Core Studio 2: Topics in 4D
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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 3240
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
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 also 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. The following will be offered in spring 2016:

Video and AutoBiography: This course investigates how experimental approaches to video can be used to communicate highly personal stories. A series of weekly prompts will help participants both to delve into autobiographical material and to explore the formal properties and possibilities of video. The class will culminate in the production of a substantial final video that inventively navigates the gap between personal and shared experience.

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 Seminar 1: Sign & System, PUFA 2240 Core Studio 1: 4D, and at least one of the following: PUFA 2220 Core Studio 1: 2D or PUFA 2230 Core Studio 1: 3D.


Open to Undergraduate students.


Open to Fine Arts students.