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  • For more than a century, Parsons has been inspired by the transformative potential of design. Today, the school’s groundbreaking academic programs carry forward that mission, making Parsons the number one design school in the U.S. and among the top three globally. At the heart of a comprehensive university — The New School — Parsons draws on a range of academic fields to deliver a uniquely interdisciplinary education enriched by the resources of its home in New York City and branch campus in Paris. Here, the next generation of creative leaders engage in real-world learning and develop as critical thinkers and makers grappling with the pressing issues of our time.

  • Steering Parsons’ pedagogy are educational goals and values that inspire our community to employ art and design boldly to better the world. This ambitious mission sparks innovation and guides Parsons’ future-facing vision of growth and development. 

  • For more than a century, Parsons’ groundbreaking approach to design education and changemaking community have transformed creativity, culture, and commerce. Explore milestones that demonstrate the growing relevance of design — and our graduates — in the world.
  • Parsons' academic programs are grouped into five schools of related disciplines, a structure reflecting our commitment to collaborative interdisciplinary problem solving. The schools house more than thirty degree programs as well as offerings for professional and continuing education learners.

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