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  • Summer College/Adult

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  • Choose from programs in Paris, Cannes, and Florence!

    Acquire academic credentials and deepen your knowledge in one of the world capitals of culture. Our college-age students pursue full-time degree programs or build competitive portfolios to prepare for careers or advanced study, while adult students acquire new professional skills.

    Students benefit from learning with Parsons Paris faculty, a project-based curriculum, and the resources and stimulating academic environment that only a top art and design educational institution can provide. All courses are taught in English.

    Parsons Paris partners with Academic Programs International (API), our preferred partner specializing in study abroad, to enroll you and provide on-site support services. Email the API team at [email protected] to learn more.

    Paris Intensives

    • Course Dates May 24–June 15, 2024
    • Location Paris, France
    • Schedule 9:00–11:40 a.m. and 1:00–3:40 p.m.
    • Housing Included in tuition (see below)
    • Registration Deadline March 15, 2024 (payment deadline: April 14, 2024)
    • Ages 19+ or 18 with a year of college
    • Tuition Paris: $8,500
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  • Summer Film in Cannes, South of France

    Join Parsons Paris and ESRA for a unique collaboration on the French Riviera, offering college and adult students several courses on film.

    ESRA is the leading film school in France, with campuses in Paris, Nice/Cannes, Rennes, Brussels, and New York. It offers state-approved bachelor's and master's degrees. Since 1972, the school has trained more than 10,000 people, who have gone on to work in all fields of the audiovisual industry: cinema, television, live recording, advertising, sound, music, visual effects, video gaming, and social media. 

    • Dates June 28–July 20, 2024
    • Schedule Full-day
    • Registration Deadline March 1, 2024 (payment deadline: April 1, 2024)
    • Location Cannes, France
    • Housing Included in tuition (see below)
    • Ages 19+ or 18 with a year of college
    • Tuition $8,500; 3 U.S. credits recommended (non-liberal arts)
    • Language of Instruction English
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  • Luxury Design and Management: Parsons Paris—Polimoda

    Luxury Design and Management is a specialized summer course on the essence, the heritage, and the organization of high-end industries. Through a combination of lectures, interactions with industry professionals, atelier visits, experiential workshops, and teamwork, students learn about the French and Italian leading luxury sectors and benefit from an interdisciplinary introduction to their processes and characteristics at the crossroads of design innovation, business, and culture. 

    The course is run by resident professors, guest lecturers, and practitioners from the industry in Paris and Florence, two historic capitals of luxury. In the Parsons Paris portion of the program, we examine haute couture and the relationship between French fashion heritage, local crafts, creativity, marketing, and strategic management. We look at what makes the luxury sector so special and desirable and how it builds memorable moments and bridges the past and the future, heritage and innovation. We examine these topics more closely in the Italian part of the program, exploring the tradition of Florentine craftsmanship, the production of high-end leather accessories, and the Made in Italy brand. 

    • Dates May 31 - June 29, 2024
    • Schedule Half-day
    • Location Paris, France: May 31–June 14, 2024; Florence, Italy: June 17–29, 2024
    • Registration Deadline March 1, 2024 (payment deadline April 1, 2024)
    • Housing Included in tuition (see below)
    • Ages Open to rising juniors and above
    • Tuition $10,500; 6 U.S. credits recommended (non–liberal arts)
    • Language of instruction English
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Undergraduates

To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Graduates

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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