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Fashion Design, BFA

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

During the Fashion Design program of The New School students take advantage of French traditions of excellence in fashion, while being trained in cutting-edge design methods. Through studio projects, technical and theoretical courses, collaborations with local companies, and internships, you acquire hands-on experience at the crossroads of innovation and craftsmanship.

The BFA Fashion Design is offered in both Paris and New York City. Parsons Paris students have access to the faculty expertise and alumni networks of the Parsons campus in New York.

Future Opportunities

Students graduate with a diverse and complete portfolio that allows them to apply for jobs in the fashion industry. Our graduates are prepared to pursue a variety of careers in the fashion fields, including fashion design, fashion styling, and fashion production.

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 Seminar
  • Integrative Studio
  • Sustainable Systems
  • Integrated Design Studio: 2D/3D Introduction to Practice and Process
  • Visual Communication: Intro to 2D Representational Methods
  • Creative Technical Studio: 3D Execution and Technique

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 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

    34490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17245 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    34490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17245 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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