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Parsons School of Design


Parsons School of Design – Graduate Programs

Top-ranked Parsons School of Design Unlocks Creative Potential and Courage to Innovate

There are many good reasons why students from Brazil form the fifth largest group of international students at Parsons School of Design in New York City. In 2015, Parsons was ranked the number one school of art and design in the US by QS World University Rankings. And it is the only American art and design school within a comprehensive university—The New School—which also houses a rigorous liberal arts college and a progressive performing arts school.

What’s it like to study at Parsons?

From the moment students arrive at Parsons, they understand that art and design have the power to disrupt the status quo. These practices and disciplines can confront climate change, address race relations, and transform industry through thoughtfully conceived objects and ideas. At Parsons, becoming an artist or designer means working across disciplines, learning to collaborate, and questioning every assumption in order to create more reflectively and responsibly.

Innovative & Interdisciplinary Fields of Study

Parsons’ degree programs span all art and design disciplines and draw on many newer interdisciplinary fields, such as service design, urban design, and sustainability studies. Fields of study include Architecture, Communication Design, Data Visualization, Design and Technology, Design and Urban Ecologies, Design Studies, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Photography, and Strategic Design and Management.

Study in New York City or Paris

Based in New York, Parsons also has a campus in Paris as well as projects and partnerships around the world. Parsons Paris offers several bachelor’s and master’s degree programs as well as short-term summer programs in fashion, design, and management.

Parsons – Part of The New School

Parsons School of Design is part of The New School, a university founded in 1919 that believes success is attained through relentless iteration and in-depth critique, rather than quick answers. A place where designers, musicians, scholars, writers, and scientists come together to challenge convention, see new patterns, and arrive at new solutions. A place where students are empowered to become a Force of New—That’s The New School.


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