Professional Development Practicum

Parsons School of Design: Art and Design History

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Professional Dev Practicum

Fall 2021

Taught By: Faculty TBA

Section: A

CRN: 12375

Credits: 3

DHP students take at least one “Making + Meaning” course each year. These courses form the spine of our program. Design practice, broadly defined, will be engaged as a critical methodology. You will be provided instruction that is both skills-driven--in, for example, writing, accessories design, or printmaking--and content driven--for example, the history of the prison industrial complex, or geography studied from the perspective of cultural theory and photographic history. In Making + Meaning: THEORY, we address the relationship between theory and practice. This long-standing debate will be addressed through some of its historical and contemporary expressions. You will be challenged to develop their own balance between theoretical and practical work in text and making. We will ask, “what makes something a theory? What kind of a hierarchical relationship do you think exists between theory and practice? Why?” We will assess social, political, and historical phenomena of the material world through a critical framework of writing and making. Students will be encouraged to integrate the knowledge they acquire from their studio and seminar experiences in the Making + Meaning courses.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art and Design History (PLAD)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 2:01pm 7/24/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: TBD

Times: TBD

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 9/1/2021 - 12/8/2021