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Illustration (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 later. 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
PUIL 2115 Core Studio 2D 4
PUIL 2135 Core Lab 2D 2
PUIL 2070 Language and Letterform 3
PLAH 2315 History of Modern and Postmodern Art: Lecture or
PLDS 2190 History of Design: Lecture
Note: Taking PLAH 2315/2316 is strongly recommended. Students can also take PLVS 2300 History of Photography (see below) as an alternative to PLAH 2315/2316 or PLDS 2190/2191.
0
PLAH 2316 History of Modern and Postmodern Art: Recitation or
PLDS 2191 History of Design: Recitation or
PLVS 2300 History of Photography
Note: Taking PLAH 2315/2316 is strongly recommended.
3
Program Electives
3 3
PUIL 2116 Core Studio 4D 4
PUIL 2136 Core Lab 4D 2
ULEC University Lecture Elective
3
Liberal Arts Elective
3
15 15
Junior Year F S
PUIL 3115 Core Studio 3D 4
PUIL 3135 Core Lab 3D 2
ULEC University Lecture Elective
3
Program Electives
3 3
Liberal Arts Electives
3 3
PUIL 3300 Topics Studio 6
PLDS 2500 Introduction to Design Studies: Lecture 0
PLDS 2501 Introduction to Design 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 (e.g., 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
PUIL 4115 Thesis 1 6
Program Electives
3 3
Liberal Arts Electives
3 3
PUIL 4021 Professional Practices 3
PUIL 4116 Thesis 2 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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