About This Program
Parsons Academy offers a variety of art and design courses for students in grades 3 through 12 in subjects ranging from fine arts and illustration to design disciplines such as fashion, architecture, photography, animation, and more. Included are specialized portfolio development courses. Classes meet over 11 Saturdays in both the fall and spring semesters.
High school students in grades 9-12 may choose between on-campus and online synchronous courses. Class choices for students in grades 3-5 and 6-8 are solely on campus.
We also offer a five-week Portfolio Development Strategies asynchronous online course for students in grades 9-12. High school students may take a series of courses to complete the Parsons Academy Certificate program.
To learn about requirements for campus access as impacted by The New School's policies and protocols in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit our COVID-19 Community Guide.
Want more information? Watch a recording of our recent webinar on Parsons Academy: Spring 2023.
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 Spring 2024, meeting on-campus (Grades 3-12) on 11 Saturdays. The program spans 12 weeks, with one Saturday off for Spring break.
On-Campus: January 27 - April 13
Spring break - No classes on Saturday, March 16
You may register for one course from our website. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
January 27 - April 13
On-campus & Synchronous Online courses: February 2, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. ET
Asynchronous Online courses: April 14, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. ET
On-campus courses: $555 plus fees
Asynchronous Online courses: $450 plus fees
What You'll NeedRequired 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.
January 27 - April 13
Please note: All refund schedules are effective until 11:59pm ET on a specified date.
|Course Drop or Withdrawal Date||Percentage of Tuition Refunded|
|Within the first week of class||100|
|8 to 14 days from the class start date||75|
|15 to 21 days from the class start date||50|
|22 to 28 days from the class start date||25|
|29 or more days from the class start date||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.
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.