I have no idea.
in general if you have questions about the application process or how to apply, you should contact The New School directly. They will be able to give you the most accurate information and answer all of your questions.
this is definitely relevant :)
UK Anon - message this person if you have questions about the application process!
The work load is crazy for the BFA/BA, even more intense than Parsons. It is also a 5 year program (compared to 4). You will also be taking 21 credits a semester compared to 15-18 credits.
I cannot answer your question about scholarships since there is not real exact formula on how much money you receive. It depends on grades, SAT scores, your portfolio, your family’s financial situation etc. There is no average to how much money students receive, since every student as a different situation. I know students that have most of their tuition covered and students that have no scholarships at all. It just all depends.
college applications are stressful. I remember.
I think people are intimated by the parsons challenge because they take it too seriously. I did mine in a few days (I don’t recommend you do this but if it can be done). Don’t over think it. That will just stress you out more. Just think about something you over look or don’t pay much attention to. Something that you take for granted. Something that you need to complete your every day life. I mean I chose running water/clean water (if that helps at all). Just relax.
What about the procedure do you have questions about? Like the application process? You submit an application online - which usually consists of you filling out a basic college/university application, your transcripts from your school, a college essay (i can’t remember if Parsons requires one or not), letters of recommendation.
About the portfolio - its is a portfolio of your work. You put in it what you want to put in it. It ca be painting, drawings, sculpture, photos, whatever. Remember that there is no longer a direct entry into photography option so you have to go through foundation year. This being said you need to have a bit more in your portfolio then just photographs.
There is also the Parsons challenge which you can find out about in their application. When I did it was required us to make a 3 piece series of something we overlook in our every day lives.
As far as standardized tests - I know you have to TOEFL and the SAT. You should contact or look at the international student services office. They will be able to tell you what is required of international students when they apply.
This being said, you are looking too far in advanced. The school you are in now will most likely give you LOTS of information about applying to colleges/uni. Not saying you shouldn’t ask questions now but honestly the best way is just to contact the admissions office at Parsons. They will be able to help you the most with what is required for the application.
C’s mom is one of my favourite people.
I’m going to be honest here, I’m surprised that you didn’t realize you would need a portfolio. Architecture Design is designing buildings and other aspects of architecture. You need to be able to know how to draw and know the basics of design. You don’t need to be a master at these things, but you have to show at least a little bit of understand as well as potential. Yes, parsons will help you develop those skills but parsons cannot teach you “to do art”. You can’t teach someone how “to do art”, its something a person just does. Its something that you are passionate about. My father is an architect and architecture is HEAVILY based in drawing. You are going to do A LOT of drawing. Parsons is an art and design school, meaning you need a portfolio to apply. Remember that your first year you will not be doing any architecture at all, Its a foundation year. You will spend the year drawing, painting, sculpting and designing. You will not start architecture until your sophomore year.
If you are having issues figuring out how to start a portfolio then start small. Since you are interested in architecture, draw your house or another building. Just practice drawing. Get a sketchbook, draw every day. Experiment with painting. Paint whatever you feel like. You have to start somewhere though.
If designing architecture no longer is what you want to do, then maybe look into the Art History Department at Eugene Lane and you study architecture and the history of architecture but you will not be designing anything.