American Art, Architecture and Design
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art and Design History and Theory
Department: Art and Design History
Course Number: PLDS 3013
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Design History, Theory & Criticism
  • Art History, Theory & Criticism
  • Architectural History, Theory & Criticism
This course is a survey of American art, architecture, and design from the colonial period to today. The class will examine key artists, designers, and architects as well as major stylistic changes that have occurred over the past 500 years. We will also explore various examples from popular culture and film, in order to introduce students to a broad range of issues related to American material and visual culture.
Course Open to: Degree Students
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: All university degree students. Pre-requisites: first-year university writing course and at least one prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture.


Open to Undergraduate students.