The Master of Arts in the History of Design and Curatorial Studies, a collaborative program of Parsons School of Design and Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, offers graduate summer seminars. These courses are open to all students currently enrolled in MA or PhD programs at an accredited university.
Application Deadline: April 15, 2019
This course is open to university graduate degree candidates and undergraduate seniors by permission of the School of Art and Design History and Theory. Please contact email@example.com or
call 212.849.8313. We recommend early action, as the class size is limited and the course may fill before the registration deadline.
Tuition and Fees: $6,026, including all gratuities, course materials, and local travel. Participants are responsible for their own accommodations, meals, and transportation to and from the course.
Online Registration: Payment is by credit card only. Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express are accepted.
Note: Credit and debit cards often have limits on how much can be charged. Your bank may deny approval for a credit card payment if the card is issued by a non-U.S. bank. To ensure a smooth registration process, please check
with your bank before submitting your credit card information. Also make sure the expiration date of the card is more than two months after the date of your tuition payment.
Paper Registration: Pay by credit card, U.S. domestic check, money order, or cash.
Payment by credit card: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express are accepted. Include your credit card number and the expiration date on the Registration Form.
Payment by personal check: Checks submitted for payment must be drawn on a United States bank with a United States bank routing number and account number MICR encoded on the check. Foreign checks are not accepted.
Payment by money order: International money orders (such as American Express) in U.S. dollars are accepted.
Do not send cash in the mail. Mail your completed registration form with your credit card information, personal check, or money order to
Office of the Registrar The New School 79 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor New York, NY 10003
Payment by cash can only be made in person.
Please bring your completed registration form with your credit card, check, money order, or cash to
Office of the Registrar The New School 72 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor New York, NY 10011
Students who registered online should withdraw using the online registration system. Students who registered by mail or in person must submit a withdrawal request in writing by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In order to qualify for a refund of tuition,
cancellation requests must be submitted by the deadlines indicated below.
Prior to April 1: full refund of tuition Prior to May 1: refund of tuition less 20% penalty May 1 or later: no tuition refund
Note: If a course is canceled by Parsons for any reason, a full refund of tuition and fees will be issued.
If you have questions about the Decorative Arts Graduate Seminar, contact email@example.com.
In summer 2019, the following course is being offered:
in Nordic Design: Copenhagen and StockholmJune
24-July 5, 2019
This course examines the predominant
themes and concepts of Scandinavian design and culture from the 17th to the
21st century, focusing on built environments and the elements they contain,
including furniture, interiors, landscape design, textiles, ceramics, metalwork,
industrial design, glass, graphic design, and more. The course is set
in Stockholm and Copenhagen, capitals that share a long tradition of and
commitment to decorative arts and design. Coursework includes in-depth study of
works by noted Swedish and Danish architects and designers Gunnar Asplund, Estrid
Ericson, Josef Frank, Arne Jacobson, Finn Juhl, Stig Lindberg, Hans Wegner,
and others. Students engage in dialogues about curatorial practice and visit
sites and collections in and around Stockholm and Copenhagen, such as the
Nordiska museet, the newly reopened National Museum, and the Design
Museum Denmark. Students also visit historic homes and other sites, both
historic and contemporary, and engage with local scholars, designers, and
design professionals, broadening their experience of design in situ.
in Nordic Design: Copenhagen and Stockholm
Please note that other visits may be scheduled as well and that the program is subject to change through spring 2019.
This course is open to university graduate degree candidates and undergraduate seniors by permission of the School of Art and Design History and Theory.
Participants earn three graduate credits for successful completion of the course.
Students are expected to attend all classes, site visits, and excursions. Classes and excursions begin promptly at the designated times; latecomers cannot be accommodated. Grades are based on class participation (20 percent) and a final slide identification and essay examination (80 percent).
The course is moderately physically challenging, as it involves hours of walking and standing. Because of space limitations, friends and family are not permitted to join the class for lectures, walks, or site visits.