Professional Practice
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Level: Graduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Constructed Environments
Department: Interior Design
Course Number: PGID 5320
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Provides an overview of the legal, ethical, and economic aspects of the practice of interior design. Students critique contemporary models of practice and study the role of economics, contracts, liability, licensure, and standards of practice in shaping the contemporary professions of interior design. Practice related issues are probed, such as local and world economic conditions, getting started, competitions, getting published, and social responsibility. The goal of the seminar is to broaden and deepen an understanding of the profession, its role in society, and the possibilities for a designer’s place within it.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Pre-requisite(s): none. Open to: Masters Degree in Interior Design and Masters Degree in Interior Design and Lighting Design Double Major Only; Others by permission.


Open to Parsons School of Design students.


Open to Graduate students.


Open to Interior Design students.

Open to Interior/Lighting Design students.