Integrative Thesis Studio 1

Parsons Paris: Paris Design & Technology

Non-Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Integrative Thesis Studio 1

Fall 2018

Taught By: James Auger, Christine Sugrue, and Loretta Wolozin

Section: PC1

CRN: 7188

Credits: 6

The MFA DT Thesis is a systematic investigation of a research question based in the domains of art, design or technology. It requires students to identify an area of study, research its major assumptions and precedents, explain the significance and originality of their undertaking, set forth the process and method for proposing solutions, create prototypes, and offer a conclusion through the production of a body of work. The finished project must evidence originality and experimentation, critical and independent thinking, appropriate organization and format, and thorough documentation. The Thesis Project can take many forms, from fine art works, to soft/hardware tools, interactive installations, online experiences, or social experiments. It should demonstrate the application of ideas within an applied context, whether it be in the areas of design, art, commerce, or theory. This course fosters the ideation and proposal of a thesis through a course that meets 6 hours weekly, co-taught by studio and writing faculty. The objective of the course is to develop a thesis argument by working and thinking through a series of iterative prototypes and associated writings. Students should consider how concept, aesthetics, method, interactivity and technology affect the nature of their prototypes. Students are encouraged to think critically through both making and writing, so that by the end of the semester, they have developed a high fidelity prototype of their thesis concept, that has been comprehensively described in a written design brief. Open to: Masters degree in Design & Technology majors only.

College: Parsons Paris (CP)

Department: Paris Design & Technology (APTE)

Campus: Paris (PC)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 16

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:46am 2/21/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 12:20pm - 3:00pm

Building: Parsons Paris

Room: 302

Date Range: 8/28/2018 - 12/4/2018

Days: Thursday

Times: 3:20pm - 6:00pm

Building: Parsons Paris

Room: 302

Date Range: 8/30/2018 - 12/11/2018