Parsons School of Design at The New School

New York,

USA

3. Art & Design

"As a university where design and social research drive approaches to studying issues of our time, we seek to provide students with the tools needed to grapple with complex problems facing society and to pursue more fluid and flexible career pathways."

Image: Joseph Cals, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Parsons School of Design at The New School

New York,

USA

3. Art & Design

"As a university where design and social research drive approaches to studying issues of our time, we seek to provide students with the tools needed to grapple with complex problems facing society and to pursue more fluid and flexible career pathways."

Image: Joseph Cals, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Parsons School of Design is a highly valued university in the heart of New York and is placed 3rd in global rankings of art and design schools. Parsons offers a wide range of art studies and programmes, as well as an opportunity to study in different colleges of The New School around the world, for example in Paris. The programmes are flexible and the diverse community of students develop a wide range of skills to succeed in working life and to contribute to sustainable development.

The application period for Parsons School of Design varies depending on the applicant's home country and the chosen programme. However, applications are often received twice a year, in spring and autumn. A highschool diploma is needed to apply to the BFA programmes, and a relevant Bachelor's degree to apply to the Master's level programmes. The application process includes often a portfolio, an essay and/or a Parsons challenge (more information on the university website).

Scandinavian Design School prepares you for these programmes

Parsons Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Interior design

MFA,
2 years, 120 ECTS (60 US credits), full-time, on campus

Parsons Master of Fine Arts Industrial design

MFA,
2 years, 120 ECTS (60 US credits), full-time, on campus

Parsons Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Design and Technology

MFA,
2 years, 120 ECTS (60 US credits), full-time, on campus

Parsons Master of Professional Studies (MPS) Communication design

MPS,
1 year, 60 ECTS (30 US credits), full-time, on campus

Parsons Master of Architecture (MArch) Architecture

MArch,
3 years, 180 ECTS (90 US credits), full-time, on campus

Parsons Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Pruduct design

BFA,
4 years, 240 ECTS (120 US credits), full-time on campus

Parsons Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Interior design

BFA,
4 years, 240 ECTS (120 US credits), full-time on campus

Parsons Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Design and Technology

BFA,
4 years, 240 ECTS (120 US credits), full-time on campus

Parsons Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Communication design

BFA,
4 years, 240 ECTS (120 US credits), full-time on campus

Parsons Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Architectural design

BFA,
4 years, 240 ECTS (120 US credits), full-time on campus

Prepare for applications with these courses

for arts, design and architecture degree studies

Over 90% of the students of our portfolio course have been admitted to the school of art, design or architecture of their choice by 2021