PLDS

2502

Intro to Design Studies

Parsons School of Design: Art and Design History

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Intro to Design Studies

Summer 2018

Taught By: Joseph Lemelin

Section: A

CRN: 1416

Credits: 3

This class examines different aspects of design and visuality by looking at larger questions of production, consumption, and use and how these issues become part of a larger discourse about design and visual culture. The design process is intricately tied to visuality, or how things appear and look; thus, the course uses images to provide students with a better understanding of their chosen field of study at Parsons. We will assess the relationship between design and the visual by investigating questions about gender, spatial control, ethics, race, status, and class. We will look at a variety of theoretical, historical, social, and political writings to explore this complicated topic. Pathway: Design Studies, Visual Culture

Open to: Bachelors degree in Design & Management and all BFA majors; others with permission. Pre-requisites: first-year university writing course and at least one prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art and Design History (PLAD)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 20

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: 3:49am 10/16/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 9:00am - 1:30pm

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: 601

Date Range: 5/29/2018 - 7/8/2018