Associate Degree Programs at Pratt
The mission of Pratt’s Associate Degree Programs is to provide a professional and creative learning environment in conjunction with a rigorous career-focused art and design curriculum, balancing technical knowledge and skills with the development of critical thinking and conceptual abilities. These programs serve a diverse student population, both traditional and non-traditional, and offer two study-tracks: a career- oriented AOS track, which prepares students for careers in the art and design professions; and a transfer-oriented AAS track which positions AAS graduates to transfer directly into the junior year of the Pratt BFA Programs in Fine Arts or Communication Design.
Illustration Program Mission
The AOS Illustration major within Pratt's Associate Degree Program is a career track professional program with an emphasis on both traditional skills and new technologies. Illustration students develop skills and proficiency in such concentrations as Advertising and Editorial, and expertise in current software applications and studio fundamentals such as Concept Visualization and Drawing.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will demonstrate fluent understanding of art and design principles and practices while being articulate with the visual language, including an ability to cite historical precedents and apply theoretical principles to projects.
- Students will demonstrate high competency with current design software and digital technology within their specialist discipline while also demonstrating awareness of how new media may affect their practice locally and globally.
- Students will demonstrate effective critical thinking and research strategies while creating innovative solutions to problems and developing an awareness of the cultural and historical context of their work.
- AOS Degree students will effectively utilize a practical skill-set which also includes written and oral presentation skills, culminating in the production of a professional portfolio of a standard required to be competitive in the field with a view to creating a sustainable practice.
Degree Requirements: Two Year/Four Semesters (67 Credits)
Requirements for AOS in Illustration, 2012
Semester 1Complete these courses.
ASFD-143A Drawing I - Figure
ASFD-143B Drawing I: General
ASDG-109 Typographic Design I
ASIL-101 Illustration I
ASFD-168 Light/Color/Design I
ASFD-212 Design History: Illustration
ASGR-151 Computer Graphics
ASIL-100 Painting I
Semester 2Complete these courses.
ASFD-144A Drawing II - Figure
ASFD-144B Drawing II: General
ASDG-206 Painting II
ASIL-102 Illustration II
ASCG-101 Interactive Media
ASIL-215 Digital Illustration I
Semester 3Complete these courses plus 2 elective credits.
ASIL-201 Illustration III
ASIL-203 Illustration I: Editorial
ASIL-205 Illustration I: Advertising
ASPR-205 Printmaking I
ASDG-225 Painting III
ASDG-207 Drawing III
ASGR-230 Graphic Design for Illustrators
ASIL-216 Digital Illustration II
Semester 4Complete these courses plus 2 elective credits.
ASIL-202 Illustration IV
ASIL-204 Illustration II: Editorial
ASIL-206 Illustration II: Advertising
ASIL-209 Illustration: Children's Book
ASDG-226 Painting IV
ASDG-208 Drawing IV
ASIL-240 Portfolio Development and Business Procedures