Writing Design:How to think, talk, and write about objects
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Level: Graduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art and Design History and Theory
Department: Art and Design History
Course Number: PGHT 5725
Course Format: Lecture
Location: Paris campus
Permission Required: No
  • Design
  • Art History, Theory & Criticism
  • Design History, Theory & Criticism
This course demystifies the process of writing about objects through a series of projects that build sequentially from a brief object description to a publishable article.* Readings will serve as models for creative, curatorial, and academic assignments designed to develop the writing and speaking skills that are essential, not only to a rewarding graduate experience, but to a successful professional career. Class sessions will generally take the form of workshops, in which students will share their weekly writing assignments and participate in constructive critique, generating suggestions for improvement from their colleagues and instructor. Students will leave this course with a better understanding of the best practices in writing and speaking about objects, a more dynamic and persuasive writing style, as well as increased confidence in their ability to produce graduate-level and professional writing projects and presentations.
Course Open to: Degree Students
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: All university graduate degree students.


Open to Graduate students.


Open to Paris students.