Materials & Processes 4
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Constructed Environments
Department: Product Design
Course Number: PUPD 4082
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
In Materials 4 students advance and apply the knowledge of materials and manufacturing process learned in earlier classes. During this project-based course, students interface with vendors and suppliers for their studio project. Objectives include learning the nuanced language of manufacturing, quotes and specifications and becoming familiar with resources and methods for identifying vendors and suppliers. Students will begin identifying the physical characteristics of their senior project and developing a portfolio of related materials and manufacturing processes. Issues such as cost analysis and project management are also covered. They will create maps identifying, sources, processing and transportation methods as well as financial, environmental and social costs involved with a particular material or process selection.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: Bachelors degree in Product Design majors, seniors only; others by permission of the Product Design program. Pre-requisite(s): PUPD 3073 Materials 3


Open to Lang/Parsons BA/BFA students.

Open to Parsons School of Design students.


Open to Undergraduate students.


Open to Integrated Design Curriculum students.

Open to Product Design students.