In this groundbreaking MA program that launched in fall 2010, students engage in the evolving field of fashion studies. Using an interdisciplinary approach, they explore fashion as object, image, text, practice, theory, and concept and develop a critical understanding of fashion and its complex global intersections with identities, histories, and cultures in the contemporary world.
Offered jointly with the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, the History of Decorative Arts and Design program leads to a master’s of arts degree. Graduates go on to careers as historians, curators, and scholars in museums, universities, historic houses, auction houses, and galleries.
Drawing on the breadth and depth of expertise in design theory and practice at Parsons, this new master of arts program is an opportunity to explore design as both a field of scholarly research and an agent of social change. Take a look at the MA Design Studies blog here.