Pre-College Academy classes meet on Saturday mornings for 11 weeks in the fall and spring semesters and every weekday for two weeks in the summer. Students are divided into elementary, middle school, and high school groups. A wide selection of age-appropriate courses is offered, including animation, fashion, graphic design, interior design, drawing, painting, cartooning, photography, and portfolio development. Please see Program Information and Parent Resources for more information.
Join us for an information session to learn about spring pre-college courses and the Pre-College Academy certificate.
Saturday, January 19, 11:00 a.m., in the Kellen Auditorium at 66 Fifth Avenue, ground floor
Parsons offers a certificate program for students in grades 9–12 who plan to apply to art and design colleges. If you are entering the 12th grade, consider enrolling in our popular Portfolio Development course, which helps students prepare artwork and presentations for college admission applications.
Every fall, Parsons recruits 10th-grade students from New York City public schools for the Parsons Scholars art and design college preparation program. This program offers scholarships to talented young students from lower-income families to study design at the college level. Parsons Scholars also explore the range of art and design careers and acquire skills and knowledge that will help them gain admittance to and succeed at Parsons or any other college of art and design. Learn more.
Parsons Pre-College Academy presents free special events that highlight innovative design ideas. If you would like to be notified about these events, send your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.