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High school students are introduced to the art and design college experience in Paris. The program is open to high school students entering their junior or senior year and recent high school graduates. Many enroll to develop a portfolio for the college admissions process.
*Please note that the application deadline has been extended to April 1, 2020, and the payment deadline has been extended to April 15, 2020.
API students participate in several excursions per session designed to help familiarize them with areas of their host city, country, and surrounding region. The following is a listing of all excursions for API Paris programs. All excursions are subject to change.
Visit the château de Chambord and take a hayride through the Chambord forest on the paths that Leonardo da Vinci used to wander with French king François the first. With its unique architecture and vast forestland, Chambord castle is one of the most famous Loire Valley châteaux. We will then visit a traditional French farm that produces goat cheese, marmalade, and blackcurrant syrup – tasting is included of course!
Possible cultural events in Paris include:
Day trips and cultural events are subject to change
TOTAL CREDITS - 3 semester credits
Classes are held from approximately 9am-4pm. Students will choose ONE course to complete over the three-week program. No pre-requisites required.
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION
Meals are not included, but the hotel accommodation includes a daily continental breakfast. Students will be provided with information about affordable local options for meals near the Parsons building and near the hotel upon arrival in Paris.
All pre-college students are met at the airport by on-site staff on the program start date. A group return transfer to the Charles de Gaulle airport is also included on the last day of the program. Students receive detailed flight instructions upon their acceptance into the program and should wait to purchase a flight until receiving more information post-acceptance.
Transcripts for Parsons students are issued by the Registrar’s Office and carry the signature and seal of The New School. A transcript is confirmation of a student’s permanent record at the university. API will send one transcript per student to the address the student indicates on the Transcript Release Form. Students who need additional copies of their transcript may submit an official request to The New School Registrar’s Office.
Parsons Paris, founded in 1921, is accredited by NASAD (National Association of the Schools of Art and Design) and by MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education), and is recognized by the French Ministry of Education as a Private Establishment of Higher Education (Etablissement d’Enseignement Supérieur Privé).
Rose will be one of your Resident Directors for Parsons Paris and is a resource for you while you are living abroad with us in France!
Yune will be one of your Resident Directors at Parsons Paris and will be a resource for you on campus!
Rebecca Cott will be your Program Manager and prepare you to go abroad!
Email - [email protected]
Allison Brown will be one of your Resident Directors at Parsons Paris and a resource for you while you are in France!
Milena will be your Student Life Coordinator in Paris and will assist you in adjusting to life in France!
All Pre College Summer 2 courses are full-day studio courses. Students provide their own art supplies. The supply list will be sent by the faculty to the students before the program begins. We usually estimate the cost to be $400 for most studio classes (drawing and fashion, especially). This cost can be lower if students already own some supplies and bring them from home, and it can be higher, if students choose more expensive fabrics and materials for final projects, etc.
Courses are not guaranteed to be offered. Students should be flexible with their course choices.
Courses are equivalent to 3 U.S. college credits. Transcripts will be issued by The New School, a U.S.-accredited institution.
Language of Instruction: English
Recommended US semester credits: 3
This course introduces students to drawing as both a fundamental part of the design process and an integral tool for media arts of all kinds. Students approach drawing as a way of thinking, a critical tool, and a means for observation, storytelling, and representation. Traditional and nontraditional methods, media, and theories of drawing are all explored.
In this introductory studio course, students will receive an overview of the fundamentals of jewelry design, focusing on key contemporary methods and materials. This specialized course is an introduction to the design and construction of jewelry objects and collections. It offers a full overview of the specific techniques, practices, processes and opportunities that characterize this strategic sector. The project developed within the studio focuses on the design and development of a line of jewelry items, including all the sequences of a professional design process, from the field research to the sourcing of materials, and from the initial material experimentations and sketches to the prototype development and presentation.
This course introduces students to painting as both a fundamental part of the design process and an integral tool for media arts of all kinds. Students will learn basic concepts of painting such as color theory, composition, and techniques for using water based paints. Drawing will also be taught as a means for observation and representation. Traditional and nontraditional methods, media, and theories of painting are all explored. Time will be dedicated for students to develop a personal project.
Students will stay in a three-star hotel located 20-25 minutes via subway from Parsons Paris. All student rooms are double-occupancy with private bathrooms. Continental breakfast is included every morning. Internet service is available at the hotel and phone service is available for an extra fee. Laundry facilities located nearby are recommended, as the hotel's laundry service is expensive. Students can choose to opt out of housing for a deduction from the program cost.