Continuing Education

  • Continuing education classes at Parsons Open Campus offer students a window on new worlds, challenges to the traditional divisions between art and design disciplines, forums in which to make new friends, and launchpads for newly defined careers.


    Our non-degree courses are open to all students, regardless of their level of experience. Working artists and designers are encouraged to consider continuing education as a means of learning new technologies and developing game-changing concepts in their fields. For the professional prepared to make the leap into design, Parsons Open Campus courses can be a preliminary step toward a career change. These courses allow you to sample a new art or design discipline before deciding to enroll in one of our CE Certificate Programs or move on to an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Graphic Design, or Interior Design here at Parsons.  


    Summer 2017 registration is now open.

    Continuing Education

    Summer 2017 Dates

    June 5 - Online classes begin

    June 5 and June 6 - On-campus classes begin

    Continuing Education Online

    Summer 2017 Online Session Dates

    Five-week sessions: June 6 and July 10

    Nine-week sessions: June 6 and August 7

    Fall 2017 registration dates.

    Certificate pre-registration for courses at Open Campus at The New School begins on July 6 at 10:00 a.m.

    General registration for courses at Open Campus at The New School begins on July 13 at 10:00 a.m.

    Courses begin August 28, 2017.


    Parsons Open Campus offers a large selection of non-degree continuing education courses each term. Classes can be taken for credit or on a noncredit basis, on campus or online. Disciplines include Digital Design, Fashion Business, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Interior and Architectural Design Studies, and Photography.

    For those seeking more structure, noncredit certificate programs are also offered in each area of study.