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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art, Media and Technology
Department: Illustration
Course Number: PUIL 3300
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Topics are a unique type of studio course focusing on various facets of the Illustration industry, conceptual scenarios or techniques associated with the curriculum. These studios are a more intense and focused environment immersing the student in a deeper look at the subject matter and are a logical precursor to the upcoming Thesis in Senior year. Topical sections for spring 2014 include the following:

Visual Stories Long & Short This course is about how to make visual stories, starting with 3 or 4-frame sequences, completing the semester with a story executed as a small book. Students will also learn how to recognize what they enjoy drawing the most, especially in their personal sketchbooks. These drawings are often not taken seriously, because they are not necessarily serving an assignment, but they constitute the surest path to reveal one’s originality.

Creating the Graphic Novel: In this course students will look to the graphic novel as a means for conveying a narrative. An investigation into the history of the genre, development of the narrative, sketches, and initial designs will lead to the full creation of a completed work by semester’s end. Emphasis will be placed not only on drawing, inking, and craftsmanship, but on how effectively content is delivered through text and image.

Advanced Painting for Illustrators: In this course students will delve deeper into techniques and concepts associated with painting in various media. Through self-initiated projects that focus on process, concept, and professionalism, this class seeks to hone your painting skills to a more refined level of expertise. This course is intended as an intense studio environment stressing the importance and benefits of a solid working practice. Pre-requisite: PUIL 2040 Illustrative Painting

Visual Journalism: The focus of this course will be creating a context-based series or body of original works that are the result of an in-depth conceptual and thematic, as well as narrative, exploration of a chosen topic. The project will be extensively researched and explored conceptually as well as a technical and material image making process. The resulting body of work will be presented as a self-published, limited edition book designed and constructed to engage the public through integrated text and image.

Course Open to: Majors Only
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: Bachelors degree in Illustration majors only. Pre-requisite(s): PUIL 3115 Core Studio 3: Motion


Open to Undergraduate students.