Over the past few weeks, we have been closely monitoring the spread and impact of this virus and it is with a heavy heart that we must announce the cancellation of this summer’s PreCollege program. Following the guidance and direction from Pratt Institute leadership, there will be no in-person classes offered this summer, and we will welcome students back to campus next year when we can all focus fully on the program.
Though we cannot meet on campus, we can continue our program virtually and hope that you join us for the online courses.
Our online courses cannot replace the immersive, enriching experience that PreCollege offers in-person. However, we also recognize that our students are in a position where they are working toward building and developing their portfolios to prepare for college, which we hope to continue supporting on a virtual platform.
We are looking forward to returning to normal operations next year and hope that you will be able to join us in-person then. Please keep us updated as you pursue your creative passions this year and as always, please stay safe.
—The PreCollege Team
PreCollege programs support future artists, designers, and creative thinkers to develop their skills and creative voice. High school students engage in rigorous college-level courses, modeled after Pratt Institute’s undergraduate offerings and taught by Pratt faculty who are committed to sharing their expertise in the fields of art and design. Students enrolled in credit-bearing PreCollege classes receive elective credits accepted at Pratt and most other colleges and universities.
PreCollege students have the opportunity to:
- Experience studying art, design, architecture, or creative writing at a college level.
- Build skills using a variety of tools, materials, and techniques.
- Develop a body of work to build a college admissions portfolio.
- Join a community of students who share your interests.
- Explore undergraduate majors and get a preview of the college experience at Pratt.
Every July, Pratt invites nearly 400 high school students from across the country and around the world to participate in an immersive college-level program at its Brooklyn campus. Intensive courses are offered in disciplines of art, design, architecture, and creative writing, supporting students to discover their creative passion, develop technical skills, and build a strong portfolio for college admission while earning four elective college credits.
Fall and spring Programs
Fall and spring classes are designed for commuter high school students living in the New York City area to develop their creative voice and build skills in art, design, and creative thinking. Class offerings are modeled after Pratt’s undergraduate offerings and many of the courses are offered with non-credit or credit-bearing options.