Thesis 2

Parsons School of Design: School of Design Strategies

Non-Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Majors Only
Thesis 2
Spring 2024
Taught By: Sloan Leo Cowan, Samuel Haddix, Lara Penin, and Eduardo Staszowski
Section: A

CRN: 1968

Credits: 9

This course is the culmination of each student’s experience in the Transdisciplinary Design program. Students conduct design research on an emerging aspect of the design field. Theses are expected to advance the theoretical, technical, material, or formal state of knowledge in design. They must demonstrate rigorous analytic thinking as well as coherent project development and design resolution; projects must be fully documented and compellingly presented using appropriate two- and three-dimensional representations or models. The thesis is conducted under the guidance of a thesis committee. While the majority of the course is made up of independent work, with studio time organized mainly into regular one-on-one critiques with faculty, students will all meet for thesis reviews where students will present the state of their research to broader members of the academic community. Because of the strong emphasis on collaboration in the Transdisciplinary Design program, students are encouraged to work on joint or team theses. Even working individually, a student must identify people outside the university who are integral to the success of their thesis. Students must situate their design work as research, critically reflect on its outcomes, and communicate the meaning and impact of their findings.

Open to: MFA in Transdisciplinary Design majors only. Pre-requisite(s): PGTD 5220 Thesis Preparation; PGTD 5200 Projects Studio 3; and PGTD 5130 Design-Led Research. Co-requisite(s): PGTD 5010 Transdisciplinary Design Seminar 2.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Design Strategies (SDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 30

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

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: 4:30am EDT 7/22/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 1203A
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/7/2024