About This Certificate
Parsons Paris and the Creative Writing Program at the Schools of Public Engagement have joined forces to present a non-credit certificate: the Paris Writing Intensive. During the program, students will have a chance to focus on their own creative writing with a fresh perspective by attending a series of in-depth morning writing workshops in the genre of their choice: fiction, nonfiction, or graphic novel/memoir/poetry. In the afternoon, students will take a closer look at contemporary French culture, examining France's colonial history and Paris' immigrant communities, and taking walking tours of the outer arrondissements. Instruction will include lectures, walking tours, and reading seminars focusing on the published work of migrants and exiles who have made France their home.
Long lauded for its rich literary history, Paris remains a hotbed of aesthetic fermentation and changing norms. Students will learn from our renowned graduate Creative Writing faculty, a project-based experiential learning curriculum, and the resources and stimulating academic environment that a collaboration between the Schools of Public Engagement and Parsons Paris can provide.
All courses are taught in English.
2024 Program Information:
- Application Deadlines:
- Priority admissions deadline: December 15, 2023
- Rolling admissions until February 1, 2024
- Program Dates: May 31, 2024 - June 9, 2024
- Refund Policy: All refund schedules are effective until 11:59 pm ET on the specified dates below.
- On or before January 14, 2024: 100% of tuition refunded
- January 15, 2024 or later: 0%
What You’ll Gain
- Intensive focus on developing a writing project and creating new work
- One-on-one collaboration with leading MFA faculty
- Lasting connections with an intimate group of students and instructors
- An experience of writing in a community
- A deeper understanding of contemporary French culture and Francophone literature on migration and exile
- Cultural immersion that provides unique insight into Paris as a diverse, dynamic, and global city
What You’ll Earn
After completing the certificate requirements, you will be able to download and print a copy of your certificate and share it with your network. Your personal certificate will be accessible from your Student Portal.
Who Should Enroll
- Current and emerging writers who would like to hone their technique, expand and deepen an existing project, or create new work inspired by their explorations of Paris
- Anyone interested in learning about and engaging in contemporary French culture through the unique lens of postcolonial history and literature
- Upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, and continuing education working professionals
How You’ll Learn
- In the morning, students will have a chance to focus on their own creative writing by attending writing workshops in the genre of their choice: fiction, nonfiction, or graphic novel/memoir/poetry
- Afternoon instruction will include lectures, walking tours, and reading seminars focusing on the published work of migrants and exiles who have made France their home
- Small seminars and writing workshops allow for individualized attention
- Critiques from leading faculty practitioners
Why The New School?
The professional landscape as we've known it has changed dramatically, and ongoing learning is more important now than ever before. At The New School, we champion every student's creativity and growth. By combining integrated disciplines with collaborative problem solving, we deliver an immersive, transformative learning experience. Our faculty imparts the critical expertise students need to advance their careers or pivot to a new one in a constantly evolving world.
To apply, you need to have the following materials prepared before filling out the online application.
- Statement of purpose (250 to 500 words) detailing what you would like to work on during the course
- Five-page writing sample
- Copy of your CV