PUFA
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Core Seminar 1: Approaches to Making

Parsons School of Design: School of Art, Media, and Tech

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Core Sem 1: Making Approaches
Fall 2024
Taught By: Ben Thorp Brown
Section: D

CRN: 3295

Credits: 3

The BFA Fine Arts Core Seminars 1 & 2 introduce students to cross-disciplinary artistic practices, theories and analysis on key strategies and topics in contemporary art practice. In Core Seminar 1 students are introduced to a selection of approaches – or strategies – for artmaking. For example, the module on “abstraction” frames examples of what artists do with their making skills and the contemporary art discourse that grounds it. Through presentations, readings, and field trips, students will gain an awareness of contemporary fine art practices and the theoretical ideas that support them. Through discussions, writing assignments, and studio projects, students will demonstrate their understanding of class material, develop a shared critical discourse, and analyze art and culture. .

Open to: Bachelors degree in Fine Arts majors, sophomores only. Co-requisite(s): PUFA 2220 Core Studio 1: 2D, PUFA 2230 Core Studio 1: 3D, and/or PUFA 2240 Core Studio 1: 4D.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Art, Media, and Tech (AMT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Waitlist*

* 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: 8:06pm EDT 5/29/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 9:00am - 11:40am
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/9/2024
Core Sem 1: Making Approaches
Fall 2024
Taught By: Margarita Sanchez Urdaneta
Section: A

CRN: 1947

Credits: 3

The BFA Fine Arts Core Seminars 1 & 2 introduce students to cross-disciplinary artistic practices, theories and analysis on key strategies and topics in contemporary art practice. In Core Seminar 1 students are introduced to a selection of approaches – or strategies – for artmaking. For example, the module on “abstraction” frames examples of what artists do with their making skills and the contemporary art discourse that grounds it. Through presentations, readings, and field trips, students will gain an awareness of contemporary fine art practices and the theoretical ideas that support them. Through discussions, writing assignments, and studio projects, students will demonstrate their understanding of class material, develop a shared critical discourse, and analyze art and culture. .

Open to: Bachelors degree in Fine Arts majors, sophomores only. Co-requisite(s): PUFA 2220 Core Studio 1: 2D, PUFA 2230 Core Studio 1: 3D, and/or PUFA 2240 Core Studio 1: 4D.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Art, Media, and Tech (AMT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Waitlist*

* 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: 8:06pm EDT 5/29/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/9/2024
Core Sem 1: Making Approaches
Fall 2024
Taught By: Johannah Herr
Section: B

CRN: 1948

Credits: 3

The BFA Fine Arts Core Seminars 1 & 2 introduce students to cross-disciplinary artistic practices, theories and analysis on key strategies and topics in contemporary art practice. In Core Seminar 1 students are introduced to a selection of approaches – or strategies – for artmaking. For example, the module on “abstraction” frames examples of what artists do with their making skills and the contemporary art discourse that grounds it. Through presentations, readings, and field trips, students will gain an awareness of contemporary fine art practices and the theoretical ideas that support them. Through discussions, writing assignments, and studio projects, students will demonstrate their understanding of class material, develop a shared critical discourse, and analyze art and culture. .

Open to: Bachelors degree in Fine Arts majors, sophomores only. Co-requisite(s): PUFA 2220 Core Studio 1: 2D, PUFA 2230 Core Studio 1: 3D, and/or PUFA 2240 Core Studio 1: 4D.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Art, Media, and Tech (AMT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Waitlist*

* 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: 8:06pm EDT 5/29/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 9:00am - 11:40am
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/9/2024
Core Sem 1: Making Approaches
Fall 2024
Taught By: Faculty TBA
Section: C

CRN: 1949

Credits: 3

The BFA Fine Arts Core Seminars 1 & 2 introduce students to cross-disciplinary artistic practices, theories and analysis on key strategies and topics in contemporary art practice. In Core Seminar 1 students are introduced to a selection of approaches – or strategies – for artmaking. For example, the module on “abstraction” frames examples of what artists do with their making skills and the contemporary art discourse that grounds it. Through presentations, readings, and field trips, students will gain an awareness of contemporary fine art practices and the theoretical ideas that support them. Through discussions, writing assignments, and studio projects, students will demonstrate their understanding of class material, develop a shared critical discourse, and analyze art and culture. .

Open to: Bachelors degree in Fine Arts majors, sophomores only. Co-requisite(s): PUFA 2220 Core Studio 1: 2D, PUFA 2230 Core Studio 1: 3D, and/or PUFA 2240 Core Studio 1: 4D.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Art, Media, and Tech (AMT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Waitlist*

* 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: 8:06pm EDT 5/29/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 9:00am - 11:40am
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/9/2024
Core Sem 1: Making Approaches
Spring 2024
Taught By: Tamar Ettun
Section: A

CRN: 2733

Credits: 3

Core Seminar 1 will provide an outline of the expansive and multifaceted nature of what constitutes Contemporary Art as a field. To do that the class will focus on the Sign as the most irreducible element of communication across all media in contemporary Fine Art practice. Students will be introduced to theories that inform this concept of the Sign, such as Semiotics, Psychoanalysis and Discourse Analysis. Through readings, presentations and discussions and of works produced in the Core Labs explores the Sign across 2D, 3D and 4D genres and considers it as a catalyst for the underlying ideas and concepts that connect all contemporary art practices. Students will learn how to critique their own works precisely by understanding how Signs can make reference to a system and create the building blocks for visual, discursive, and contextual interpretation. Furthermore students are encouraged to understand the sign as the starting point for the creation of new genres like net-art, text art, and social network systems art, for example.

Open to: Bachelors degree in Fine Arts majors, and Fine Arts minors.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Art, Media, and Tech (AMT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 12

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: 8:06pm EDT 5/29/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 9:00am - 11:40am
Building: 66 5th Ave
Room: 710
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/13/2024