Writing and Storytelling, by Design

Parsons School of Design: Design Strategies

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Writing and Story by Design

Fall 2020

Taught By: Andrew Shea

Section: A

CRN: 7583

Credits: 3

Designers often overlook the important role that writing and storytelling can play in their work. The process of writing makes thinking clear which, in turn, elevates the impact of a design project. Storytelling techniques are part of this process, as they help designers express the shape and context of design while sharpening their critical perspective. These skills will also support the growth and sustainability of their design practice. Students in this course will develop both practical writings that strategically support their future endeavors while also expressing their design point of view through short writings they can pitch to publishers. Readings, lectures, and guest critics will provide context for exercises and assignments, all of which will help students to experience the process of writing as another way of thinking. Students will form a community of design writers and storytellers who develop and express their critical perspectives on a range of design issues.

Open to: All graduate degree students in the School of Design Strategies; undergraduate juniors and seniors with permission only.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Design Strategies (PSDS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (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: 1:25pm 8/13/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 9/3/2020 - 12/17/2020