Parsons Paris offers the innovative educational methodology of Parsons with the unique resources of a European art and design capital. A pioneer in art and design education since its founding in 1896, Parsons has cultivated outstanding artists, designers, scholars, businesspeople, and community leaders for more than a century. From many corners of the world, we continue that tradition today.

At Parsons, a diverse community of students develops critical thinking skills and applies them to challenges ranging from environmental degradation to physical accessibility and humanitarian crises. Through a network of interconnected design laboratories, students explore global phenomena at multiple sites and scales of engagement, from on-campus research initiatives to partnerships that affect change in New York, Paris, and around the world.

SDS Faculty: Jonatan Jelen, Cynthia Lawson, Denise Ramzy