Ranya Kumar "Untitled"

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

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"

Xinyi Zhao "Paper containers" Xinyi Zhao

Xinyi Zhao "Paper containers"

Amanda Buschmann "Luminous" Amanda Buschmann

Amanda Buschmann "Luminous"

Celeste Bohan "I wonder if the water in my dreams relates to something less concrete in real life, or if I’m just reading too far into my dreams" Celeste Bohan

Celeste Bohan "I wonder if the water in my dreams relates to something less concrete in real life, or if I’m just reading too far into my dreams"

Nailah Herndon "In Conversation w/ Barbara Herndon" Nailah Herndon

Nailah Herndon "In Conversation w/ Barbara Herndon"

Ming Sun "Space Traveler" Ming Sun

Ming Sun "Space Traveler"

Maria Jose Piedra "The Calendar Of Fame" Maria Jose Piedra

Maria Jose Piedra "The Calendar Of Fame"

Makiah Roberts "Let's Break Up The Band (music video)" Makiah Roberts

Makiah Roberts "Let's Break Up The Band (music video)"

M.Y.Y. Mai "SICKSICKSICK" M.Y.Y. Mai

M.Y.Y. Mai "SICKSICKSICK"

Lara Fjeldsted Asgeirsdottir "Self Sufficient" Lara Fjeldsted Asgeirsdottir

Lara Fjeldsted Asgeirsdottir "Self Sufficient"

Irene Chang "Alternate Identities" Irene Chang

Irene Chang "Alternate Identities"

Helen Sotropa "WHY DO I STILL FEEL LIKE" Helen Sotropa

Helen Sotropa "WHY DO I STILL FEEL LIKE"

Elena Mkrtchian "The Fall" Elena Mkrtchian

Elena Mkrtchian "The Fall"

Devin Lamoureux "A Brief Escape" Devin Lamoureux

Devin Lamoureux "A Brief Escape"

Aoi Sejima "REMEMBERING MY FUTURE: By 2072..." Aoi Sejima

Aoi Sejima "REMEMBERING MY FUTURE: By 2072..."

Anadya Sibal "Urban Races" Anadya Sibal

Anadya Sibal "Urban Races"

Lily Meng "Thoughts to Memories, Memories to Dreams" Lily Meng

Lily Meng "Thoughts to Memories, Memories to Dreams"

Manvi Daga "12 Hours of the Day" Manvi Daga

Manvi Daga "12 Hours of the Day"

Jimena Muguiro Lirón de Robles "Daily News The assignment was to take a meaningful item that we had remade and construct it in a different material." Jimena Muguiro Lirón de Robles

Jimena Muguiro Lirón de Robles "Daily News The assignment was to take a meaningful item that we had remade and construct it in a different material."

Caitlin Du "Stop Reading and Go Bird Watching" Caitlin Du

Caitlin Du "Stop Reading and Go Bird Watching"

Katherine Krupnina "Ubiety; My Plain Self" Katherine Krupnina

Katherine Krupnina "Ubiety; My Plain Self"

Mai Anh Nguyen ""Chọi" Phố (Hanoi Old Quarter)" Mai Anh Nguyen

Mai Anh Nguyen ""Chọi" Phố (Hanoi Old Quarter)"

Zixuan Liu, Olivia Schott, Lakshya Sood "Knotted" Zixuan Liu, Olivia Schott, Lakshya Sood

Zixuan Liu, Olivia Schott, Lakshya Sood "Knotted"

Jun Min Park "Isometric study/ The Last Supper study" Jun Min Park

Jun Min Park "Isometric study/ The Last Supper study"

Tanvi Mishra "Reconstruction of Alifbay" Tanvi Mishra

Tanvi Mishra "Reconstruction of Alifbay"

Tanvi Mishra "Shipping Container Home" Tanvi Mishra

Tanvi Mishra "Shipping Container Home"

Qianmu Yang "Untitled" Qianmu Yang

Qianmu Yang "Untitled"

Ingrid Lu "The Plays of the Stage Girl" Ingrid Lu

Ingrid Lu "The Plays of the Stage Girl"

spotlights

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

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

news / events

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

First Year Summer Socials! First Year Summer Socials!

First Year Summer Socials!

HERE: An Online Screening of First Year Student Work HERE: An Online Screening of First Year Student Work

HERE: An Online Screening of First Year Student Work

Parsons First Year Online Event: HOME by Nadia DeLane Screening Parsons First Year Online Event: HOME by Nadia DeLane Screening

Parsons First Year Online Event: HOME by Nadia DeLane Screening

Parsons First Year Online Events Parsons First Year Online Events

Parsons First Year Online Events

Transitions to Online Learning: Christian Nguyen Transitions to Online Learning: Christian Nguyen

Transitions to Online Learning: Christian Nguyen

Workshop: "I'm Over It: Dealing with Creative Burnout and Performance Anxiety" Workshop: "I'm Over It: Dealing with Creative Burnout and Performance Anxiety"

Workshop: "I'm Over It: Dealing with Creative Burnout and Performance Anxiety"

First Year Pro Tips, Second Edition! First Year Pro Tips, Second Edition!

First Year Pro Tips, Second Edition!

First Year Spring 2020 Workshop Series First Year Spring 2020 Workshop Series

First Year Spring 2020 Workshop Series

First Year Pro Tips First Year Pro Tips

First Year Pro Tips

Meet Your Major 2020 Meet Your Major 2020

Meet Your Major 2020

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