Undergraduate Art & Design Education
The department of Art and Design Education, drawing students from the worlds of art, design and architecture, endeavors to be a dynamic and cross-disciplinary department at the forefront of the field, providing a stimulating, challenging and supportive environment for our students, faculty and staff—passionate educators and learners engaged in creative individual and community practice.
In the Art & Design Education department, engagement in a range of educational endeavors constitutes a creative process modeled upon and nourished by intensive artistic preparation. Students engage in a variety of fieldwork and student teaching experiences in which personal connection between studio, education, art theory and classroom practice are made. Students majoring in Art and Design Education can leave Pratt certified to teach in many states. They can also fashion their own itinerary in a host of alternative careers such as community arts, museum education, and arts administration.
We also have a long and distinguished history of community-based practice. The department’s Saturday Art School has served as a community-based laboratory for teacher training since Pratt’s founding. It currently serves more than 400 pupils of all ages and backgrounds from Brooklyn’s diverse communities and provides scholarships for many families who have limited resources. In addition, ADE provides students with opportunities to teach populations that have the least access to art and design education in community settings such as after-school programs in homeless shelters, museums and galleries.
The department supports students’ artistic development at Pratt with the provision of credits for a ‘core’ area of artistic concentration in addition to studio electives. Students thus gain insight into their artistic practice as well as their work as educators, in effect graduating with two areas of expertise (their studio work and educational practice) and greater opportunities in the creative industries.
Program I-BFA IN ART AND DESIGN EDUCATION
A BFA in Art and Design Education. This program combines rigourous work in art and design education with extensive opportunities for core and elective classes in specific artistic disciplines. Students begin their studies in the foundation year and subsequently continue their core studio classes and their education courses in the department.
Program II-COMBINED DEGREE BFA/MS IN ART & DESIGN EDUCATION
Combined Degree BFA/MS in Art & Design Education, 159 credits. This program is open to Art & Design Education students earning their BFA. Students may apply to the Combined Degree program in the second semester of the junior year. They can also apply to Pratt to join the program as an incoming student.
By completing both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Art & Design Education at Pratt, students can reduce time and cost requirements. This program can be completed in five years, which may include summer sessions.
Graduate Programs in Art & Design Education.
Acting Chair of Art & Design Education
316 Steuben Hall
200 Willoughby Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205