CONNECTED TO THE NEW SCHOOL AND NEW YORK CITY
Parsons is part of The New School, a university in New York City dedicated to critical inquiry and social engagement. TransDesign carries forward this legacy as well as Parsons’ tradition of innovation in design education.
DYNAMIC RELATIONS WITH INDUSTRY LEADERS
Leaders of the design industry recognize the need for a new kind of design education. Guided by an international advisory board, including leaders from design and business, the TransDesign program features sponsored projects and collaborations that enable students to reframe the possibilities of design and pioneer new design practices.
THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
As a studio-based program emphasizing collaborative practice, the TransDesign program provides instructional spaces accommodating long-term projects, group meetings, and presentations. Students and faculty work in adaptable multi-modal project rooms, which can be transformed to meet the evolving needs of the program and users. These flexible spaces are designed to support social and pedagogical interactions between students in separate pathways.