Live, study, and play in one of the world’s most exciting cities. A leading university, The New School seamlessly connects the classroom to New York City and the world beyond. Liberal Arts, Art and Design, Performing Arts.
At Parsons, a diverse community of students develops critical thinking skills and applies them to challenges ranging from environmental degradation to physical accessibility and humanitarian crises. Through a network of interconnected design laboratories, students explore global phenomena at multiple sites and scales of engagement, from on-campus research initiatives to partnerships that affect change in New York and around the world.
Throughout their journey, Parsons students benefit from instruction and mentorship by some of the most accomplished artists, designers, architects, photographers, illustrators, scholars, and critics in the world. Under the guidance of this renowned faculty, they learn to weave together different areas of expertise to radically rethink their artistic fields.
Parsons offers a wide variety of programs, including: Architectural Design (BFA), Architecture (M.Arch), Architecture/Lighting Design (M.Arch, MFA), Art and Design History and Theory, BA/BFA Dual Degree, Business of Design (Certificate), Communication Design (BFA), Continuing Education, Decorative Arts Graduate Seminar in Scandinavia, Design and Technology (BFA and MFA), Design and Urban Ecologies (MS), Design Studies (MA), Environmental Studies (BS), Fashion Design (AAS and BFA), Fashion Design and Society (MFA), Fashion Marketing (AAS), Fashion Studies (MA), Fine Arts (BFA and MFA), Graphic Design (AAS), History of Decorative Arts and Design (MA), Illustration (BFA), Integrated Design (BFA), Interior Design (AAS, BFA, and MFA), Leadership in the Arts, Lighting Design (MFA), Photography (BFA and MFA), Pre-College Academy, Product Design (BFA), Strategic Design and Management (BBA and MS), Summer Intensive Studies: New York, Summer Intensive Studies: Paris, Summer Studies in Constructed Environments, Theories of Urban Practice (MA), Trans-Disciplinary Design (MFA), and Urban Design (BS).