Parsons Appoints New Directors
Master of Architecture at Parsons
The Master of Architecture program at Parsons focuses on a wide range of contemporary issues directly affecting the field of architecture. Design, history, theory, technology, and representation are taught to encourage experimentation with the logics of building, as they are understood within a multifaceted and diverse cultural and environmental context. The program is housed in the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons, where it engages with programs in lighting design, interior design and product design. The School also offers a dual graduate degree in architecture and lighting design. A signature project of the Master of Architecture program is the Design Workshop, one of the nation’s premier design-build programs. For more information, visit http://www.newschool.edu/parsons/masters-architecture.
Master of Arts in Design Studies at Parsons
Drawing on the breadth and depth of expertise in design theory and practice at Parsons, this new Master of Arts program is an opportunity to explore design as both a field of scholarly research and an agent of social change. Launching in Fall 2012, the program will critically examine theoretical, historical, philosophical, and social issues related to design practice, products, and discourses. Housed in the School of Art and Design History and Theory, the program draws on design theory, methodology, and philosophy; design history; design criticism and writing; material culture studies; fashion studies; architecture theory, urban studies, spatial studies; and sustainability; as well as disciplines offered at The New School, such as history, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, and politics. For more information, visit http://www.newschool.edu/parsons/ma-design-studies-research.
Parsons The New School for Design is one of the leading institutions for art and design education in the world. Based in New York but active around the world, the school offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the full spectrum of design disciplines. Critical thinking and collaboration are at the heart of a Parsons education. Parsons graduates are leaders in their respective fields, with a shared commitment to creatively and critically addressing the complexities of life in the 21st century. For more information, please visit www.newschool.edu/parsons.