Build Strong Foundation at PrattMWP and Earn an Art Degree from a Top U.S. Art School

One of the most significant features of Pratt’s world-renowned art curriculum is the strong emphasis we place on Foundation. We believe that each student’s education should be grounded in the underlying concepts, principles, and history of the visual arts – and that belief is one important reason why Pratt Institute ranks among the best art colleges in the world.

The objective of the Foundation core is to develop and expand students' visual thinking through a critical examination and practice of methods and processes of creativity. This Foundation core is a freshman prerequisite to the Fine Arts and Communications Design programs. Students move on to specialization in their sophomore year.

Many top art schools stress Foundation, but PrattMWP students have a unique opportunity to advance their skills. Our intimate, upstate campus offers a remarkable 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Students spend the first two years of their Pratt art degree working closely with full-time faculty in a serious, focused art environment. They are then guaranteed transfer to the main campus at Pratt Brooklyn.

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