Justina Yeung "Life Drawing to Silhouettes"

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

Junjun Zhou "BoothCare - Redesigned Dental Care Line" Junjun Zhou

Junjun Zhou "BoothCare - Redesigned Dental Care Line"

Alessandro Fontana "Refoodit" Alessandro Fontana

Alessandro Fontana "Refoodit"

Maria Hamacher "simplepod" Maria Hamacher

Maria Hamacher "simplepod"

Bettina Ulivi Azpurua "Untitled" Bettina Ulivi Azpurua

Bettina Ulivi Azpurua "Untitled"

Jade Warren "Value Judgement Diptych: Marshmallows and Tomatoes" Jade Warren

Jade Warren "Value Judgement Diptych: Marshmallows and Tomatoes"

Logan Magee "venus (hottentot)" Logan Magee

Logan Magee "venus (hottentot)"

Cristina Alvarez Davila "The Veiled Dancer, A Sculpture in Motion (excerpt)" Cristina Alvarez Davila

Cristina Alvarez Davila "The Veiled Dancer, A Sculpture in Motion (excerpt)"

Shania Zhu "The Buddha of Compassion (excerpt)" Shania Zhu

Shania Zhu "The Buddha of Compassion (excerpt)"

James Kaniefski "Nurture" James Kaniefski

James Kaniefski "Nurture"

Matthew De Palo "Chakrasamvara In Union With Vajrayogini (excerpt)" Matthew De Palo

Matthew De Palo "Chakrasamvara In Union With Vajrayogini (excerpt)"

Vanessa Clement "Freeze" Vanessa Clement

Vanessa Clement "Freeze"

Ava (Yi-Ping) Zhou "Soundsuit" Ava (Yi-Ping) Zhou

Ava (Yi-Ping) Zhou "Soundsuit"

Vanessa Clement "An Exploration of Femininity through Art (excerpt)" Vanessa Clement

Vanessa Clement "An Exploration of Femininity through Art (excerpt)"

Katlyn Le Leal "The Female Gaze - I. EYES. OURS. (excerpt)" Katlyn Le Leal

Katlyn Le Leal "The Female Gaze - I. EYES. OURS. (excerpt)"

spotlights

First Year Student exhibition: Context and Interpretation: Hazards, Disasters, and Vulnerabilities First Year Student exhibition: Context and Interpretation: Hazards, Disasters, and Vulnerabilities

First Year Student exhibition: Context and Interpretation: Hazards, Disasters, and Vulnerabilities

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

First Year Student exhibition: Context and Interpretation: Hazards, Disasters, and Vulnerabilities First Year Student exhibition: Context and Interpretation: Hazards, Disasters, and Vulnerabilities

First Year Student exhibition: Context and Interpretation: Hazards, Disasters, and Vulnerabilities

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