Core Lab 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
  • Video
  • Visual Arts
  • Motion Graphics
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 fall 2014:

Painting in Motion: This studio course will offer students the opportunity to transform two-dimensional media — paintings, drawings, and photographs – into time-based works. The class will concentrate on the translation of collage techniques using a video layering process by which independent elements can be given motion and duration. Students will learn to work with Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects (a video compositing program) and master a workflow that goes from the creation of original 2D material to be collaged to various options for digitizing the material, compositing, and finally learning to output short looped “paintings in motion”. The course will also address issues of scale, presentation, collaboration and public display and it will result in a public screening of all final works. No video experience necessary.

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 2240 Core Lab 1: 4D, and at least one of the following: PUFA 2220 Core Lab 1: 2D or PUFA 2230 Core Lab 1: 3D./div>
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions


Open to Undergraduate students.