses they successfully complete. Credit load is calculated based on the number of in-class hours and the amount of homework required. Credits are differentiated into: studio credits for classes that require the creation of artwork; departmental credits for courses that contain material relevant to a student's major; liberal studies / art history credit for classes emphasizing the development of critical, analytical, and writing skills. Liberal Studies comprise Art and Design History, Social Sciences, Cultural Studies, and English. In order to obtain the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (BFA) a student must complete 134 credits, including 92 departmental and 42 Liberal Studies credits. The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) requires 134 credits, including 79 departmental, 13 studio, and 42 Liberal Studies credits. All degree students must take a minimum of 12 Art History credits within their Liberal Studies requirements.

Residency Requirement Parsons Paris has a two-year residency requirement for all undergraduate degree programs. Students may transfer up to a maximum of 67 credits.

Advanced Standing Credit Students who have earned a French or International Baccalaureate, a German Abitur, or who have passed A-Levels, US Advanced Placement Exams, or equivalent university qualifying examinations, will be considered to receive appropriate transfer credits for those academic credentials. Applicants must submit official documentation in the original language and certified translations into English in order to receive credit. Special Condition Admissions In some cases, after reviewing an application, the Admissions Committee may require one of the following conditions: • ESL Program Required Students whose English proficiency test scores fall between 60 and 91 on the TOEFL Ibt or 5.5 and 6 on the IELTS will be considered for entry with English as Second Language (ESL) required. Enrollment will be limited exclusively to the studio / departmental portion of the curriculum, plus ESL courses. The student must successfully complete the ESL class in order to continue at Parsons Paris. Liberal Studies requirements normally completed in the first year must be completed in subsequent semesters or during the summer and may extend the total time required to complete

Accepted Applicants When notified of acceptance, applicants receive information about housing, tuition and fees, and other matters. The Admissions Committee's decision to admit an applicant is contingent upon successful completion of any on going studies, and on the Admissions Committee's receipt of the final transcripts of those studies.

Transfer Student Issues Transfer applicants are evaluated on two criteria: first, their skills and abilities must be equivalent to those of Parsons Paris students at the same level; second, they must have sufficient credit for college courses completed elsewhere that are similar in content, purpose and standards to those offered at Parsons Paris. Transfer applicants must submit official transcripts of all college study to Parsons Paris. A grade of “C” or better must be earned to receive transfer credit. Granting of transfer credit is contingent upon an applicant's capacity to maintain the same satisfactory performance level by which the student was admitted. During the first semester of attendance, students should direct their questions about transfer credit to the Registrar. Students must submit final transcripts for all previous coursework prior to the second semester of matriculation. After that point, transcripts will not be reviewed. In addition, transcripts from colleges that were not indicated on the application for admission will not be reviewed. • Studio Credit Transfer credit for studio courses will be granted only for courses whose content is similar to that of Parsons Paris and after presentation of official transcripts and portfolio material demonstrating proficiency in the subject areas for which credit is sought. Credit will only be granted in 12 credit (equivalent semester) blocks. NO credit will be granted for “life experience.” • Liberal Studies Credit Parsons Paris awards a maximum of 42 liberal studies (including art history) credits for courses completed elsewhere, and which correspond to Liberal Studies requirements. • Notification of Credit The transfer credit evaluation is completed and transfers credit granted only after an applicant has been accepted and has submitted all final transcripts from other schools to Parsons Paris. Accepted applicants receive notification of transfer credit prior to Registration.

non-degree study options Certificate Program Upon successful completion of the 36 credits of required coursework, students have the option of participating in the graduation ceremony at which they will receive their Certificate. Upon request students will receive an official transcript. Visiting Student Program Visiting Students may attend full-time for one or two semesters, taking classes from any department for which they have the requisite experience. Visiting Students apply for either Studio Concentration or Non-Studio Concentration, depending on the type of classes they wish to take at Parsons Paris. Those intending on taking art and design coursework apply for the Studio Concentration, and those who wish to take Design & Management, Art History/Liberal Studies classes apply for Non-Studio Concentration. Upon request, students receive a transcript of the coursework they have completed at Parsons Paris.

Part-Time Programs • Non-Credit Classes Throughout the year non-credit classes are offered for students of all ages, from high school to mature learners. Visit www.parsons-paris.com to request a brochure. • Special Part-Time Qualified students may enroll in individual, credited courses on a space-available basis. Those interested in this option must contact Parsons Paris to receive course listings for the semester for which they would like to study. These are available approximately two months before the beginning of each semester.


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applying to parsons paris On the following pages is a list of the materials you must submit to apply to Parsons Paris. Please make note of the details specific to the program for which you plan to apply. All materials submitted to the Office of Admissions, including home exam, portfolio, transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc, become the property of Parsons Paris. The Admissions Committee will make no decision on an application until all materials have been received by the Office of Admissions; within three weeks of receipt of all materials decisions are rendered and mailed to applicants. Parsons Paris has no set admissions formula. Each applicant is reviewed individually with regard to his or her own experience, achievement and potential for artistic growth. A large part of the Admissions Committee's decision is based upon evaluation of the portfolio and home exam (see pages 43). Parsons Paris seeks serious, responsible, and highly motivated applicants. A prospective student's potential for artistic achievement is one of the most important criteria in evaluating candidates for admission.

DEADLINES

Fall 2008 You must submit all your application materials by: • Priority Deadline: March 1, 2008 If you are applying for a scholarship or wish to have priority consideration. • Final Rolling Deadline: July 15, 2008 Applications received after March 1, 2008 will be reviewed as received on a space available basis.

Spring 2008 You must submit all your application materials by: • Priority Deadline: October 1, 2008 If you are applying for a scholarship or wish to have priority consideration. • Final Rolling Deadline: December 1, 2008 Applications received after October 15, 2008 will be reviewed as received on a space available basis.

Submit Test Scores: SAT, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS - Applicants for the BFA, BBA, Certificate and Visiting Student Program for whom English is not their native language must submit results of either the TOEFL exam (the Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System). The minimum scores required are: 92 on the TOEFL Ibt test or 6.5 band score on the IELTS. Those whose scores fall between 60 and 91 on the TOEFL Ibt or 5.5 and 6 on the IELTS will be considered for entry with English as Second Language required (see special Condition Admissions section on page 43 for more information). To get information for the earliest possible test date for the TOEFL exam go to www.ets.org. Our institution code is 8217. To find testing centers and register for the IELTS got to www.ielts.org. Request that your score be sent directly to Parsons Paris. Applicants for the BFA and BBA, currently enrolled in an American high school must submit SAT or ACT exam results; use our CEEB code: 4627.

Submit Portfolio - Applicants for the BFA Program and Certificate and Visiting Students - Studio Concentration must submit a portfolio consisting of 12 to 20 pieces of their artwork. We can view work on CD-Rom, on web-pages (please send us the exact URL) or slides. Do not put self adhesive labels on CDs; please put your name on the CD with indelible marker. Original work will not be accepted. On the following pages you'll find further portfolio instructions.

Submit Home Exam - Applicants for the BFA, BBA, and Certificate and Visiting Student program must submit a home exam. On the following page are the details for each program and level. Do not underestimate the importance of the home exam. We can view work on CD-Rom, on web-pages (please send us the exact URL) or slides. Do not put self adhesive labels on CDs; please put your name on the CD with indelible marker. If you send the portfolio and home exam on the same CD, or in the same slide sleeve, make sure to indicate which work is the home exam assignment.

APPLICATION MATERIALS & PROCEDURE

Submit Application Form and Fee - Applicants for the BFA, BBA, Certificate and Visiting Student Program must complete the application form contained in this catalog and return it, along with a non-refundable application fee in the amount of 50 Euros made payable to Parsons Paris. Payment must be in Euros. We recommend paying by credit card, international money orders, traveler's checks, or bank checks in Euros.

Submit Transcripts of Previous Study - Applicants for the BFA, BBA, Certificate, and Visiting Student Programs must send original versions or official (notarized) copies of secondary school and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office. An applicant's own photocopies of transcripts are not acceptable. Those who have already earned a bachelor's degree prior to applying for admission to Parsons Paris are not required to submit secondary school transcripts. All other applicants must submit secondary school transcripts. All documents in languages other then English must be translated by an official translator. Untranslated documents will not be considered.

Schedule a Personal Interview - All applicants are strongly encouraged to have a personal interview either in-person or by telephone. Applicants must call the Admissions office at +33(0)1.45.77.40.17, to schedule an interview well in advance of desired appointment date. All application materials must be submitted in advance of the appointment date. During your interview your portfolio and home exam will be reviewed. You will be expected to discuss your work during the interview.


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home exam and portfolio instructions FIRST YEAR ENTRY OPTIONS

BFA Freshman Foundation Applicants Complete regardless of intended major. HOME EX AM

1. Draw a self-portrait in pencil. Colored pencil is acceptable. Draw from a mirror and include foreground and background. 2. Using a black and white media draw one of the smaller spaces in your home (bathroom, closet, attic). 3. Using cut or torn paper construct a color collage depicting the same scene as in number 2. PORTFOLIO

1. The portfolio should consist of observational drawing and painting work, including figure studies, portraits, still lifes, and interior and exterior spaces. Artwork should demonstrate the applicant’s ability to represent the three-dimensional world on a two-dimensional plane. 2. Portfolios should not contain work specific to an intended major. As a Foundation applicant you are not applying to a particular department; you are applying for entry into the school based on our freshman requirements. 3. We will not review work copied from a two-dimensional source, such as a photograph or work created solely from the imagination. 4. Be discriminating when selecting your work. We do not want to see every piece you have ever done; we want to see your 12-20 best pieces.

TRANSFER ENTRY OPTIONS HOME EX AM

Complete steps 1 and 2 below and 3 and 4 for the department to which you are specifically applying. 1. Draw a self-portrait in pencil. Colored pencil is acceptable. Draw from a mirror, and include foreground and background. 2. Using cut or torn paper construct a color collage depicting one of the smaller spaces in your home (bathroom, closet, attic). Communication Design 3. Design a ticket for an event, real or imagined, past (historical), present, or future. Use type, image or both. 4. Design a label for bottled water. You may use type or image, or both. Illustration 3. Submit a drawing from observation of any subject in any medium. 4. Illustrate an article from a newspaper or magazine. Be sure to submit a copy of the article that you select. Fashion Design 3. Create a collage that defines the lifestyle of the kind of woman or man for whom you would like to design. Use images taken from magazines and pay attention to color, textures and other basic elements. 4. Using the collage from step 3 above, design five outfits for one season. Present as color drawings.

BFA Freshman Direct-Entry Photography Applicants HOME EX AM

1. Draw a self-portrait in pencil. Colored pencil is acceptable. Draw from a mirror, and include foreground and background. 2. Using cut or torn paper construct a color collage depicting one of the smaller spaces in your home (bathroom, closet, attic). 3. Submit three photographs concerning a theme of your choice. 4. Submit a photograph representing an interpretive self-portrait.

Fine Arts 3. Submit three drawings dealing with a theme of your choice. 4. Submit an artist's statement discussing the theme of the above assignment. Photography Follow instructions for BFA Freshman Direct-Entry Photography Applicants. BBA Design & Management Follow instructions for first year entry BBA Design & Management Applicants.

PORTFOLIO

1. The portfolio must consist of photographs shot and printed by the applicant. Color work may be included whether printed by the applicant or not. 2. Artwork should display the knowledge and use of composition, perspective, focus, depth of field and content. 3. The photographs should also demonstrate the applicant's printing technique, including attention to grey scale, contrast, use of filters and burning and dodging when necessary. BBA Design & Management Applicants HOME EX AM

1. Write a one-page (500 word) type written essay analyzing a well designed everyday object or product, building, publication, advertisement or software. Explain why you think this item is well designed. You may consider such issues as the purpose and effectiveness of the object, the role of technology in its creation, the social responsibility of the designer, etc. 2. Write a one-page (500 word) personal essay describing the events and ideas that prompted your interest in this program.

PORTFOLIO

To apply for departmental transfer into the sophomore level you will need to have completed the equivalent of Parsons Paris' first-year Foundation Program (approximately 24 studio art credits) or the Freshman year of Photography (also approximately 24 studio credits) therefore you must submit a portfolio displaying the equivalent skills achieved by students having completed their first year at Parsons Paris. (Please refer to the Foundation Year or Photography Freshman Year course descriptions on our website for more information.) To apply for departmental transfer as a Junior you must have equivalent skills to a Parsons Paris student at the same level. Therefore, your portfolio should include work comparable to Parsons Paris freshman as well as sophomore year work. See course descriptions on our website of the department for which you are applying to understand the type of work you should include in your portfolio. BBA candidates who wish to obtain credit for studio classes completed elsewhere must submit a portfolio showing appropriate skill development.

NON-DEGREE PROGRAMS

Certificate Program and Visiting Student Applicants HOME EX AM

Submit a brief, type-written statement of intent for your studies including your academic goals for your time at Parsons Paris. Using the course offering listed for 2007-2008 (see www.parsons-paris.com) indicate which courses you wish to take while here.

PORTFOLIO*

Submit 10-20 examples of work that show your readiness to undertake studies indicated in your statement of intent. Include a minimum of 5 examples of Life Drawing. *Not required for Visiting Student Non-Studio Concentration & Certificate in Business of Design Applicants.


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tuition & scholarship

Typical Academic Year Expenses in Euros, 2007-2008 : Tuition

20,700 €

Registration fee

360 €

Health Insurance

1128 €

Housing during orientation (optional)

300 €

Housing

6,500 €

Personal / Meals

5,000 €

Books and supplies

1,375 €

Local transportation

482 €

T OTAL

35,845 €

Some courses, which use special equipment or supplies, have course fees. These range from 20 to 150 euros per course and are published at registration. Parsons Paris Scholarship & On-Campus Internship Program A limited number of scholarships that defray a portion of tuition are available to Parsons Paris degree students. In addition, all degree students may be chosen to participate in the on-campus internship program. Interns are assigned positions within the school for which they receive an honorarium. The Parsons Paris Scholarship Committee grants these awards on the basis of three criteria: financial need, merit, and commitment to the Parsons Paris program. Scholarships are awarded for one year. To retain their scholarships, students must remain in good academic standing (a semester GPA of at least 2.5 with a full-time load of at least 12 credits, including all degree requirements). They must also reapply and show continued need. Scholarships may be reduced or discontinued if a student's financial circumstances or academic performance are deemed to no longer warrant tuition assistance. To Apply: Applicants should download the Financial Assistance Application from our website and submit it with their application for admission. Applicants wishing to receive financial assistance should apply for admission by the Priority Deadline: • March 1, 2008 for fall entry; • October 1, 2008 for spring entry. Student Loans All Parsons Paris full-time students are eligible to apply for student loans though the International Education Finance Corporation. Through IEFC American students can access the ISLP private loan, non-US students can borrow if they have a US citizen to co-sign and Canadian students can borrow a CANHELP loan. These loans are designed to assist students in covering their educational related expenses. For full terms and conditions, please visit the International Education Finance Corporations web site at www.iefc.com.


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parsons paris application 2008-2009

Carefully complete all requested information. Include a non-refundable application fee by credit card, traveler's check, international money order, or bank check for 50 euros. Only payments made in euros will be accepted. Mail to: Office of Admissions / Parsons Paris 14, rue Letellier, 75015 Paris France.

APPLICANT'S DATA

last name

first name

name on transcript (if different)

country of citizenship

U.S. social security number (if applicable)

place of birth

male

date of birth

female

day

/

month

/

year

EMAIL ADDRESS

C U R R E N T M A I L I N G A D D R E S S (place where official correspondence will be sent)

street

apt. N째

valid until (day/month/year)

postal code

city / state

mobile phone

country

telephone

P E R M A N E N T H O M E A D D R E S S (place where you will always be able to be contacted)

check here if same as mailing address street

apt. N째

valid until (day/month/year)

postal code

city / state

mobile phone

country

telephone

The term you are applying for begins:

FALL 2008

SPRING 2009

P R O G R A M O F S T U D Y (select one only) F IRST YE AR OPTIONS

T RANSFER ENTRY OPTIONS

Degree Programs

Degree Programs

Freshman

Sophomore

V ISITING STUDENT

Non-Degree Programs Junior

C ER TIFIC ATE

Non-Degree Programs

Studio Concentration

Management of Design

Non-Studio Concentration

Studio Arts

BFA Foundation

Communication Design

Fashion

BFA Direct-Entry Photography

Fashion

Fine Arts

Fashion Concentration

Fine Arts

Photography

Photographic Arts

BBA in Design & Management

Illustration

Design & Management

Illustration Arts

Photography Design & Management

Textile Arts Visual Communications


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APPLICANT’S EDUCATION List all secondary schools attended; give month and year of entering and leaving.

school name

school name

city/country

city/country

period attended

degree received

period attended

degree received

List all post-secondary schools (colleges and universities) attended; give month and year of entering and leaving.

school name

school name

city/country

city/country

period attended

degree received

period attended

school name

school name

city/country

city/country

period attended

degree received

period attended

degree received

degree received

MISCELLANEOUS

Have you ever applied to Parsons Paris before ? to what other school have you applied ?

YES

NO

If yes, for which semester ? how did you hear about Parsons Paris ?

PERSONAL DATA

father’s name

mother’s name

father’s occupation

mother’s occupation

full address

full address

if you are married, give spouse’s name

S C H O L A R S H I P Will you be applying for scholarship? Yes No If so, please download the application for financial assistance from www.parsons-paris.com and return it with this application form.

HAVE YOU DONE THE FOLLOWING?

1. Signed and dated this form, 2. Attached the application fee for 50 Euros. To pay the application fee by credit card, please download the credit card authorization form from www.parsons-paris.com and return it with this application form. 3. Contacted the appropriate schools and arranged transcripts to be sent, 4. Contacted the appropriate agency and arranged for test scores to be sent, 5. Submitted Home Exam and, if required, Portfolio. The information I have supplied on this application is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. I understand that the materials submitted with the application (except portfolio) become the property of Parsons Paris and will not be released to another party.

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