Summer Credit Intensives Curriculum
Courses for College Students & Adult Learners
All levels of experience welcome!
- Session 1 (5 weeks), May 27–June 26
- Session 2 (5 weeks), July 1–July 31
Unless otherwise noted, all courses are held at Pratt Institute's Manhattan location: 144 West 14th Street, NYC.
NEW: Visual Art Appreciation
Cultivate your visual literacy. Investigate the creative process through lectures and discussions delving into the worlds of various artists. Explore art media, major artistic styles, periods and movements throughout the history of art. Learn how to understand, appreciate, and interpret works of art in their cultural, historical, political, social, economic, and aesthetic contexts.
Session 1: •ADAA 205P-01: M-T-W 6–9 PM, 3 credits
This course serves as an introductory exposure to the field of architecture and 3-D design processes. Course content will be emphasized through a combination of lectures, studio exercises and projects: including sketching, drafting and model building. Students cultivate basic technical skills and develop an understanding of spatial relationships and structures; as well as acquire knowledge of professional practices in the field.
Session 1: •ADAR 205-01: M-T-W-TH 6–9:30 PM, 3 credits
•ADAR 205-02: M-T-W-TH 1–4:30 PM, 3 credits
Session 2: •ADAR 205-03: M-T-W-TH 1–4:30 PM, 3 credits
Digital Photography Intensive
In this intensive immersion course, students will explore digital photography as an art form. The course will cover digital image capture using a digital SLR camera, digital editing using professional computer software, and digital printing using archival inks, as well as foster the development of artistic skills such as aesthetic awareness, composition, movement, and light and shade. Students must provide their own digital SLR camera.
Session 2: •ADDP 205-01: M-T-W-TH 9 AM–12:30 PM, 3 credits
NEW: Drawing Intensive
Explore the fundamentals of drawing as a descriptive and expressive medium. Create symbolic representations of objects while strengthening hand-eye coordination and understanding of spatial relationships. Students will develop individual drawing skills through historic references, direct visual observation, and hands-on practice with a variety of materials and techniques.
Session 1: •ADDR 205P-01: M-T-W-TH 9 AM–12:30 PM, 3 credits
Fine Arts Intensive
Develop skills of observation and expression through visual media. This intensive elective fosters the development of conceptual as well as technical skills. Course content will include instruction in drawing and painting utilizing a variety of techniques, media, and subject matter; enhancing students’ perceptual and aesthetic awareness through the creation of fine art.
Session 1: •ADFA 205-01: M-T-W-TH 2–5:30 PM, 3 credits
Session 2: •ADFA 205-02: M-T-W-TH 2–5:30 PM, 3 credits
Fashion Design Intensive (Brooklyn Campus)
This course offers an introduction to the workings of the fashion studio. Explore fundamental aspects of fashion design, inspiration and terminology. Through hands on experience, students gain knowledge of sketching, collection development, beginning pattern making, and the fundamentals of clothing construction. Weekly field trips to Manhattan to industry exhibits and designer showrooms will enhance the depth of learning.
Session 1: •ADFD 205-01: M-T-W-TH 1–4:30 PM, 3 credits
Session 2: •ADFD 205-02: M-T-W-TH 1–4:30 PM, 3 credits
Graphic Design Intensive
Cultivate visual communication skills for industry application. This course shows when to use photography, illustration, typography, and computer graphics to design logos, web pages, books, posters, and packaging. Students will develop an understanding of theoretical concepts through lectures and hands-on practice, as well as gain knowledge of professional practices in the field.
Session 1: •ADGD 205-01: M-T-W-TH 1–4:30 PM, 3 credits
Session 2: •ADGD 205-02: M-T-W-TH 1–4:30 PM, 3 credits
NEW: Historic Preservation and the City
Explore the rich built heritage of NYC; through interactive lectures and field trips, enter the world of preservation from a broad perspective—that of the architect, designer, historian, government, and the private and not-for-profit sectors—to understand the complex issues and policies facing preservationists beyond the physical preservation and restoration of structures. Examine innovative urban planning and preservation approaches rooted in the principles of social and environmental responsibility, as a way to reconcile the need to protect the city’s heritage with its desire for constant innovation.
Session 1: •ADHP 205P-01: M-T-W 1:30–4:30 PM, 3 credits
NEW: Illustration Intensive
Explore visual story-telling by creating images that communicate new ideas for commercial purposes, combining both traditional and digital illustration to produce a professional-level portfolio. Maximize your full creative expression by developing technical and artistic skills, from drawing through life studies, to skillfully using software such as Photoshop for creating images. Examine current and future styles and directions generated by the digital world in the illustration field.
Session 1: •ADIL 205P-01: M-T-W-TH 3–6:30 PM, 3 credits
Interior Design Intensive
Engage in the study of interior design in this intensive overview of the professional world of the interior designer. Explore the resolution of basic interior design problems in the context of human and environmental factors. Understand and use the elements of color, form, light, texture, and space, along with the principles of design, such as scale and proportion, through hands-on studio work, lectures, discussions, and extensive critique. A class discourse on the history and contemporary practices in the field, as well as the relationship between design and society, will further inform the student’s learning experience.
Session 1: •ADIT 205-01: M-T-W-TH 9 AM–12:30 PM, 3 credits
Session 2: •ADIT 205-02: M-T-W-TH 9 AM–12:30 PM, 3 credits
Capture life in the moment. This elective covers 35mm camera operations, lighting techniques, and darkroom procedures. Students achieve a broad-based knowledge of black and white photography. Digital and color photography will also be introduced, as well as exposing and developing film, making contact prints, and enlarging and finishing photographs.
Session 1: •ADPH 205-01: M-T-W-TH 9 AM–12:30 PM, 3 credits
Session 2: •ADPH 205-02: M-T-W-TH 1–4:30 PM, 3 credits
Towards a Sustainable World by Design
Learn the vocabulary, concepts, practices, skills and resources of sustainability. This course addresses sustainability related challenges as well as effective sustainability practices as applicable to design fields. Topics include: Principles of ecology and systems thinking, concepts of climate change, environmental risks and toxicity, the real costs of manufacturing, life cycle assessment, designing for disassembly and biomimicry. Case studies will be drawn from the fields of architecture, communication design, and industrial design. Course content incorporates guest lectures, films, field trips, and interactive class exercises. Students will have opportunities to apply new concepts to individual projects.
Session 1: •ADSD 205-01: M-T-W 6–9 PM, 3 credits
Wellness Program: There are three Wellness course offerings on Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Campus:(Complete course descriptions may be found under “credit programs” at www.pratt.edu/prostudies.
Session 1: ·YOGA 105W-S1: M-T-W 11 AM–12:20 PM, 1 credit
Session 2: ·YOGA 105W-S2: M-T-W 11 AM–12:20 PM, 1 credit
Beginner Mat Pilates
Session 1: ·PILAT 105W-S1: M-T-W 12:30–1:50 PM, 1 credit
Session 2: ·PILAT 105W-S2: M-T-W 12:30–1:50 PM, 1 credit
The Yoga of Meditation
Session 1: ·YOGA 225WP-S1: M-T-W 5:30–6:50 PM, 1 credit
Spark up the Summertime!
To register for Summer Credit Intensive courses, visit the page: Registration, Tuition, and Fees.
Or download the registration form, complete and fax to our administrative office on the Brooklyn Campus: 718.399.4410, or email it to the the Program Director, Elizabeth Kisseleff, at firstname.lastname@example.org