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School of Art and Design Pratt Institute

  • Brooklyn, NY
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 76%24%
    student ratio
  • 976
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition

Overview

Historic School with Academic Variety

The creative spirit of New York City's historic Pratt Institute is infused in its art and design education program -- where teaching is respected as a creative process unto itself. Students benefit from small class sizes -- with an average class ratio of 10:1 -- combined with the academic variety afforded by the second largest independent college of art, design, and architecture in the United States. Pratt Institute in total serves approximately 4,600 students across 3 different schools; the graduate school itself is home to about 1,500 students.

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Multi-disciplinary Art and Design Education Program

The graduate art and design education program strives to prepare artists and designers to serve learners in settings as diverse as urban schools, museums, early childhood classes, and community programs. In addition, students may use the curriculum as a springboard toward complementary careers such as arts administration, design, instructional technology, visual literacy, art therapy, and special education.

The art and design education curriculum draws extensively from other creative disciplines, inspiring budding teachers through fields such as literature, folklore, philosophy, and anthropology. Students learn to bring art and design teaching to life through techniques of narrative, autobiography, play, and performance.

Examples of classes include "Literacy and Language Acquisition in the Art Classroom," "Play and Performance," "From Childhood to Pedagogy," and "The Teacher in Film and Fiction."

Multi-faceted Faculty

The faculty brings wide ranging practical experience into the classroom. This multi-faceted approach is exemplified by the department's chair, Amy Brook Snider, whose interests include storytelling, children's picture books, self-taught artists, and the integration of design in art education. Assistant professor Theodora Skipitares is a multimedia artist, whose work has been exhibited and performed throughout Europe, Asia, and South America. She has won awards for design and playwrighting.

Visiting professors add their influences, with their backgrounds in areas such as performance studies, philosophy, and graphic design.

Programs Geared Toward Certification

Two masters programs are offered. One is geared toward initial (entry-level) certification for classroom teaching, the first step toward attaining a professional (highest level) teaching certificate. The other is designed for students who already hold their initial certification.

Unique Practice Teaching Opportunities

Practice teaching takes place in the creative "laboratory" that is Pratt's Saturday Art School, a popular 100-plus year-old tradition among New York City children. Student teachers test ideas and develop their personal teaching styles as they work with preschool through high school children.

The Pratt students, supervised by faculty, engage their young art students through a wide variety of media, techniques, and approaches such as visual storytelling, explorations in sculpture media, cartooning, illustration, printmaking, creative writing, performance, and even puppetry.

International Perspective

Pratt graduate students comprise a cosmopolitan community -- 25 percent of the students come from nearly 80 countries -- and, as a whole, come from a broad spectrum of career and educational backgrounds. With an eye to providing additional international perspective for its students, the art and design education department recently initiated a program in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, that will focus on teaching, studio, and the art and culture of the Netherlands and Turkey.

Green Urban Campus, Conveniently Located

Pratt is located in Clinton Hill, on a 25-acre campus of green lawns, trees, and historic buildings in a premier renovated Victorian neighborhood in Brooklyn. Students can enjoy a traditional campus experience while being just 25 minutes from midtown Manhattan.

Valuable Professional Connections

The school's convenient proximity to Manhattan enables Pratt to attract acclaimed artists to teach and participate as visiting lecturers. As a result, students make valuable professional connections throughout their academic careers.

In addition, Pratt's large active alumni base of about 26,000 includes such notable artists such as cartoonist/playwright Jules Feiffer, actor/playwright Harvey Fierstein, fashion designer Betsey Johnson, painter Peter Max, and actor/director Robert Redford.

Pratt alumni work in settings such as public and private schools, exhibition design, curriculum planning, arts administration, publishing, and community arts programs. A sample of employers includes the NYC Board of Education, The American School in Tokyo, Phoenix Public Schools, Wadsworth Atheneum, Baylor University, and Arcadia University.

Commitment to Sustainability

Pratt Institute has made a determined commitment to sustainability and, as such, has been recognized by "The Princeton Review" and the United States Green Building Council as one of 286 "Green Colleges." In support of this commitment, Pratt is working to: reduce its greenhouse gases by 30 percent by 2017, envision plans for a carbon neutral campus, build campus-wide intelligence around sustainability, and ensure that ecological literacy becomes a central tenet of design education.

Scholarships Available

All accepted graduate students may be considered for merit-based scholarships, most of which are one-year scholarships. Amounts range by department. Assistantships and endowed scholarships are also available, according to particular criteria.

A Variety of Housing Options

Apartment-style graduate housing is available on a limited basis in the Grand Avenue Residence Hall. Off-campus options include apartments, sometimes in New York's unique brownstones and loft properties.


Location & Contact

School of Art and Design

Pratt Institute

200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205-3899
United States

Leighton Pierce

Acting Dean

Phone: 718-636-3619
Email: lpierce@pratt.edu

Ms. Young Hah

Director of Graduate Admissions

Phone: 718-636-3683
Fax: 718-399-4242
Email: yhah@pratt.edu

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Departments & Programs


Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Applied Arts And Design Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
      Master of Professional Studies (MPS)
      Master of Science (MS)
      Master of Science/Master of Science (MS/MS)
      Advanced Certificate (Adv C)
      Master of Industrial Design (MID)
      Master of Science/Master of Fine Arts (MS/MFA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 313
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Not reported
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Required
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

46% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 1,829
    • Accepted 846
    • Acceptance Rate 46
    • Enrolled 365
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $90
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 5th January 5th Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 1st October 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesNot Reported
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsFebruary 1
    • Types of financial support availableCareer or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Health Care Benefits, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students976
    • Female Percentage76%
    • Male Percentage24%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students976
    • Part-time Percentage6%
    • Full-time Percentage94%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino11%
    • Black / African American8%
    • White / Caucasian66%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian12%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races1%
    • Unknown2%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty358
    • Full-time Percentage13%
    • Part-time Percentage87%
    • Female Percentage48%
    • Male Percentage52%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchPainting, sculpture, and printmaking; package, interior, and communications design; art therapy; graphic and industrial design; four-dimensional design
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported

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