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Interior Design, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

The Interior Design from Parsons School of Design - The New School prepares you for graduate studies, particularly in the allied fields of Parsons’ School of Constructed Environments: architecture, industrial design, and lighting design.

In 1906, Frank Alvah Parsons established the country’s first interior design curriculum, framing the field as an intellectually rigorous creative force in everyday life. Modern American interior design was both invented at Parsons in the early 20th century and redefined as a social engaged practice at the end of the last century. Today this research-based, design-intensive major from The New School gives you a solid foundation for careers in which you create comfortable, imaginative, and intelligently designed interiors. It also prepares you for graduate studies, particularly in the allied fields of Parsons’ School of Constructed Environments: architecture, industrial design, and lighting design.

This Interior Design program is part of Parsons' School of Constructed Environments (SCE).

A leader in interior design education, Parsons takes a research-oriented approach to the creation of physical spaces. Students work in small groups designing a range of interiors. Graduates are prepared to enter established design and architecture studios, open their own design practices, and work as designers and consultants with public and private institutions.

Career opportunities include:

Interior Design, Sustainable Design, Set Design, Exhibition Design, Historic Preservation, Consulting, Graduate Study.

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:

  • Design Studio 
  • Energy and Ecology for Interiors
  • University Lecture Elective
  • Liberal Arts Electives
  • Program Electives
  • Representation and Analysis
  • History of Architecture: Lecture
  • History of Architecture: Recitation
  • Materiality and Assembly: Lecture
  • Materiality and Assembly: Recitation
  • Intro to Architectural Theory: Lecture
  • Intro to Architectural Theory: Recitation
  • Program Electives

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • 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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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

Some of your required materials will be submitted through SlideRoom:

  • In addition to submitting the online application, you are required to submit the portfolio and Parsons Challenge through SlideRoom.
  • Finalize your portfolio and Parsons Challenge at the time you submit your application. Doing this will help prevent any delays in reviewing your application, as we need to receive all required materials before we can place your application under review.
  • Once you have submitted the required SlideRoom materials, a confirmation number will be emailed to you. Save this number for your records.
High School Equivalency: For GED, TASC, and HiSET, send official test score results by postal mail.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1640 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1640 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1640 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1640 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    1640 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1640 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

The New School maintains an extensive program of scholarships and grants-in-aid based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need. Awards are usually made as part of the admission process. Institutional scholarships may be combined with government supported grants and loans in a single financial aid package. Scholarships and grants are normally applied to tuition costs. They can range from several hundred dollars to full tuition and do not require repayment.

Scholarships may be reduced or canceled if requested applications and verification documents are not received by the stated deadlines. Need-based scholarships do not automatically renew for the same amount in subsequent years. Changes in need calculations, late FAFSA submission, or refusal of a subsidized student loan may result in a modified award.
Undergraduate Students
  • U.S. citizens and permanent residents must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for a financial aid package.
  • International students in the NSPE undergraduate program or a Parsons AAS program must file the Undergraduate International Student Scholarship Applications to be considered for financial aid.
  • There is no separate aid application for other international undergraduates.
All undergraduate students are considered for scholarships based on their academic merit. Availability of institutional merit-based scholarships varies according to academic program. Students who file FAFSA or the Undergraduate International Student Scholarship Application will be considered for institutional scholarships based on merit and demonstrated financial need. U.S. citizens and eligible residents may qualify for U.S. government and New York State fellowships and grants based on merit and financial need.

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