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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 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 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 2201 Modern Art and Postmodernism: Lecture 0 -
PLAH 2202 Modern Art and Postmodernism: Recitation 3 -
PUIL 2116 Core Studio 4D - 4
PUIL 2136 Core Lab 4D - 2
Program Electives
3 3
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 -
PLDS 2500 Intro to Design Studies: Lecture 0 -
PLDS 2501 Intro to Design Studies: Recitation 3 -
PLxx 4xxx Advanced Research Seminar - 3
PUIL 3300 Topics Studio - 6
Program Electives
3 3
Liberal Arts Electives
3 3
15 15
Senior Year F S
PUIL 4115 Thesis 1 6 -
PUIL 4116 Thesis 2 - 6
PUIL 4021 Professional Practices - 3
Program Electives
3 3
Liberal Arts Electives
3 3
ULEC University Lecture Elective
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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