Parsons School of Design is bringing its popular Summer Intensive Studies program online for the first time. Students ages 16-18 can now learn the foundations of art and design from Parsons' renowned faculty in real time from anywhere around the world.
This program facilitates exploration in hands-on, project-based learning, using materials and making across drawing and painting, graphic design and illustration, fashion design, constructed environments, digital photography and video, and portfolio development. Choose one of six interactive classes centered on skill-building challenges and faculty critiques. Students take advantage of a small class size while participating in unique virtual field trips, special guest lectures, and individual portfolio reviews.
Timeline to Completion: 3-week intensive. July 6 - July 24, 2020.
Enrollment Type: Credit.
Select one of the six courses below.
Fine Arts Explorations Courses
Drawing & Painting
Learn drawing and painting techniques through real-time online instruction while exploring how to visually investigate ideas and express messages clearly.
Design Explorations Courses
Explore traditional and non-traditional approaches to fashion design, from research to concept development, while receiving daily real-time creative and technical design instruction.
Graphic Design & Illustration
Through the dynamic relationship of illustrative art and graphic design, learn how to creatively communicate original concepts, craft narratives, and establish personal design and brand identities.
Through technical skill building and virtual field trips, learn all aspects of architectural, interior, and product design, including an understanding of the spatial relationships needed to interpret the built environment.
Digital Photography & Video
Learn and practice how to express your unique point of view through the visual storytelling arts of digital photography and video.
Portfolio Development Courses
Portfolio Development: College Prep
Re-envision your current body of art and design work and become empowered to create meaningful portfolio presentations for the college admissions process.