Core Studio 2: Topics in 3D
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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 3230
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Visual Arts
  • Urban Environment
  • Fabrication
This course offers a focused investigation into a single topic. The topic can be, for example, focused simply on one specific techniques or materials, or can allow for hybrid practices, context-driven strategies, and take on larger themes. The Topics class will allow students to explore the respective areas in more focus and depth, through research-based studio work. Reading in this class is seen as an integral part of student’s studio practice. Topics in spring 2015 include the following:

Art in the Public Realm: This course explores public art projects in New York City and abroad. The course will bridge the relationship between student’s individual studio practices with the public at large. In addition to taking field trips to visit both permanent and temporary projects, students will learn how to create proposals for temporary, site specific public art projects in one of the Five Boroughs. These proposals will consist of project descriptions, model, both digital and analog as well as preparing a budget. Students will be encouraged to submit their proposals to a public art organization such as the Public Art Fund and Creative Time. Final projects will be reviewed by a public art professional currently working in the field.

Digital Fabrication: This course will look at how new technologies have influenced the sculpture making process. It will focus on utilizing AMT's Digital Fabrication Center, which includes 3D scanning, 3D printing, Craft ROBO PRO, wood and paper laser cutting, and metal CNC cutting and routing.

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. Pre-requisite(s): PUFA 2200 Core Studio 1: Sign & System, PUFA 2230 Core Lab 1: 3D, and at least one of the following: PUFA 2220 Core Lab 1: 2D or PUFA 2240 Core Lab 1: 4D.


Open to Undergraduate students.


Open to Fine Arts students.

Open to Integrated Design Curriculum students.