Parsons offers continuing education courses throughout the year. Subjects include digital design, fashion, fine art and foundation, graphic design, and interior design and architectural studies. Most courses can be taken either for general credit (nondegree) or on a noncredit basis.
Digital design classes emphasize design and creativity while providing solid technical training. Instruction is flexible, allowing both the novice and the advanced student to make great strides rapidly.
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Fashion Design and Fashion Business
Parsons students have always been on the cutting edge of style. Fashion Design courses help them develop sketching and general visual skills while harnessing the power of the imagination. Courses range from the general (design sketching) to the specialized (costume design).
Fashion Business courses teach basic business practices in the fashion and design industries, preparing students to work in marketing, retailing, and merchandising. Parsons now offers a Certificate in Fashion Business online.
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Fine Art and Foundation
Fine Art and Foundation courses prepare students for all the art and design disciplines. Beginning artists, designers, and illustrators are introduced to the essential tools and ideas of the profession. Experienced students can develop their skills and creativity in advanced-level fine art courses.
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Today's graphic designers must know both the latest technologies and the rapidly changing image market. Parsons' courses develop knowledge and skills in both realms.
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Interior Design and Architecture Studies
Architecture studies develop students' sensibility in the design of space; interior decoration courses introduce students to the world of antiques and furnishings.
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