Justin Sherrill "Solipsism"

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

Aliya Adamjee "Photo Essay" Aliya Adamjee

Aliya Adamjee "Photo Essay"

Kenlee Danner "A little book of Big Bad Things" Kenlee Danner

Kenlee Danner "A little book of Big Bad Things"

VV (Hanwei) Su "Sunrise.Noon.Sunset" VV (Hanwei) Su

VV (Hanwei) Su "Sunrise.Noon.Sunset"

Sofia Martin "Adopting the School Uniform Mentality (excerpt)" Sofia Martin

Sofia Martin "Adopting the School Uniform Mentality (excerpt)"

Eslie Ahou Ramia Nguessan "Et merde" Eslie Ahou Ramia Nguessan

Eslie Ahou Ramia Nguessan "Et merde"

Steven Lin "Cartography - Digital Grisaille" Steven Lin

Steven Lin "Cartography - Digital Grisaille"

Jonna Marie Grigelevich "Eleventh Grade" Jonna Marie Grigelevich

Jonna Marie Grigelevich "Eleventh Grade"

Jessica Tan "Fragment" Jessica Tan

Jessica Tan "Fragment"

Yerin Hur "Sphinx and Lamassu" Yerin Hur

Yerin Hur "Sphinx and Lamassu"

Cassandra Yu "Downward-facing Dog" Cassandra Yu

Cassandra Yu "Downward-facing Dog"

Qiuhong Yu "Integrated Cultural Self-portrait in Tile" Qiuhong Yu

Qiuhong Yu "Integrated Cultural Self-portrait in Tile"

Jessica Tan "Integrated Cultural Self Portrait in Tile" Jessica Tan

Jessica Tan "Integrated Cultural Self Portrait in Tile"

Kirsten Konishi "Tuesday" Kirsten Konishi

Kirsten Konishi "Tuesday"

River Marquardt "Personal Exoskeleton" River Marquardt

River Marquardt "Personal Exoskeleton"

spotlights

Lunch and Learn Seminar Series Lunch and Learn Seminar Series

Lunch and Learn Seminar Series

Welcoming the next Director of the Parsons First Year Program Welcoming the next Director of the Parsons First Year Program

Welcoming the next Director of the Parsons First Year Program

Book talk and conversation: All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence Book talk and conversation: All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence

Book talk and conversation: All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence

Parsons First Year students visit the United Nations Parsons First Year students visit the United Nations

Parsons First Year students visit the United Nations

Meet Your Major Events Meet Your Major Events

Meet Your Major Events

OF THEIR OWN MAKING AND WRITING: An Integrative Interview with Kate Teale and Nancy Roach OF THEIR OWN MAKING AND WRITING: An Integrative Interview with Kate Teale and Nancy Roach

OF THEIR OWN MAKING AND WRITING: An Integrative Interview with Kate Teale and Nancy Roach

A Look Inside Todd Lambrix's Time: Embodied Class A Look Inside Todd Lambrix's Time: Embodied Class

A Look Inside Todd Lambrix's Time: Embodied Class

news / events

Lunch and Learn Seminar Series Lunch and Learn Seminar Series

Lunch and Learn Seminar Series

Welcoming the next Director of the Parsons First Year Program Welcoming the next Director of the Parsons First Year Program

Welcoming the next Director of the Parsons First Year Program

Wearable Watercolor: Royal Talens Visit Adds Color to Integrative Fashion Studio Project Wearable Watercolor: Royal Talens Visit Adds Color to Integrative Fashion Studio Project

Wearable Watercolor: Royal Talens Visit Adds Color to Integrative Fashion Studio Project

Book talk and conversation: All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence Book talk and conversation: All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence

Book talk and conversation: All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence

Parsons First Year students visit the United Nations Parsons First Year students visit the United Nations

Parsons First Year students visit the United Nations

Meet Your Major Events Meet Your Major Events

Meet Your Major Events

Announcing: Context and Interpretation: Hazards, Disasters, and Vulnerabilities Announcing: Context and Interpretation: Hazards, Disasters, and Vulnerabilities

Announcing: Context and Interpretation: Hazards, Disasters, and Vulnerabilities

2018 Sketchbook Competition Winners + Runners-up 2018 Sketchbook Competition Winners + Runners-up

2018 Sketchbook Competition Winners + Runners-up

Sketchbook Competition Sketchbook Competition

Sketchbook Competition

Fashion & Time: Call for First Year Student Work Fashion & Time: Call for First Year Student Work

Fashion & Time: Call for First Year Student Work

Circle Line Tour Circle Line Tour

Circle Line Tour

Afternoon Coffee Presents: Todd Lambrix and Glenn Lavertu Afternoon Coffee Presents: Todd Lambrix and Glenn Lavertu

Afternoon Coffee Presents: Todd Lambrix and Glenn Lavertu

Sen. Kamala Harris speaks to the importance of an art and design education at Parsons Sen. Kamala Harris speaks to the importance of an art and design education at Parsons

Sen. Kamala Harris speaks to the importance of an art and design education at Parsons

Field trip to the United Nations Field trip to the United Nations

Field trip to the United Nations

First Year Faculty Awarded NYFA Artist Fellowships First Year Faculty Awarded NYFA Artist Fellowships

First Year Faculty Awarded NYFA Artist Fellowships

social