Out Now: TeenLife’s Your Future In Arts Guide 2023

    The New School: Parsons Academy

    The New School: Parsons Academy


    • Listing Type: After-School Enrichment
    • Entering Grade: Below 6th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Program Delivery: Day, Online
    • Session Start: January
    • Session Length: Semester
    • Category: Performing & Visual Arts
    • Sub-Categories: Writing, Design, Arts, Photography
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $999
    • Gender: Coed
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    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.


    The program will run in Spring 2023, meeting either on-campus (Grades 3-12) or online (Grades 9-12 only) on 11 Saturdays. The program spans 12 weeks, with one Saturday off for The New School's Spring Break.

    • On-Campus and Online (Synchronous): January 28 - April 15

    Spring Break - No classes on Saturday, March 18

    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

    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 vist the course description on our website.