Integrative Thesis Studio 2

Parsons Paris: Paris Design & Technology

Non-Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Integrative Thesis Studio 2

Spring 2018

Taught By: Benjamin Gaulon

Section: PC1

CRN: 5782

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 is structured to assist graduating MFADT students in the successful realization and production of their final thesis and the related documentation of the projects. The studio production section concentrates on the development and further fine-tuning of student’s initial prototypes into a presentable and functional final project suitable for installation in the MFADT exhibition. Students spend the semester in iterative production process, working toward the final design of their project for the MFADT Thesis Symposium/Exhibition and other related distribution. In addition to having support from a thesis faculty and writing instructor, students are encouraged to find a thesis advisor/s to work with over the course of the semester. Open to: Masters degree in Design & Technology majors only.

College: Parsons Paris (CP)

Department: Paris Design & Technology (APTE)

Campus: Paris (PC)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 2

Enrollment Status: Closed*

*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: 9:57am 6/25/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: Parsons Paris

Room: 302

Date Range: 1/22/2018 - 5/7/2018