Parsons’ first-year curriculum, which focuses on critically engaged approaches to art, design, and strategic thinking, provides a common experience for all incoming students. All students take most of the required courses together, with some variation
for BFA and BBA students depending on their degree type. First-year students at Parsons can tailor their study path within those requirements by selecting from thematic options available for many of the required courses.
Watch Parsons students and faculty discuss the new perspectives and skills the students gain during their first year--and how those experiences were adapted and reimagined for a spring 2020 period of remote learning.