Curriculum

Lighting Design (MFA) Program

The Master of Fine Arts degree is awarded for completion of 60 credits. No credits may be transferred. Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and fulfill all requirements in timely manner.

First Year / Fall

 
PGLT 5001 Lighting Studio 1: Light, Vision, and Representation 6
PGLT 5051 Representation and Spatial Analysis 3
PGLT 5111 Principles of Light 1 3
PGLT 5146 Light: Critical Issues 3
  15

First Year / Spring

 
PGLT 5002 Lighting Studio 2: Natural and Technological Light 6
PGLT 5143 Daylight Methodologies 3
PGLT 5112 Principles of Light 2 3
PGLT 5102 Light, Perception, and Culture 3
  15

Second Year / Fall

 
PGLT 5003 Lighting Studio 3 or
PSCE 5201 Design Studio 3: Integrated Studio
6
PGLT 5126 Thesis Preparation 3
PGLT 5116 Systems Technology 3
Elective
3
  15

Second Year / Spring

 
PGLT 5004 Lighting Studio 4: Thesis 6
PGLT 5127 Thesis Seminar 3
PGLT 5125 Professional Practice 3
Elective
3
  15
Total Credits 60

MFA Lighting and Interior Design: Double Major

Students can earn the Master of Fine Arts degree with a double major in lighting and interior design by completing 90 credits. All courses must be taken in residence at Parsons; transfer credits are not accepted.

First Year / Fall

PGID 5001 MFA Interior Design Studio 1 6
PGID 5015 Interior Design Survey 3
PGID 5021 Representation and Spatial Analysis 1 3
PGID 5122 Materials and Performance 3
15

First Year / Spring

PGID 5101 MFA Interior Design Studio 2 6
PGID 5111 Theory of the Interior 3
PGID 5133 Forms of Programming 3
PGID 5212 Fabrication and Process 3
15

Second Year / Fall

PGLT 5001 MFA Lighting Design Studio 1: Light, Vision, and Representation 6
PGLT 5111 Principles of Light 1 3
PGLT 5146 Light: Critical Issues 3
Elective
3
15

Second Year / Spring

PGLT 5002 MFA Lighting Design Studio 2: Natural and Technological Light 6
PGLT 5143 Daylight Methodologies 3
PGLT 5112 Principles of Light 2 3
PGLT 5102 Light, Perception, and Culture 3
15

Third Year / Fall

PGID 5201 Design Studio 3 or
PGLT 5003 Lighting Studio 3
6
PGLT 5116 Systems Technology 3
PSCE 5300 Environmental Technology 1: Lecture 3
PSCE 5301 Environmental Technology 1: Recitation 0
PGID 5233 Thesis Preparation or
PGLT 5216 Thesis Preparation
3
15

Third Year / Spring

PGID 5301 Design Studio 4: Thesis or
PGLT 5004 Lighting Studio 4: Thesis
6
PGLT 5127 Thesis Seminar 3
PGID 5320 MFA Interior Design Professional Practice 3
PGLT 5125 MFA Lighting Design Professional Practice 3
15
Total Credits 90

 



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