Lighting Studio 4: Thesis
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Level: Graduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Constructed Environments
Department: Lighting Design
Course Number: PGLT 5004
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
The Thesis Studio completes the studio experience. Studio work for this spring course is initiated in a fall Thesis Prep course during which students learn research methodologies directed toward a written thesis of their choosing. The studio offers a range of typological projects from which the student chooses in order to develop related design research. Projects are fully developed in the final studio with all associated research, documentation, drawing, and developmental models, allowing the individual to experience the progress of an architectural lighting project from start to finish, mentored by the studio instructors and outside guest critics, within the structure and schedule of the studio. Lighting students can also collaborate with graduate architecture or interior design students. Final project designs, research and writing are packaged in book form and archived within the program's reference library.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Pre-requisite(s): PGLT 5001 Lighting Studio 1, PGLT 5002 Lighting Studio 2, and PGLT 5003 Lighting Studio 3. Open to: Masters degree in Lighting Design majors, Masters degree in Interior Design and Lighting Design Double Degree majors, and Masters degree in Architecture and Lighting Design Dual Degree majors; others by permission.


Open to Lang/Parsons BA/BFA students.

Open to Parsons School of Design students.


Open to Graduate students.


Open to Architecture/Lighting Design students.

Open to Lighting Design students.

Open to Interior/Lighting Design students.