Thesis Seminar
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Level: Graduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Constructed Environments
Department: Lighting Design
Course Number: PGLT 5127
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Design Research
  • Lighting Design
This final semester spring course runs parallel to the formal Thesis Studio course and focuses on research and writing techniques affiliated with their thesis project. Students will continue thesis research initiated in the fall Thesis Preparation seminar and refine creative and scholarly interests that evolve through the development of their spring studio project. Workshops and writing exercises will introduce new writing techniques/methods and reaffirm formal structures that have been introduced in prior writing courses. Students are to reinforce skills affiliated with critical writing and scholarly research. As well, this course introduced formal techniques for assembling formal scholarly manuscripts, or “books”, that package design based research, case studies, personal essays and graphic works.
Course Open to: Majors Only
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: Open to: Masters degree in Lighting Design majors, Masters degree in Interior Design and Lighting Design Dual Degree majors, and Masters degree in Architecture and Lighting Design Dual Degree majors.


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.