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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 

Registration

Registration closes 1 week (5 business days) before the start of each course. Early registration is encouraged as space is limited. Pratt PreCollege courses support high school artists, designers, and creative thinkers and are not open to other audiences. 

To finalize your registration, please download, complete, and email the Program Consent Form to precollege@pratt.edu

Program Consent Form

 PLEASE NOTE: Our Instant Enrollment portal only supports non-credit course enrollment for students with a valid SSN. All other registrations (including for-credit course registration, international student registration, and any student unable to complete Instant Enrollment) should register using our registration form below.

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Technology requirements

  • A laptop or desktop computer with a reliable internet connection 

  • Access to a webcam or phone camera  

  • A scanner or decent digital camera 

  • All students will be given access to the required digital tools through their Pratt Onekey account (e.g. GSuites, Slack, Adobe Suite, and Zoom). Pratt will use these online platforms to connect students with their faculty and it is the student’s responsibility to check that their region/computer is capable of supporting these various platforms and tools.

Tuition

  • Non-Credit Courses - $600  

  • 1-Credit Courses - $1,035 

Full payment for courses must be completed before the start of any course. Tuition does not include the cost of any materials or lab fees unless otherwise stated. 

Courses

ART & DESIGN DISCOVERY (1 CREDIT) 
FDN-103FS-01

This course allows students to experience different disciplines in the field art and design. Through hands-on projects and lectures, students will sample areas of study such as fine arts/painting and drawing; illustration (traditional and digital); graphic design; interior design; industrial design; and/or architecture. Among other topics, cutting-edge design ideas - such as how today's social and ecological needs present opportunities for creative and responsible design - will also be introduced. This elective is perfect for anyone who is curious about studying art, design, or architecture and would like to get a feel for these areas of study. 

MONDAY & THURSDAY| 4 – 6PM EST 
12 SESSIONS | June 15 - July 23 | $1,035 
ONLINE 

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PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT  (NON-CREDIT)

PMPC-414 

Compose a strong body of work. A solid portfolio is critical to success when applying to art and design schools. Develop the necessary skills to build a personal, thoughtful, and technically proficient portfolio. This course is a noncredit class offering a pass/fail grade.  

SECTION 1
MONDAY & THURSDAY| 11AM– 1PM EST 
8 SESSIONS | JUNE 1-25 | $600 
ONLINE 

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SECTION 2
MONDAY & THURSDAY| 4-6PM  EST 
8 SESSIONS | JUNE 1-25 | 
ONLINE $600 

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SECTION 3
MONDAY & THURSDAY| 11AM– 1PM EST 
8 SESSIONS | JULY 6-30 | $600 
ONLINE 

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SECTION 4
MONDAY & THURSDAY| 4-6PM EST 
8 SESSIONS | JULY 6-30 | $600 
ONLINE  

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SECTION 5
MONDAY & THURSDAY| 11AM– 1PM EST 
8 SESSIONS | AUGUST 3-27 | $600 
ONLINE 

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SECTION 6
MONDAY & THURSDAY| 4-6PM EST 
8 SESSIONS | AUGUST 3-27| $600 
ONLINE

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SECTION 7
MONDAY & THURSDAY| 4-6PM EST 
8 SESSIONS | JULY 6-30| $600 
ONLINE

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EXPLORE CREATIVE WRITING (non-credit)

PMPC-400-01 

Craft compelling written compositions. Explore the fundamentals of creative writing while developing writing skills in one or more genres or styles (poetry, essay, fiction, writing for theatre, film, or magazines). Students will examine written language, voice, and the composing process through reading /writing assignments, critical reviews, and peer review/critique. This course is a non-credit class offering a pass/fail grade.  

MONDAY & THURSDAY| 11AM-1PM EST 
8 SESSIONS | JUNE 1-25| $600 
ONLINE 

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EXPLORE ARCHITECTURE (NON-CREDIT)

PMPC-402-01 

Reimagine the structures in which we live and work. Explore solutions to a series of architectural problems producing sketches, drafting plans, and building models. Students will begin to discover architectural concepts and build foundational skills in drafting, sketching, and model making. This course is a non-credit class offering a pass/fail grade.  

 MONDAY & THURSDAY| 11AM-1PM EST 
8 SESSIONS | JUNE 1-25| $600 
ONLINE 

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EXPLORE TRADITIONAL ILLUSTRATION (NON-CREDIT)

PMPC-401-01 

Communicate an idea through images. This course explores the fundamental ways artists use illustration to express and communicate ideas. Students develop technical and artistic skills in drawing and painting for use in the commercial world; experimentation with a variety of media and by cultivating their imagination. This course is a non-credit class offering a pass/fail grade.  

SECTION 1
MONDAY & THURSDAY| 4-6PM EST 
8 SESSIONS | JUNE 1-25| $600 
ONLINE 

SECTION 2
MONDAY & THURSDAY| 4-6PM EST 
8 SESSIONS | JULY 6-30 | $600 
ONLINE 

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EXPLORE PAINTING AND DRAWING (NON-CREDIT) 

PMPC-403-01 

Translate the three-dimensional world onto a two-dimensional surface. Discover perceptual and aesthetic awareness and improve technical skills through the creation of fine art. Students will use different drawing and painting techniques, media, and subject matter to create a body of work. This course is a non-credit class offering a pass/fail grade.  

MONDAY & THURSDAY| 4-6PM EST 
8 SESSIONS | JULY 6-30| $600 
ONLINE 

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EXPLORE ART HISTORY (NON-CREDIT) 

XHA-453-01 

Discover art over the decades, highlighting artists from all around the world. Students will find meaningful connections between art history and the development of their own work. This course is a non-credit class offering a pass/fail grade.  

MONDAY & THURSDAY| 11AM-1PM EST 
8 SESSIONS | JULY 6-30| $600 
ONLINE 

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EXPLORE GRAPHIC DESIGN  (NON-CREDIT)

PMPC-404-01

Explore what makes a design successful, and investigate the role of design in meeting the demands of an ever-changing society. Discover design tools, principles, and methods to produce unique and memorable graphic work. This course is a non-credit class offering a pass/fail grade.    

MONDAY & THURSDAY| 11AM-1PM EST 
8 SESSIONS | JULY 6-30| $600 
ONLINE 

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EXPLORE FASHION DESIGN  |  NONCREDIT  

PMPC-405-01 

Discover the trans-disciplinary nature of fashion design. From sketching and illustration to crafting and creating, students will experiment with designers' techniques and build basic skills in collection development. This course is a non-credit class offering a pass/fail grade. Pratt PreCollege courses support high school artists, designers, and creative thinkers and are not open to other audiences. 

MONDAY & THURSDAY| 4-6PM EST 
8 SESSIONS | JULY 6-30| $600 
ONLINE 

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jHave a question? Visit our FAQ  page. 

For further information call 718.636.3504 or email precollege@pratt.edu. 

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