PGFA

5150

Critical Thinking 1

Parsons School of Design: Fine Arts

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Critical Thinking 1

Fall 2018

Taught By: Aliza Shvarts

Section: B

CRN: 2077

Credits: 3

This two-section course is the academic component of the 1st year MFA Core curriculum. This first section is aimed to refine students understanding of the critical underpinnings that inform and drive the increasingly global environment of the art world. Professional success as an artist hinges on one’s ability not only to create one’s work but also to continuously develop the ideas that drive it into an expansive body of work. Using a trans-disciplinary approach within the class, students will each be supported in developing a distinct and complex methodology relevant to their work as artists. Critical Thinking 1 sets the foundation of integrated theoretical learning within the studio. Students will explore and analyze a variety of methods of artistic research to understand how each approach, be it conceptual, scientific, biographical, or theoretical, may be useful to the process of developing their creative practices. Additonally students will also develop a keen awareness and capacity to deepen their studio practice by actively integrating existing and acquired knowledge, skills and methodologies from a variety of disciplines (art history, philosophy, cultural theory, etc). The class offers a focused collective study through lectures defined by faculty but also driven by the student’s unique interests, class reading, writing, discussion and audio-visual research. Building from such integrated collective explorations, this class furthermore supports each student’s capacity to critically drive their work contextually within the understanding of the complex and expanding field of Fine Arts acknowledging the increasing inter-contextuality of artistic practice and global exhibitions and prepare students to navigate that context as professionals.

Open to: Masters degree in Fine Arts majors only. Co-requisite(s): PGFA 5000 Graduate Core: Studio Visits, PGFA 5050 Graduate Core: Group Critique, & PGFA 5127 Professional Parctices 1.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fine Arts (PGFA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 13

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: 10:29pm 9/22/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: Parsons 2 W 13th

Room: Z100

Date Range: 8/30/2018 - 12/13/2018

Critical Thinking 1

Fall 2018

Taught By: Genevieve Hyacinthe

Section: A

CRN: 2076

Credits: 3

This two-section course is the academic component of the 1st year MFA Core curriculum. This first section is aimed to refine students understanding of the critical underpinnings that inform and drive the increasingly global environment of the art world. Professional success as an artist hinges on one’s ability not only to create one’s work but also to continuously develop the ideas that drive it into an expansive body of work. Using a trans-disciplinary approach within the class, students will each be supported in developing a distinct and complex methodology relevant to their work as artists. Critical Thinking 1 sets the foundation of integrated theoretical learning within the studio. Students will explore and analyze a variety of methods of artistic research to understand how each approach, be it conceptual, scientific, biographical, or theoretical, may be useful to the process of developing their creative practices. Additonally students will also develop a keen awareness and capacity to deepen their studio practice by actively integrating existing and acquired knowledge, skills and methodologies from a variety of disciplines (art history, philosophy, cultural theory, etc). The class offers a focused collective study through lectures defined by faculty but also driven by the student’s unique interests, class reading, writing, discussion and audio-visual research. Building from such integrated collective explorations, this class furthermore supports each student’s capacity to critically drive their work contextually within the understanding of the complex and expanding field of Fine Arts acknowledging the increasing inter-contextuality of artistic practice and global exhibitions and prepare students to navigate that context as professionals.

Open to: Masters degree in Fine Arts majors only. Co-requisite(s): PGFA 5000 Graduate Core: Studio Visits, PGFA 5050 Graduate Core: Group Critique, & PGFA 5127 Professional Parctices 1.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fine Arts (PGFA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 13

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: 10:29pm 9/22/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1006

Date Range: 8/30/2018 - 12/13/2018