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Parsons Adds New Design Programs

Parsons, The New School for Design in New York has introduced a new suite of programs including a Bachelor of Science in Urban Design – the first undergraduate degree program of its kind in the US – and new Master of Arts and Master of Science programs in development, in order to ‘prepare designers to understand the rapidly changing urban landscape'.

Spread over four years, the 120-credit course addresses the critical issues facing cities such as sustainability, global migration and economic instability. Students are encouraged to develop real-world design solutions to urban challenges through collaborative workshops and design studios, working with students of the liberal arts.

Program Director and practicing landscape architect Victoria Marshall explains: "Cities have become far too complex for any one person, academic discipline, or professional practice to grasp alone. Through a mix of studios, workshops, field work, and social science courses, students will critically engage with the aesthetic, cultural, ecological and political dimensions of urban life."
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