Integrative Studio 1
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
Department: Parsons First Year
Course Number: PUFY 1000
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus, Paris campus
Permission Required: No
In Integrative Studio 1 students explore a range of visual, analytical, and making skills while working on projects that are collaborative and cross-disciplinary. How do we make sense of our ideas, the information we collect, and our hunches and theories? And what can this inquiry tell us about why we make certain decisions as creative thinkers? Students work independently and in teams to explore research, prototyping and the creative process. The studio integrates learning from other first year courses, especially in thematic links to Integrative Seminar 1. At various times in the semester, the two classes share concepts and assignments, bringing together reading, writing and making in a manner that is essential to the creative work of professional artists and designers. Course sections are thematic and include:

Avatar Avatar has two distinct meanings. In Hinduism and Buddhism, it means the physical appearance of a god. Online, it means a picture of a person or an animal that represents a particular user. How do both definitions describe an identity that is distinct from the original and yet intensely connected to it at the same time?

Fake Fake describes something that is not what it appears to be. Counterfeit bags, forged money, stage names, mockumentaries, pranking, the list goes on. But how do we define what is real and what is fake? Could something fake actually be more powerful, more authentic, than truth?

Memory Memory is an action or process of commemorating, recollecting, or remembering a person, object, or event. How do these actions and processes shape identity and our understanding of the world?

Shift To shift means to move from one place, or one thing, to another. Many of you have firsthand experience with this kind of movement - from one place to another, from one set of ideas to another, from one story to another. What are your stories of shifting? How do these shifts come to pass? How do we talk about them through our work?

Open to: Parsons First Year students.
Note: Those sections with the designation [LS] are Language Supportive and were designed for students placing into NELP 1700 or NELP 1800. Pre-requisite: Placement above or successful completion of ESL 1650 for students for whom English is a second language.
Course Open to: Majors Only
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Co-requisite: PUFY 1010 Integrative Seminar 1


Open to Undergraduate students.


Open to Paris students.