PreCollege programs at Pratt support future artists, designers, and creative thinkers to develop their creative skills and personal voice. The intensive PreCollege summer program engages high school students in rigorous full-time study modeled after Pratt Institute’s undergraduate experience. While fall and spring programs offer evening and weekend classes enabling students to explore their creativity alongside their high school course load. PreCollege courses will continue online through fall 2020, to care for student wellness and safety. More information about Pratt Institute’s response to COVID-19 can be found at Back to Pratt.
All PreCollege courses are taught by Pratt faculty members who are committed to sharing their expertise and experience with the next generation of creatives. 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.