Jewelry, Film, and Narrative

Parsons School of Design:

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Jewelry, Film, and Narrative

Spring 2022

Taught By: Lori Gross

Section: A

CRN: 12038

Credits: 3

Students will study jewelry design as it supports, affects, and develops character and narrative in film. Film is experiential in that it appeals to the senses, Yet, if one embraces the idea of synaethesia in film, jewelry design works to elicit a response that can be visual, tactile, and/or auditory. The purpose of costume design in film is to support the narrative. Jewelry design, within the context of costume design, deliberately and incidentally, reveals details, clues, or themes that advance the narrative and betray or underscore character. The one thing that jewelry design does not do in film is purely play a decorative role. The course will explore this study from a cross-skill approach where students will develop their voice, their visual eye for detail, an analytical process of critical thought, and finally, establish an argument or point of view that is supported by both theory and fact about film, character, and narrative. The importance of taking a cross-disciplinary approach is too help students develop a sense of self authority in their study of film and employing jewelry design as both the substantive vehicle and some surface incentive (via glitter and sparkle) to dig deeper within character and narrative analysis in film.

Open to: University undergraduate degree students, freshman and sophomores only. Pre-requisite(s): 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)


Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Waitlist*

* 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: 12:07am 11/28/2021 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/27/2022 - 5/12/2022