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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.
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 curatorial practice.
MA in Fashion Studies offers an academic route to advancing the research and analysis of fashion as a cultural phenomenon and global industry. The program provides an entryway for students who want to pursue careers in fashion research, including positions in fashion archives, museums, and galleries, media and consulting, as well as teaching. MA Fashion Studies also prepares students for advanced research in fashion leading to a PhD.
Academically rigorous and industry focused, the
Global Executive Master’s is specially designed for working professionals, preparing them to confidently create, manage, and lead design process–driven organizations. Seminars are held at Parsons Paris, combined with online learning, hands-on studios, and global experiences in New York and Shanghai.
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. Please note: This program has been discontinued and is not admitting new students effective with the fall 2017 term.