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Parsons School of Design

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Parsons School of Design History                                        

Parsons School of Design is an American private art and design school located in Lower Manhattan, New York City. The school was established as the Chase School by William Merritt Chase in 1896 and was subsequently renamed three times adopting its present name in 2015. It is one of the colleges of The New School and currently enrols over 5000 students.

Parsons School of Design Programs, Courses, and Schools

Parsons School of Design constitutes of five schools offering a range of undergraduate and graduate programs in a wide number of subjects. The schools include School of Art and Design History and Theory, Art, Media, and Technology, Constructed Environments, Design Strategies of Cities, Services, and Ecosystems, and Fashion.

Parsons School of Design offers degrees in Graphic Design, Illustration, Ceramics and Sculpture, Photography, Drawing and Painting, Art History, Urban Design, Landscape Design, Film and Theatre, New Media, Product Design, Architectural Design, Interior Design, Design and Technology, and Strategic Design.

Parsons School of Design Campuses

Parsons School of Design is based across a number of buildings in the Greenwich neighbourhood of Lower Manhattan in New York City. The school also shares some facilities with the New School and has an overseas campus in France called Parsons Paris. The school offers a range of facilities to students.

Parsons School of Design offers state of the art lecture rooms and classrooms, studios, arts center, and well-stocked libraries. The campus is also home to The Sheila Johnson Design Center and Albert and Vera List Academic Center in addition to recreational and leisure services.

Parsons School of Design Achievements

Parsons School of Design is constantly ranked amongst best art and design schools in the country by various rankings and league tables. The school was ranked 1st globally to study Art and Design by QS World University rankings by subject.

Parsons School of Design is also ranked 2nd best art school in the United States by US News and World Report. In the national university rankings published by US News and World Report, the school was ranked 133rd nationally.

Parsons School of Design USP

Parsons School of Design is a very selective institution with an acceptance rate of just 35%. The admission policies are stringent and are based on overall profile of the applicants as well as the portfolio. The school also attracts a large number of international students each year with 35% of its student body made up of international students.

Parsons School of Design is also home to popular publications including Scapes, The Journal of Design Strategies, The Fashion Studies Journal, Parsons Journal for Information Mapping, and re:D. The school also boasts of a low student to faculty ratio of 11:1.

Parsons School of Design Notable Alumni

Marc Jacobs (American fashion designer), Donna Karan (American fashion designer and Creator of DKNY Clothing Label), Alexander Wang (American fashion designer), and Anna Sui (American fashion designer).

Parsons School of Design Programs

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Parsons School of Design Deadlines

Bachelors: June and November 
Masters: January 

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific requirements

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