Core Studio: Senior Thesis

Parsons School of Design: Fine Arts

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Majors Only

Core Studio: Senior Thesis

Spring 2023

Taught By: Zachary Fabri, Sreshta Rit Premnath, Marc Robinson, Amina Ross, Shane Aslan Selzer, Jennifer Woolfalk, and Carrie Yamaoka

Section: A

CRN: 3334

Credits: 3

In contrast to assignment-based studio classes, this course is a space for students to develop a self-motivated practice that delves deeply into self-directed material investigation and critical thinking. Faculty will meet individually with the students in weekly studio visits to encourage, support, and guide this process. All students will be asked to take ownership of their artistic process and will need to be able to discuss the content and rationale of their decisions with intelligence and commitment. Each student will be assigned two core faculty who they will meet every alternate week, with the ability to meet two other faculty through open signups. All art-making is seen as an integrated experience that allows for multiple means of expression used by a student. Regardless of which media students have explored before this semester, or whether they feel their practice is “defined” by a single discipline (painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, video, performance), new forms of experimentation are encouraged. Research is an essential element of this process and will help students understand the source and scope of their own ideas. In addition to the one-on-one weekly faculty meetings there will be group discussions and critiques at the start of each class.

Open to: Bachelors degree in Fine Arts majors, seniors only. Pre-requisite(s): PUFA 4300 Core Studio: Senior Thesis 1.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fine Arts (PUFA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 53

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 9:50pm EST 11/30/2022

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: Parsons East 25 E13th

Room: 206

Date Range: 1/24/2023 - 5/9/2023