Topics & Electives

X Studio courses are available for elective credit to all Parsons/TNS students. Topics courses are open to all Parsons Fine Arts majors and minors.

Fall 2018 X-Studio: How to Overthrow the US Government—Jacques Servin and Caveh Zahedi

Film Production: How To Overthrow the US Government (Legally) LCST 4064 AX (CRN 7716) Fridays 7-9:40pm **Students are selected for the class by AUDITION ONLY….

Fall 2018 X-Studio: Patterning and Power – Decorative/Subversive/Resistant—Johannah Herr

Patterning and Power – Decorative / Subversive / Resistant Johannah Herr Thursday 7—9:40 PM PSAM 3704A This course will investigate the patterned surface as a…

Fall 2018 X-Studio: Mud and Fire: Contemporary Investigations in Ceramics—Phoenix Lindsey-Hall

Mud and Fire: Contemporary Investigations in Ceramics Phoenix Lindsey-Hall Friday 7—9:40 PM PSAM 3702A Clay has a quiet power. Delicately precious, yet incredibly strong, it…

Fall 2018 X-Studio: Performance as Internal Exploration—Lindsay Benedict

Performance as Internal Exploration Lindsay Benedict Tuesday 12:10—2:50 PM PSAM 3705A What is your means of communicating with yourself? This course offers opportunities to submerge…

Fall 2018 X-Studio: Art by Translation—Selena Kimball

Art by Translation Selena Kimball Wednesday 9—11:40 AM PSAM 3703A Translations are ripe with slippage and misinterpretation. They are, as Glenn Ligon points out, “always…

Fall 2018 Topics 4D: Moving Image as Intervention—Jen Liu

Moving Image as Intervention Jen Liu Mondays 3:50—9:30 PM PUFA 3240 This studio-based course starts with a single idea: that in the sphere of 4D,…

Fall 2018 Topics 3D: Transformation of the Daily Object—Marc Robinson

Transformation of the Daily Object Marc Robinson Wednesdays 9 AM—2:40 PM PUFA 3230A This course explores strategies of transforming the daily object to open new…

Fall 2018 Topics 2D: Painting: Materials & Technique—David Mann

Painting: Materials & Technique David Mann Thursdays 9 AM—2:40 PM PUFA 3220B This course explores myriad possibilities of painting as a means of making, and…

Fall 2018 Topics 3D: Sacred and Profane—Ester Partegàs

Sacred and Profane Ester Partegàs Thursdays 9 AM—2:40 PM PUFA 3230B Art has always served as a unique vehicle to expand our perception of the…

Fall 2018 X Studio: Sound Art – Beyond Perception—John Roach

Sound Art – Beyond Perception John Roach Thursdays 12:10—2:50 PM PSAM 3701A In this course we will confront what “sound art” means in the context…

Fall 2018 Topics 2D: The Third Meaning—Cristóbal Lehyt

The Third Meaning Cristóbal Lehyt Fridays 9 AM—2:40 PM PUFA 3220C Using painting, drawing and an array of 2D mediums determined by each student, the…