Curriculum

Integrated 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 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
PUIC 2450 Integrated Design Studio 1 3
PSDS 2115 Managing Creative Projects and Teams 3
PUIC 2460 Media 3
PLxx 2xxx History of [Area of Study]: Lecture 0
PLxx 2xxx History of [Area of Study]: Recitation 3
Pxxx xxxx Studio: Disciplinary 3
PUIC 2451 Integrated Design Studio 2 3
PSDS 2100 Research and Development Methods 3
Program Elective
3
Liberal Arts Electives
6
15 15
Junior Year F S
PUIC 3450 Integrated Design Studio 3 3
PLxx 3xxx ADHT 3: Methods 3
Pxxx xxxx Studio: Disciplinary 3
Program Electives
3 3
Liberal Arts Elective
3 3
ULEC University Lecture Elective
3
PUIC 3451 Integrated Design Studio 4 3
PSDS 3160 Creatives and Entrepreneurship 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
PUIC 4450 Integrated Design Studio 5 3
Pxxx xxxx Studio: Disciplinary 3
ULEC University Lecture Elective
3
Program Electives
3 6
Liberal Arts Elective
3
PUIC 4451 Integrated Design Studio 6 3
PSDS 4110 Portfolio Strategies: Lecture 0
PSDS 4111 Portfolio Strategies: Workshop 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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