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about first year courses


The curriculum is focused on various approaches to teaching and learning a range of art and design methods, theories, and practices. This includes a grounding in the liberal arts, and working across studio and seminar contexts, through reading, writing, and making. The First Year is the beginning of all Parsons majors, and prepares students to focus on their majors moving forward as well as envision paths beyond the confines of a single discipline. Visit the Parsons website for more information on curriculum, faculty, and news.

student work

Bella Lucio "Sonic Scream (1, 2, and 3) and Scream" Bella Lucio

Bella Lucio "Sonic Scream (1, 2, and 3) and Scream"

Grace Burroughs "How to Win a Game You've Already Lost" Grace Burroughs

Grace Burroughs "How to Win a Game You've Already Lost"

Esme Munson "New York City’s Chinatown as Preservation of Identity: An Analysis of the Ethnic Enclave Model" Esme Munson

Esme Munson "New York City’s Chinatown as Preservation of Identity: An Analysis of the Ethnic Enclave Model"

Adeliia Ishmuratova "Metamorphosis between elements and physical places" Adeliia Ishmuratova

Adeliia Ishmuratova "Metamorphosis between elements and physical places"

Disha Bafna "Spore Madness" Disha Bafna

Disha Bafna "Spore Madness"

Yueyue Yan "Narrative Systems" Yueyue Yan

Yueyue Yan "Narrative Systems"

Sabrina Gonzalez Beckmann "The Yin/Yang of Shape Relationships" Sabrina Gonzalez Beckmann

Sabrina Gonzalez Beckmann "The Yin/Yang of Shape Relationships"

Chenchen Liu "Chenchen Liu's Time Card" Chenchen Liu

Chenchen Liu "Chenchen Liu's Time Card"

Izzah Talib ""Night out at Opa Dubai - zorba dance & smashing plates"" Izzah Talib

Izzah Talib ""Night out at Opa Dubai - zorba dance & smashing plates""

Thomas Paul Walsh "Hazmat Mask Suit" Thomas Paul Walsh

Thomas Paul Walsh "Hazmat Mask Suit"

Mia Aharon "Untitled " Mia Aharon

Mia Aharon "Untitled "

Melisa Dincer "Burning Out" Melisa Dincer

Melisa Dincer "Burning Out"

Emma Bitzer ""My Boots."" Emma Bitzer

Emma Bitzer ""My Boots.""

Ka Yan Tam "IMAGE / TEXT Portrait/Self-Portrait, Peer to Peer assignment" Ka Yan Tam

Ka Yan Tam "IMAGE / TEXT Portrait/Self-Portrait, Peer to Peer assignment"

Mona Qin "Object Description Paper, Metropolitan Museum of Art" Mona Qin

Mona Qin "Object Description Paper, Metropolitan Museum of Art"

Liying Cheng "“AS A DREAM EXPLORER”" Liying Cheng

Liying Cheng "“AS A DREAM EXPLORER”"

Annelise Cornet "The Mocking Clock" Annelise Cornet

Annelise Cornet "The Mocking Clock"

Jasmine Kan "The Ingredients of my Sanity" Jasmine Kan

Jasmine Kan "The Ingredients of my Sanity"

Sang Erin Park "Copy of Master Painting, Sun in an Empty Room" Sang Erin Park

Sang Erin Park "Copy of Master Painting, Sun in an Empty Room"

Anastasiia Zubyk "Remembering my Future" Anastasiia Zubyk

Anastasiia Zubyk "Remembering my Future"

Stella/Yu Zhang "I was listening to sutras on the afternoon of April 26th" Stella/Yu Zhang

Stella/Yu Zhang "I was listening to sutras on the afternoon of April 26th"

Anna Ka Wai Kwan "1. My Copy of the Master Painting ( Detail), Andrea del Sarto, Madonna of the Harpies, 1517, oil on panel. 2. I see you in my Dreams" Anna Ka Wai Kwan

Anna Ka Wai Kwan "1. My Copy of the Master Painting ( Detail), Andrea del Sarto, Madonna of the Harpies, 1517, oil on panel. 2. I see you in my Dreams"

Regina Lacarra Gamboa "Chable Book" Regina Lacarra Gamboa

Regina Lacarra Gamboa "Chable Book"

Sanya Malik "Autobiography of a Still Life : The Evolution of Giving Gifts" Sanya Malik

Sanya Malik "Autobiography of a Still Life : The Evolution of Giving Gifts"

Thomas Granger "Marble Head of a Women Wearing Diadem and Veil, Thomas Granger" Thomas Granger

Thomas Granger "Marble Head of a Women Wearing Diadem and Veil, Thomas Granger"

Anna Kwan "Still I Rise - A Poetic Montage By Me" Anna Kwan

Anna Kwan "Still I Rise - A Poetic Montage By Me"

Alexandra Nava-Baltimore "Is Time In Control?" Alexandra Nava-Baltimore

Alexandra Nava-Baltimore "Is Time In Control?"

Emily Toth "Vermeer’s Portrayal of Women as seen in Girl Interrupted at her Music and Mistress and Maid" Emily Toth

Emily Toth "Vermeer’s Portrayal of Women as seen in Girl Interrupted at her Music and Mistress and Maid"

spotlights

First Year Student Workshop: Blob intelligence - Collaborating with Slime Molds in Art & Design First Year Student Workshop: Blob intelligence - Collaborating with Slime Molds in Art & Design

First Year Student Workshop: Blob intelligence - Collaborating with Slime Molds in Art & Design

First Year Student Workshop: Melting Creative Blocks and Creativity Boost Experiential Workshop First Year Student Workshop: Melting Creative Blocks and Creativity Boost Experiential Workshop

First Year Student Workshop: Melting Creative Blocks and Creativity Boost Experiential Workshop

First Year Elective: PUFY 1303: Goal-Setting and Professional Skills! First Year Elective: PUFY 1303: Goal-Setting and Professional Skills!

First Year Elective: PUFY 1303: Goal-Setting and Professional Skills!

Drawing and Imaging Sketchbook Competition Drawing and Imaging Sketchbook Competition

Drawing and Imaging Sketchbook Competition

First Year Student Workshop: The Sketchbook as a Powerful Tool First Year Student Workshop: The Sketchbook as a Powerful Tool

First Year Student Workshop: The Sketchbook as a Powerful Tool

First Year Student Workshop: Embodied Design First Year Student Workshop: Embodied Design

First Year Student Workshop: Embodied Design

First Year Student Workshop: The Organic Indigo Vat: Making, Tending and Dyeing First Year Student Workshop: The Organic Indigo Vat: Making, Tending and Dyeing

First Year Student Workshop: The Organic Indigo Vat: Making, Tending and Dyeing

First Year Student Workshop: Applying Social Science Research Methods to Design Projects! First Year Student Workshop: Applying Social Science Research Methods to Design Projects!

First Year Student Workshop: Applying Social Science Research Methods to Design Projects!

First Year Student Workshop: Dyeing with Regional Plants! First Year Student Workshop: Dyeing with Regional Plants!

First Year Student Workshop: Dyeing with Regional Plants!

Choose Your Major Panel  - coming up! Choose Your Major Panel  - coming up!

Choose Your Major Panel  - coming up!

First Year students' Time course Virtual Exhibition First Year students' Time course Virtual Exhibition

First Year students' Time course Virtual Exhibition

First Year Community Day, Monday April 19th! First Year Community Day, Monday April 19th!

First Year Community Day, Monday April 19th!

First Year Workshop: Punk Rock Pastels and Paint First Year Workshop: Punk Rock Pastels and Paint

First Year Workshop: Punk Rock Pastels and Paint

First Year Workshop: Sashiko Mending and Improvisational Stitching First Year Workshop: Sashiko Mending and Improvisational Stitching

First Year Workshop: Sashiko Mending and Improvisational Stitching

Exhibition of First Year faculty Emily Barnett's Protest Series paintings Exhibition of First Year faculty Emily Barnett's Protest Series paintings

Exhibition of First Year faculty Emily Barnett's Protest Series paintings

First Year faculty Audra Wolowiec's recent video work for Dia:Beacon! First Year faculty Audra Wolowiec's recent video work for Dia:Beacon!

First Year faculty Audra Wolowiec's recent video work for Dia:Beacon!

First Year Student Workshops - Friday, March 26th! First Year Student Workshops - Friday, March 26th!

First Year Student Workshops - Friday, March 26th!

First Year Virtual Open Studios Hub! First Year Virtual Open Studios Hub!

First Year Virtual Open Studios Hub!

First Year faculty Sonya Sklaroff interview in ALL ARTS First Year faculty Sonya Sklaroff interview in ALL ARTS

First Year faculty Sonya Sklaroff interview in ALL ARTS

Student Celeste Haselrig selected for Gucci’s North America Changemakers Scholarship Award Student Celeste Haselrig selected for Gucci’s North America Changemakers Scholarship Award

Student Celeste Haselrig selected for Gucci’s North America Changemakers Scholarship Award

Parsons First Year faculty Sara Jimenez receives 2020 Canadian Women Artists' Award Parsons First Year faculty Sara Jimenez receives 2020 Canadian Women Artists' Award

Parsons First Year faculty Sara Jimenez receives 2020 Canadian Women Artists' Award

news / events

First Year Student Workshop: Blob intelligence - Collaborating with Slime Molds in Art & Design First Year Student Workshop: Blob intelligence - Collaborating with Slime Molds in Art & Design

First Year Student Workshop: Blob intelligence - Collaborating with Slime Molds in Art & Design

First Year Student Workshop: Melting Creative Blocks and Creativity Boost Experiential Workshop First Year Student Workshop: Melting Creative Blocks and Creativity Boost Experiential Workshop

First Year Student Workshop: Melting Creative Blocks and Creativity Boost Experiential Workshop

First Year Elective: PUFY 1303: Goal-Setting and Professional Skills! First Year Elective: PUFY 1303: Goal-Setting and Professional Skills!

First Year Elective: PUFY 1303: Goal-Setting and Professional Skills!

Drawing and Imaging Sketchbook Competition Drawing and Imaging Sketchbook Competition

Drawing and Imaging Sketchbook Competition

First Year Student Workshop: The Sketchbook as a Powerful Tool First Year Student Workshop: The Sketchbook as a Powerful Tool

First Year Student Workshop: The Sketchbook as a Powerful Tool

First Year Student Workshop: Embodied Design First Year Student Workshop: Embodied Design

First Year Student Workshop: Embodied Design

First Year Student Workshop: The Organic Indigo Vat: Making, Tending and Dyeing First Year Student Workshop: The Organic Indigo Vat: Making, Tending and Dyeing

First Year Student Workshop: The Organic Indigo Vat: Making, Tending and Dyeing

First Year Student Workshop: Applying Social Science Research Methods to Design Projects! First Year Student Workshop: Applying Social Science Research Methods to Design Projects!

First Year Student Workshop: Applying Social Science Research Methods to Design Projects!

First Year Student Workshop: Dyeing with Regional Plants! First Year Student Workshop: Dyeing with Regional Plants!

First Year Student Workshop: Dyeing with Regional Plants!

Choose Your Major Panel  - coming up! Choose Your Major Panel  - coming up!

Choose Your Major Panel  - coming up!

First Year students' Time course Virtual Exhibition First Year students' Time course Virtual Exhibition

First Year students' Time course Virtual Exhibition

First Year Community Day, Monday April 19th! First Year Community Day, Monday April 19th!

First Year Community Day, Monday April 19th!

First Year Workshop: Punk Rock Pastels and Paint First Year Workshop: Punk Rock Pastels and Paint

First Year Workshop: Punk Rock Pastels and Paint

First Year Workshop: Sashiko Mending and Improvisational Stitching First Year Workshop: Sashiko Mending and Improvisational Stitching

First Year Workshop: Sashiko Mending and Improvisational Stitching

Exhibition of First Year faculty Emily Barnett's Protest Series paintings Exhibition of First Year faculty Emily Barnett's Protest Series paintings

Exhibition of First Year faculty Emily Barnett's Protest Series paintings

First Year Student Workshop: Dyeing with Regional Plants First Year Student Workshop: Dyeing with Regional Plants

First Year Student Workshop: Dyeing with Regional Plants

First Year faculty Audra Wolowiec's recent video work for Dia:Beacon! First Year faculty Audra Wolowiec's recent video work for Dia:Beacon!

First Year faculty Audra Wolowiec's recent video work for Dia:Beacon!

First Year Student Workshops - Friday, March 26th! First Year Student Workshops - Friday, March 26th!

First Year Student Workshops - Friday, March 26th!

Meet Your Major 2021! Meet Your Major 2021!

Meet Your Major 2021!

First Year Virtual Open Studios Hub! First Year Virtual Open Studios Hub!

First Year Virtual Open Studios Hub!

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