TRANSDISCIPLINARy DESIGN (MFA)
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Design and Management (BBA )
ARCHITECTURAL Design (BFA)
Design and Urban Ecologies (MS)ยน
INTEGRATED DESIGN (bFA )
Architecture / Lighting Design dual degree (MArch / MFA)
SCHOOL OF DESIGN STRATEGIES
FASHION Design (AAS)
Urban Design (BS)
Theories of Urban Practice (MA)ยน
Environmental Studies (BA or BS)
IntERIOR Design (BFA) IntERIOR Design (AAS)
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InteRIOR Design (MFA)
PRODUCT Design (BFA) History of Decorative Arts AND Design (MA)
Design AND TECHNOLOGY (BFA)
SCHOOL OF FASHION
Design AND TECHNOLOGY (MFA)
FASHION MARKETInG (AAS)
Pre-College and Continuing Studies / Parsons also offers open enrollment courses for nondegree students of all ages, in which you can build a portfolio or take art and design courses for credit or on a noncredit basis. Classes for high school students are held on Saturday mornings and over the summer. Intensive courses for undergraduate and graduate credit are offered each summer on the New York campus and in Parsons programs abroad. Some courses are offered online.
Lighting Design (MFA)
SCHOOL OF CONSTRUCTED ENVIRONMENTS
FASHION Design (BFA)
ABOUT PARSONS / At Parsons, a number of interconnected learning communities help you develop as a designer, artist, and citizen. Each undergraduate, associate, and graduate degree program at Parsons is housed in one of five schools. This structure offers options for both focused instruction and interdisciplinary study.
ARCHITECTURE (MArch )
COMMUNICATION Design (BFA)
ILLUSTRATION (BFA) FASHION Design AND SOCIETY (MFA)
SCHOOL OF Art and Design History and Theory
GRAPHIC Design (AAS)
SCHOOL OF Art, Media, and Technology
Design STUDIES (MA) 1 FASHION Studies (MA) FINE ARTS (MFA)
FINE ARTS (BFA )
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* You can combine a BFA from Parsons with a BA from Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts for a five-year dual-degree BA/BFA.
Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Mannes College The New School for Music
A History of Embracing Change / Since 1896, Parsons has taught generations of designers, artists, intellectuals, and leaders in business and civic life, leading art and design education and developing innovative programs that open new academic and career paths for students worldwide.
Parsons The New School for Design
Divisions of The New SchooL
The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
The New School for PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT 1904
The New School for Social Research The New School for Drama
Divisions of The New School / The New School holds a respected place among forward-thinking American universities, attracting adventurous, creative, civic-minded scholars. A Parsons education combines the creative focus of an independent art and design school with the resources of The New School, a recognized liberal arts university. Both institutions have long been advocates of progressive thought and action, taking on urgent challenges facing society and preparing students to work in new and existing fields. Students complement their design education with courses in anthropology, public policy, business, media studies, the performing arts, and other disciplines, developing the capacity to work collaboratively across a range of projects and settings. The New School is made up of seven divisions that offer undergraduate, associate, and graduate degrees and certificates in a number of disciplines.
William Merritt Chase founds the Chase School of Art, the progressive institution that later becomes Parsons. Arts educator Frank Alvah Parsons joins the school and launches the nation’s first study programs in fashion design, interior design, and advertising and graphic design. Parsons becomes the school’s director in 1910. Prominent scholars Charles Beard, John Dewey, James Harvey Robinson, and Thorstein Veblen establish The New School for Social Research as a nontraditional learning center for adults. The New School for Social Research becomes home to the University in Exile, a refuge for scholars fleeing Nazi persecution. The University in Exile joins The New School for Social Research as the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science.
The Chase School is renamed after its longtime director, Frank Alvah Parsons.
Parsons joins The New School, expanding its offerings in the humanities and social sciences and the academic resources available to its faculty and students. Parsons reorganizes its degree programs into five thematic schools to foster community and facilitate collaborative interdisciplinary learning. Parsons expands its degree offerings, launching new BA, BS, MA, MFA, and MS programs (see infographic at left).
PARSONS: PART OF AN URBAN NETWORK / New York City is a world capital of art, culture, commerce, and intellectual inquiry and an essential part of a Parsons education. Students take advantage of the city’s professional network through internships and industry partnerships that open up numerous possibilities for professional success. They also benefit from a faculty made up of some of the most accomplished designers, artists, critics, and scholars in the world. Here are a few of the organizations with which Parsons has partnered recently.
Parsons’ Design Workshop: Splash House, a design/build project developed with the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation
JPMorgan Chase Community Development Competition for The Fortune Society’s new building
Dining by Design project to create interiors for Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) fundraisers
The Kitchen, an alternative arts and performance space and host of Parsons fine arts thesis exhibitions
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, a partner in Parsons’ MA History in Decorative Arts and Design program and a resource for other design studies programs
Trayless Tuesdays initiative to reduce lunchroom waste in New York City public schools
Project by Parsons, Milano, and Stevens Institute to develop replicable, energy-efficient housing for the Solar Decathlon competition of the U.S. Department of Energy
NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Partnership for Parks, and Hester Street Collaborative project to design public spaces Oyster Gardens NYC class project exploring environmental sustainability
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton Inc.’s Artisan Project, documenting artisanal industries in New York
PARSONS: ENGAGED WITH THE WORLD / Parsons embraces global perspectives, offering intensive workshops and courses that allow students to work directly with communities worldwide, sharing skills and knowledge. In keeping with the university’s commitment to civic engagement, external partnerships connect students with private companies, nonprofits, and government agencies that support a spectrum of activities. Engaging community stakeholders as co-designers, students have created new facilities for service organizations and designed new methods for exchanging information.
FLORENCE, ITALY MFA Lighting Design collaboration with Targetti Foundation to develop lighting plans for the historic city center Romania
BEIJING, CHINA Exquisite Corpse, an interdisciplinary collaboration of Parsons, Tsinghua University, and Sydney College of the Arts to explore cities through a variety of creative disciplines
ST. LOUIS, SENEGAL School of Art, Media, and Technology’s Early Warning, Early Action project for the Red Cross
Guatemala Parsons, Milano, and the graduate program in International Affairs collaboration with Ajkem’a Loy’a, an artisan collective
JINGA, UGANDA School of Constructed Environments and the graduate program in International Affairs collaboration with Slum Women’s Initiative for Development (SWID) to develop housing
BANGKOK, THAILAND Parsons and The New School for Social Research collaboration with Chulalongkorn University on an urban design project to devise a transportation network using waterways
OPEN SOCIETY Parsons collaborations with the Open Society Institute’s Public Health Programs