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Architectural Design (BFA) Program

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is awarded upon completion of 120 credits as designated by the program. A maximum of 60 credits can be transferred. Students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and fulfill all requirements in a timely manner.

Note: This curriculum applies to students who enter Parsons as first-year students in fall 2013 and after. Current students who entered Parsons in a prior academic year and incoming and prospective transfer students with sophomore or junior standing should refer to the Parsons catalog appropriate to their catalog year. See Academic Policies for more details.

First Year F S
PUFY 1000 Integrative Studio 1 3
PUFY 1010 Integrative Seminar 1 3
PUFY 1100 Sustainable Systems* 3
PUFY 1020 Space/Materiality** 3
PUFY 1030 Drawing/Imaging** 3
PUFY 1040 Time** 3
PUFY 1001 Integrative Studio 2 3
PUFY 1011 Integrative Seminar 2 3
PLHT 1000 Objects as History* 3
Program Elective
15 15
Sophomore Year F S
PUAD 2010 Design Studio 1 6
PUAD 2020 Representation and Analysis 3
PLSD 2330 History of Architecture: Lecture 0
PLSD 2331 History of Architecture: Recitation 3
Program Electives
3 3
PUAD 2011 Design Studio 2 6
PUAD 2030 Materiality and Assembly: Lecture 3
PUAD 2031 Materiality and Assembly: Recitation 0
PLDS 2200 Introduction to Architectural Theory: Lecture 0
PLDS 2201 Introduction to Architectural Theory: Recitation 3
15 15
Junior Year F S
PUAD 3010 Design Studio 3 3
PUAD 3040 Architecture and Energy 3
ULEC University Lecture Elective
Liberal Arts Electives
3 6
Program Electives
3 3
PUAD 3011 Design Studio 4 6
15 15
Senior Year F S
ADHT Pre‐Capstone

The pre-capstone is an upper-level methodology, research, and writing class that prepares students for their capstone experience (thesis project). Students refine skills that they have developed throughout their course of study, including research, writing, and presentation; self-reflection and peer assessment; and incorporation of systems thinking, public policy, and social justice. Class activity is integrated with and contextualized by students' individual work, and emphasis on the reciprocity of practice and theory enables students to reflect critically on art, design, and visual practices.

PUAD 4010 Design Studio 5 6
ULEC University Lecture Elective
Program Electives
3 3
Liberal Arts Electives
PUAD 4011 Design Studio 6: Capstone 6
15 15

* Objects as History and Sustainable Systems can be taken in any sequence, one in the fall semester and one in the spring.

** The three first-year studio courses—Drawing/Imaging, Space/Materiality, and Time—can be taken in any sequence, two in the fall semester and one in the spring.

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