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.

Spring 2020 Electives, X-Studio: Sci Fi & Contemporary Art – E.V. DAY

X-Studio: Sci Fi & Contemporary Art PSAM 3702, CRN 3303 This course will focus on the role of science fiction in contemporary art. The goal…

Spring 2020 Electives, X-Studio: Art As Social Tool – Stefanos TsivopuoloS

X-Studio: Art As Social Tool PSAM 3701, CRN 2074 In Art As Social Tool: Archival Research and Social Activism as Creative Methodologies  students will develop…

Spring 2020 Electives, X-Studio: Translating The Copy – Pooneh Maghazehe

X-Studio: Translating The Copy PSAM 3703, CRN 3304 How can resurrecting an image or object empower, debase, or contradict? Does this help or hurt the…

Spring 2020 Electives, X-Studio: Critical Abstraction – Kamrooz Aram

X-Studio: Critical Abstraction PSAM 3705, CRN 3305 Beginning with a look at the development of Modernist abstraction and continuing to lesser known histories of abstract…

Spring 2020 Electives, Topics in 3D: Interconnections – Miggy Buck

Topics in 3D: Interconnections PUFA 3230, CRN 5240 This course will focus on the interconnections between people’s lives and modern society. We will explore topics…

Spring 2020 Electives, Topics in 2D: Process, Form and Materiality – Carrie Yamaoka

Topics in 2D: Process, Form and Materiality PUFA 3220, CRN 1924 In this course we will explore what it means to be working in the…

Spring 2020 Electives, Topics in 2D: Breaking the 4th Wall – Matthew Villareal

Topics in 2D: Breaking the 4th Wall PUFA 3220, CRN 5239 This class will focus on strategies and techniques in 2D art practices where the…

Fall 2019 Electives, X-Studio: Scripting Identity – Andrea Geyer

X-Studio: Scripting Identity PGFA 5302 (CRN: 5898) Thursdays 9:00am-11:40am Scripts can be used for videos, performances, for reading a painting, making a drawing or acting…

Fall 2019 Electives, X-Studio: Animalisms – Katherine Hubbard

X-Studio: Animalisms PSAM 3704 (CRN: 3407) Thursdays 4:00pm-6:40pm Animals have held a significant position in both the history of art as well as the evolution…

Fall 2019 Electives, X-Studio: Unmonumental – Ester Partegas

X-Studio: Unmonumental PSAM 3703 (CRN: 3406) Tuesdays 9:00am-11:40am In this class we will explore the traditional idea of the monument as an intrinsic part of…

Fall 2019 Electives, X-Studio: Exploring Fiber Art – Saya Woolfalk

X-Studio: Exploring Fiber Art PSAM 3701 (CRN: 2272) Fridays 12:10pm-2:40pm This course will focus on conceptual and material engagement with a variety of fiber based…

Spring 2019 Electives, XStudio: Thinking Sculpture/Sculpting Thought: – Ajay Kurian

Thinking Sculpture/Sculpting Thought: PSAM 3705 (CRN: 3732) Thursdays 9:00am – 11:40am This course will explore the possibilities of sculpture and installation as ways of thinking…

Spring 2019 Electives, Topics 3D: Lifelike – Miggy Buck

Topics 3D: Lifelike PUFA 3230 (CRN 2107) Wednesdays 9:00am – 2:40pm This class will focus on developing individual interpretations of the body as inspiration for…