• Parsons at Open Campus offers continuing education courses throughout the year. Subjects include digital design, fashion design, fashion business, fine arts, graphic design, interior design and architecture studies, healthcare design, infographics and data visualization, and designing online learning programs. Most courses can be taken either for general credit (nondegree) or on a noncredit basis.

    Business of Design

    Business of design courses use cross-disciplinary methods to change the way students approach business, lend narratives to data sets, and empower designers and artists to successfully run a practice.
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    Digital Design

    Digital design classes provide solid technical training while emphasizing design and creativity. Instruction is flexible, allowing both the novice and the advanced student to make great strides rapidly.
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    Fashion Design and Fashion Business

    Parsons students have always been on the cutting edge of style. Fashion design courses merge the process, skills, and language of fashion design from concept through production, progressing from basic drawing and construction techniques. Courses in drawing fashion flats, sketching from a live model, fashion design history, and costume design round out the curriculum.

    Fashion business courses teach basic business practices in the context of fashion and design. They prepare students to work in a variety of fields in the fashion industry, including marketing, retailing, and merchandising. This certificate can be completed online or through a combination of online and on-campus courses.
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    Our courses help you break down the many facets of marketing—from branding to publicity and promotion to digital media—and use them to further your career or business.
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    Fine Arts

    Fine arts courses prepare students for all the art and design disciplines. Beginning artists, designers, photographers, and illustrators are introduced to the essential tools and ideas of the profession. Experienced students can develop their skills and creativity in advanced-level fine art courses.
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    Graphic Design

    Today's graphic designers must know both the latest technologies and the rapidly changing image market. Parsons' courses develop knowledge and skills in both realms.
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    Interior Design and Architecture Studies

    Architecture studies develop students' sensibility in the design of space; interior decoration courses introduce students to the world of antiques and furnishings.
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    Human-Centered Healthcare Design - Launching in Fall 2018

    Focusing on developing solutions that are built around user needs and outcomes, this online certificate is ideal for practitioners working in healthcare settings who want systems-focused, design-driven tools for improving service delivery and developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

    Infographics and Data Visualization - Launching in Fall 2018

    This online certificate program gives professionals the fundamentals they need to succeed in big data- and metrics-driven environments. 

    Designing Online Learning Programs - Launching in Fall 2018

    Project-based online courses designed and taught by industry leaders offer virtual collaborative capacities and skills related to designing curricula, choosing delivery platforms, managing best practices, and attracting and retaining learners.