Take your craft, and your sense of independence, to a whole new level with The New School's intensive summer study programs, offered in some of the world's most urban and culturally diverse cities including New York, Paris and London. Read More!
New York. Paris. London. These are just some of the culturally and artistically diverse urban locations where you can live and create in The New School’s summer study programs.
Offered June through August, our intensives are designed for people who are passionate about their craft and dedicated to fearlessly pursuing their dreams and taking their talents further. In these two- and three-week-long immersive courses, you'll encounter new paths of inquiry and master state-of-the-art techniques, elevating your work—in everything from design to filmmaking and drama.
And no, you don't have to wait to go to college. The experience you've been waiting for starts this summer at The New School. Sessions begin in June, July, and August, giving you maximum flexibility with your schedule.
Learn more about our Summer Intensives in the Arts in New York, Paris, London, and Mumbai at our FREE open house!
Saturday, February 14, 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Q&A with The New School
Q: What makes The New School's summer intensives so much cooler than all the others?
A: Lots of things make The New School awesome, but we'll keep it brief. At The New School we're unapologetically passionate about everything we do and stand for: innovative approaches to thinking, creativity as a basic human capacity, social justice advocacy as a catalyst for human progress, radical inquiry as the key to unlocking your potential. And we thrive in the world's most modern, culturally diverse metropolises. That's pretty cool, too.
Q: Describe a typical day in your program.
A: The New School is a place where you can let your imagination run wild and are expected to work hard – we named our summer program "intensive" for a reason! We take our inspiration from New York, the city that never sleeps (although we will certainly give you time to sleep!). You’ll learn through guest lectures by industry professionals; encounters with New York City’s resources (museums, galleries, studios, architecture, and attitude); peer-to-peer critiques and class time, enabling you to develop quickly and dramatically; and assignments that expand your skill set as you work alongside other creative and passionate students.
In short, you'll experience each day in a way that is anything but typical.
Q: Where will I be staying and learning?
A: In New York, where most of our students choose to study, you'll live and learn in the heart of Greenwich Village (a historic center of American counterculture). After class and on the weekends, you're free to immerse yourself in downtown life, grab dinner with friends, and dive deeper into the riches of the city and your craft.
In Paris, we're in the very center of the city—right in the first arrondissement. You can read more about what's in store for you at Parsons Paris and where you’ll be living here.
Q: Who will I be learning from at The New School?
A: We offer you an experience that’s much like college, including classes taught by our outstanding regular full-time and part-time faculty, local artists, and industry professionals.
Q: What kinds of activities will I have the opportunity to participate in outside the classroom?
A: One of the great things about studying in New York or Paris is that there are many opportunities to redefine what is meant by "classroom." At The New School, the city is our laboratory—and our living room. We schedule plenty of activities to help you get familiar with and take full advantage of the vast resources at your fingertips. Check out our Local Guide and start dreaming up your first adventure.
Q: If The New School were a rock star, who would it be?
A: If we had to choose, maybe a mix of Lorde, Michael Franti, and Bob Dylan? (OK, we know you didn’t ask that, but we wanted give you a sense of the community you’ll be learning with here at The New School.)
Q: What have other teens been saying about The New School's summer intensives?
A: "I would encourage any future student to enroll in the summer program at Parsons. You’re on the go from day one."
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