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About This Program

Get a glimpse of the art and design college experience and explore creative careers through an immersive course taught in English. Because the Olympics are taking place in Paris in July 2024, Parsons Paris will host its pre-college summer program in Barcelona, Spain. Pre-college students will benefit from Parsons Paris' outstanding pedagogy in a city offering many cultural, historical, and touristic opportunities. Classes will be held a few steps away from the beach, in Poblenou, a center of design and technology.

Location for Summer 2024: Poblenou, Barcelona, Spain

What You'll Gain

  • Deeper knowledge of art, design, and fashion
  • The opportunity to refine your artistic skills while exploring Paris
  • Lasting connections to a small community of students

How You'll Learn

  • Small classes, allowing for individualized attention
  • Hands-on projects
  • Critiques from leading faculty practitioners

Schedule: June 29 – July 20, 2024
9:00 a.m.–3:40 p.m.

Tuition and Fees: Starting from $9,500

Application Deadline: March 1, 2024

Parsons Paris partners with Academic Programs International (API), our preferred partner specializing in study abroad, to enroll you and provide on-site support services. Visit API's Summer Art and Design page and email the API team at studentoutreach@apiexperience.com to learn more.

The program is open to high school students entering their junior or senior year and to recent high school graduates. High school students are introduced to the college art and design experience through an immersive course of study. Applicants must be 16 to 18 years of age. Exceptions cannot be made.

Note: All Summer Intensive Studies courses may be taken in order to develop a portfolio for the college admission process.

Courses last six weeks. Most students take two courses per semester. The program must be completed in two years, but many students finish in two semesters. 

All Parsons Paris Summer Intensive Studies students earn three college credits upon successful completion of the course.

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