- Academic Calendar
- Portfolio Development for High School Students
- The Resource Studio
- Community Arts Education
- Easton Pribble Visiting Artist Lectures
We offer our students the same courses as those taught at Pratt's main campus in Brooklyn. PrattMWP's highly accomplished faculty members provide students with highly personalized attention, and most classes having typically fewer than 15 students. In this intimate setting, gifted teachers inspire as well as educate. PrattMWP students also have the unusual opportunity to have their work shown in a world-class Museum of Art, located on our Utica campus.
The Foundation core develops and expands students' visual thinking. Once students complete the core, they move on to specialization in their sophomore year.
While working in the classroom and studio settings, students develop artistic skills and creative talents. Among the classes are painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, metalcraft and jewelry.
Communications Design courses explore the creative process of expressing ideas and presenting information through images. The courses are designed to assist students as they identify and develop solutions to communications problems.
The photography department's courses are designed to create a broad-based knowledge of photography from traditional photographic techniques to the digital darkroom, including aesthetics, history, and artistic and professional practice.
Teaching is a creative process. To direct, train and educate artists requires more than a knowledge of art. An effective teacher must communicate visual ideas, facilitate creative growth and engender a desire for learning to prepare artists for professional challenges. Students at PrattMWP prepare for their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in Art and Design Education by completing the foundation art courses in their freshman year then developing both their visual art skills and abilities in communicating those visual ideas to others. Students who major in Art and Design Education may then go on to earn a New York State Initial Certification in Teaching Fine Arts in grades Pre-K through 12.
The history of Western art is explored in its various forms through classroom instruction and up-close study of original works in our renowned Museum of Art.
A variety of classes expose students to liberal arts and sciences, as critical thinking and written communications skills are developed.