Considering a Major in Art or Design?

Considering a Major in Art or Design?

Experience art college life at PrattMWP College of Art and Design, Pratt Institute’s upstate New York extension campus in Utica. PrattMWP’s campus features modern, fully-equipped studios, on-campus residence halls, and the world renowned Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art.

portfolio tips review 9406457859 oOur PreCollege programs give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in an intensive studio environment while living on campus, taking college level classes, and developing your portfolio. The strength of your portfolio will be one of the most important factors when applying to art and design colleges and universities, and it will be a key component in determining your scholarship eligibility. In addition, students who participate in the precollege program and apply to PrattMWP will be given special consideration during the admission decision process and the granting of merit based scholarships. Questions regarding scholarships may be directed to our Office of Admissions.

This innovative college-level program is open to high school students who are at least 16 years of age by July 1, 2019, and do not exceed the age of 18 years during the duration of our programs.


Choose from two programs

Four-Week College Credit Program:
July 8 - August 2, 2019

The four-week program awards four college credits accepted by PrattMWP, Pratt Institute and many other colleges and universities. Students will carry a rigorous course load Monday through Friday while being taught by professional artists and designers. Upon completion of this program, students will have the opportunity to exhibit their artwork in the PrattMWP College of Art and Design Gallery.
Click here for more information on the Four-Week College Credit Program.

Registration forms for the Four-Week College Credit Level Program


One-Week Intensive Non-Credit Program:
July 8- July 12, 2019

July 15- July 19, 2019
July 22- July 26, 2019

This program provides students with foundation drawing classes needed to begin developing a portfolio. Students in this program focus on a specific concentration of study combined with a drawing component. Students will carry a rigorous course load Monday through Friday while being taught by working artists and designers.
Click here for more information on the One-Week Intensive Non-credit Program.

Registration forms for the One-Week Intensive Non-Credit Program

Registration deadline: The registration deadline is April 24, 2019

A non-refundable $25 registration fee and $100 deposit is due at time of registration. (non-refundable deposits will only be refunded if space is no longer available).
For more information contact 800-755-8920 or email

Registered Students: Click here for Enrollment Forms


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

Graphic Design, Illustration

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


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

Art & Design Education

Teacher Preparation/Certification

Art Teacher Certification Program

PreCollege 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.

Sophomore Award Winner Gallery

Special Programs

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Visiting Campus

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

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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.