Courses

Students participate in studio experiences and seminars that deal with the analysis of problems in perception, conception, and imagination through a variety of disciplines. The studio work encompasses both two- and three-dimensional forms in their optical, technical and symbolic natures. Students may deal with specifically designed structural problems or examine these problems from expressive, social and historical perspectives.

FAU 241 & FAU 242
Fine Arts Seminar I & II
2 credits each semester
The Fine Arts Seminars explore ideas and issues relevant to the Fine Arts curriculum. They address concerns of the studio arising from the social, historical and intellectual parameters of a time. The concerns are formal and philosophical as well as practical. Class discussions include such topics as personalities, events, exhibitions, writing of critics and artists, values and studio practice.
The seminars are required coursework from the sophomore through the senior years.

DRWG 205 & DRWG 206
Drawing I & II
2-4 credits each semester
This course covers multi-dimensional visualization and delineation, and drawing as a process of perception and projection. Exploration of visual structures and concepts in history and contemporary movements is included. The number of credits varies according to time spent in the course.

DRWG 211 & DRWG 212
Life Study I & II
2-4 credits each semester
In this course, students study the human figure as an expression and reflection of nature. Formal analysis in terms of visual and structural constructs is presented as well as the image used as media and medium for projection and expression of human consciousness. The number of credits varies according to time spent in the course.

PTG 205 & PTG 206
Painting I & II
2-4 credits each semester
This course is an introduction to basic concepts as visual, procedural and gestural schema, incorporating controlled experimentation and broad focus in color, abstraction and visual harmonics.

PTG 211 & PTG 212
Life Study I & II
2-4 credits each semester
The image (nature, human figure, still life) used as media and medium for projection and expression of human consciousness is studied in this course.

PRNT 205
Printmaking I: The Relief Print - Woodcut and Other Relief Processes
2-4 credits
This course is an introduction to printmaking processes, creative concepts and the development of personal imagery in the relief media. Students learn formative approaches to woodcuts, paper and cardboard cut, lino-cut, collage and experimental relief media. Black and white and color printing are emphasized along with color registration, subtractive printing, surprinting, multiple-block printing and inking techniques. Survey seminars and critiques are held regularly.

PRNT 305
Printmaking III: The Intaglio Print, Collograph & Monoprint Workshops-Studio
2-4 credits
The intaglio print as a highly developed medium of creative expression is pursued in-depth. Instruction is offered in line etching, engraving, lift-ground etching, dry point aquatint, relief etching, collograph, embossing and mixed media (intaglio), and monoprint. Problems of personal image development and growth are discussed.

SCJ 205 & SCJ 206
Sculpture I & II
2-4 credits each semester
In this course, development of formal perception and projection is stressed along with an introduction to basic concepts, material and processes of sculpture.

SCJ 207 & SCJ 208
Ceramics I & II
2-4 credits each semester
This is an introduction to ceramics use of the wheel, coil and slab in the creation of clay objects both sculptural and functional. The number of credits varies according to time spent in the course.

SCJ 211 & SCJ 212
Life Study I & II
2-4 credits each semester
In this course, the human figure as an expression and reflection of nature is studied as well as a formal analysis in terms of visual and structural constructs. There is also intensive study of structural and superficial anatomy through work from life and analytical simulations. Range of movement and correlative formal possibilities of the human body are covered as well as comparative anatomy, formal modification and transformation through function.

SCJ 215 and SCJ 216
Metal Crafts and Jewelry I & II
2-4 credits each semester
This course is an introduction to basic metal craft jewelry-making techniques. It includes the design and construction of small- scale metal objects by cutting, shaping, forging and joining of non-ferrous metals with hard solder, stone setting metal marriages and wood inlay.

PHOT 101
Photography I
2 credits
This is an introductory course in the fundamentals of black and white photography. The basic technical skills cover the operation of the small camera, exposing and developing film, making contact prints, enlarging and finishing of black and white photographs. In addition to class critiques, slide presentations acquaint the student with the photographers who have shaped the medium.

PHOT 265
Color Photography I
2 credits
In this course students are introduced to color photography, including additive and subtractive color, the Kelvin Scale, and color negative developing and printing. Aesthetic possibilities in color photography are reviewed in slide presentations. Students learn automatic processes. Color darkrooms with appropriate chemicals and equipment are available for student use outside of scheduled class time.

Academics

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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

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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.

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