CONNECTING DESIGN TO THOUGHT AND PRACTICE
Housed in Parsons'
School of Art and Design History and Theory, the program draws on the wide range of skills and academic expertise of its faculty—most notably in design theory, methodology, and philosophy; design history; design criticism and writing; material culture studies; fashion studies; and architecture theory, urban studies, and spatial studies.
The program also provides students with access to Parsons' design studio resources and to the professional and academic strengths of
The New School in fields such as history, philosophy, anthropology, psychology, sociology, politics, economics, international affairs, urban studies, digital and media studies, environmental studies, and business management and innovation.
The program draws on the vast cultural and design resources of
New York City to help provide students with opportunities to undertake design internships, the production of exhibitions and publications, and projects and grant writing. Positions as teaching assistants and research assistants within the university are available (based on application) and encouraged. Students can also study in complementary programs overseas.