Tiama Wilson "LGBT Superhero Goggles"

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

Steven Nguyen "Lost Ballerino" Steven Nguyen

Steven Nguyen "Lost Ballerino"

Leila-Anaïs Pyrczak "Memories 1+2+3" Leila-Anaïs Pyrczak

Leila-Anaïs Pyrczak "Memories 1+2+3"

Paige Anderson "Behind the Mask" Paige Anderson

Paige Anderson "Behind the Mask"

Elizabeth DeWald "Personal Exoskeleton" Elizabeth DeWald

Elizabeth DeWald "Personal Exoskeleton"

Chudi Zhang "Social Space - something else - the “cocoon”" Chudi Zhang

Chudi Zhang "Social Space - something else - the “cocoon”"

Shashwath Santosh "But Why? / Teddy Mare" Shashwath Santosh

Shashwath Santosh "But Why? / Teddy Mare"

Kaitlyn Zhang "I Am Beautiful" Kaitlyn Zhang

Kaitlyn Zhang "I Am Beautiful"

spotlights

Colin Stearns, Coordinator for Time Colin Stearns, Coordinator for Time

Colin Stearns, Coordinator for Time

Kaitlyn Zhang: A Week in the Life of a Parsons First Year student Kaitlyn Zhang: A Week in the Life of a Parsons First Year student

Kaitlyn Zhang: A Week in the Life of a Parsons First Year student

Anette Millington, Director of First Year Anette Millington, Director of First Year

Anette Millington, Director of First Year

Public presentation of First Year Time student works Public presentation of First Year Time student works

Public presentation of First Year Time student works

Parley for the Oceans visits Sustainable Systems classes Parley for the Oceans visits Sustainable Systems classes

Parley for the Oceans visits Sustainable Systems classes

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

news / events

Spring 2020: Lunch and Learn Seminar Series! Spring 2020: Lunch and Learn Seminar Series!

Spring 2020: Lunch and Learn Seminar Series!

Public presentation of First Year Time student works Public presentation of First Year Time student works

Public presentation of First Year Time student works

Parley for the Oceans visits Sustainable Systems classes Parley for the Oceans visits Sustainable Systems classes

Parley for the Oceans visits Sustainable Systems classes

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

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