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Highlights

  • Classes in English (with French language and culture courses available)
  • World-renowned art and design school
  • Top U.S. and international accreditations (including NASAD and Middle States)
  • Transcript from U.S. accredited institution (Parsons Paris – The New School)
  • Intimate class size
  • Best-in-class education in creative disciplines, including art, design, business of design, and fashion
  • Courses taught by leading industry professionals from the world’s two fashion capitals – New York and Paris

Requirements

  • Minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, seniors, and adults with bachelor’s degrees
  • Must be 19+ or 18 with 1 year of college
  • Non-native English speakers must provide TOEFL scores of 92 or above or IELTS scores of 7.0 or above to show proof of English proficiency
  • Completed API application
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Official transcript
  • Students who wish to take fashion design courses must submit a portfolio
  • Entry requirements for US and EU passport holders: a valid passport and student visa
  • Entry requirements for all other international students: consult the French Consulate in your home country

 

 

Dates & Fees

ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
Aug 21, 2017 - May 19, 2018
$45,480
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
Jan 15, 2018 - May 19, 2018 (CODA Suite option Late June)
$23,180 (CODA Suite option $21,180)
SPRING SEMESTER CODA SUITE 2018
Jan 15, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018
$21,180
FALL SEMESTER 2018
Aug 20, 2018 - Dec 19, 2018
$23,180
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
Aug 20, 2018 - Mid-May, 2019 (CODA Suite option Late June)
$45,860 (CODA Suite option $43,860)
SPRING SEMESTER 2019
Mid-Jan, 2019 - Mid-May, 2019
TBA
SPRING SEMESTER CODA SUITE 2019
Mid-Jan, 2019 - Late Jun, 2019
TBA

Deadlines

ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
May 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jun 1, 2017
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2017
SPRING SEMESTER CODA SUITE 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2017
FALL SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
May 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jun 1, 2018
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE
May 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jun 1, 2018
SPRING SEMESTER 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2018
SPRING SEMESTER CODA SUITE 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2018

COURSE OFFERINGS

TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS AVAILABLE PER TERM

SEMESTER 12-16 SEMESTER CREDITS

If you require syllabi that are not listed below, please contact your API Program Coordinator.

 

A leader in art and design education since its founding in 1896, Parsons has cultivated outstanding artists, designers, scholars, businesspeople, and community leaders for more than a century. Parsons has had a presence in Paris since 1921.

Students enrolled at Parsons Paris develop creative and critical thinking skills and apply them to challenges including environmental and economic sustainability and social concerns. Parsons’ network of interconnected design laboratories enables students to explore global phenomena at a number of sites and scales of engagement in on-campus research and initiatives with international partners that focus on urban life in Paris, New York, and elsewhere.

Located in one of the most vibrant creative economies in the world, the program takes full advantage of Paris, offering extraordinary educational, cultural, and professional opportunities for the growing number of students who seek a range of experience in art, design, media, technology, and culture.

COURSE INFORMATION

Students choose to enroll in classes from one of the following program options.

BACHELOR OF FINE ART (BFA) OR BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (BBA) PROGRAMS (FALL AND SPRING)

These options are appropriate for those who are already pursuing a degree in art and design, and who have the necessary artistic background or interest in creative entrepreneurship and design thinking. Students must meet the pre-requisites for each program, or enroll in classes that do not have any pre-requisites.

• BFA in Art, Media, and Technology • BFA in Fashion Design • BBA in Strategic Design and Management

Courses for API students have a square icon listed next to them on the PDF linked below and are subject to availability.

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CULTURES OF DESIGN AND ART (CODA SUITE – SPRING ONLY)

The CODA suite is a series of 5 courses (15 credits) – 4 each spring semester plus one in June – in the field of design or fashion. They are designed for students with a strong interest in the arts, who are not necessarily art majors. Students may supplement their studies by taking additional courses at Parsons Paris (for an additional fee).

CULTURES OF DESIGN AND ART (CODA SUITE – ACADEMIC YEAR)

In the spring, Academic Year students will have the option of continuing in the BFA/BBA programs from the fall, or they can choose to enroll in one of the two CODA Suites: Cultures of Fashion or Design Cultures.

**CODA suite options will have a different end date in the late spring. Please refer to the dates and fees information or contact the API Program Coordinator.

CULTURES OF FASHION COURSES

Fashion Studies
Fieldworks in Paris
Materials for Innovation
One elective from lists above (BFA/BBA courses for visiting students)
Fashion Design Process (offered in June)

 

DESIGN CULTURES COURSES

Design Development and Production
Innovation
Introduction to Design Studies
One elective from lists above (BFA/BBA courses for visiting students)
Introduction to Leadership and Innovation (offered in June)