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Level: Graduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Constructed Environments
Department: Interior Design
Course Number: PGID 5233
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
The thesis seminar is the first course in a two-semester thesis project. Although students will begin with research, analysis, and design ideas in the Fall and follow with a self-directed studio project in the Spring, the process of developing a thesis project is non-linear. Each of these aspects - research, analysis and design - continue in parallel throughout the entire year. Students work closely with thesis faculty during the Fall semester to develop their critical thinking and to identify an appropriate program and site for each individual area of interest. In addition to two illustrated presentations, students will also have a series of workshops in which a small group of peers have the opportunity to present written and graphic work to two faculty members. The goal of these workshops is to allow for a longer, more informal and more intensive discussion of the proposed project and its development with both faculty and fellow students.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Pre-requisite(s): PGID 5001 Design Studio 1, PGID 5101 Design Studio 2. Open to: Masters Degree in Interior Design and Masters Degree in Interior Design and Lighting Design Double Major Only; Others by permission.


Open to Lang/Parsons BA/BFA students.

Open to Parsons School of Design students.


Open to Graduate students.


Open to Interior Design students.

Open to Interior/Lighting Design students.