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Parsons The New School for Design SCA EXC
New York NY, United States (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2),
Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
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Program Details:
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Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
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Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate
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Agreement Scope:
Sydney College of the Arts
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Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
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2019 Ranking:
Not applicable
Program Description:
Program Description:


The Parsons School for Design, The New School    
Location: New York, NY
Year Established: 1896
Student population: 10,300
The Parsons School for Design is a preeminent global college of art and design. It was the first in the US to offer university degrees in fashion design, interior design and lighting design and is world famous for being a pioneer in design education. Since 1970 it’s been part of The New School, a comprehensive university which also comprises an important liberal arts college, performing arts college and social research school.

Parsons has a diverse and talented student community who study in a network of interconnected design laboratories, extensive studio facilities and professionally staffed model, fabrication, and print shops. There are impressive prototyping, photography and imaging labs, metalworking, jewellery and woodworking facilities as well as design libraries, computer labs, and galleries and exhibition facilities. Students share the facilities of The New School, including residence halls, eateries and libraries.
Unique characteristics
Parsons has five schools with 27 programs. There are plenty of options for interdisciplinary study, and programs actively relate to each other across the School and the wider New School network.

The Big Apple offers a huge variety of attractions. On any one day you can visit the Met, the MoMA and the Guggenheim, tour a huge variety of museums and galleries, go to a thumping opening party, see a Broadway show or simply savour life in Manhattan’s streets, packed with eateries, book shops and delis. The food, like the inhabitants, comes from all over the world, the dining and nightlife are legendary, and the dynamism of the city has to be experienced to be believed.

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Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university

Subject Area/s: Sydney College of Arts

Exclusions apply

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Fall Semester: August - December
Spring Semester: January - May

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University


15 Credits

The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
Letter grades at the host university and are based on the 4-point scale.

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period


Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in English.


What is the host city like?
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Housing options are offered by the host university
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas.

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.

Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university
Semester/Term Dates
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Orientation will be held at the beginning of the semester.
Support Services 
The International Student and Scholar Services provides assistance to exchange students.
Information from the Embassy of the United States of America in Australia

Student Experiences

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