RadarOnline.com went undercover at the Parsons School of Design in New York’s trendy Greenwich Village – where the eligible bachelor will begin his photography course in the fall, alongside predominantly female peers. And students are beside themselves at the prospect of partying with the A-list classmate.
Brooklyn, who at 18 is still three years under the legal drinking age in the United States, is expected to live in the mixed dorms in his first year.
“There’s a party scene here – and unless you can find dorm or house parties, you basically have to get ‘fakes’ fake ID and go to bars,” says fellow student Deveshi Jhunjhunwanla, 19. “A lot of people get theirs from the UK, so Brooklyn won’t have any trouble.”
RadarOnline.com can also reveal that David and Victoria’s talented firstborn - who’s already released his own photography book and gone behind the camera for a Burberry fragrance shoot - has secretly spent a week in a bunk in the shared-living facility earlier this year.
“I heard he came here for a summer course,” says 18-year-old interior design student Vidushi Jain. “He was living in the mixed dormitories on 13th street. It has bunk beds – it’s not like an apartment and it has a common bathroom.”
Her friend, illustration student Aruja Kothari, 19, adds that all the girls think Brooklyn is hot, saying, “As a student, he will get more attention from people because of who he is. He’s going to find a lot of girls, too, because Parsons predominantly has girl students.”
Brooklyn will sleep in a bunk and share a bathroom with fellow first-years. He’ll take five classes over 25 hours per week learning the technical aspects of photography – but the liberal school also offers extra credit for extracurriculars such as, “going for a walk for 15 minutes and documenting how you felt.”
The school’s entirely organic café serves sushi and fresh juices – and the school has proudly enforced “meatless Monday” to encourage budding vegetarians. Students’ SAT scores are irrelevant – admissions merely require a “portfolio that represents who you are”.
“Here, it’s going to be different in a specific way. The ethos is to be socially aware – we don’t look at your SATs, we look closely at your voice and your writing,” says Welcome Center admission counselor Andre Singleton. “We don’t have interviews. Your application is telling your story.”
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