Core Lab 1: 2D
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art, Media and Technology
Department: Fine Arts
Course Number: PUFA 2220
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Photography
Core Lab 1: 2D will offer students across 15 weeks a deeper exploration into the fundamentals of 2-dimensional media. Building on 2D skills introduced in First Year, this course will investigate a delimited but non-prescriptive constellation of elements that serve as essential 2D materials, techniques and formal compositional structures. Various sections of Core Lab 1: 2D offered within and across different semesters will cluster distinct combinations of three different 2D media: e.g., painting, drawing, printmaking; or painting, drawing, photography. Students will receive basic technical instruction in each of the three media, and then will be encouraged to address any given assignment through a range of these media. Through integrated readings and discussions, technical skill sets and historical awareness of 2D media will be taught side by side. A working knowledge of the histories behind each medium will also be taught and there will be an emphasis on developing a stronger visual vocabulary associated with each medium.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: Bachelors degree in Fine Arts majors, others by permission of the Fine Arts program.


Open to Undergraduate students.


Not open to Junior students.

Not open to Fifth Year students.

Not open to Senior students.


Open to Fine Arts students.

Open to Integrated Design Curriculum students.