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

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Topics: Performance & Play
Spring 2024
Taught By: Lee Roberts and Robert Sikoryak
Section: A

CRN: 2049

Credits: 6

This section will explore and engage with the many ways in which illustration, animation, and music can be transformed into performative media. The relationships and interactions between visual and auditory media are relevant to diverse performative forms including live storytelling, action-painting, performative lectures, projection mapping, puppetry, drag, performance art, live web performance, installation, dance, theater, and opera. This class may also explore illustration as ephemera and performance/music as a generative practice for creating experimental illustration. Students should choose this section if: They are interested in combining their illustration or animation practice with performance They are interested in using music and performance as prisms through which they might organize or contemplate 2D work.

Open to: Bachelors degree in Illustration juniors only, pre-requisite PUIL 3115.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

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

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

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: 12:34pm EDT 6/20/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: 66 5th Ave
Room: 822
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/9/2024
Days: Tuesday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: 66 5th Ave
Room: 822
Date Range: 5/14/2024 - 5/14/2024
Topics: Document & Investigate
Spring 2024
Taught By: Ben Katchor and Olivia Taussig-Rees
Section: B

CRN: 2052

Credits: 6

This section will focus on telling stories about real life by exploring forms such as documentary work, visual journalism, graphic memoir, interviews and investigation. Students will work on developing sophisticated form and content as they move through exercises and assignments investigating modes of visual reporting on realities of the world, living or non-living subjects, the lives of others, or one’s own life. Animated documentary tends to resist the idea of a single perspective or clear relationship with reality, instead creating a space where artists can embrace abstraction, combine nonfiction with fiction, and explore highly individualistic points of view. Graphic journalism can allow for the exploration of subjects in ways not available to more conventional forms of journalism. Notions of ‘truth’ will be investigated through the examination of the broad swathe of animated documentary and graphic journalism, with subjects ranging from family histories to nature, animals, war sexuality, city, or play.

Open to: Bachelors degree in Illustration juniors only, pre-requisite PUIL 3115.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

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

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 13

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

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: 12:34pm EDT 6/20/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday, Friday
Times: 9:00am - 11:40am
Building: 66 5th Ave
Room: 823
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/10/2024
Topics: Utopia/Dystopia
Spring 2024
Taught By: Katherine Mukai and Hazel Santino
Section: C

CRN: 5232

Credits: 6

This section will be a space for students to explore the aesthetic and political possibilities of utopias and dystopias. It will consider the way in which sci-fi and fantasy are used to comment on contemporary life or to propose alternative ways of living. Issues to discuss include the feminist implications of the cyborg and the play space of digital games, as well as changing visions of dystopia/utopia and how to draw utopian practice into everyday life. Utopian design will be considered (fonts of the Bauhaus), as will the movement of dystopian imagery (the red cloaks from Margaret Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale) into contemporary protest.

Open to: Bachelors degree in Illustration juniors only, pre-requisite PUIL 3115.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

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

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

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: 12:34pm EDT 6/20/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Friday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: 66 5th Ave
Room: 709
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/10/2024
Topics: Mental Health
Spring 2024
Taught By: Lauren Simkin Berke and Erin Williams
Section: D

CRN: 8458

Credits: 6

This section will look at how we tell stories about mental health and how illustration can be used to nurture human connection and the human condition. We will consider the difficulties of communication around mental health that illustrators are uniquely positioned to solve and examine how we might go about telling other people’s mental health stories and our own paying attention to the political and social conditions that impact mental health and the way that it is discussed. How might we make work that either fosters or explores ideas of community and the human psyche? What does it mean to be a storyteller within a community? We will examine the unique opportunities offered to visual practitioners to create connections between people through working in the fields of illustration, graphic fiction and nonfiction, visual journalism, animation, collaborative practice and other visual forms

Open to: Bachelors degree in Illustration juniors only, pre-requisite PUIL 3115.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

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

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

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: 12:34pm EDT 6/20/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: 66 5th Ave
Room: 818
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/9/2024
Topics: Cute/Kitsch/Horror
Spring 2024
Taught By: Paul Andrejco and Qiaoyi Shi
Section: E

CRN: 8460

Credits: 6

This section will explore the juxtaposition and inter-relation of cute, kitsch, and horror in the service of storytelling through lectures, readings, exercises, and individual projects. It will consider the origins of cute--including cultural, biological, and psychological understandings of cuteness--and look at the history of Kawaii and its increasing global dominance. In contrast, we will also lift the veil to expose “horror,” the shadow of cute, or the underlying tragedy that engenders the vulnerabilities that evoke “cuteness.” Students will be encouraged to think about their visual guilty pleasures and to examine the value of kitsch and its relationship to folk art and may discuss camp and the re-use of aesthetic in non-normative gender roles. We will also look at sentimentality and notions of worth and value associated with particular images. Students should take this section if: They want to explore the origins and contemporary meaning(s) of what is cute or what is absolutely not, they want to make work exploring appeal and the affect of objects or characters.

Open to: Bachelors degree in Illustration juniors only, pre-requisite PUIL 3115.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

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

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

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: 12:34pm EDT 6/20/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Friday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: 66 5th Ave
Room: 720
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/10/2024
Topics: Messages & Multiples
Spring 2024
Taught By: Ella Desmond and Lale Westvind
Section: F

CRN: 14433

Credits: 6

This course explores printmaking without relying on access to presses or other large print studio facilities. Students will experiment with a variety of printmaking techniques including monotypes, cyanotypes, lino and woodcuts, and Risograph. Thematically, the course will encourage students to explore ideas of multiplicity and accessibility, affordability, community building, the role of print in protest movements and underground information dissemination. We will look at type and text, as well as coded and symbolic language.

Open to: Bachelors degree in Illustration juniors only, pre-requisite PUIL 3115.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

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

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

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: 12:34pm EDT 6/20/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Friday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: Parsons 2 W 13th
Room: 802
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/10/2024
Topics: Animated Forms
Spring 2024
Taught By: Amanda Bonaiuto and Carrie Hawks
Section: G

CRN: 14821

Credits: 6

This course explores animation in relation to the natural world and the laws of nature. Students will explore existing environments and interrogate their relationship to light, trash, sound, condensation, deterioration, and nature inside and outside of the body. Students will work with materials that elude finite control and challenge the idea of authorship. Investigation and research will play a vital role in the creation of animated forms. The course welcomes students who consider themselves animators but wish to expand their practice in more experimental directions as well as students who do not focus on animation but would like to develop new perspectives and time-based work.

Open to: Bachelors degree in Illustration juniors only, pre-requisite PUIL 3115.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

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

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

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: 12:34pm EDT 6/20/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: Parsons 2 W 13th
Room: 401
Date Range: 1/24/2024 - 5/10/2024
Days: Friday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: Parsons 2 W 13th
Room: 403
Date Range: 1/26/2024 - 5/10/2024
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: Parsons 2 W 13th
Room: 401
Date Range: 5/15/2024 - 5/15/2024
Topics: Bodies, Interpreted
Spring 2024
Taught By: Kriota Willberg and Kohana Wilson
Section: H

CRN: 14822

Credits: 6

Illustration has traditionally been a figurative art form. This course will explore the human form: the many ways it has been represented, and the many more ways it could be represented. The course will look at ways illustration can transform the body itself. Students will consider body art, ritualistic costumes, tattooing, “realism,” marginalized bodies and different kinds of transformation. Are footprints illustrations, documentary evidence, time stamps? Could fingerprints be considered portraits? How can illustration alter the way we move through our environments? How does it change the way we perceive space, and ourselves? We will take a conceptual and experimental approach to character design. We will look at intersections of dance and illustration, medicine and illustration, clothing and illustration.

Open to: Bachelors degree in Illustration juniors only, pre-requisite PUIL 3115.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

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

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

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: 12:34pm EDT 6/20/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Friday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: 66 5th Ave
Room: 720
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/7/2024
Days: Tuesday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: 66 5th Ave
Room: 720
Date Range: 5/14/2024 - 5/14/2024