About This Program

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we plan to re-offer the on-campus New York Summer Intensive Studies program in Summer 2022. Explore our Online Summer Intensive Studies for Summer 2021.

Make the most of summer in New York with art and design programs in a range of disciplines. Rising junior and senior high schoolers dive deep into creative practices such as fine arts, illustration, photography, animation, graphic design, fashion design, product design, architecture, interior design, and design management in this three-week, three-credit intensive program. With New York City as the backdrop for inspiration, students go on art and design field trips and meet industry professionals. Special events include a Parsons admission information session and portfolio review events.

What You’ll Gain

  • Understanding of the foundations of art and design
  • Knowledge of innovative techniques in specialized fields
  • Skills and knowledge that can be cited in applications to art and design colleges

How You’ll Learn

  • Guidance and critiques from Parsons' renowned faculty
  • Small class sizes and community building
  • Hands-on projects that build skills

Summer 2022 (dates TBD); Parsons' Greenwich Village campus

You may register for one course per session from our website. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications are accepted in the order in which they are received. Early application is strongly encouraged. Students will be charged a university fee.

Attendance and Workload

Students attend classes Monday through Friday for six hours a day. Classes run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break. Attendance is mandatory. Students who miss more than two class sessions (each day consists of one morning and one afternoon session) will fail the course, subject to faculty and administrative review. Out-of-class work, which is assigned daily, is a substantial part of the program. Students who do not meet course expectations may be asked to leave the program.

Summer Program Refund Policy

Please check back for an updated refund schedule. The New School reserves the right to cancel courses. If a course in which you are enrolled is canceled, you will be notified and asked whether you wish to transfer to a different course or receive a full refund.

College Credit

Students enrolled in the pre-college and college/adult-level programs in New York earn grades and three college credits upon successful completion of the program. We strongly recommend that participants consult an academic advisor at their home institution for further details of approval, transfer, and fulfillment of graduation requirements.


Some summer programs offer the option of on-campus housing. Following your confirmation of registration, an additional letter will be sent by email with instructions for applying for housing if it is available for your program. To find out whether your program offers housing, visit newschool.edu/student-housing/summer.

Academic Transcript Request

The New School has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide transcript ordering via the Web. During the pandemic, only official PDF copies of New School transcripts will be issued. Official PDF transcripts are free of charge.

After you request your transcript from the National Student Clearinghouse, your transcript will be mailed electronically to you or another recipient, such as a university, that you have designated. If you are sending your transcript to a college or university, make sure the school accepts electronic PDF transcripts as official, and keep in mind the following when ordering:

  • The transcript link for the requestor has a 30-day time limit.
  • Once the transcript is downloaded, there's no expiration date.
  • Unlimited views are allowed.
  • Printing is allowed.
  • Copying is not allowed.
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