The Graphic Design online program will give students the opportunity to earn their Parsons AAS professional degree from anywhere. With the same curriculum as the AAS Graphic Design program on campus, the online program will provide an intense, rigorous course of study that prepares graduates to confidently enter or move up in the field of graphic design.
The graphic design profession has evolved from a print-based discipline to include new and exciting forms and communication technologies. As a student in the Graphic Design online program, you will investigate up-to-the-minute tools and trends of the trade, while receiving a solid foundation in traditional practice and graphic design concepts. You will create high-caliber graphic design, displaying practical mastery informed by research, analysis, and critical thinking.
Online degree programs at Parsons The New School for Design attract students from around the world who want to benefit from the expertise of Parsons' faculty of industry professionals. Online classes meet asynchronously—which means you can read materials, join discussions, and post responses anytime of the day or night. You don't have to be online at the same time as your classmates, but because you can read all the responses every time you are "in class," it feels as if everyone is together.
Students in the AAS Graphic Design degree program, which is part of the School of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons, have exceptional drive and focus, and come from remarkably varied personal, academic, and professional backgrounds. They are designers, attorneys, stockbrokers, dancers, chefs, writers, teachers, and more. Some have undergraduate degrees and even advanced degrees. This unusual mix of students, with diverse life experiences and perspectives, makes for an extraordinarily rich learning environment.
Students who plan to complete their degree entirely online must have a prior undergraduate degree or sufficient undergraduate credits to fulfill the AAS degree requirement of 21 credits in Liberal Arts, including six credits of English.
AAS Graphic Design may also be completed on campus or with a combination of online and on-campus classes.