Pratt's associate's degree programs allow students to immerse themselves in an intensive two-year, career-track Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) or transfer-track Associate of Applied Science (AAS) education. Located in Manhattan, the center of the design community, the programs give students immediate access to the world's leading design studios and museums, providing excellent opportunities for field trips, guest speakers, and internship placement. The mission of the 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. The programs serve a diverse student population, both traditional and nontraditional. It offers two programs: a career-oriented track, which prepares students for careers in the art and design professions; and a transfer-oriented track, offering students the opportunity for continued education. See the work of the associate's degree students.
Two-year Degree Applicants
Application Deadline: Rolling admissions. We encourage you to submit your application as early as possible. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis as applications become complete.
Application Requirements: Select "freshman" or "transfer" requirements depending on your level. Applicants are not required to submit the SAT or ACT. Read the international requirements if you are an international applicant.
Transfer applicants to the Associate Degree Programs at Pratt’s Manhattan Center should use the online application.
If you would like feedback on your portfolio, you may have it reviewed at the Brooklyn campus by calling 718-636-3514 or you may schedule an appointment and campus tour at the Manhattan campus (where the programs are located) by calling 212-647-7375 or by emailing email@example.com.
Current Associate Degree Students Applying to the BFA Programs:
Students in their second year of the associate's degree who expect to complete by the end of the spring semester must submit an application to Pratt's admissions office to be considered for the BFA. Acceptance is not guaranteed. It is based on the portfolio and grades in the associate's degree program. Make sure you submit work from all courses taken so that your portfolio reflects your skills.
The application deadline to the BFA programs is March 1, but we suggest submitting your online application at least a month earlier and submitting all your documents by March 1.
Submitting Your Application Documents
- Upload your portfolio at pratt.slideroom.com.
- Submit your letter of recommendation by mail.
Changing Your Major
Students in the associate's degree who decide to change their major upon entering the BFA will need to take an additional year's worth of coursework to make up the coursework they missed in the sophomore year. Students in the program who wish to change their major in the second year of the program would haveto take additional coursework to make up the classes missed in the new major. We do not encourage students to change majors either in the program or after transferring to the BFA because of the additional time needed to make up the sophomore required courses in the new major.