PrattMWP College of Art and Design, Pratt Institute’s extension campus located in Utica, NY is a great choice for many art students.

PrattMWP is an extension campus of Pratt Institute’s located in Utica, NY. Art students spend the first two years of their top-ranked Pratt B.F.A. in upstate New York before seamlessly relocating to Pratt’s main campus in Brooklyn in year three.

PrattMWP is an extension campus of Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute is one of the world’s top art schools. Starting your B.F.A. degree at PrattMWP provides you with the same prestigious education you would receive at Pratt’s Brooklyn campus.


Why Do Students Choose to Start Their Bachelor’s Degree at PrattMWP College of Art and Design?

  • an intimate and nurturing environment with a 10 to 1 student to teacher ratio, ensuring individualized attention in every class. PrattMWP’s faculty members are all professional artists and designers.
  • a beautiful campus with a mix of historic and contemporary architecture, including modern, fully-equipped studios, generous on-campus housing, and a prestigious museum of art—Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art—located in Utica, New York, a quaint city near six million acres of protected Adirondack wilderness, providing many exciting activities and inspiration out-side of the classroom. Our location provides an ideal environment for students who prefer a quieter environment for the first two years.
  • generous merit based scholarships, up to approximately half tuition, and a substantially lower tuition cost for the first two years than most top art and design schools


How Does it Work?


Pratt Institute offers you the option of starting your bachelor’s degree at our campus, PrattMWP College of Art and Design, and then finishing your degree at Pratt’s main campus in Brooklyn. You spend the first two years of your four-year BFA at PrattMWP in Utica, New York, and then automatically relocate to Brooklyn in your junior year to complete the last two years of your degree. The relocation to Brooklyn is a seamless transition; no separate application is required to relocate. Upon graduation, you are awarded your bachelor’s degree by the renowned Pratt Institute and become part of a prestigious community of talented Pratt alumni. Starting your BFA at PrattMWP provides you with the same prestigious education you would receive at Pratt’s Brooklyn campus.

Although the vast majority of students transition to Brooklyn to finish their degree, you may also apply to any other college as a transfer student.

To learn more about PrattMWP, contact admissions to schedule a visit.