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  • Certificate Programs

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  • You’ve achieved success in your field, but you’re yearning to make the next breakthrough. Advance in your field or launch an entrepreneurial venture with a credential from Continuing and Professional Education at The New School. We offer courses and intellectual challenges that allow you to stand out.

  • Program Listing

    Design Leadership for Business

    In this fast-paced noncredit certificate program, professionals learn to use design thinking to develop innovative business solutions. Students approach organizational contexts from new perspectives and transform their business practices.

    Career opportunities include
    Brand management, business, business development, consulting, entrepreneurship, international development

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    Digital Marketing

    Learn to develop brand strategies and identities across a range of digital platforms and employ leading techniques for effective user acquisition. Mastering these skills will enable you to conquer social media and act as a force for growth in your business.

    Career opportunities include
    Advertising and branding, brand management, business development, consulting, copywriting, data analysis, digital product design, entrepreneurship, journalism, product management, strategic planning

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    Digital Photography

    This certificate hones the technical and creative abilities of photographers at any level, from hobbyists to professionals.

    Career opportunities include
    Photography, digital technology user support, audiovisual technologies management, graphic design, public relations, editorial services and content management, marketing management and strategy

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    Fashion Business

    Fashion Business prepares you to work in a variety of fields in the fashion industry, including marketing, retailing, and merchandising. This certificate can be completed online or through a combination of online and on-campus courses.

    Career opportunities include
    Brand management, retail buying, fashion and brand management, fashion marketing, fashion production, marketing and advertising, merchandising, PR and communications

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    Fashion Design

    Parsons Fashion students have always been on the cutting edge of style. Join this community through our Fashion Design program, which trains you in basic technical skills and nourishes your creative vision.

    Career opportunities include
    Textile and knitwear design, fashion design, fashion direction, product development, sustainability management, costuming

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    Fashion Industry Essentials

    Fashion Industry Essentials consists of five exciting courses taught by more than 20 expert instructors from Parsons School of Design, Teen Vogue, and the fashion industry. This online program is on demand and self-paced to fit your schedule.

    Career opportunities include
    Brand management, consulting, curation, entrepreneurship, fashion management, fashion design, fashion marketing, fashion production, marketing and advertising, merchandising, PR and communications

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    Fashion Sustainability

    Move to the forefront of the global fashion sustainability movement with this new certificate.

    Career opportunities include 
    Fashion industry management, sustainability strategies management, business operations, project management, fashion design

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    Fine Arts

    Fine Arts courses are the basis of all art and design studies. This program introduces beginning artists and illustrators to essential tools and ideas. Artists with more experience develop their skills and self-expression, so that they can work with greater conceptual clarity.

    Career opportunities include
    Arts administration, art criticism, curation, fine art, museum management, teaching

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    Futures Studies and Speculative Design

    Prepare your organization for the future with scenario planning and speculative design.

    Career opportunities include
    Natural science/conservation management, medical research and science, market research and analysis, marketing management and strategy, information security analysis, biological research and applied science, sales strategy and management

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    Graphic and Digital Design

    Today's graphic designers must navigate constant changes in technology and the image market. Our on-campus and online classes provide intensive technical training while emphasizing creativity for both beginning and advanced students.

    Career opportunities include
    Art direction, creative technology, digital product design, interaction design, motion graphics, new media art, product management

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    Healthier Materials and Sustainable Building

    Developed by experts at Parsons’ Healthy Materials Lab, these four self-paced online courses allow designers and architects to choose building materials with minimal negative impact on human wellness.

    Career opportunities include
    Architecture, community organizing, housing policy and development, interior design, landscape design, public and urban policy, research, strategic design, sustainability management

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    Human-Centered Healthcare

    This online program helps you devise healthcare solutions that yield positive human outcomes. It is ideal for practitioners who want systems-focused, design-driven tools for improving service delivery and for designers seeking new skills in user-based research and innovation.

    Career opportunities include
    Architecture, humanitarian and service design, interior design, nonprofit management, public policy, social innovation, strategic design

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    Infographics and Data Visualization

    Gain fluency in Big Data and metrics through hands-on courses in strategic information design, data analytics and filtering, visualization best practices, and programming basics. Working with industry-expert faculty, you transform raw information into evocative stories.

    Career opportunities include
    Data analysis, business consulting and analytics, business intelligence, digital design, data journalism, public policy, strategic planning, trend forecasting

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    Interior and Architectural Design Software

    Gain a technical edge in interior design with this online certificate. Learn to design, render, and showcase interior, architectural, or product design, while gaining valuable experience with industry-standard software.

    Career opportunities include
    Industrial design, interior design, sustainable design, architectural draftsman, project manager, construction manager, art direction

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    Interior Design

    The courses in this program enhance your understanding of spatial and structural design through instruction in two- and three-dimensional drawing and sketching, hand-drafting, and computer modeling. Decorative arts history courses complement training in interior design principles.

    Career opportunities include
    Interior design, sustainable design, teaching, project management, construction management, art direction, design consulting, draftsmen

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    Interior Lighting Design

    Develop your eye for illuminating any space while gaining foundational knowledge in lighting design.

    Career opportunities include
    Interior design; architectural and civil design drafting; architecture; electrical design, engineering, and work; commercial and industrial design; industrial engineering technology

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    Motion Design

    This unique online certificate combines concept development and technical approaches to motion graphics and video production. Students learn how to become effective storytellers in this competitive and specialized industry.

    Career Opportunities
    Interaction design, motion graphics, effects, digital product design, producing, film editing

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    Streetwear Essentials

    This innovative noncredit certificate program spotlights all aspects of the streetwear industry. Self-paced online courses provide you with valuable industry knowledge, introductions to new career paths, and real-world skills.

    Career opportunities include
    Brand management, consulting, entrepreneurship, fashion and brand management, fashion design, fashion marketing, fashion production, marketing and advertising, merchandising, PR and communications

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    User-Centered Design

    Create compelling human-centered experiences for websites, Web applications, and mobile apps. Our project-based curriculum enables you to develop usable, accessible, and enjoyable user interfaces.

    Career opportunities include
    Business development, digital product design, interaction design, motion graphics, new media art, research, service design, social innovation, UI design, UX design

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    Web Design

    This certificate program equips you with the latest tools, techniques, and technologies to design world-class websites and mobile apps. You engage in project-based learning that emphasizes the human-centered experience.

    Career opportunities include
    Creative technology, digital product design, interaction design, product management, web design, service design

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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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