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Communication Design


In this minor, students learn to apply design in developing effective communication strategies. Ideas are conceived and implemented in various contexts through applied critical thinking, visualization methods, hierarchical systems, and storytelling. Students learn the fundamentals while also exploring one area in communication design, such as editorial, branding, motion design, and spatial design, among others.

The minor in Communication Design requires successful completion of 18 credits across four subject areas, as outlined in the chart below.

Note: Course availability may vary from semester to semester. Some courses may be in development and offered at a later time. Students seeking to pursue alternative coursework to fulfill the minor should consult with their advisors.


Parsons minors are generally open to undergraduate students across The New School, except where program restrictions exist. All students should contact their advisors regarding their options before pursuing a minor.

Students majoring in the following programs are restricted from pursuing a minor in Communication Design:

  • BA/BS Liberal Arts
  • BFA Communication Design
  • AAS Graphic Design


Subject Area Course Options Requirements
Principles and Elements of Communication Design 3-6 credits
Current and Historical Professional Practices 3 credits
Fields of Communication Design 3–6 credits
Iterative Design Process 3–6 credits