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The Parsons School of Design, located in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City, is a design school affiliated (since 1970) with the New School University. Founded in 1886 by impressionist painter William Merritt Chase, the School is named after Frank Alvah Parsons, who joined the faculty of what was then known as the Chase School in 1906 and later became its president. Under his direction, the School quickly became a pioneer in design education, launching the first programs in fashion design, interior design, graphic design, and advertising in the United States. Greenwich Village (also known as the West Village or simply the Village) is a largely residential area on the west side of downtown (southern) Manhattan in New York City. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the United States, the most densely populated major city in North America, and is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture. ... The New School is an institution of higher learning in New York City. ... 1886 is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... William Merritt Chase (November 1, 1849 - October 25, 1916) was an American painter known as an exponent of Impressionism and as a teacher. ... 1906 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...

Parsons has approximately 2,400 undergraduates and more than 400 graduate students enrolled. The School also offers continuing education courses and certificate programs, as well as weekend and summer pre-college programs for high school students.

Parsons also has four affiliate schools, located in France, South Korea, the Dominican Republic, and Japan. These affiliate schools operate independently, but embrace Parsons' philosophy and teaching methodology.

There are 30 full-time faculty members and more than 675 adjunct faculty members, many of whom are successful working artists and designers in New York City. Faculty members and visiting critics include architect Brian Lewis and artist Brian Tolle.

Notable alumni

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New School University Libraries - Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Archives Center (420 words)
The Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Archives Center for Parsons The New School for Design is a repository for archival materials relating to the history of art and design, with a special focus on the history of the school and the careers of its faculty, students, alumni, and other associates.
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