About This Program

Parsons Summer Academy offers a variety of dynamic in-person non-credit art and design courses for students in grades 3 through 12. Join us for two weeks in August at our Greenwich Village campus to explore art and design through hands-on projects that develop your creative thinking skills, techniques, and collaborative abilities. Students grades 9-12 can also focus on creating a specialized fine art or design portfolio. Courses for students in grades 9-12 will count toward the Parsons Academy Certificate program.

Parsons Academy classes are conducted in three groups, divided by traditional school grade level. Students should select the appropriate course by using their grade levels as a guide. In addition to summer courses, we offer a variety of fall and spring courses.

Format: On-Campus

What You’ll Gain

  • Understanding of a variety of art and design disciplines
  • Guidance and feedback from renowned Parsons' faculty

How You’ll Learn

  • Small class sizes with peers in a similar grade level
  • Individual and group critiques
  • Specialized instruction from expert faculty

If you missed our Summer Intensive Studies Pre-College webinar, please watch the recordings of the info session. Or review the webinar program overview.

The program will run in August 2022, with three to six hours of creative programming each weekday, five days a week for two weeks. 

On-Campus Session Dates: August 1 - August 12

Grades 3-5: Half Day Sessions, 9:00 am - 11:50 am

Grades 6-12: Full Day Sessions, 9:00 am - 3:50 pm


You may register for one course 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.

Course Dates
August 1 - August 12, 2022

Registration Deadline
July 24, 2022

Grades 3-5: $656 plus fees
Grades 6-12: $1,312 plus fees

This summer program does not offer the option of on-campus housing.

What You'll Need

  • A modern computer and mouse
  • Headphones, a microphone, and a webcam
  • A stable high-speed Internet connection
  • A digital Camera (mobile device cameras are suitable)
  • Supplies on class list (estimated cost: $75-$125)

Refund Schedule

Parsons Summer Academy (August 1 - August 12) Refund Schedule

Please note: All refund schedules are effective until 11:59pm ET on a specified date.
Course Drop or Withdrawal Date Percentage of Tuition Refunded
On or before July 1 100
July 2 through July 15 50
July 16 and later 0

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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