About This Program

Fall 2022: Grades 3-12, On-Campus and Online

On-Campus and Online (Synchronous): September 24 - December 10

Parsons Academy offers a variety of art and design courses for students in grades 6 through 12 in subjects ranging from fine arts to design disciplines such as fashion, graphic design, interior design, photography, and more. Included are specialized portfolio development courses. Classes meet over 11 Saturdays in both fall and spring semesters.

For Fall 2022, high school students grades 9 through 12 will have a choice between on-campus and online synchronous courses. Classes for students in grades 3 through 5 and 6 through 8 will be on campus. We will provide more information on COVID-related guidance for on-campus students upon enrollment.

We also offer a five-week Portfolio Development Strategies asynchronous online course for students in grades 9 through 12, starting August 29. Students may take a series of courses to complete the Parsons Academy Certificate program.

What You'll Gain

  • Understanding of a variety of art and design disciplines
  • Deepened skills and technical knowledge and expanded artistic abilities
  • Guidance and feedback from Parsons' renowned faculty
  • Opportunities to collaborate with fellow students

How You'll Learn

  • Specialized expert instruction
  • Group and individual critiques from faculty

The program will run in Fall 2022, meeting either on-campus or online on 11 Saturdays. The program spans 12 weeks, with one Saturday off for Thanksgiving.

On-Campus and Online (Synchronous): September 24 - December 10

You may register for one course from our website. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Course Dates
September 24 - December 10

Registration Deadlines

For online courses: September 22, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET

For on-campus courses: September 18, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET

$530 plus fees

What You'll Need

Required for Online Students:
  • Modern computer and mouse
  • Headphones, microphone, and webcam
  • Stable high-speed Internet connection

Required for All Students:
  • Digital Camera (mobile device cameras are suitable)
  • Supplies from class list (estimated cost: $75)
  • Some courses require access to a modern computer and Adobe Creative Cloud; please check the course description. To purchase a subscription, go to Adobe Creative Cloud for Students.

Refund Schedule

September 24 - December 10

Please note: All refund schedules are effective until 11:59pm ET on a specified date.

Course Drop or Withdrawal Date Percentage of Tuition Refunded
Before Sept. 30 100
Sept. 30 through Oct. 7 75
Oct. 8 through Oct. 14 50
Oct. 15 through Oct. 21 25
Withdrawal on or after Oct. 22 0

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.

Pre-College Academy Certificate

The noncredit Parsons Academy Certificate program supports students in grades 9 through 12 as they create a college admission portfolio. Our world-class faculty help students employ basic skills and original thinking in a collaborative environment.

Parsons Scholars

The Parsons Scholars program is a college preparatory program that makes Parsons available to talented students who might not otherwise have such an opportunity. The program offers multi-year scholarships to students attending New York City public high schools.

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