Parsons the New School for Design
The New School is a legendary university in New York City offering degree and nondegree programs in design, social sciences, liberal arts, management, the arts, and media. Founded in 1919 by progressive educators, The New School aspired to be everything the “old school” was not—open to dissenting opinions and avant-garde scholarship and creative activity. It found a home in Greenwich Village and a unique place in intellectual history.
Today students from throughout the United States and around the world choose The New School for an education based on critical inquiry, active participation, and experimentation. Learning takes place through discussion in small classes and immersion in contemporary ideas and practices in a major urban center.
The New School maintains a global presence through its online learning programs, research institutes, and international network of academic centers and partnerships. In 2013, The New School launched Parsons Paris, offering students Parsons’ innovative approach to learning in combination with the unique resources of a European art and design capital.