Thesis Preparation: Lecture LD
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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 5126
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Design History, Theory & Criticism
  • Design Research
  • Cultural Studies
This course is a research based preparatory seminar in the final fall term that precedes the spring Thesis Studio. Here, students work closely with faculty to define and examine a topic of their choosing that will subsequently be examined through a design problem in Thesis Studio. Students conduct research, establish case study reports to substantiate their argument, draft their thesis abstract and learn formal research writing techniques.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Pre-requisite(s): successful completion of semesters 1 and 2 of the MFA Lighting Design program. 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.