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Communication 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 from another institution. 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
- 3
15 15
Sophomore Year F S
PUCD 2025 Core Studio Typography 4 -
PUCD 2026 Core Lab Typography 2 -
PUCD 2035 Creative Computing 3 -
PLDS 2190 History of Design: 1850–2000 Lecture 0 -
PLDS 2191 History of Design: 1850–2000 Recitation 3 -
PUCD 2125 Core Studio Interaction - 4
PUCD 2126 Core Lab Interaction - 2
Program Elective
3 -
Time-Based Elective
- 3
ULEC University Lecture Elective
- 3
Liberal Arts Elective
- 3
15 15
Junior Year F S
PUCD 3095 Independent Studio 6 -
PLDS 2500 Intro to Design Studies: Lecture 0 -
PLDS 2501 Intro to Design Studies: Recitation 3 -
PLxx 4xxx Advanced Research Seminar - 3
PSAM 3050 Collaboration Studio - 3
Liberal Arts Elective
3 -
Program Electives
3 6
ULEC University Lecture Elective
- 3
15 15
Senior Year F S
PUCD 4205 Thesis 1 6 -
PUCD 4210 Thesis 2 - 6
Program Electives
3 6
Liberal Arts Electives
6 3
15 15
TOTAL CREDITS 120

* 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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