Parsons The New School for Design recently unveiled an innovative new academic structure. Consolidating a dozen departments, each offering numerous degree programs, Parsons now comprises the School of Art and Design History and Theory; School of Art, Media, and Technology; School of Constructed Environments; School of Design Strategies; and School of Fashion.
This bold step acknowledges the historical segregation of disciplines within university-level art and design studies programs. It also recognizes the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of problem solving in contemporary society.
Through this multiple-school structure, Parsons is better able to effect social change while continuing its tradition of challenging conventional thinking.