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  • First-year students entering Parsons share a common learning experience. The same course sequence constitutes the first year of all BFA programs, providing a foundational experience that familiarizes students with the tools, methods, and skills employed in art and design. A similar course sequence applies for BBA students, with the exception of two courses specific to that degree.

    The required courses for each degree provide a core learning experience, the outcomes of which feed into continuing undergraduate study at Parsons. Students can personalize their path of study within these requirements by selecting thematic core courses and a spring elective to match their individual interests.

    The first-year curriculum sometimes inspires students to switch majors or plan for careers that expand established categories. After completing first-year coursework, students work with advisors, in consultation with instructors, to define their goals and, if desired, choose or change their degree program.

  • BFA First Year

    For first-year students in the 2020-2021 academic year. 

    BFA F S
    PUFY 1000 Integrative Studio 1 3 -
    PUFY 1010 Integrative Seminar 1 3 -
    PUFY 1100 Sustainable Systems 3 -
    PUFY 1020 Space/Materiality 3 -
    PUFY 1030 Drawing/Imaging 3 -
    PUFY 1040 Time - 3
    PUFY 1001 Integrative Studio 2 - 3
    PUFY 1011 Integrative Seminar 2 - 3
    PLHT 1000 Objects as History - 3
    - 3
    Subtotal 15 15
    Total Credits
    30

  • BBA First Year

    For first-year students in the 2020-2021 academic year. 

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