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Art and Design History

Overview

Art history is one of the broadest fields in the humanities, concerned not only with the nature of works of art—their form, style, and content—but also with the social, political, and cultural circumstances that shape them. The Art and Design History minor encourages a lifelong understanding and appreciation of art and design, with opportunities to cultivate more advanced and specialized knowledge.

The minor in Art and Design History requires successful completion of 18 credits across five subject areas, as outlined in the chart below.

Please note:
  • Non-Parsons courses, even if listed below, require the permission of an ADHT faculty advisor in order to count toward the minor. All exceptions to the PLAH course code must be approved in advance of registration.

Note: Course availability may vary from semester to semester. Some courses may be in development and offered at a later time. Students seeking to pursue alternative coursework to fulfill the minor should consult with their advisors.

Eligibility

Parsons minors are generally open to undergraduate students across The New School, except where program restrictions exist. All students should contact their advisors regarding their options before pursuing a minor.

Students majoring in the following programs are restricted from pursuing a minor in Art and Design History:

  • BA/BS Liberal Arts

Curriculum

Subject Area Course Options Requirements
Art and Design Survey 3 credits
Period Study

3–6 credits

* ADHT faculty advisor permission required.

Cultural History

3–6 credits

* ADHT faculty advisor permission required.

Studio Practice
  • Students should select a studio course appropriate to their studio skill and experience; qualifying studio courses have the following course master codes:
  •        
    • PSAM       
    • PSCE
    • PSDS
    • PSOF
    • PUAD       
    • PUCD
    • PUDT
    • PUFA
    • PUFD       
    • PUFY
    • PUIC
    • PUID
    • PUIL       
    • PUPD
    • PUPH
    • PUUD
3–6 credits
Theory 3–6 credits

 


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