Light, Perception & Culture
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Constructed Environments
Department: Lighting Design
Course Number: PGLT 5102
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This theory based seminar complements studio work in the Masters of Fine Arts in Lighting Design program by asking student to develop their senses and deepen their thinking about light as it occurs naturally, as perceived, and as transformed by architecture and the urban setting. Students will read a series of texts from a variety of disciplines including philosophy, environmental psychology, neurobiology, and design and respond in writing and with group and solo presentations. The architecture, history, and cultural life of New York City will serve as backdrop for the class, and will provide objects of study for presentations and assignments in observation and analysis.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Pre-requisite(s): PGLT 5146 Light: Critical Issues. 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.