PGFD
5240

Thesis Preparation

Parsons School of Design: School of Fashion

Non-Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Majors Only
Thesis Preparation
Fall 2023
Taught By: Marie Genevieve Cyr and Michal Plata
Section: A

CRN: 16077

Credits: 6

Thesis Preparation is critical to the successful delivery of the Design Thesis Studio course which takes place in the final semester of the MFA program. On the basis of Orientation II / Triptych Part I students will undertake in-depth research incorporating materials, finishings, yarns, fabrications, color, utilizing 2D and 3D developments, pattern cutting solutions, and employing their skillsets as designers through extensive experimentation and prototyping. Students will be expected to create networking opportunities within the industry to access new technologies in materials and manufacturing where necessary which will support their research on materials, finishing, manufacturing, and prototyping. The expectations of the thesis preparation are to draw upon the knowledge acquired throughout the program and utilize it in building a research project that demonstrates rigor, originality and craft. At the end of the semester students will present their body of work consisting of materials, techniques, finishings, innovative cutting ideas with any toile prototypes, showing silhouette and details where necessary in order to communicate their ideas. This body of work will form the basis of the Design Thesis Studio and will be presented at the end of the semester in conjunction with Communication / Tryptich Part III during the Final Critique.

Open to: Masters degree in Fashion Design & Society majors only.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Fashion (SOF)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: October 17, 2023 (Tuesday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 29, 2023 (Wednesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 5:42am EST 2/22/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm
Building: 39 W 13th St
Room: TBD
Date Range: 10/10/2023 - 12/14/2023