Curriculum

Fashion 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
- 3
15 15
Sophomore Year F S
PUFD 2220 Design Studio 1: 2D/3D Introduction to Practice and Process 3 -
PUFD 2230 Visual Communication 1: Introduction to 2D Representational Methods 3 -
PUFD 2240 Technical Studio 1: 3D Execution and Technique 3 -
PLFS 2040 History of Fashion 3 -
Program Electives
3 3
PUFD 2221 Design Studio 2: 2D/3D Exploration – Practice and Process - 3
PUFD 2231 Visual Communication 2: Exploration 2D Processes - 3
PUFD 2241 Technical Studio 2: 3D Technical Exploration - 3
Liberal Arts Elective
- 3
15 15
Junior Year F S
PUFD 3220 Design Studio 3: Context and Design 3 -
PUFD 3230 Specialized Studio 1 3 -
ULEC University Lecture Elective
3 -
Liberal Arts Electives
3 3
Program Electives
3 3
PUFD 3221 Design Studio 4: Design Identity
- 3
PUFD 3231 Specialized Studio 2 - 3
PLFS 2050 Introduction to Fashion Studies: Lecture - 0
PLDS 2051 Introduction to Fashion Studies: Recitation - 3
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.

3 -
PUFD 4220 Thesis 1: Ideation 6 -
Program Electives
3 3
Liberal Arts Electives
3 3
ULEC University Lecture Elective
- 3
PUFD 4221 Thesis 2: Resolution - 6
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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