Parsons The New School for Design is The New School university’s art and design college. Located in Greenwich Village, New York, Parson’s The New School for Design traces its beginnings to 1896 with the establishment of Chase School by the American impressionist painter William Merritt Chase. Chase was the leader of a small group of Progressives who left the Arts Student League of New York in search of a freer, more dramatic and more individual expression of art.

In 1898, Chase School became the New York School of Art. In 1904, Frank Alvah Parsons joined Chase and became the school’s president. Under his leadership, the school surged forward and experienced many firsts as he established the first program in Fashion Design, Interior Design, Advertising, and Graphic Design. Parsons became the sole director from 1911 until his death in 1930. In 1936, the school became Parsons School of Design and in 1970, the art school became a division of The New School. In 2005, the school became Parsons The New School for Design.

The school has produced well-known designers in the fashion world like Marc Jacobs Dean and Dan Caten, Derek Lam, Donna Karan, Isaac Mizrahi and Tom Ford.

Cost of attendance for for fulltime students is US$17,610 for AAS, BBA, and BFA or US$1,202 for part-time. For students of Parsons/Lang BA/BFA and BA, BS Environmental Studies, the cost per term for fulltime students is US$16,905 or US$1,150 for part-time students. Graduate students, except for those in MFA Photography, pay a tuition cost per term of US$18,060 for fulltime students and US$1,275 for part-time students. Those pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Photography pay tuition credit hour of US$1,131. Financial aid is extended to help students pay for their cost of tuition and fees.

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