• About

  • Established in 1921 as the first American art and design school in Paris, today we are a university community of students and acclaimed faculty who apply creativity and intellectual rigor to the demands of an evolving world. We bring the renowned Parsons curricula together with the entrepreneurial spirit and heritage of a European cultural capital. Along with Parsons in New York and The New School — our parent university — Parsons Paris is part of a global network enabling you to complete a degree, launch a career, and bring innovation to industries worldwide.

    Mission and Vision

  • Parsons opened an academic center in Paris in 1921 to expose students to the art and design that was transforming the world. Read about events on the path Parsons Paris took to becoming a global leader in art and design.

  • Message from
    Our Dean

    Dean Florence LeClerc Dickler

    Bienvenue à Parsons Paris! Our campus is located in one of the most vibrant cities in the world, a capital of fashion, art, and design where innovation and tradition are part of daily life. As a Parsons Paris student, you will receive the best of an American art and design education in a city that has inspired generations of artists, designers, and scholars.

    When you join our campus, you become a member of an international community of excellence. Here, you will be encouraged to think globally in a local context. Our interdisciplinary approach will allow you to explore new creative solutions to today's challenges. Parsons Paris and the city are a laboratory where you can actively participate in projects with prestigious industry partners and learn across disciplines in a seamless manner inside and outside of the classroom. In addition, Parsons Paris prides itself on its atelier-like experience, which fosters rich and individualized student-faculty interactions.

    As the dean of Parsons Paris, I embrace the values of equity, inclusion, and social justice of The New School and I want to make sure that our students acquire the tools that will allow them to think critically to better the world. Your journey with us will be one of questioning the status quo, challenging codes and norms, and thinking outside of the box to shape the future.

    Our faculty, our staff, and I look forward to welcoming you on campus.

    Florence Leclerc
    Dean, Parsons Paris

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  • Parsons Paris shares resources and a curricular foundation with Parsons in NYC. And as part of The New School, a comprehensive university, Parsons Paris offers access to a global network of academic and cultural institutions, organizations, and businesses, enabling you to enhance your creative education.

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  • Accreditation

    The New School has been regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Parsons Paris is a registered branch campus of The New School and is accredited by MSCHE. 

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To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

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.