Download the registration form for our PreCollege Fall Program

Fall 2018 PreCollege classes run Saturdays from September 22–December 1 for ten weeks. Classes do not run Saturday, November 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

All classes take place on Pratt’s Manhattan campus with a final exhibition of students work taking place on Pratt’s Brooklyn campus. The final exhibition will be attended by Pratt’s admissions counselors, faculty, and students and welcome family and friends.

Students can register in credit bearing and/or non-credit classes taught by Pratt faculty and modeled after Pratt’s undergraduate offerings. Curriculum is outlined below.

Please use the registration form at the bottom of this page to sign up for classes.


Curriculum

Students enrolled in credit bearing PreCollege classes receive elective credits accepted at Pratt and most colleges and universities. Classes are taught at the college level and support a rigorous and exciting introduction to explorations in art, design and creative thinking. Upon successful completion of each course students receive a transcript indicating the grade received based on Pratt’s grading system. PreCollege credit classes are 38% discounted from Pratt courses.

Some classes are also offered for non-credit. Students who take the course for non-credit do not receive a letter grade or a transcript and have a more lenient attendance policy.

Architecture | 2 credits

Learn to create the structures in which we live and work in this studio course. Develop solutions to a series of architectural problems through hands-on work including sketches, drawings, and models as you study to the fundamental principles of architectural design. Produce work toward building a portfolio. It is highly recommended that students registering in this course also enroll in the non-credit course Architecture Design Studio to support project exploration and development.

Saturday 9 AM–1:20 PM
10 sessions
2 credits $1,993

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO  |  Non-credit

This course builds on the teachings from the two-credit Architecture Course. Explore a major design problem to develop different solutions, working closely with your instructor. Incorporate basic notions on defining space, form, and how architecture communicates, while developing solutions through drawings and models. Produce work toward building a portfolio. This course must be taken in conjunction with or after the two-credit Architecture course.

Materials fee: $20 paid to instructor at first class.
Saturday 2–4 PM
10 sessions
Non-credit $689

ART AND DESIGN DISCOVERY  |  1 credit or non-credit

Experience diverse disciplines in the field art and design; delve into 2-D and 3-D techniques as you sample areas of study such as fine arts/painting and drawing, graphic design, and industrial design in this interdisciplinary course. Perfect for students interested in investigating all aspects of art and design.

Saturday 2–4:20 PM
10 sessions
1 credit $996
Non-credit $689

Creative Writing | 1 CREDIT OR NON-CREDIT

Express thoughts and ideas through words. Focus on the basics of creative writing, while developing writing skills in one or more genres (poetry, essay, fiction, writing for theatre, film, or magazines). Through reading /writing assignments and critical reviews, students examine written language, the composing process, and voice. Students produce written works in various styles and genres, and then present the work for peer review and critique.

Saturday 2–4:20PM
10 sessions
1 credit $996
Non-credit $689

FINE ARTS: PAINTING AND DRAWING  |  1 credit or non-credit

Develop skills in perceptual and aesthetic awareness, and expand visual memory, vocabulary, and technical skills through the creation of fine art. Learn to translate the three-dimensional world to a two-dimensional surface using different drawing and painting techniques, media, and subject matter. Learn to cultivate an effective studio practice; produce works to include in your portfolio. The studio practice is supplemented by an introduction to contemporary and historical artists. Students registered in Fine Arts: Painting and Drawing are encouraged to enroll in the non-credit Fine Arts Studio Practice course to offer additional support and time within a studio environment. Note: Nude figure drawing included.

Saturday 2–4:20 PM
10 sessions
1 credits $996
Non-credit $689

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN  |  1 credit or non-credit

Create objects that meet the everyday needs of society. This elective examines how embracing today’s social, physical, and ecological needs presents opportunities for creative design. Through drawing and model making, students explore, challenge, and redefine the forms and inventions with which we live.

Saturday  11 AM–1:20 PM
10 sessions
1 credit $996
Non-credit $689

INTERIOR DESIGN  |  1 credit or non-credit

Optimize the space in which we live. This elective course centers on the impact of the interior space on the individual, as well as various groups, by working with the classic elements of light, color, form, and space. Projects include drafting, rendering, and model-making.

Saturday 10:30 AM–12:50 PM
10 sessions
1 credit $996
Non-credit $689

Portfolio Development | non-credit

Your portfolio is the key to success in being admitted to leading accredited art and design schools. Prepare the best presentation and portfolio for getting into the college of your choice. Develop the necessary skills toward building and presenting a personal, thoughtful, and technically proficient portfolio. Please bring examples of your work, an 18" x 24" all-purpose drawing pad, and soft vine charcoal to the first class. Note: Nude figure drawing included.

Section 1: Saturday 11 AM–1 PM
10 sessions
Section 2: Saturday 2–4 PM
10 sessions
Non-credit: $689

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