History of Art & Design Undergraduate Programs
Pratt Institute is an exceptional place to study the history of art and design. Our landmarked campus attracts leading artists, designers, historians, and theorists and is minutes from the studios, galleries, private collections, libraries, and museums that make New York a premier international art center.
The faculty is comprised of distinguished scholars and mentors who focus on the intellectual and professional growth of our students. Their expertise, dedication, and innovation can be seen in the broad range of courses, academic and professional opportunities, and most importantly, in the quality of our students’ work.
Explore our degree options and you will find students studying 17th-century fresco in Venice, 19th-century Dogon figure in the conservation laboratory at the Brooklyn Museum, and 21st-century performance art as a curatorial intern at the Guggenheim Museum. Students bring a wide array of experiences and backgrounds and leave with knowledge, experience, and a professional network that will inform and support their careers for many years.
Please click on the link to our department website in the right-hand column of this page (hadpratt.wordpress.com) to find further information about department activities and news, faculty research and publications and student achievements!
Dorothea Dietrich, Ph.D.
Gayle Rodda Kurtz, Ph.D.