Jing Jenny Wang "Ode To Lips"

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

Nalyeong Kim "If I were to appear in a children's book" Nalyeong Kim

Nalyeong Kim "If I were to appear in a children's book"

Nalyeong Kim "If Kevin were to appear in a children's book" Nalyeong Kim

Nalyeong Kim "If Kevin were to appear in a children's book"

Juliet Wang "Birthdates" Juliet Wang

Juliet Wang "Birthdates"

Juliet Wang "Rooms That I Could Never Call Home" Juliet Wang

Juliet Wang "Rooms That I Could Never Call Home"

Juliet Wang "Unfold" Juliet Wang

Juliet Wang "Unfold"

Katy Liu ""Sound Escape"" Katy Liu

Katy Liu ""Sound Escape""

Julia Kim "Overconsumption" Julia Kim

Julia Kim "Overconsumption"

Julia Kim "Unchecked Commitment" Julia Kim

Julia Kim "Unchecked Commitment"

Kai Deng "A Package with a Finder Frame" Kai Deng

Kai Deng "A Package with a Finder Frame"

Kelly Su "It Comes and Goes" Kelly Su

Kelly Su "It Comes and Goes"

Kelly Su "Soul Tracking" Kelly Su

Kelly Su "Soul Tracking"

Xizi Zhou "年月日" Xizi Zhou

Xizi Zhou "年月日"

Tobias Cobin "I AM HOME" Tobias Cobin

Tobias Cobin "I AM HOME"

Sophia Wang "The Manipulated Relations" Sophia Wang

Sophia Wang "The Manipulated Relations"

Qiwei Yang "Nocturne OP.55 NO.1" Qiwei Yang

Qiwei Yang "Nocturne OP.55 NO.1"

Melody Zhang "Back鸭ard" Melody Zhang

Melody Zhang "Back鸭ard"

Melody Zhang "TOM" Melody Zhang

Melody Zhang "TOM"

Nadya Suwarno "Mapping Time" Nadya Suwarno

Nadya Suwarno "Mapping Time"

Mira Das "Out Of Time" Mira Das

Mira Das "Out Of Time"

Jenny Gao "The Time of Silence" Jenny Gao

Jenny Gao "The Time of Silence"

Fangai Yan "Untitled" Fangai Yan

Fangai Yan "Untitled"

Fangai Yan "Untitled" Fangai Yan

Fangai Yan "Untitled"

Charis Pao "Untitled" Charis Pao

Charis Pao "Untitled"

Cecilia Yang "Distraction" Cecilia Yang

Cecilia Yang "Distraction"

Annabel Demarino "Enlightenment" Annabel Demarino

Annabel Demarino "Enlightenment"

Annabel Demarino "08/30, 08/31, 09/01" Annabel Demarino

Annabel Demarino "08/30, 08/31, 09/01"

Anna Khan "Buried And Vandalized Apples" Anna Khan

Anna Khan "Buried And Vandalized Apples"

Anastasia Smirnova "Ahava means love" Anastasia Smirnova

Anastasia Smirnova "Ahava means love"

Anastasia Smirnova "A Story About a Night" Anastasia Smirnova

Anastasia Smirnova "A Story About a Night"

Sharanya Khemka "Rewind" Sharanya Khemka

Sharanya Khemka "Rewind"

Sienna Gersick "San Francisco" Sienna Gersick

Sienna Gersick "San Francisco"

Yinan Xue "Memory Palace-Mangrove" Yinan Xue

Yinan Xue "Memory Palace-Mangrove"

Zhengyuan Zhao "Neotropolis" Zhengyuan Zhao

Zhengyuan Zhao "Neotropolis"

Jenny Gao "The Shimmering" Jenny Gao

Jenny Gao "The Shimmering"

Jamison Betancourt "Untitled"

Jamison Betancourt "Untitled"

Saskia Marks "Overlapping Overwhelm" Saskia Marks

Saskia Marks "Overlapping Overwhelm"

Saskia Marks "Fragmented" Saskia Marks

Saskia Marks "Fragmented"

Kiara Li "Digital Self-Portraiture: Transformations with Photoshop and Illustrator" Kiara Li

Kiara Li "Digital Self-Portraiture: Transformations with Photoshop and Illustrator"

Kiara Li "Parsons Perspectives" Kiara Li

Kiara Li "Parsons Perspectives"

Katy Liu "Path Project "9am - 3am"" Katy Liu

Katy Liu "Path Project "9am - 3am""

Kai Deng "Find the Left-Behind Box---Present(v.) Present(adj.) Present(n.)" Kai Deng

Kai Deng "Find the Left-Behind Box---Present(v.) Present(adj.) Present(n.)"

Lee Montoya "Project Unit #1: Personal Exoskeleton" Lee Montoya

Lee Montoya "Project Unit #1: Personal Exoskeleton"

Kiara Li "Cats in Woodland" Kiara Li

Kiara Li "Cats in Woodland"

Kiara Li "Self Portrait in Wire" Kiara Li

Kiara Li "Self Portrait in Wire"

Hannah Yao "Trumpet Mutes and Box" Hannah Yao

Hannah Yao "Trumpet Mutes and Box"

Hannah Yao "Shell for a Fragile Heart" Hannah Yao

Hannah Yao "Shell for a Fragile Heart"

Mabel Lok "Study of a Boot" Mabel Lok

Mabel Lok "Study of a Boot"

Roman Ingrassia "Untitled" Roman Ingrassia

Roman Ingrassia "Untitled"

Sean Yan "Constructed Bouquet" Sean Yan

Sean Yan "Constructed Bouquet"

Sofia Yu "Flesh Ball Sex Object" Sofia Yu

Sofia Yu "Flesh Ball Sex Object"

Vicky Tang "Behind Every Marriage Is Divorce" Vicky Tang

Vicky Tang "Behind Every Marriage Is Divorce"

Xintong Pei "Exoskeleton--Connection between Inner and Outer World" Xintong Pei

Xintong Pei "Exoskeleton--Connection between Inner and Outer World"

Ammie Liu "What's Behind the Door?" Ammie Liu

Ammie Liu "What's Behind the Door?"

Talia Dang "Tackling Food Waste: A Call To Action!!!" Talia Dang

Talia Dang "Tackling Food Waste: A Call To Action!!!"

Aashriya Dinesh "Arachnia" Aashriya Dinesh

Aashriya Dinesh "Arachnia"

Ellina Jung "Digital Grisaille" Ellina Jung

Ellina Jung "Digital Grisaille"

Dipesh Aggarwal "Shady Assembly" Dipesh Aggarwal

Dipesh Aggarwal "Shady Assembly"

Autumn Pitkin "Color Pattern Object" Autumn Pitkin

Autumn Pitkin "Color Pattern Object"

Autumn Pitkin "The History Behind Blue Eyeshadow" Autumn Pitkin

Autumn Pitkin "The History Behind Blue Eyeshadow"

Arav Tewari "Forgotten Sacrifices" Arav Tewari

Arav Tewari "Forgotten Sacrifices"

Aiya Zhumagaliyeva "Untitled" Aiya Zhumagaliyeva

Aiya Zhumagaliyeva "Untitled"

Haley Ngai "IRL Game in Hong Kong" Haley Ngai

Haley Ngai "IRL Game in Hong Kong"

Haley Ngai "Scorpion's Tail Exoskeleton" Haley Ngai

Haley Ngai "Scorpion's Tail Exoskeleton"

Jessica Saadia "Radiant Roots" Jessica Saadia

Jessica Saadia "Radiant Roots"

Arindam Kalita "The tea box" Arindam Kalita

Arindam Kalita "The tea box"

Karen Hartono "Myths and Legends (printmaking/watercolor work)" Karen Hartono

Karen Hartono "Myths and Legends (printmaking/watercolor work)"

Charlene Chung "Triptych: Bittersweet, Overwhelming, and Dreamy" Charlene Chung

Charlene Chung "Triptych: Bittersweet, Overwhelming, and Dreamy"

Sharanya Khemka "Dichotomy" Sharanya Khemka

Sharanya Khemka "Dichotomy"

Mira Das "out of time" Mira Das

Mira Das "out of time"

Anna Emberson "The Lambs Club" Anna Emberson

Anna Emberson "The Lambs Club"

Anna Emberson "Sidewalk Shed Gardens" Anna Emberson

Anna Emberson "Sidewalk Shed Gardens"

Ben Fertig "I wait for you" Ben Fertig

Ben Fertig "I wait for you"

Yi Nan Kang "Do You Love Me?" Yi Nan Kang

Yi Nan Kang "Do You Love Me?"

Sora Haan "To Our Own Journey" Sora Haan

Sora Haan "To Our Own Journey"

Ella Guido "4 May 1905" Ella Guido

Ella Guido "4 May 1905"

April Seo "natural beauty" April Seo

April Seo "natural beauty"

Lucie Lenoir "Exoskeleton" Lucie Lenoir

Lucie Lenoir "Exoskeleton"

Alexander Zuill "It's All In Your Head" Alexander Zuill

Alexander Zuill "It's All In Your Head"

Aijalon Gandionco "Fish Are Friends" Aijalon Gandionco

Aijalon Gandionco "Fish Are Friends"

Chloe Roush "A Body is a Home" Chloe Roush

Chloe Roush "A Body is a Home"

Eve Hakimian "Untitled"

Eve Hakimian "Untitled"

Xin Shu "Stairs, Pool, Tub" Xin Shu

Xin Shu "Stairs, Pool, Tub"

Xin Shu "Tradition, Women, Cyborg" Xin Shu

Xin Shu "Tradition, Women, Cyborg"

Krystal Lu "Create A Room: A Quiet Space" Krystal Lu

Krystal Lu "Create A Room: A Quiet Space"

Vrinda Gupta "How to Get Rights: An Ultimate Guide for Plants" Vrinda Gupta

Vrinda Gupta "How to Get Rights: An Ultimate Guide for Plants"

Patricia Kirby "The House of Nazareth" Patricia Kirby

Patricia Kirby "The House of Nazareth"

Nicole Chen "Biodegradable jellyfish" Nicole Chen

Nicole Chen "Biodegradable jellyfish"

Norah Atienza "Cultural Mask" Norah Atienza

Norah Atienza "Cultural Mask"

Meiyi Chen "A Glimpse into the Shrooman World" Meiyi Chen

Meiyi Chen "A Glimpse into the Shrooman World"

Ling Toh "Self Portrait in Wire" Ling Toh

Ling Toh "Self Portrait in Wire"

Ling Toh "Self Portrait: Beyond the Visible" Ling Toh

Ling Toh "Self Portrait: Beyond the Visible"

Jennifer Chung "A City Above Water" Jennifer Chung

Jennifer Chung "A City Above Water"

Ana Grynberg "Personal Exoskeleton- Using linear materials" Ana Grynberg

Ana Grynberg "Personal Exoskeleton- Using linear materials"

Ana Grynberg "Wood accessory" Ana Grynberg

Ana Grynberg "Wood accessory"

Ketana Anekar "Let Me Pick Your Brain" Ketana Anekar

Ketana Anekar "Let Me Pick Your Brain"

Fiona Chen "COMMUNITY - Quilt Patch Assignment-" Fiona Chen

Fiona Chen "COMMUNITY - Quilt Patch Assignment-"

Amber Pjongluck "Only for the First Time" Amber Pjongluck

Amber Pjongluck "Only for the First Time"

Ella Wingate "Untitled" Ella Wingate

Ella Wingate "Untitled"

Siyona Lal "Hybrid Culture Mask" Siyona Lal

Siyona Lal "Hybrid Culture Mask"

Eliza Mayberry "Wheat-paste and graffiti bag" Eliza Mayberry

Eliza Mayberry "Wheat-paste and graffiti bag"

Sofia Losada "Object & Community Identity" Sofia Losada

Sofia Losada "Object & Community Identity"

Elle Gallen "home on my shelf" Elle Gallen

Elle Gallen "home on my shelf"

Hanning Mao "Volcano & Glacier" Hanning Mao

Hanning Mao "Volcano & Glacier"

Ruowen Li "Create a Room – Living Room" Ruowen Li

Ruowen Li "Create a Room – Living Room"

Youjun Zhang "David: An Exhibitor" Youjun Zhang

Youjun Zhang "David: An Exhibitor"

Flora Cao "Kombucha Leather Crafts" Flora Cao

Flora Cao "Kombucha Leather Crafts"

Grace Albright "The Articulated Body Covering" Grace Albright

Grace Albright "The Articulated Body Covering"

Jennifer Chung "Cultural Puppet" Jennifer Chung

Jennifer Chung "Cultural Puppet"

Diana Iskandarova "Trains, Longing, and Admiration" Diana Iskandarova

Diana Iskandarova "Trains, Longing, and Admiration"

Morgan Adams "Object and Community Identity: Wooden Najeonchilgi" Morgan Adams

Morgan Adams "Object and Community Identity: Wooden Najeonchilgi"

Rae Johnsen "Moral Standards in Paolo Veronese’s “The Choice between Virtue and Vice” and “Wisdom and Strength”" Rae Johnsen

Rae Johnsen "Moral Standards in Paolo Veronese’s “The Choice between Virtue and Vice” and “Wisdom and Strength”"

Radhika Sekhsaria "Sharp cuts, straight edges." Radhika Sekhsaria

Radhika Sekhsaria "Sharp cuts, straight edges."

Pono Skousen "Book of Mormon Case" Pono Skousen

Pono Skousen "Book of Mormon Case"

Naomi Root "The Unread" Naomi Root

Naomi Root "The Unread"

Lola (Brooke) Neuberger "Frankentime Cloak" Lola (Brooke) Neuberger

Lola (Brooke) Neuberger "Frankentime Cloak"

Katina Chang "Parametric Stool" Katina Chang

Katina Chang "Parametric Stool"

Junlin Qiu "Fashion and Culture" Junlin Qiu

Junlin Qiu "Fashion and Culture"

Julie Su "24 hour performance : My Heartbeat Waltz" Julie Su

Julie Su "24 hour performance : My Heartbeat Waltz"

Jiya Sultania "Inhibitions" Jiya Sultania

Jiya Sultania "Inhibitions"

Jesse Cope "Fool's Requiem" Jesse Cope

Jesse Cope "Fool's Requiem"

Jackie Shoemaker "My Sock Puppy" Jackie Shoemaker

Jackie Shoemaker "My Sock Puppy"

Ivy Chen "Combining modern architecture on the basis of ancient Chinese architecture" Ivy Chen

Ivy Chen "Combining modern architecture on the basis of ancient Chinese architecture"

Georgina Yustisio "Casting Pumpkins" Georgina Yustisio

Georgina Yustisio "Casting Pumpkins"

Fitriyanda Priyatna "Inhabitable Space Concept Model - Beach Shelter" Fitriyanda Priyatna

Fitriyanda Priyatna "Inhabitable Space Concept Model - Beach Shelter"

Emma Loewen "Warped Connection" Emma Loewen

Emma Loewen "Warped Connection"

spotlights

First Year Student Perspective Workshop! First Year Student Perspective Workshop!

First Year Student Perspective Workshop!

Sketchbook Competition Workshop! Sketchbook Competition Workshop!

Sketchbook Competition Workshop!

Meet Your Major Events: Spring 2024 Meet Your Major Events: Spring 2024

Meet Your Major Events: Spring 2024

First Things: an exhibition of First Year student work! First Things: an exhibition of First Year student work!

First Things: an exhibition of First Year student work!

John Roach: SOUNDS LIKE A LIFE John Roach: SOUNDS LIKE A LIFE

John Roach: SOUNDS LIKE A LIFE

Arav Tewari's Times Square billboard! Arav Tewari's Times Square billboard!

Arav Tewari's Times Square billboard!

On View: Rachel Urkowitz's “Dream Terrarium” On View: Rachel Urkowitz's “Dream Terrarium”

On View: Rachel Urkowitz's “Dream Terrarium”

First Year Film Series: Invasion of the Body Snatchers on 16mm film! First Year Film Series: Invasion of the Body Snatchers on 16mm film!

First Year Film Series: Invasion of the Body Snatchers on 16mm film!

FY Student Workshop: Drawing FY Student Workshop: Drawing

FY Student Workshop: Drawing

FY Student Workshop: Orthographic Drawing FY Student Workshop: Orthographic Drawing

FY Student Workshop: Orthographic Drawing

First Year Film Series: Chungking Express

First Year Film Series: Chungking Express

FY Student Workshop: Wire Sculpting! FY Student Workshop: Wire Sculpting!

FY Student Workshop: Wire Sculpting!

First Year student film screening at MOMI! First Year student film screening at MOMI!

First Year student film screening at MOMI!

Getting to know our First Year staff: Mikayla Makle Getting to know our First Year staff: Mikayla Makle

Getting to know our First Year staff: Mikayla Makle

Sustainable Systems faculty Eric Romeo presents film during Earth Month Events Sustainable Systems faculty Eric Romeo presents film during Earth Month Events

Sustainable Systems faculty Eric Romeo presents film during Earth Month Events

First Year Student Workshop: Miniature World(s) First Year Student Workshop: Miniature World(s)

First Year Student Workshop: Miniature World(s)

First Year Student Workshop: Puppets: An Intro to Kinetic Sculpture First Year Student Workshop: Puppets: An Intro to Kinetic Sculpture

First Year Student Workshop: Puppets: An Intro to Kinetic Sculpture

First Year Student Workshop: Wall-Hanging Tapestry Weaving First Year Student Workshop: Wall-Hanging Tapestry Weaving

First Year Student Workshop: Wall-Hanging Tapestry Weaving

First Year Student Workshop: Hand Sewing First Year Student Workshop: Hand Sewing

First Year Student Workshop: Hand Sewing

First Year Student Workshop: See Through The Form First Year Student Workshop: See Through The Form

First Year Student Workshop: See Through The Form

First Year Student Workshop: Intro to Plaster Casting & Alginate Molds First Year Student Workshop: Intro to Plaster Casting & Alginate Molds

First Year Student Workshop: Intro to Plaster Casting & Alginate Molds

First Year Student Workshop: Animated Portraits First Year Student Workshop: Animated Portraits

First Year Student Workshop: Animated Portraits

news / events

First Year Student Perspective Workshop! First Year Student Perspective Workshop!

First Year Student Perspective Workshop!

First Year Student Woodworking Workshop! First Year Student Woodworking Workshop!

First Year Student Woodworking Workshop!

Sketchbook Competition Workshop! Sketchbook Competition Workshop!

Sketchbook Competition Workshop!

Meet Your Major Events: Spring 2024 Meet Your Major Events: Spring 2024

Meet Your Major Events: Spring 2024

First Things: an exhibition of First Year student work! First Things: an exhibition of First Year student work!

First Things: an exhibition of First Year student work!

Arav Tewari's Times Square billboard! Arav Tewari's Times Square billboard!

Arav Tewari's Times Square billboard!

First Year students visit Pipolotti Rist exhibition! First Year students visit Pipolotti Rist exhibition!

First Year students visit Pipolotti Rist exhibition!

Photo Documentation Workshop Photo Documentation Workshop

Photo Documentation Workshop

First Year Film Series: The Matrix First Year Film Series: The Matrix

First Year Film Series: The Matrix

First Year Exhibition Workshop! First Year Exhibition Workshop!

First Year Exhibition Workshop!

On View: Rachel Urkowitz's “Dream Terrarium” On View: Rachel Urkowitz's “Dream Terrarium”

On View: Rachel Urkowitz's “Dream Terrarium”

Submit your work to the Exhibition and Journal Submit your work to the Exhibition and Journal

Submit your work to the Exhibition and Journal

First Year Film Series: Invasion of the Body Snatchers on 16mm film! First Year Film Series: Invasion of the Body Snatchers on 16mm film!

First Year Film Series: Invasion of the Body Snatchers on 16mm film!

FY Student Workshop: Drawing FY Student Workshop: Drawing

FY Student Workshop: Drawing

FY Student Workshop: Orthographic Drawing FY Student Workshop: Orthographic Drawing

FY Student Workshop: Orthographic Drawing

FY Student Workshop: Pattern Making for Sewing and Construction FY Student Workshop: Pattern Making for Sewing and Construction

FY Student Workshop: Pattern Making for Sewing and Construction

First Year Film Series: Chungking Express

First Year Film Series: Chungking Express

FY Student Workshop: Wire Sculpting! FY Student Workshop: Wire Sculpting!

FY Student Workshop: Wire Sculpting!

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