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  • Online Learning

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    Open Campus
    66 West 12th Street
    New York, NY 10011
    Tel: 212.229.5620

  • Parsons at Open Campus online courses are personalized, collaborative experiences that focus on goals. Study on your own schedule while industry experts guide your progress every step of the way. More than 200 annual classes elevate your learning while prioritizing convenience.

  • Convenience and Flexibility

    Immerse yourself in the vibrant Open Campus student community through video lectures and in-depth discussion groups, using our Canvas Learning Management System and Zoom online conferencing platform. Many course elements are even accessible by smartphone.
    • The New School boasts a global network of like-minded individuals across disciplines and backgrounds, which enriches the online learning experience 

    • Each online course is carefully created by faculty and offers a unique learning opportunity

    • More than 200 expert-designed classes are available annually for degree credit or on a non-credit basis

    • Our online courses track with our on-site classes. They are typically small seminars, which ensures personalized instruction by New School professors as well as extensive discussion

    • You will always have direct contact with your instructor and peers as you progress through discussions, projects, and open questions

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    Online Certificate Programs

    Earn a credential that employers and collaborators will notice: a Parsons certificate addressing some of the fastest-growing fields, from data and user experience design to leadership, business, and marketing. Open Campus non-credit certificate programs supply working professionals with the tools they need to spark professional development and support entrepreneurship. 

    Design Leadership for Business
    Digital Marketing
    Fashion Business
    Fashion Industry Essentials
    Graphic & Digital Design
    Healthier Materials & Sustainable Building
    Human-Centered Healthcare
    Infographics & Data Visualization
    Interior Design
    Streetwear Essentials
    User-Centered Design

    Web Design & Development

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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.


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