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  • Art, Media, and Technology BFA

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  • In this dynamic BFA program, you explore the intersections of art, design, and technology. You become a design thinker and art practitioner through work grounded in a social and political context including the climate crisis, ethics, and data transparency. Graduates of the program contribute to emerging areas of creative practice at the intersection of ecology, politics, anthropology, and the human condition. This program is designed specifically for the Parsons Paris campus, where you benefit from access to European art and culture, critical discourse, and a unique interdisciplinary approach. 

    Program Highlights

    • Interdisciplinary Artistry

      Explore practices transcending traditional disciplines in studio projects that combine theory and practice, from ideation and research to writing and prototyping. 

    • Human-Centered Approaches

      Develop solid skills in storytelling and creative expression that allow you to contribute to society through work in art media, technology, and design.

    • Critical Context

      Join students and faculty in an engaged community with a range of views and practices, working through the art ecosystem to express yourself creatively.

    • Purposeful Practice

      The program is guided by the conviction that artists should play an essential role in society, addressing issues such as the environment and social justice in research and design practices. 

    • Parisian Perspectives

      Explore French and European art ecosystems at Parsons Paris' international center for the arts, and at the nearby Réserve des Arts and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac and the Centre National de la Danse.

    • Applicant Profile

      The program welcomes students with a practice-based focus who are interested in the emerging intersections between art and design disciplines. 

    • Degree Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
    • Format Full-time, on campus
    • Duration 4 years
  • Curriculum

    Your BFA begins with the first-year curriculum, which serves as the academic foundation for all undergraduate programs at Parsons Paris. After developing an understanding of narrative forms and techniques in varied media, you explore the way your creative expression is received through an analysis of audience, participation, and human response. In a final thesis project, you integrate research, making, and writing.

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  • Parsons Paris faculty represent a broad range of expertise and are acknowledged as leading practitioners and scholars in their fields. Art, Media, and Technology faculty come from a wide array of art and design disciplines and are professional practitioners in globally recognized institutions, artistic communities, and creative industries.

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    Your BFA begins with the first-year curriculum, which serves as the academic foundation for all undergraduate programs at Parsons Paris. After developing an understanding of narrative forms and techniques in varied media, you explore the way your creative expression is received through an analysis of audience, participation, and human response. In a final thesis project, you integrate research, making, and writing.

  • Beyond the Classroom

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      Industry Engagement

      Courses, projects, and faculty at Parsons Paris are closely integrated with industry and external partners, enabling you to apply what you’ve learned in the classroom to real-world challenges in creative business, nonprofit, government, and technology sectors.

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      Making and Academic Resources

      To facilitate your creative growth and experimentation across all disciplines, Parsons Paris offers access to academic resources such as on-campus making and project facilities, tech and fashion research labs, and The New School’s digital libraries and archives.

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      Campus Mobility

      Parsons Paris offers a unique opportunity to study in two of the world’s most creative cities. Studying at our academic centers in both Paris and New York broadens your practice through studio and liberal arts courses on campus and applied, hands-on experiential learning off campus.

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