Parsons Paris

Virtual Summer Course for High School students: Intro to Design and Management

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NEW for Summer 2020!

Discover the design of business, and the business of design! In this 3-week, virtual, intensive program you will learn to approach management as a strategic process that combines design innovation and business knowledge. Through live sessions, self-paced multimedia materials, hands-on collaborative projects, and guest speakers from the fashion, luxury, and creative industries, you will:

  • Develop problem-solving skills and familiarity with design strategies through the application of research methods, prototyping, and quantitative analysis
  • Gain understanding around the European and North American business perspective and the way entrepreneurs, creative innovators, and designers operate at the intersection of design and management
  • Engage in design thinking and business strategy exercises, applying these approaches in a broad range of enterprises and real-world business contexts
  • Work both individually and collaboratively on hands-on creative projects that will enrich your portfolio

This program is open to high school students entering their junior or senior year, and recent high school graduates. Many enroll to develop a portfolio for the college admissions process. No prerequisites required.


July 6 – 24, 2020

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