Study Illustration at a Top Art Institute, Earn a Pratt Degree, and Become an Illustrator

What is illustration?

To put it simply, illustration is the art of picture-making for the purpose of communicating ideas and information. It is this purpose that differentiates illustration from other forms of painting and drawing.

Pratt’s world-renowned curriculum and prestige combined with PrattMWP’s small campus and 10-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio has produced some of the finest illustrators in the world. From children’s book illustrators to technical illustrators to graphic illustrators – our students continue on to all types of illustration careers.

Our illustration students are limited only by their imagination.

Academics

PrattMWP boasts one of the greatest academic art programs and learning environments in the northeast.

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Freshman Foundation

Drawing, 3-D Design, 4-D Design, Light/Color/Design, Liberal Arts

Students spend the first
two years of their Pratt art degree working closely with full-time faculty in a serious, focused art environment.

Fine Arts

Drawing, Jewelry, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture and Integrated Practices

PrattMWP students
show their work in our professional galleries to established, captive audiences.

Liberal Arts

Communications Design

Branding and Art Direction​, Graphic Design, Illustration

Prepare for a Bright Design Career at the Highly Ranked
Pratt Visual Communications Design Program.

Photography

If your goal is to earn a photography degree from a top New York photography school, PrattMWP is an outstanding option.

Art & Design Education

Art Teacher Certification Program

Pre-College Programs

Library

Academic Calendar

Student Life

The Student Life Office provides a safe and inclusive environment
to promote the holistic development of PrattMWP students,
not only as artists but as actively engaged and responsible community members.

Community Art

Beyond college education and studio time, PrattMWP students have even more opportunities to delve into their artistic passions through the Munson-Williams-Proctor
School of Art.

Special Programs

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Visiting Campus

More than 43 languages are spoken in the city of Utica.

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