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Pratt Institute

Program in Digital Arts

Brooklyn, NY

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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, communication design, and interior design; MA degrees in art and design education, and history of art and design, MS in package design, dance/movement therapy; Master of Industrial Design (MID); and MPS degrees in art therapy, 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 2021-2022 is $34,416 per year (18 credits, $1,912 per credit) and student fees are  $1,980 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  $27,246 (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 very highly ranked.Pratt's interior design program ranked among the top 10 in the country according to America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools  2019  by DesignIntelligence. Pratt's graduate program in Interior Design ranked first  in the country(2018).The program also ranked in the top three of all “Twelve Key Focus Areas”, holding top spots in engineering fundamentals, interdisciplinary studies, and sustainable built environments/adaptive design/resilient design.

A Diverse Student Body at Pratt Institute

Pratt's international reputation attracts about 4,150 talented and dedicated undergraduate and graduate students annually from 44 states and 72 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.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Master of Science/Master of Fine Arts (MS/MFA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 26

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Required


Acceptance Rate



Application Fee - Domestic
Application Fee - International
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 5th January 5th No
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Portfolio or video, letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships
Career or field-related internships
Federal Work-Study
Financial support for part-time students

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 3.92%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 11%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 5.88%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported


Male (23%)
Female (76%)

Location & Contact

Address 200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY  11205
United States
Contact Peter Patchen
Phone: 718-636-3693
Fax: 718-399-4494

Pratt Institute