A Strong Liberal Arts Program, Stronger Artists
A liberal arts background greatly benefits art school students, as it allows them to build deeper understandings of and insights into the world and societies around them – and to communicate those ideas. This is why nearly all of the top art schools in America provide thorough liberal arts coursework in addition to art classes. The highly regarded Pratt art curriculum includes outstanding liberal arts instruction that is created to engage students in our design and fine arts programs.
Art institute classes in social sciences, humanities, philosophy, and English help students enhance their written communication skills, gain exposure to the literary arts, and acquire a better understanding of humanity. Societal and family issues, philosophical and aesthetic concepts, and composition and writing skills are all developed. Many of our past students who have gone on to highly successful art careers tell us this liberal arts component still brings value to their work. Liberal arts studies also provide students with the security of knowing their coursework can be applied at another institution, should they decide not to pursue a career in art for any reason.
PrattMWP Liberal Arts Courses include:
HMS-101A – Intro. to Literary & Critical Studies I
HMS-201A – Intro. to Literary & Critical Studies II
HMS-261A – Intro. to Public Speaking and Interpersonal Communication
HMS-320S – Creative Writing
HMS-330C – Thought/Mind/Brain
HMS-340B – Myth into Film
SS-200 – Sociology
SS-209 – Anthropology
SS-210 – General Psychology
SS-255 – Child and Adolescent Development