Critical Studio
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
Department: Parsons First Year
Course Number: PUFY 1005
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: Yes
In this permission-only studio 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 students' prior writing and seminar courses in that it explores reading, writing and making in a manner that is essential to the creative work of professional artists and designers. The Parsons Learning Portfolio will be introduced and developed in the Critical Studio.
Course Open to: Majors Only


Open to Lang/Parsons BA/BFA students.

Open to Parsons School of Design students.


Open to Undergraduate students.


Open to Freshman students.

Open to Sophomore students.