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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 may be transferred from other institutions. 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 3 -
PUFD 2230 Visual Communication Studio 1 3 -
PUFD 2240 Creative Technical Studio 1 3 -
PLFS 2040 History of Fashion: Lecture 0 -
PLFS 2041 History of Fashion: Recitation 3 -
PUFD 2221 Design Studio 2 - 3
PUFD 2231 Visual Communication Studio 2 - 3
PUFD 2241 Creative Technical Studio 2 - 3
Program Electives
3 3
Liberal Arts Elective
- 3
15 15
Junior Year F S
PUFD 3220 Design Studio 3 3 -
PUFD 3230 Specialized Studio 3 -
PLFS 2050 Intro to Fashion Studies: Lecture 0 -
PLFS 2051 Intro to Fashion Studies: Recitation 3 -
PLxx 4xxx Advanced Research Seminar - 3
PUFD 3221 Design Studio 4 - 3
PUFD 3231 Specialized Studio - 3
Liberal Arts Electives
3 3
Program Electives
3 3
15 15
Senior Year F S
PUFD 4220 Thesis 1: Ideation 6 -
PUFD 4221 Thesis 2: Resolution - 6
Program Electives
3 3
Liberal Arts Electives
3 3
ULEC University Lecture Electives
3 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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