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Student Spotlight

Parsons Summer Intensive Studies alum
"It sets you in the right direction, so when you leave you are fully ready pursue your dreams."
Design Thinking Fundamentals
"It’s been perfect . The short course hits you with all of the relevant content, but none of the extra fluff."
Fashion Design
"I have learned that expanding your knowledge in an area or focus of life is really beneficial in taking your skills to the next level. Even a short, quality class can teach you the very essential skills you might have missed out on."
Graphic and Digital Design
"Through this program I was able to hone the technical skills I needed to be a competitive job candidate and meet people that helped guide me in the right direction and support my ideas."
Janet Lombardi
Writer & Author of Bankruptcy: A Love Story
"The ideas exchanged in the class helped me think about how to develop, complete the draft, and position or market my book."
Meet Ben, continuing education student in Media, Film and Technology, and his instructor Greg as we follow them behind the scenes to discover what's like to learn about cinema and the film industry at The New School's Open Campus.
Interior Designer
"My peers were all producing such quality work-- it was a very inspiring environment to be a part of."
“I believe that editing teaches you how to direct and directing teaches you how to write. And when you’ve got all three, you can make films. The New School gave me all three—plus teaching me about lighting, cameras, and distribution strategies. In short, it made me a filmmaker.”
“There are quite a variety of people, which makes every story unique, but there’s a universal component too.”
Interior Design
"Because I was transitioning into a new career, I needed to continue to work while I was studying and would not have been able to do a 4 year, or even a full-time 2 year program. With Parsons at Open Campus, I was able to spread my classes out in a manageable way while still working."

Featured Faculty

Jasmine Takanikos
Parsons at Open Campus faculty
For almost two decades, Jasmine Takanikos has worked with both established brands and small businesses to develop brand strategy, integrated marketing, strategic planning, business development, creative direction, and digital strategy projects. She is the creator of the global workshop and lecture series, BrandHuman, centering around the importance of building lasting relationships with one’s core constituencies through the exploration of the self.
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