You can take courses at Parsons with our regular classroom instructors from anywhere through our Web-based online learning portal. Online courses offered for credit comply with all university academic guidelines and policies, and many online classes fulfill Parsons certificate requirements.
THE PARSONS ONLINE CLASSROOM
Students use an Internet connection to enter the “classroom,” where the instructor posts lectures, provides resources, asks and answers questions, assigns projects, and assesses progress. Students discuss topics by posting comments.
ACADEMIC CALENDAR AND CLASS SCHEDULE
Online courses follow the same academic calendar as on-campus courses, with a syllabus organized on a weekly module. The first week, students receive basic guidelines about postings and communication and learn how to navigate the virtual classroom.
Online classes are offered in Graphic and Digital Design, Fashion Design and Fashion Business, Fine Arts and Foundation, and Interior Design and Architecture Studies.
Register for online classes. (Note: Spring 2015 courses open for registration on Monday, December 8, 2014.)
Enrollment in each course is limited and registration is on a first come, first served basis. Some certificate classes may be offered only once a year, so register early if you need to take a particular course to complete your program.
To enter the classroom, all you need is an Internet connection and a browser. Any particular software required for a course will be described in the course description. To enter your class, you enter the user ID and password that you'll receive from The New School after you register.
BOOKS AND COURSE MATERIALS
Once registered, you can buy required books through the online bookstore and purchase required software at an educational discount. Purchase art supplies and other materials locally.
ORIENTATION AND ONLINE SUPPORT
After you register, you will receive confirmation by mail with information about your classes, how to log in to your student account (MyNewSchool), required books and course packets, how to enter the online learning portal, and library resources and other student services, such as the University Writing Center.
For students new to online learning, The New School provides an online technical orientation and guidance to additional resources. The orientation includes short exercises to familiarize students with the system. Visit the online student orientation center the first time you log in to the online learning portal (user ID and password required). The orientation remains available for reference throughout the semester.
Personal technical support is available throughout the semester and is provided by student services professionals, who can be reached by telephone or email.