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Communication Design, BFA

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #561 (QS) New York City, NY, United States
The Communication Design program of The New School has an intense focus on typography and interaction, then go on to complete courses, internships, and sponsored projects in editorial design, interaction design, branding, Web/mobile product design, type design, motion graphics, advertising design, and information design.
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Overview

During the Communication Design program of The New School students learn techniques, methods, and theories that prepare you to play a variety of present-day design roles and future ones needed in this ever-expanding field. The work is framed with the social, technological, and economic realities of our time and emphasis is placed on individual agency and collective action. In hands-on, collaborative courses, you work directly with peers throughout the university — including students in programs housed at other schools within The New School — and with external partners. Electives on topics like environmental graphics, design for social engagement, business, and media studies enhance your learning. And art and design history and theory courses contextualize your work while developing your research, writing, and critical reasoning skills. Parsons’ resources, including labs, libraries, galleries, and research institutes, support your ideas and projects.

Future Opportunities

Graduates pursue careers in interaction design, publication design, branding, advertising, motion graphics, information visualization, exhibition/retail design, and environmental graphics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Integrative Studio
  • Integrative Seminar
  • Sustainable Systems
  • Space/Materiality
  • Drawing/Imagining
  • Time

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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General Requirements

  • Complete the Common Application
  • Application Fee Application fees are $50 for all U.S. domestic applicants, and $75 for first-year international applicants
  • Official Transcripts
  • Portfolio
  • Essay
  • The New School does not require submission of SAT, SAT Subject Tests or ACT scores for applications to be considered complete
  • All applicants whose first language is not English must submit valid TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, or Duolingo scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    50460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25230 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    50460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25230 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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