Since the Renaissance, the fine arts have been understood as an intellectual discipline equal to literature. Certainly painting, sculpture, photography, and printmaking have figured large in the formation of contemporary visual imagination. At PrattMWP, the relationship between art and design is fluid and symbiotic; immersion in a milieu rich in both traditions is the best training for a fine artist.
B.F.A. in Fine Arts
Students learn through studio work, group discussion, lectures, seminars, individual consultations, and frequent visits to museums, galleries and artists' studios. In the senior year, students are expected to create a consistent body of work which culminates in an exhibition. Upon entering the junior year, students declare to major or concentrate in one of the following areas: painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, or jewelry.
Students entering their junior years have the additional option of Elective Concentrations for Alternative Careers. The following concentrations are career-oriented options open to fine arts students: fine arts/computer graphics, fine arts/film-video, fine arts/photography, fine arts/art education, and fine arts/illustration. These professional programs in fine arts also offer opportunities to gain additional knowledge and skills that students will apply when pursuing their career goals.
|||Drawing I & II (FDC 143 & FDC 144)|
|||3-Dimensional Design I & II (FDC 157 & FDC 158)|
|||Light, Color and Design I & II (FDC 163 & FDC 164)|
|||4-Dimensional Design I & II (FDC 180 & FDC 181)|
Survey or Art I & II (HA 115 & HA 116)
|||English (ENGL 101 & ENGL 103)|
|||Drawing (DRWG 205 & DRWG 211/DRWG 206 & DRWG 212)|
|||Painting (PTG 205 & PTG 211/PTG 206 & PTG 212)|
|||Printmaking (PRNT 205/PRNT 305)|
|||Sculpture (SCJ 205/SCJ 211 & SCJ 206/SCJ 212, SCJ 207 & 208 or SCJ 215 & 216)|
|||Fine Arts Seminar I & II (FAU 241 & FAU 242)|
|||19th & 20th Century Art History (HA 215 & HA 216)|
|||Liberal Arts Elective|
|||Studio Arts Elective|
|||Social Science/Philosophy Elective|
The junior and senior years will be taken at the Pratt campus in Brooklyn. Upon entering the junior year, students declare to major or concentrate in one of the following areas: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Printmaking, Ceramics or Jewelry.