Art and design professionals in the 21st century must navigate a fluid and highly networked global culture. Parsons prepares its graduates for this rapidly evolving world by offering a range of cross-disciplinary graduate programs that center on advanced studio practice and research.
The MFA in Design and Technology at Parsons Paris emphasizes the interchange between progressive scholarship and real-world projects, encouraging imaginative work in theory and grounded practice. Distinguishing features of the Design and Technology program at Parsons Paris include greater opportunity for peer exchange, collaborative projects and extracurricular activities with peers and faculty in New York, a smaller cohort, and a dynamic central European location with access and influence extending to the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.
The MA in History of Design and Curatorial Studies is a two-year graduate program. Students pursuing their graduate work in the History of Design and Curatorial Studies seek to understand objects as intersections of material culture, social history, and aesthetic theory. Taking advantage of the many collections and archives in Paris, this curatorial studies program emphasizes object-based teaching and hands-on experience in museum practice.