Program in Digital Arts School of Art Pratt Institute

Program in Digital Arts School of Art Pratt Institute

Brooklyn, NY
student ratio
total students
Tuition Cost $31,584
average amount to complete degree
January 5
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
2 Degrees Offered
degrees offered


Introduction to the Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute is one of the leading schools of art, design, and architecture in the country, and is recognized internationally for the quality of its faculty, students, and professional programs. Pratt has been educating professionals for productive careers since its founding in 1887.

A Wide Variety of Graduate Programs at Pratt

Pratt offers master's degrees in a variety of programs, including: MFA degrees in painting and drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, integrated practices; MFA in Digital Arts; MS degrees in art and design education, history of art and design, studio arts, communication design, package design, dance/movement therapy, and interior design; Master of Industrial Design (MID); and MPS degrees in art therapy/special education, arts and cultural management, and design management.

Pratt Institute's Research Facilities

The main Pratt Library contains: 186,589 bound volumes, serial back files, and other material (including government documents); 251,603 audiovisual materials; 3,996 microforms; and subscriptions to 925 periodicals.

Pratt maintains numerous studios, shops, and technical facilities for work in all media as well as computer facilities, and digital video and audio labs. Pratt also has extensive gallery space for exhibitions.

A new digital arts lab is under construction for research in the digital arts.

Faculty of Practicing Professionals at Pratt

Pratt's faculty includes award-winning practicing professionals who bring high standards and current practices to the classroom, and often connect students with internships and jobs. Faculty members have received numerous Tiffany, Fulbright, and Guggenheim awards as well as other prestigious professional awards.

Consortia, Speakers

Renowned artists, architects, and designers are invited to participate in Pratt's Presidential Lecture series held several times a year on the Pratt campus in Brooklyn, New York. The Architecture School hosts its own lecture series with renowned architects each year as well.

Financial Aid for Pratt's Graduate Students

Financial aid awards are offered through a variety of institutional, state, and federally funded programs. These include the Graduate Scholarships awarded by departments on the basis of merit, endowed scholarships awarded by departments, Federal Perkins Loan and Federal Work-Study Programs, the Tuition Assistance Program of New York State, and Pratt loans and student employment.

Assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis to continuing students in all departments. Special alumni-sponsored fellowships are also available.

Costs of Study at Pratt: Tuition, Fees, and Books

Tuition for 2015-2016 is $28,638 per year (18 credits, $1,591 per credit) and student fees are $1,932 per year. The cost of books and supplies varies, depending on the program in which the student is enrolled.

Living and Housing Costs at the Pratt Institute

Campus housing has been expanded to meet students' needs and apartment-style residence halls are available to graduate students on a first-come, first-serve basis. Housing costs average $21,712 (room and board) per academic year.

There is a plentiful supply of moderately priced rentals in the immediate area for those students choosing to reside off campus.

Top Ranked Programs at Pratt

Pratt's graduate programs are typically ranked among the top in the country. "Business Week" ranked Pratt among the top ten design schools in the country. Below are the 2014 rankings by "US News and World Reports" and "Design Intelligence."

1st in Graduate Interior Design (US News and World Reports Best Graduate Schools 2014)

1st regionally and 2nd nationally in Graduate Interior Design (DesignIntelligence 2015)

5th in Graduate Industrial Design (US News and World Reports Best Graduate Schools 2014)

3rd regionally and 10th nationally in Graduate Industrial Design (DesignIntelligence 2015)

12th in Graphic Design (US News and World Reports 2014)

A Diverse Student Body at Pratt Institute

Pratt's international reputation attracts more than 1,300 talented and dedicated undergraduate and graduate students annually from 47 states and more than 80 countries. Backgrounds vary widely since many of Pratt's graduate programs are appropriate for students looking for career change, including the M.Arch first professional degree, industrial design, interior design, communications design, and library and information science among others.

Pratt Is Located in Brooklyn, New York

Pratt Institute's beautifully landscaped 25-acre, park-like main campus is situated among the turn-of-the-century mansions, Victorian brownstones, and wide, tree-lined boulevards of Clinton Hill, one of Brooklyn's landmark designated historic neighborhoods.

Manhattan, the heart of New York City, is only 25 minutes away by subway and offers students a vast array of professional, cultural, and recreational opportunities.

Pratt also has another campus in Manhattan's Chelsea district. "Pratt Manhattan" houses the Institute's graduate programs in arts and cultural management, communications/packaging design, design management, facilities management, and library and information science.

Applying to Pratt

The deadline for applications and all supporting materials, including portfolio, is January 5 for all programs except design management and arts and cultural management, which have a March 1 deadline.

Applicants must submit the online application found at Pratt's Web site. All requirements are found there as well. Early submission of applications with all necessary credentials is highly desirable.

Applications and all supporting documents should be received no later than January 5 for the fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester. Applications received after these dates are considered if openings exist in a particular program.

The TOEFL is required of all students whose first language is not English. Students with four-year degrees from a US institution are not required to take the TOEFL.

The GRE is required for the M.Arch first professional degree, art history, and the joint degree in art history and library science.

The financial aid deadline is February 1.

Location & Contact

Program in Digital Arts

School of Art
Pratt Institute

200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205-3899
United States

Peter Patchen


Phone: 718-636-3693
Fax: 718-399-4494

Ms. Natalie Capannelli

Director of Graduate Admissions

Phone: 718-636-3551
Fax: 718-399-4242

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Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Internet And Interactive Multimedia Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
      Master of Science/Master of Fine Arts (MS/MFA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 29
    • 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? No
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Thesis Required and exhibit
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


33% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 210
    • Accepted 70
    • Acceptance Rate 33
    • Enrolled 25
  • 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 Degreesportfolio or video, letters of recommendation
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & Fees$31,584
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • 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 Students68
    • Female Percentage78%
    • Male Percentage22%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students68
    • Part-time Percentage6%
    • Full-time Percentage94%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino4%
    • Black / African American1%
    • White / Caucasian12%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian6%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races2%
    • Unknown or International Student75%


  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty32
    • Full-time Percentage16%
    • Part-time Percentage84%
    • Female Percentage28%
    • Male Percentage72%




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