Design Writing Workshop
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Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art and Design History and Theory
Department: Art and Design History
Course Number: PLCW 4012
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Art History, Theory & Criticism
- Design History, Theory & Criticism
- Writing Fundamentals
The Design Writing Workshop is a seminar that explores the craft of writing about design fora general audience. Using the tools of nonfiction writing, such as narrative and research, and those of journalism, including interviewing and reporting, students write a profile, a thematic essay, a walking tour script, and an analysis of different profiles of the same designer. In addition to the workshop, class time is spent discussing examples of the aforementioned types of writing, visiting a designer in his or her studio, and attending a walking tour of a New York City neighborhood. Students submit critiques of their classmates’ writing each week during the workshops. Grades are based on the quality of the final portfolio of written work (60%), that of the workshop criticism and participation (20%), and a final presentation (20%). By the end of the semester, students have a small portfolio of polished writing samples. Pathway: Criticism and Writing
Open to: All university undergraduate degree students. Pre-requisite(s): first-year university writing course and at least two prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture.
Open to Undergraduate students.