Parsons

  • INTEGRATE CREATIVITY AND CONTEXTS

    Programs offered at Parsons’ School of Design Strategies (SDS) engage with integrated and transdisciplinary design, strategic design and management, and urban design from many perspectives and employing a variety of studio and research skills. You address shifting social, political, and ecological contexts, developing radical design solutions at the nexus of service design, management, and creative social innovation.

    BENEFIT FROM STUDY PATHS AND OPTIONS

    A flexible curriculum lets you tailor your own academic pathway. You apply a range of research methods, conceptualization techniques, and theoretical frameworks, formulating creative, strategic responses to complex scenarios like climate change or urbanization. Online learning and study at Parsons Paris support business professionals, designers, and entrepreneurs in developing new service models and emerging fields for the global economy.

    REIMAGINE CITIES, SERVICES, AND SYSTEMS

    SDS is a laboratory in which to test new ways of improving urban environments, business models, and social systems. In SDS-based labs such as DESIS (Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability) Lab, you conduct innovative, human-centered design research to meet needs ranging from elder care to transportation alternatives, becoming a catalyst for change in cities, services, and networked systems.

    ENGAGE RESOURCES ACROSS THE UNIVERSITY

    The New School’s libraries, research institutes, and galleries anchor your investigations. Resources like the Tishman Environment and Design Center (TEDC) provide rich learning opportunities including internships. Configurable project rooms, Arnold Hall Multimedia Laboratory, which provides 600 networked workstations and 30+ servers, and other specialized facilities support the SDS community’s work in all media.

    DEVELOP SOLUTIONS FOR URBAN CENTERS

    An international center of design, business, and innovation, New York City offers a range of services, systems, and partners for study and collaboration. Field trips, projects, and special courses involving corporate sponsors connect you to service designers, urban practitioners, and business incubators. Ongoing partnerships include Luxury Education Foundation and New York City Departments of Transportation and Parks and Recreation.

    ESTABLISH A MULTIFACETED CAREER

    Whether you intend pursue entrepreneurial options, join a firm or nonprofit, or continue with advanced studies, SDS elevates your creativity and your professional potential. The Stephan Weiss Memorial Lecture Series provide additional networking opportunities. Career services staff offer counseling and help you arrange internships and develop job-seeking skills. The New School Alumni team extends these opportunities beyond graduation.

  • School of Design Strategies (SDS)

    Programs

    Business of Design

    Design and Urban Ecologies

    Integrated Design

    Strategic Design and Management

    Theories of Urban Practice

    Transdisciplinary Design

    Urban Design

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