Thesis Preparation

Parsons School of Design: Fashion Design & Society

Non-Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Thesis Preparation

Fall 2021

Taught By: Aina Beck Hussain, Shelley Fox, and Michal Plata

Section: B

CRN: 12392

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: Fashion Design & Society (PGFD)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: October 25, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 24, 2021 (Wednesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* 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: 6:40am 1/20/2022 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday, Thursday

Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 10/20/2021 - 12/2/2021