The MFA Interior Design program seeks students with an insatiable curiosity, a hunger for learning, and a desire to explore unknown territories. We are looking for students who are committed to making a better future for all people through the design of experiences and environments. We look for students who want to experiment and invent, who know the importance and power of collaboration, are willing to work hard, who take risks, and who aren't afraid of failure.Because interior designers create places for other people to inhabit (live, work, learn, and play), the ideal applicant will have had at least one year living and working outside of academic institutions prior to attending graduate school. We are looking for students who understand that designers must be conscious stewards of quality of life, of culture, of planetary health, and of the health of all living things. We are looking for people who want to learn new ways of doing things, will help shift paradigms, and are committed to inventing a healthier, more engaging future.Applicants of any academic background and with a variety of experiences will be considered for acceptance into the MFA Interior Design program.
二、申请和财政援助截止日期Application and Financial Aid Deadlines
The application deadline is January 1. To be most competitive for admission and merit scholarship consideration, please apply before the deadline. We will continue to review applications submitted after the January 1 priority deadline pending space availability in the program. The Admission Committee will make a decision on your application only after all the required materials have been received. Spring term admission is not offered for this program.
2.财政援助截止日期Financial Aid Deadline
All applicants selected for admission into our program are considered for a merit scholarship award that is determined by the strength of their application. Scholarship award notification is communicated at the same time as the admission decision. International students are eligible only for merit scholarships. If you are a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen, we encourage you to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which can be found on the Web at www.fafsa.gov. The FAFSA is available each year on October 1. You do not need to wait for an admission decision to apply for federal aid; we recommend submitting by our FAFSA priority deadline of February 1 for fall applicants. (The New School’s federal school code is 002780.)
所有被录取的申请人都被视为优秀奖学金奖的候选人，能够最终获得该奖学金是由申请人的实力决定的。奖学金奖励通知与入学决定同时进行。国际学生只有资格获得优异奖学金。如果您是美国公民或符合条件的非公民，我们鼓励您填写联邦学生援助免费申请表(FAFSA)，网址为 www.fafsa.gov。FAFSA每年10月1日开放。您无需等待入学决定申请联邦援助; 我们建议按照FAFSA 2月1日的优先时限递交秋季申请人。(新学院的联邦学校代码是002780)。
All applicants are required to apply online. Save your work frequently and print a copy for your records. You must complete all required fields and uploads prior to submission.Any additional supporting documents that need to be sent by mail must include an Application Materials Cover Sheet. All supporting materials must be received before your application can be reviewed.See below for additional information regarding submission of transcripts and recommendations.Some of your required materials will be submitted through SlideRoom:
In addition to submitting the online application, Parsons requires that you submit a portfolio using SlideRoom.
Finalize your portfolio at the time you submit your application. This will help prevent any delays in reviewing your application, as we need to receive all required materials before we can place your application under review.
Once you have submitted the required SlideRoom materials, a confirmation number will be emailed to you. Save this for your records and enter it on the online application when requested.
四、所需的申请材料Required Application Materials
Application Form: Complete the online application. All applicants are required to apply online.
Application Fee: A nonrefundable $50 application fee paid as part of the online application. A $15 SlideRoom fee is also required.
Unofficial Transcripts: Applicants must upload an unofficial transcript, mark sheet, or academic record for each institution (even if you didn’t receive a degree) in the Educational Background section of the online application.
All transcript uploads must be accompanied by a key, a legend, or the back copy of the transcript.
Non-English transcripts must be accompanied by an English translation. Records from non-U.S. institutions must have grades or marks and contain a copy of diploma if the degree has been conferred.
Make sure your name appears on the transcript/record. Scans must be clear and legible.
Do not mail materials that have been uploaded with the online application or any other materials unless requested by the admission office.
If you experience trouble uploading your transcript, email [email protected] and give a detailed description of the issue and attach the document in question.
The New School reserves the right to require official transcripts at any time during the admissions process. Any fraudulent activity or discrepancies found between uploaded and official transcripts will result in the immediate revocation of admission and/or dismissal from The New School. Transcripts uploaded with the online application are considered unofficial.
Official Transcripts: Applicants offered admission will be required to submit official transcripts (as well as official certified translations and evaluations of the transcripts/mark sheets and degree certifications if the degree was earned outside of the United States) to The New School. Admitted applicants must submit all official transcripts pertaining to their entire academic career.
Your offer of admission will be contingent upon the receipt and verification of these official documents. New students will not be permitted to register for their second semester of study until all official transcripts (including degree-awarding transcripts) have been received by the Office of Graduate Admission. Transcripts uploaded with the online application do not satisfy this requirement.
By Mail: Official transcripts should have an original signature or a raised university seal, and must be in a sealed envelope that has been signed or stamped by the issuing university’s registrar or records office. Applicants can either send official transcripts with an Application Materials Cover Sheet or request that institutions send transcripts directly to The New School. See “Mailing Address for Supplemental Materials” for our mailing address in the Additional Instructions and Information section below.
Electronic Transcripts (U.S./Domestic Institutions Only): The New School accepts electronic transcripts only from our approved vendors. The New School’s approved vendors, in order of preference, are
National Student Clearinghouse
We do not accept electronic transcripts sent directly by a student or school offices. Note: All international academic credentials must be submitted as indicated in the International Academic Credentials sections below.
International Academic Credentials: All transcripts not written in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation or be evaluated by World Education Services (WES), or by another member of the National Association of Credit Evaluation Services (NACES). A course-by-course evaluation must be prepared for each transcript. In the absence of an evaluation, the Admission Committee will do its best to render a decision. Please note: In some cases, a review cannot be made without an evaluation, and a committee decision will be delayed. The Admission Office reserves the right to request a transcript evaluation if necessary.
If using WES, visit www.wes.org for instructions and to begin the application process. The “Required Documents” section will explain what to send. If you request your report online, search for “The New School” when selecting our institution. WES will send your completed evaluation directly to The New School.
If using another NACES provider, follow instructions for that provider. Mailed evaluations and translations should be sent to the mailing address provided for supporting materials. Applicants forwarding these sealed documents should include anApplication Materials Cover Sheet.
非正式成绩单：申请人必须在网上申请的“教育背景”部分上载每个机构的非正式成绩单，标记表或学术记录(即使您没有获得学位)。所有的成绩单上传必须附有一个关键字，一个图例或成绩单的背面副本。非英文成绩单必须附有英文翻译。来自非美国机构的记录必须有成绩或者商标，并且如果授予学位，则包含一份文凭副本。确保你的名字出现在成绩单/记录上。扫描必须清晰易读。除非入学办公室要求，否则不要邮寄上传在线申请材料或其他材料。如果您在上传您的成绩单时遇到问题，请发送邮件至 [email protected] ，并对问题进行详细说明并附上相关文件。新学院保留在招生过程中随时要求正式成绩单的权利。上传和正式成绩单之间发生的任何欺诈活动或差异将导致立即撤销新学院的录取和/或直接取消录取资格。与在线申请一起上传的成绩单被视为非官方的。正式成绩单：申请人入学时必须提交正式的成绩单(以及正式认证翻译和评估的成绩单/标志表和学位证书，如果在美国以外获得学位)到新学院。被录取的申请人必须提交所有有关其整个学术生涯的正式成绩单。你的录取通知将取决于这些官方文件的接收和核实。在研究生招生办公室收到所有正式成绩单(包括学位成绩单)之后，新生将不被允许注册第二个学期的学习。使用在线申请上传的成绩单不能满足此要求。通过邮件：正式成绩单应有原始签名或大学升学标志，并且必须在发行大学的注册处或记录办公室签字或盖章的密封信封内。申请人可以发送正式成绩单与 申请材料封面 或要求机构直接将成绩单发送到新学院。请参阅下面“其他说明和信息”部分中的邮寄地址“补充材料的邮寄地址”。
National Student Clearinghouse
国际学术证书：所有不以英文书写的成绩单必须附有经过认证的英文翻译，或由 世界教育服务(WES) 或全国信用评估服务协会(NACES)的 其他成员进行 评估。 。必须为每个成绩单准备一门课程评估。在没有评估的情况下，招生委员会将尽力作出决定。请注意：在某些情况下，如果没有评估就不能进行评估。委员会的决定将会延迟。招生办有权要求成绩单评估。如果使用WES，请访问 www.wes.org 获取说明并开始申请流程。“所需文件”部分将解释要发送的内容。如果您要求在线报告，请在选择我们的机构时搜索“新学院”。WES将把你完成的评估直接发送到新学院。如果使用其他NACES提供程序，请遵循该提供程序的说明。邮寄的评估和翻译应发送到提供支持材料的邮寄地址。转发这些密封文件的申请人应该包括 申请材料封面表 。
Résumé: Submit a brief résumé/curriculum vitae summarizing your academic qualifications, relevant work experience, volunteer/community work, travel, exhibitions, public speaking, or any other relevant experiences as they may relate to your field of study, including dates and positions held. Please also note any special language or computer skills that you have.
Statement of Purpose: The field of Interior Design is often presumed to be the art of decoration. This program was initiated to advance the study and discipline of interior design, and challenging assumptions is a core principle. Choose a prompt from the list below. (500–750-word limit)
Describe, in meticulous detail, a particular experience or moment in your life that has transformed the way you perceive the built world.
Describe how a particular object, a room, a building, or a city can shape the experience of people.
Describe how you imagine the design of interiors can be transformative for people's lives.
What do you believe to be the role of decoration in transforming the experience of people? Why?
Describe a moment in your life when you were expected to make a decision but couldn't, and why.
Recommendation Letters: You are required to submit two letters of recommendation from faculty or people with whom you have worked professionally. Recommenders can submit recommendations online; instructions are included with the online application. If preferred, the recommendation form may instead be sent by mail in a signed, sealed envelope. To send by mail, download the PDF recommendation form found in the online application, complete the personal information, save the form, and forward it to the recommender for completion and submission. Applicants can also send signed and sealed recommendations to the Office of Admission using an Application Materials Cover Sheet.
Portfolio: The portfolio must be completed in SlideRoom only. The purpose of the portfolio is to show your individual perspective and creative skills. Prepare a sequence of 15–25 images that best communicate your visual thinking. Include work that best demonstrates your skills from previous educational and/or professional experience. Sketches and conceptual work can also be included.
We welcome students from a wide variety of disciplines. If you are an applicant without previous training in interior design or other design-related fields, you can demonstrate your aptitude by submitting examples of freehand drawing, photography, painting, sculpture, graphic design, three-dimensional work, furniture, product design, digital media, or work in other forms. Time-based works such as film, video, performance, installation, or sound are also accepted. Do not combine images in a prepared presentation or slideshow of any type (e.g., PowerPoint or Keynote).
GRE (optional): Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores are encouraged, but not required. If you took the GRE and general tests (verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing) scores can be submitted to support your application. The institution code is 2638.
TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE: All applicants whose first language is not English must submit valid TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores. The minimum score required for TOEFL (IBT) is 92, for IELTS is 7.0, and for PTE is 63. Our TOEFL institution code is 2638.
The New School does not require TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores for applicants:
Who have attended a secondary school for a minimum of three years where English is the primary language of instruction
Who have successfully completed two full semesters of non-ESL college-level expository writing
Who have earned a four-year degree from a U.S. college/university or from a university where English is the primary language of instruction (minimum of three years attendance)
Upon review of your application, the Office of Admission reserves the right to request a TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE score.
Arrange for the testing service to send your test scores directly to The New School using the codes listed above. We accept scores from the past two years. If your scores are older, you must retake the test. For more information, visit TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE.
Applicants also have the option of enrolling in The New School's English as a Second Language (ESL) program. Students must pass Level 6 in order to waive the TOEFL/IELTS/PTE requirement. Visit the ESL website for more information.
在审查您的申请后，入学办公室保留要求托福，雅思或PTE分数的权利。安排测试服务使用上面列出的代码直接将您的考试成绩发送到新学院。我们接受过去两年的分数。如果你的分数较高，你必须重新测试。欲了解更多信息，请访问 托福、雅思 或 PTE 。申请者还可以选择参加新学院的英语作为第二语言(ESL)计划。学生必须通过6级才能放弃TOEFL / IELTS / PTE要求。访问ESL网站获取更多信息。
六、附加信息和说明Additional Information and Instructions
Interviews: An interview may be requested by the graduate faculty.
erm, a student can apply to only one department or program within The New School. Applicants who file more than one application in a given semester will be required to withdraw one of the applications, and application fees will not be refunded.
Application Materials: All materials submitted in association with The New School application become the property of The New School and cannot be returned to you or transmitted to a third party.
Application Status: Applications become complete and ready for review once all required items have been received by the Office of Admission. You can check your application status online at the Admission Hub.Allow at least 14 days from the date you submitted your application for items to be matched and shown as received on the Hub. Applicants are responsible for following up with schools and recommenders to confirm that items have been sent.The Office of Admission will periodically notify applicants by email if their file is missing any documents and again when their file is complete for review. These notifications are sent to the email address provided in the online application.
4.申请状态：一旦申请办公室收到所有需要的课程，申请就会完成并准备好审核。您可以在录取中心 在线查看您的申请状态 。从提交申请之日起，至少要等待14天才能匹配并显示在Hub上收到的课程。申请人负责跟踪学校和推荐人确认已经发送的课程。入学办公室将定期通过电子邮件通知申请人，如果他们的文件缺少任何文件，并再次审查文件完整。这些通知将发送到在线申请中提供的电子邮件地址。
Readmission:The Application for Readmission should be completed by students who wish to return after an absence of four semesters (fall and spring). If you would like to apply for readmission, review the readmission deadlines and requirements in the Readmission section of our How to Apply information.
Mailing Address for Supplemental Materials:
Parsons School of Design
Office of Admission (PS 300)
79 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor
New York, NY 10003