Lighting Design

We are happy to announce that Parsons School of Design is a Partner University of PLDC 2017 in Paris, France.

  We are happy to announce that Parsons School of Design is a Partner University of PLDC 2017 in Paris, France. Please see links below for more information Press Release – Call for Papers PLDC Conference Information

We are happy to announce that Parsons School of Design is a Partner University of the 5th Light Symposium 2016 in Wismar/D.

  We are happy to announce that Parsons School of Design is a Partner University of the 5th Light Symposium 2016 in Wismar/D. Please see link below to find out more. 2016 Light Symposium  

Parsons students bring quality illumination to light-deprived Haitian community

Led by Parsons faculty member and alumnus Chad Groshart, six students in the Parsons’ Lighting for Developing Countries class traveled 1,500 miles from their New York City classroom to the remote mountain village of Gran Sous to help locals develop, source, and install solar-powered lighting fixtures on five 25-foot-tall poles. …

Jonsara Ruth Jurying Next Generation Design Competition

Jonsara Ruth, Director of the MFA Interior Design Program, will be a judge in Metropolis Magazine’s Next Generation Design Competition. The competition encourages young designers to challenge the limits of design.

Derek Porter Named Designer to Watch in gb&d Magazine

SCE’s own Derek Porter was recently named “Designer to watch” in gb&d Magazine.

James Karl Fischer, PhD Lecture

Dr. Fischer experiments with alternative approaches to artistic lighting, such as color, music, lumia and holography. He develops critical tools to embark on less task-oriented and more life-engaging approaches in environmental design.

MFA Lighting Design Program Supports PLDC 2013

Parsons The New School for Design and the MFA Lighting Design program is proud to support the Professional Lighting Design Convention, PLDC 2013, as a Partner University.

Fall 2012 Allied Studio and Cross-Disciplinary study within Parsons

Cross-Disciplinary design practice that considers an holistic approach to complex design relationships is essential to successful projects in the constructed world that we inhabit. As part of our educational mission at SCE, we believe that forming curricula that teaches students the roots of unique disciplinary skills through a supportive, empathetic and collaborative design process that includes multiple cognate disciplines is critical to ensure that their future professional work embodies these traits.

Fall 2012 Allied Studio works with Harlem School for the Arts

The Allied Studio, a cross-disciplinary design studio that mixes graduate students from Architecture, Interior Design and Lighting Design, every fall term identifies an actual client and site within New York City for students to analyze and propose new design interventions. This year the class worked with the Harlem School of the Arts; a rich cultural center and significant community anchor that offers classes in dance, theater, visual arts and music for students ranging in age from toddlers to early adulthood.

MFA Lighting Design students design lighting for Art, Environment, Action!

As part of the Sheila Johnson Design Center public programming, lighting design students conduct a light “focusing” exercise to assure the gallery lighting supports the aesthetic interests of the exhibition.  This offers students tangible hands on experience with luminaires, light sources and optics.