Sofia Hernandez "Lost in self"

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

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"

Kloe Tucker ""Sorry I Missed Your Call"" Kloe Tucker

Kloe Tucker ""Sorry I Missed Your Call""

Zoë Stapel "Triptych with Scenes from the Life of Christ - Term Paper" Zoë Stapel

Zoë Stapel "Triptych with Scenes from the Life of Christ - Term Paper"

Tanvi Mishra "Everything We Never Needed" Tanvi Mishra

Tanvi Mishra "Everything We Never Needed"

Twisha Shah "Time: Inspiration taken from Alan Lightman's "Einstein's Dreams"" Twisha Shah

Twisha Shah "Time: Inspiration taken from Alan Lightman's "Einstein's Dreams""

Pedro Troncoso "Emily Sargent by Pedrito" Pedro Troncoso

Pedro Troncoso "Emily Sargent by Pedrito"

Shania Dias "The Bones of Might" Shania Dias

Shania Dias "The Bones of Might"

spotlights

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

First Year Faculty Interview featured in Sound American First Year Faculty Interview featured in Sound American

First Year Faculty Interview featured in Sound American

Parsons First Year Summer Art Challenge #2 Parsons First Year Summer Art Challenge #2

Parsons First Year Summer Art Challenge #2

news / events

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!

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

Summer Art Challenge 2020 Responses! Summer Art Challenge 2020 Responses!

Summer Art Challenge 2020 Responses!

First Year Faculty Interview featured in Sound American First Year Faculty Interview featured in Sound American

First Year Faculty Interview featured in Sound American

Parsons First Year Summer Art Challenge #2 Parsons First Year Summer Art Challenge #2

Parsons First Year Summer Art Challenge #2

Parsons First Year Summer Art Challenge 2020 Parsons First Year Summer Art Challenge 2020

Parsons First Year Summer Art Challenge 2020

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