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.