Information On The Coronavirus

We continue to monitor and respond to the public health situation regarding COVID-19. As of March 26, most buildings on our New York campus will close until further notice. Non-essential staff should work remotely if possible. Check the Parsons Paris website for information about our Paris campus.

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  • Continuing and Executive Education

  • More than a course. A new kind of network.

    Open Campus offers continuing education courses and programs where you don’t just grow your intellectual and professional skill sets—you also join a dynamic hive of progressive thinkers and creators. 

    With over 30 areas of study—ranging from art and design with Parsons to management, media, writing, and more—you can turn passions into professions and add critical skills to your résumé that will distinguish you in even the most competitive industries. 

    Classes are taught by over 600 world-renowned faculty who are luminaries in their fields, so you’ll gain real-world, hands-on experience from thought leaders and enhance your network. Join a uniquely diverse student body united by drive, vision, and values. There is no limit to what you can explore and achieve with our cross-disciplinary collaboration, making social and personal connections that enhance your knowledge, skills, and progress in unexpected ways.

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    Open Campus Program Options 

    Certificate Programs
    Looking to make that next career breakthrough? Gain an edge to make your next job, promotion, or entrepreneurial venture a possibility.

    Professionals & Organizations
    Develop industry-relevant skills through a suite of cutting-edge courses designed to expand your professional acumen and inspire creativity. Options range from executive degree programs to bespoke experiences that will empower your organization to solve their toughest challenges. 

    Online Learning
    Learn anywhere. The New School has always been at the vanguard of online learning, with a mission to offer learners all over the world an array of opportunities for exploring their interests and passions online. Courses and programs are highly integrated with and inspired by the broader New School curriculum, creating an experience that focuses on interactive, engaging seminar-style learning. Through our online classroom, you will have access to a new kind of network.

    Short Courses
    Enhance your professional skills with cutting-edge short courses at the vanguard of the new economy. Customized to suit the fast-paced schedules of working professionals, courses are inspired by the interdisciplinary approach to learning for which The New School is known.

    Summer Programs
    Immerse yourself in drama, writing, film, social justice, activism, or entrepreneurship while developing your portfolio, earning university credit, or gaining new career skills. Courses are available for pre-college students (grades three to 12), undergraduates, and adults.

    Youth & Teen Programs
    Help your students master a skill set or advance their studies with access to one of New York City’s premier destinations for arts education, including Parsons, 2015’s top-ranked art and design school. Through small classes, individual mentorship from experienced faculty, and hands-on, project-based learning, students leave prepared for art and design, performing arts, or liberal arts colleges.

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Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.


To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.