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.

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…

February 12, 2016 Admin

Parsons First Year Workshops, Feb. 16-18

Parsons’ First Year program offers a series of workshops throughout the semester that are aimed at personal academic development.  These workshops are lead by Parsons…

February 9, 2016 Admin

Kimberley Jenneskens will be showing her collection, “j u n g l e h o o d,” at New York Fashion Week on February 10

Kimberley Jenneskens, a sophomore Fashion Design student at Parsons, will be showing her Fall/Winter 2016 collection “j u n g l e h o o…

February 5, 2016 Admin

Masks for the Anthropocene

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 Program….

January 27, 2016 Admin

Returning Director John Roach Welcomes First Year!

written by John Roach Welcome to the students and faculty in Parsons First Year. I’ve just returned from a sabbatical after 13 years of teaching…

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