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  • College and Adult Summer Programs

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  • Whether you are a creative seeking design inspiration in a major global design hub, a professional looking to expand your network, or a student interested in earning transfer credits, our summer programs offer a range of subjects and career enhancing opportunities.

  • Online Summer Intensive Studies

    College students ages 18 and older and adults around the world apply a hands-on approach to art and design with individualized instruction from Parsons' renowned faculty.

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    Summer Intensive Studies: New York

    In this intensive three-week, three-credit program, Parsons’ world-class faculty deepen your knowledge of art and design as you immerse yourself in the inspiring environment of New York. Challenging studio classes include portfolio reviews, Parsons alumni career panels, and industry panels. 

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  • Summer Intensive Studies: Parsons Paris

    College-age and adult learners form a tightly knit community over three weeks at Parsons Paris, a center for instruction in European design practice and history since 1921. This three-credit program allows you to build your portfolio or redirect your career.

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  • Graduate Decorative Arts

    Each summer, Parsons gives you the opportunity to study graduate-level decorative arts, design, and curatorial work in a world capital of culture. Whether in London or Helsinki, these two-week programs offer unparalleled access to local cultural resources and scholarship.

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  • Constructed Environments

    Prepare a graduate admission portfolio in architecture, interiors, or industrial design in this summer intensive dedicated to measuring, drafting, model making, and digital design.

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  • Lighting Intensive

    Students in this week-long immersion program work with leading experts to develop lighting plans according to best practices and design and build luminaires. Through your projects, you develop an understanding of the ways light defines architectural volume and space.

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  • Take the Next Step

  • Take The Next Step

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Undergraduates

To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Graduates

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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