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Parsons School of Design

Can digital interfaces enrich human interaction


Communication Design MPS

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  • Students in the Master of Professional Studies in Communication Design at Parsons School of Design challenge convention to create problem-solving visual communication strategies for an increasingly digital world.

    This new, intensive degree program will equip you with the cutting-edge design methods and technical skills needed to meet the growing marketplace demand for technology-driven products and services.

    You’ll create innovative solutions to relay messages and ideas in innovative and informative ways. And you’ll graduate with a unique, forward-looking aesthetic, anchored in leadership skills that will set you apart in the professional world.

    Change begins with a question. What will you ask?

  • Program Highlights

    • Explore innovative composition and visualization methods, interaction design, typography, and industry best practices that enable you to provide end-users with remarkable digital experience
    • Gain hands-on experience in coding, prototyping, UX and interaction analysis, and business management
    • Work with expert faculty who combine extensive knowledge in design thinking, aesthetics, and technology, and have a strong presence in international and local communication design communities
    • Tailored to practicing designers seeking to enhance their digital skills as well as professionals with relevant design experience who want to enter the field 
  • Program Basics

    • Intensive one-year, 30-credit professional program
    • Full-time, specialized course of study
    • Concentration in digital product design
    • Merit-based scholarships available
  • IMG - Marketing Parsons 11-1 Student Faculty Ratio
  • #1 U.S. Design School

    2015 Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings
  • Featured course

    Each semester includes a six-credit Major Studio. Students learn how to design and develop complex digital products and come to understand the nature of globalized visual culture in the 21st century. Specific topics include counterculture, designer as author, digital craft, and digital storytelling.

  • “Designers can build on their existing expertise and develop the digital product skills needed to envision and shape the future of technology-based interaction.”

    Brendan Griffiths, Program Director

  • Why the New School?

    The New School’s Parsons School of Design is renowned for offering an innovative approach to education, with a focus on critical thinking and collaboration. At the only design school within a comprehensive university — The New School — you’ll have access to a truly interdisciplinary academic experience. Our world-class faculty guide students through rigorous training and practice-based learning, taking full advantage of the inspiration and opportunity only New York City can offer.