A Program within a School
The BFA in Communication Design is one of several programs in the
School of Art, Media, and Technology (AMT). AMT also houses Data Visualization, Design and Technology, Fine Arts, Illustration, and Photography. As new technologies continue to facilitate communication, disciplines within AMT further merge, enabling the school community to address current social needs through art and design.
labs, libraries, galleries, and
research institutes spark new work and offer information to validate it.
Liberal Arts Inquiry
By enrolling in
art and design history and theory courses as well as related studio classes, students acquire essential research, writing, and critical reasoning skills while developing conceptual foundations for creative inquiry. Because Parsons is part of
The New School, students can choose from a wide range of lecture courses and electives in the humanities, social sciences, media studies, and business.
Networked New York
Some of the world’s most renowned print, Web, interaction, advertising, gaming, and broadcast designers are located in
New York City. Students enjoy access to individuals leading the industry, as instructors, experts presenting work, hosts for internships, collaborators, or guest critics on projects such as the Senior Thesis.
Career Services hosts portfolio review events and puts potential employers and internship sponsors in touch with program participants. In addition, New York–based industry organizations like the
Type Directors Club,
IxDA (Interaction Design Association), and
The Art Directors Club, as well as research groups like
Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, offer support and networking opportunities.
Faculty members also take advantage of New York’s abundant design resources to create classes that support hands-on learning. These classes often take the form of partnerships with local and global firms and organizations, including Time Warner, Microsoft, Apple, Electronic Arts, the United Nations, and Human Rights Watch.