The certificate curriculum is offered for students interested in a continued pursuit of college level art, design or creative thinking disciplines. Students engaged in the certificate program will be guided through a series of courses designed to cumulate a body of work in support of a portfolio for college admission, a developed understanding of the artistic process and refinement of skills.

Certificate students are asked to choose a concentration of study within one of Pratt’s four certificate options:

ARCHITECTURE CERTIFICATE

Concentrations options: Architecture, Construction Management

ART CERTIFICATE

Concentration options: Digital Arts: Art and Electronics (summer only), Digital Arts: 2D/ Traditional Animation (summer only), Film/Video (summer only), Jewelry/Metal Arts (summer only), Painting and Drawing, Photography: Black and White Analog (summer only), Photography: Digital, Sculpture (summer only)

DESIGN CERTIFICATE

Concentration options: Fashion Design (summer only), Graphic Design, Illustration (Digital), Illustration (Traditional) (summer only), Industrial Design, Interior Design, Sequential Art and The Comic Book (summer only)

LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES CERTIFICATE

Concentration options: Creative Writing, Cultural Studies (summer only)


Certificates can be completed through one of two paths:

Immersion Path

  • Complete all courses in any order within one calendar year
  • Successfully complete the summer program in one of the concentrations listed within the type of certificate completing
  • Successfully complete one non-concentration credit-bearing course during a fall or spring semester

Gradual Path

  • Complete all courses within two calendar years
  • Choose a concentration of study offered within a chosen certificate
  • Successfully complete one concentration credit-bearing course
  • Successfully complete one non-credit studio course
  • Successfully complete a credit-bearing Foundation course (Art and Design Discovery or Fine Arts: Painting and Drawing)
  • Successfully complete one non-concentration credit-bearing course of your choice
  • Successfully complete Portfolio Development course (taken after or during concentration and foundation class)

Upon completion of all required courses with a B- grade or higher, students should file a petition form including an unofficial transcript with PreCollege. Please submit the petition after the last class is completed. Certificates are issued three times a year: in February, August, and October.