Advanced Thesis Preparation
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Level: Graduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art and Design History and Theory
Department: Fashion Studies
Course Number: PGFS 5200
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus, Paris campus
Permission Required: No
  • Fashion
  • Fashion Studies
  • Fashion Design History, Theory & Criticism
Advanced Thesis Preparation is a seminar assisting in the preparation and shaping of a research topic for the MA thesis written in the fourth semester. The course enables students to develop a research subject and follow a time/work schedule, focusing on the practical and conceptual issues germane to developing and writing a thesis. Included in the course will be direction regarding: information seeking, primary and secondary research, the identification of problems and development of critical questions for the in-depth engagement with a subject in fashion studies, and the development and structuring of critical arguments that will be leading the writing process to be undertaken in the following semester. Pathway: Fashion Studies.
Course Open to: Majors Only
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: Masters degree in Fashion Studies majors only.


Open to Graduate students.


Open to Paris students.


Open to Fashion Studies students.