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  • Today’s creatives must be skilled, versatile, and collaborative problem solvers in our quickly changing world. The BFA Integrated Design is a self-directed program that enables you to actively shape your creative practice by engaging in maker-based studios, academic courses across the university, and real-world challenges with leaders in design.  

    Program Highlights

    • Career Relevance

      Learn to wear a number of hats throughout your career — and even at the same time — whether you're producing artwork, working as a designer, or organizing social justice campaigns.

    • Self-Directed & Interdisciplinary

      Ask complex questions, harness your own creative agency as well as that of your collaborators, and hone a values-based framework to imagine new futures.

    • Cross-Sector Leadership

      Navigate an exciting range of roles with partners and clients ranging from public NGOs, private businesses, grassroots movements, and more.

    • Real-World Learning

      Take part in collaborative and entrepreneurial projects with world-class partners such as the UN, the Center for Urban Pedagogy, SWALE, and The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

    • Degree Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
    • Format Full-time, on campus
    • Credits 120
    • Duration 4 years
  • Curriculum

    Graduates of the BFA Integrated Design are prepared for careers in service design, urban design, fashion design, entrepreneurship, sustainability management, consulting, fine arts, and emerging professional fields. 

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  • Career Paths

    Graduates of the BFA Integrated Design are prepared for careers in service design, urban design, fashion design, entrepreneurship, sustainability management, consulting, and fine arts as well as careers related to the focus of their academic study.

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      Internships

      New York City’s thriving creative industry and cultural institutions are part of your Parsons education. Our Career Services Office is deeply connected to the art and design industries and can help you advance your career with industry-oriented internships.

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      Industry Engagement

      Connect to the organizations, businesses, and entrepreneurs driving global creativity and commerce. In classes, internships, and extracurricular projects, you gain marketable problem-solving skills in sectors ranging from government and nonprofits to tech and creative industries.

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      Study Abroad

      Enrich your learning and prepare for work in global contexts with study abroad that exposes you to new perspectives and settings in which to apply your creativity. Our study abroad destinations include, Paris, London, Florence, and more.

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      Making & Academic Resources

      Enjoy access to extensive resources including New School libraries, computer labs, archives, and studios, along with Parsons’ state-of-the-art Making Center, facilities offering a broad array of tools to support your creative and academic growth.

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