The first-year curriculum provides a common experience for all incoming Parsons Paris students, focusing on critically engaged approaches to art, design, and strategic thinking. Art, Media & Technology BFA and Fashion Design BFA students complete the
same set of core courses, except for one Program Elective studio tailored for their specific needs. BBA students in Strategic Design and Management follow a similar curriculum that is supplemented by several management-related courses. In addition,
all students take intensive creative workshops that help them acquire technical skills in preparation for their sophomore year.