Work Closely with Top Art School Faculty at PrattMWP to Fine-tune Your Drawing Skills

Strong drawing skills are important for anyone pursuing an art degree. PrattMWP provides an opportunity to master drawing skills that is unique to most art colleges because students work directly with top faculty members to develop these fundamental skills – not grad students, adjuncts, and part-time faculty.

In courses FDC 143 & 144: Figure and General Drawing I and II (4 credits each) students will learn principles and methods that they will continue to use throughout their art careers. In figure drawing, an understanding of the human body is developed in all its aspects — what the human body is, what it is made of, how it moves, and how it exists in space. The model’s poses, at first, are simple, becoming more complex as skill and understanding develop. The emphasis then shifts to the entire space of the page, the model within that space, and the relationship of one figure to another.

In general drawing, exercises move from a simple description of the object (its texture, weight, volume) to the relationship of two or more objects in space, and the understanding of space in multiple space relationships, and finally, to the organization of the entire drawing surface. Emphasis is on the reality of drawing as against the reality of nature, stressing that the drawing process is both inventive and analytical. The student learns to develop line and tone to arrive at an integrated image and to work with a variety of media, including charcoal, inks, conte, and oil crayon


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

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

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

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Communications Design

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


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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.