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Schools &
Academics

Blending theory and practice, our curriculum is grounded in the liberal arts and fully realized in the studio. It’s this dynamic approach that challenges students to reach their full potential here—to think and to make, to lead and to collaborate, to evolve continually at Pratt and beyond.

School of Architecture

We see spatial design as a tool for addressing the critical issues of our time—from social justice to the climate crisis. As a Pratt architecture student, you’ll build the skills and knowledge you need to respond to these complex and evolving challenges in a uniquely versatile, innovative, and ethical way.

School of Art

The School of Art is home to eight distinct departments and boundless opportunity for growth. During your time here, you’ll develop your perspective and hone your practice alongside students from around the world—all within the cultural capital that is New York. 

School of Design

We believe that design at its best is a force for good: it connects, enables, sustains, empowers, and humanizes. Across four undergraduate programs and four graduate programs, we explore the expansiveness of this idea. 

School of Information

The information you see changes the world that you perceive—this is the idea at the heart of the School of Information here at Pratt. Across four core programs, we explore everything from algorithms to archives with the goal of improving lives and culture through information. 

School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Core to Pratt from the very beginning, our goal at the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences is to give you a foundation to build on. Drawing connections across a breadth of subjects and diving deeply into the current challenges facing society, your courses here will prepare you to navigate the issues of our time.

School of Continuing and Professional Studies

A place to explore new creative opportunities and advance your skills, the School of Continuing and Professional Studies offers a taste of the Pratt experience in an approachable and flexible format. 

Foundation

Pratt Foundation is a yearlong experience for art and design students that provides exactly that: a foundation for everything you’ll do here. It all starts with your cohort—a diverse and tight-knit community that will support you as you grow. 

Fuse

The Fuse nexus highlights Pratt’s commitment to interdisciplinary and integrative learning. Courses, programs, and initiatives provide students opportunities to engage outside their departments and to customize their learning through independent study and minors of their choosing.

Libraries

Across our Brooklyn, Manhattan, and online libraries, our goal at the Pratt Institute Libraries is to support your studio practice and further your research process with a wealth of resources, events, services, and knowledge.