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Decorative Arts Graduate Seminars

graduate international summer programs

international summer graduate program


The Master of Arts in the History of Design and Curatorial Studies, a collaborative program of Parsons School of Design and Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, offers graduate summer seminars. These courses are open to all students currently enrolled in MA or PhD programs at an accredited university.

program schedule

In summer 2016, the following course is being offered:

Exploring German Decorative Arts in Berlin, June 20–July 2, 2016


$5,530 per course (includes all gratuities and course materials)

housing and meals

Participants are responsible for their own accommodations, meals, and transportation to and from course locations.

Course information

Decorative Arts Seminar in Holland: Decorative Arts and Design from the Low Countries: Belgium and the Netherlands

Sarah Lichtman, Assistant Professor, Design History and Design Studies; Director, MA History of Design and Curatorial Studies, School of Art and Design History and Theory

graduate credit

Participants earn three graduate credits for successful completion of the course.

course requirements

Students are expected to attend all classes, site visits, and excursions. Classes and excursions begin promptly at the designated times; latecomers cannot be accommodated. Grades are based on class participation (20 percent) and a final slide identification and essay examination (80 percent).

The course is moderately physically challenging, as it involves hours of walking and standing. Because of space limitations, friends and family are not permitted to join the class for lectures, walks, or site visits.

Register now

Visit Registration for course descriptions and more details. Early registration is advised.

Contact us

For more information about the summer graduate seminar, email or call 212.849.8344.