First Year

Freshman students entering Parsons share a common first-year experience. The same course sequence constitutes the first year of every BFA and BS program, providing a foundational experience that familiarizes students with the tools, methods, and skills of art and design. First-year courses prepare students for life as skilled and socially aware artists and designers. Classes focusing on broadly relevant design concepts, tools, and methods—including studios exploring 2D and 3D processes, drawing, and digital design as well as liberal arts seminars—bring together students who are passionate about all kinds of art and design and who will one day forge new paths in an array of disciplines.

September 8, 2017 daren

Integratives Faculty Spotlight: Eric Anthamatten

In the 2013-2014 academic year, ADHT launched the Integrative Seminar and Studio as a cornerstone of the foundational first-year of Parsons’ innovative new curriculum. Dynamically…

September 8, 2017 daren

Integratives Faculty Spotlight: Maya Pindyck

In the 2013-2014 academic year, ADHT launched the Integrative Seminar and Studio as a cornerstone of the foundational first-year of Parsons’ innovative new curriculum. Dynamically…

August 17, 2017 daren

First Year Faculty Awarded NYFA Artist Fellowships

The School of Art and Design History and Theory is pleased to announce that four First Year faculty received Fellowships from the New York Foundation…

May 2, 2017 daren

Interview with Shana Agid, Ph.D. – “Making Possibilities as We Go”

Shana Agid is an artist, teacher, writer, and activist whose work focuses on relationships of power and difference, particularly regarding sexuality, race, and gender in…

March 17, 2017 daren

Parsons ADHT First Year Student Featured in Milk Magazine, BET: MYLES LOFTIN

  Myles Loftin started developing his photography skills and career five years ago. It was the summer before he started high school. Cut to the…

September 28, 2016 daren

TIME: METROPOLIS

For this installment of First Year Features, we present Gigi Polo’s TIME: METROPOLIS course and the work of her students. The course is described as an…

July 19, 2016 daren

Integrative Studio 1

In Integrative Studio 1, students explore a range of visual, analytical, and making skills while working on projects that are collaborative and cross-disciplinary. The questions…

July 12, 2016 daren

Space/Materiality

Launched by ADHT’s Insights, First Year Features is a multi-part series that aims to showcase the work produced by students currently enrolled in Parsons’ First-Year…

July 11, 2016 daren

Time

Launched by ADHT’s Insights, First Year Features is a multi-part series that aims to showcase the work produced by students currently enrolled in Parsons’ First-Year…

February 19, 2016 Admin

Edible Montages

Launched by ADHT’s Insights, First Year Features is a multi-part series that aims to showcase the work produced by students currently enrolled in Parsons’ First-Year…

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