• Academics

  • At Parsons Paris, our approach to learning merges disciplines to educate the design-led problem solvers the world needs today. We bring Europe’s diverse cultural, academic, and innovation-focused resources together with Parsons’ celebrated pedagogy based in creativity and critical thinking. The classroom is a collaborative atelier, and the city becomes your lab for developing ways to make the world more harmonious, meaningful, and sustainable. Explore our undergraduate, graduate, and short-term programs below.

  • Short-Term Programs

    Develop your creativity and professional skills with summer-, semester-, and year-long programs at Parsons Paris.
    • Academics - Nondegree Programs Summer and Pre-College Programs

      Summer Programs

      Summer intensive studies at Parsons Paris allow you to experience a vibrant city from an insider's perspective by exploring the many facets of art, design, fashion, and photography. Our programs are open to students who wish to deepen their knowledge and develop their skills in a rigorous and stimulating academic environment.

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      Visiting Students

      If you're pursuing a degree elsewhere and want to broaden your studies, consider spending a semester or year at Parsons Paris as a visiting student. You can take selected courses, taught in English, from our bachelor's and master's curricula or enroll in our Fashion Cultures and Design Cultures study programs.

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      Online Pre-College Programs

      Parsons Paris and industry experts guide high school students through the inner workings of the Paris fashion world. Self-paced courses incorporate video lectures, hands-on assignments, and mentoring sessions.

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  • Parsons Paris offers a unique opportunity to study in two of the world's most creative cities. Studying at our academic centers in both Paris and New York broadens your practice through studio and liberal arts courses on campus and applied, hands-on experiential learning off campus.

  • We’re responding to the real working conditions and needs of the brand — and gaining knowledge and experience that complements what we learn in the classroom.

    Dylan Custodero, BBA Strategic Design and Management student participant, CERRUTI 1881 and The Woolmark Company partnership
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  • The faculty at Parsons Paris represents the international academic, art, design, and business worlds. By bringing together academic leaders and working professionals in small classes, we deliver a collaborative educational experience that prepares you for academic and professional success.

  • Parsons Paris places research at the center of the learning experience. Faculty and students in our graduate programs collaborate closely, preparing students for real-world teamwork and enabling graduates to respond to current social, political, and economic conditions.

  • Academic advisors are available to support you throughout your time at Parsons Paris, guiding your educational journey and helping you flourish creatively as you prepare to transition to the world after graduation.

  • As a Parsons Paris student, you enjoy access to a wide range of cutting-edge resources that enable you to make your ideas a reality. We offer a variety of resources for making and research, both on campus and through partnerships at other locations in Paris. You also benefit from the expertise of studio and workshop technicians, faculty, and visiting industry experts. Through these resources, Parsons Paris nurtures creative exploration while allowing you to build industry-level skills. 

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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.