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Fine Arts (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 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
PLAH 2201 Modern Art and Postmodernism: Lecture 0 -
PLAH 2202 Modern Art and Postmodernism: Recitation 3 -
PUFA 2200 Core Seminar 1: Sign and System 3 -
PUFA 22xx Core Studio 1: 2D [3D, 4D]† 6 -
PUFA 2210 Core Seminar 2: Form and Innovation - 3
PUFA 32xx Topics: 2D [3D, 4D]‡ - 3
Program Electives
3 3
ULEC University Lecture Elective
- 3
Liberal Arts Elective
- 3
15 15
Junior Year F S
PUFA 3200 Core Seminar 3: Site and Context 3 -
PUFA 32xx Topics: 2D [3D, 4D]‡ 3 -
PLVS 2500 Intro to Visual Culture: Lecture 0 -
PLVS 2510 Intro to Visual Culture: Recitation 3 -

-
PUFA 3210 Core Seminar 4: Professional Networks - 3
PUFA 35xx Advanced Projects: 2D [3D, 4D]‡ - 3
Program Electives
3 3
Liberal Arts Electives
3 6
15 15
Senior Year F S
PUFA 4200 Core Seminar 5: Artist and Studio 3 -
PUFA 4300 Core Studio: Thesis 3 3
PUFA 4210 Core Seminar 6: Entrepreneurship and Creativity - 3
PUFA 4032 Thesis Writing - 3
ULEC University Lecture Elective
3 -
Program Electives
3 3
Liberal Arts Electives
- 3
PLVS 3500 Advanced Research Seminar: Visual Culture 3
 1515 
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.

†Select two of three.

‡Select one of three.