PrattMWP College of Art and Design—Pratt Institute’s Extension Campus

Over 100 art and design students from around the world choose to begin their BFA at Pratt Institute’s upstate New York extension campus in Utica, New York. Students who select PrattMWP College of Art and Design are guaranteed a seamless relocation to Pratt’s main campus at the after completing the first two years. Students who begin at PrattMWP graduate with the same prestigious degree as those who attend Pratt Institute all four years- but PrattMWP students gain an edge afforded by the many benefits of the intimate and nurturing upstate 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 outside of the classroom. Our location provides an ideal environment for students who prefer a quiet 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