Parsons Paris – Visit by Heather Formin

  • 70-100 students each year
  • Centrally located
  • Fashion Design, Art-Media-Technology (animation etc), Strategic Design and Management (Bachelor of Business Admin) – aspiring to work in the creative industry.
  • Portfolio only required for creative stuff.
  • Some movement between NY and Paris.
  • 1 degree 2 cities.  Entry point either NY or Paris.  1st 2 years somewhere.
  • Internships in both cities.
  • All taught in English
  • IB 30 points upwards.
  • Admit rate over 50%
  • BBA – emphasis is on your academic work.
  • Communication ability v important – writing, orally.  Lots of writing.
  • No SATs and no TOEFL.
  • Small classes.
  • Parsons Paris blog – http://blogs.newschool.edu/parsons-paris/
  • Open House in November – and then another in Spring: good to see the other students who are thinking of applying.
  • Only Design school in US that’s part of a university: access to different types of learning – Performing Arts, Liberal Arts.
  • 1 week of focus on Sustainability (Spring)
  • Strong focus on Social Justice
  • V collaborative in Paris – competitive in NY.
  • 1/3 French, 1/3 US, 1/3 international (e.g. Lebanon, Morocco, Brazil,
  • Miami Dreyfuss, Dash.  Laxa – LA County HS for the Arts, Toronto – Etobicoke, NY Laguardia HS – many students from them.
  • Apartments.  Furnished.  All within 10 mins Metro ride.  Not required.
  • $60-70 per year (45 tuition) – 60% of the NY costs.
  • Common App.  EA, RD.
  • Number 1 Design School in the US.  (SCAD – only design).  FIT – public uni in NY – much cheaper.  Pratt (Brooklyn) – apply as well.  Chicago, not really west coast.