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This minor explores data visualization as a tool for depicting perspectives of information. It prepares students to understand ways data is collected and analyzed, teaches them how to think critically about their findings, and presents industry-leading
approaches to translating content for multiple audiences. Students in the minor learn to communicate information clearly and effectively, stimulate and encourage viewer engagement, and investigate complex data sets in a critical way.
The Data Visualization minor is offered through Parsons'
School of Art, Media, and Technology and requires successful completion of 18 credits across four subject areas, as outlined in the chart below.
Note: Course availability may vary from semester to semester. Some courses may be in development and offered at a later time. Students seeking to pursue alternative coursework to fulfill the minor should consult with their advisors.
A student who has completed this minor should be able to demonstrate:
Students who have already completed one of these courses, or will do so for their major, should instead select another course in the subject area "Information Design and Mapping" (below).
Minors are available to all undergraduate students at The New School, though some minors are closed to students in certain majors (please see the list of preclusions for more details). Students may declare minors outside of their own colleges. To explore this option, contact your academic advisor.
For questions regarding this minor’s curriculum, including requests for course substitutions, please contact Daniel Sauter, associate professor of data visualization, at
Art, Media, Tech
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