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    Parsons Academy: Paris Summer Intensive Studies

    Parsons Academy: Paris Summer Intensive Studies


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: France
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: June
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Performing & Visual Arts
    • Sub-Categories: Design, Fashion, Arts, Photography, Interior Design
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: > $7,000+
    • Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
    • Credit Awarded: Yes
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    Experience Paris as an insider, exploring contemporary European art, design, fashion, and photography firsthand in the city’s many design studios and museums. Taught at Parsons Paris, this three-week, three-credit program for high school juniors, seniors, and recent graduates surrounds students with a close-knit learning community in which they work directly with leading faculty and peers from around the world.

    Students benefit from small class sizes and participate in unique virtual field trips, special guest lectures, and individual portfolio reviews. This program facilitates learning through a hands-on, project-based curriculum. Students select one interactive course in either Fine Arts and Design Explorations, which builds artistic skills in subjects including painting, photography, and graphic design, or Design Strategies, which provides an insider's view of design and management and fashion merchandising. 

    Choose from:

    • Fashion Design
    • Drawing 
    • Photography 
    • Painting
    • Portfolio Development

    What You'll Gain

    • Deeper knowledge of art, design, and fashion
    • The opportunity to refine your artistic skills while exploring Paris
    • Lasting connections to a small community of students

    How You'll Learn

    • Small classes, allowing for individualized attention
    • Hands-on projects
    • Critiques from leading faculty practitioners

    Cost and Session Information

    Tuition and Fees: $9,500 (includes tuition, housing, and excursions)

    Schedule: Jun 29 - July 20, 2024

    Classes are held at Parsons Paris, located at 45 rue Saint-Roch in the first arrondissement, a short walk from the Louvre and Opéra Garnier. Many classes meet in locations throughout the city, ranging from art and design exhibition settings to architectural landmarks and parks. Coursework is complemented by excursions and day trips.


    Parsons Paris partners with Academic Programs International (API), our preferred partner specializing in study abroad, to enroll you and provide on-site support services. 

    The program is open to high school students entering their junior or senior year and to recent high school graduates. High school students are introduced to the college art and design experience through an immersive course of study. Applicants must be 16 to 18 years of age. Exceptions cannot be made.

    Note: All Summer Intensive Studies courses may be taken in order to develop a portfolio for the college admission process.

    Courses last six weeks. Most students take two courses per semester. The program must be completed in two years, but many students finish in two semesters. 

    All Paris Summer Intensive Studies students earn three college credits upon successful completion of the course.