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  • Additional Learning Opportunities

  • Additional Learning Opportunities
  • Parsons has partnered with advanced digital platforms to offer an array of on-demand learning solutions. These programs meet learners where they are, allowing them to access course content anywhere, anytime. Course curriculums are designed and taught by The New School’s leading-edge faculty and world-renowned industry leaders.  These offerings provide access to the unique educational approach of The New School beyond the university’s walls to curious learners and young professionals around the globe. 

    Individual Courses

  • Internships

    Creativity and A.I.

    Specialization | Coursera

    Creativity and A.I.

    Creativity and A.I.

    Specialization | Coursera

    Designed to stand out from the general online learning experience, the Creativity & A.I. specialization challenges the learner’s definition of creativity while addressing the developments of what it means to be creative. Each of the three courses in this specialization works through an immersive project that learners will conduct throughout the course and engage their passion for understanding the machine learning research and controversies surrounding A.I. and apply it to their current work.  

     

    Internships

    eCommerce Foundations

    Certificate Program | Yellowbrick

    eCommerce Foundations

    eCommerce Foundations

    Certificate Program | Yellowbrick 

    Parsons faculty, together with entrepreneurs, industry experts, and specialists from Shopify, uncover how to design a seamless ecommerce enterprise. Lessons cover creating a marketing strategy, building a digital brand, designing a customer journey, optimizing SEO tools and paid media, utilizing data and KPI reporting, understanding distribution and logistics, and more.

    Internships

    Fashion Business Essentials with WWD

    Certificate Program | Yellowbrick

    Fashion Business Essentials with WWD

    Fashion Business Essentials with WWD

    Certificate Program | Yellowbrick 

    Offered by Parsons and WWD, this innovative noncredit certificate program offers you an in-depth look at the business side of fashion. Parsons faculty and industry experts guide you through the self-paced online courses, allowing you to gain an understanding of how fashion brands are built and launched. Through project-based exploration, you develop an understanding of the business behind the fashion industry from every angle. You learn how to create a unique brand identity, identify your consumer, source and cost materials, communicate with factories, and manage retail and wholesale relationships.

     

    Internships

    Fashion Industry Essentials with Teen Vogue

    Certificate Program | Yellowbrick

    Fashion Industry Essentials with Teen Vogue

    Fashion Industry Essentials with Teen Vogue

    Certificate Program | Yellowbrick 

    Presented by Parsons and featuring Teen Vogue, this one-of-a-kind noncredit program provides an exciting overview of the fashion industry, with more than 70 on-demand online course modules taught by Parsons faculty, Condé Nast editors, and leading industry experts. Instructors include Rebecca Minkoff, Elaine Welteroth, Brandon Maxwell, Adam Selman, and others. Carefully designed assignments help you build a portfolio, hone your visual style, and develop fashion marketing, media, and PR skills.

    Internships

    Media Writing Essentials

    Certificate Program | Yellowbrick

    Media Writing Essentials

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    Certificate Program | Yellowbrick 

    The New School has joined forces with Rolling Stone to create a course aimed at teaching learners essential skills to write effectively for the media and digital channels. Over five modules, this course covers topics like writing for social media and commercial audiences, online publishing platforms, press releases, podcasts and the different types of feature writing. 

    Internships

    Product Design Essentials with Wallpaper*

    Certificate Program | Yellowbrick

    Product Design Essentials with Wallpaper*

    Product Design Essentials

    Certificate Program | Yellowbrick 

    Parsons’ Product Design Essentials noncredit certificate program introduces you to industrial design and product development and the diverse career opportunities they offer. Informed by a design thinking approach, the program focuses on the integration of the design, manufacturing, and marketing components of the product creation process.  Interactive learning tools and real-world activities create an engaging and fun education experience.

     

    Internships

    Streetwear Essentials with Complex

    Certificate Program | Yellowbrick

    Streetwear Essentials with Complex

    Streetwear Essentials with Complex

    Certificate Program | Yellowbrick 

    Offered by Parsons and Complex, this innovative noncredit certificate program covers all aspects of the streetwear industry. Self-paced online courses provide you with valuable industry knowledge, an introduction to new career paths, and real-world skills. Instructors include recognized leaders from across the streetwear world, including Nicky Diamond, Don C, Leah McSweeney, and others.

     

    Internships

    Sustainable Fashion Ecologies

    Certificate Program | FutureLearn

    Sustainable Fashion Ecologies

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    Certificate Program | FutureLearn

    For more than a century, Parsons has been inspired by the transformative potential of design. Over three courses, learners will define concepts of sustainable fashion, analyze social, economic, and environmental elements of the fashion system, examine how to create balance between the three pillars in the fashion system, and create scenarios to illustrate the relationship between sustainability and worldmaking. 

    Internships

    Transforming the Fashion Business

    Specialization | Coursera

    Transforming the Fashion Business

    Transforming the Fashion Business

    Specialization | Coursera

    This intermediate-level three-course specialization gives learners the opportunity to strengthen their knowledge of the fashion business landscape, develop new creative skills, and gain valuable insights into ways to transform their creative careers. 

     

    Internships

    UX Design Foundations

    Certificate Program | Yellowbrick

    UX Design Foundations

    UX Design Foundations

    Certificate Program | Yellowbrick 

    The UX Design Foundations noncredit certificate program, offered by Parsons, provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles and practice of UX design and the diverse opportunities it offers. Our industry experts lead you through each module as you explore a range of topics, from usability research methods, design concepting, wireframing, and UX analytics to the latest technologies shaping the future of modern user interface design. UX Design Foundations provides an engaging online learning environment that challenges you to reimagine the modern user interface.

     

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Undergraduates

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.

Graduates

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

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