The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is awarded for completion of 120 credits as designated by the program. A maximum of 60 credits may be transferred from another institution. Students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA and fulfill all requirements in a timely manner.
Your BFA begins with the Parsons Paris first-year curriculum, which is an interdisciplinary year-long course of study for all undergraduate programs at Parsons Paris. The first year immerses you in an exploration of art and design concepts, skills, and critical practices, training students to become flexible thinkers, proficient makers, and bold experimenters.
In your second year, you discover Parisian couture crafts and study the work of influential fashion designers in Paris, exploring the nexus between society, dress, technique, and aesthetic.
In your third year, you are fully immersed in the heart of a French design company and introduced to design processes, brand identity, marketing, merchandising, and communication. In the last year, you conduct a research project and design a final collection under the supervision of fashion professionals.
Throughout your studies, art and design history and theory courses develop essential research, writing, and critical reasoning skills as well as the conceptual foundations for creative inquiry.
To view degree requirements from prior years, visit the Academic Catalogs archive. For a complete listing of courses and course descriptions, visit the university course catalog.