The courses below prepare students with the skills necessary to enter a degree program. Gain the confidence and skills to pursue one of Pratt Institute’s master’s programs, or advance your creative career.
Listen to Innovation Coach and Pratt SCPS Instructor Kirsten Rickert’s free podcast: "Getting Unstuck - Shift for Impact" on iTunes – Learn more from this teacher through her Innovation on Demand course and/or Design Thinking and Communication course.
GRADUATE ARCHITECTURE IMMERSION STUDIO
Pre-Requisite: Completed Bachelor’s Degree.
This architectural fundamentals course is taught by the Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design faculty; and is geared toward professionals and students interested in attending graduate architecture school. Through a series of studio sessions, lectures, and technical workshops, the studio introduces students to a series of design approaches to conceptualize architectural investigations using the most current techniques in visualization and methods of fabrication. Students typically receive one-to-one technical instruction on digital modeling, drawing representation, rendering, CNC milling, 3D printing, laser cutting and robotics.
The work will culminate in a design exhibition with invited Pratt faculty and documented in an individually developed portfolio which prepares students to apply for graduate architecture school. Note: Completion of this course does not guarantee admission into Pratt’s graduate architecture programs. For information on admission requirements, please visit the Graduate Departmental Requirements page. Offered in the Summer only.
INSTRUCTOR: OLIVIA VIEN
MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY | OLIVIA VIEN | JUL 1–25, 2019 (EXCEPTIONAL CLASS ON FRIDAY JULY 5 TO REPLACE JULY 4 HOLIDAY) | 2–6 PM
16 SESSIONS | 6.65 CEUs | $3,977
DRAWING FOR PRODUCT DESIGN
Drawing is a form of visual communication. Experiment in different media including pen, pencil, markers, and pastels to develop a broad range of skills and an understanding of two- and three-point perspectives. Study composition and basic rendering techniques that help create a sense of light and atmosphere, making your drawings vibrant and dynamic. Examine geometric and amorphic forms, ideation through freehand sketching techniques, presentation techniques, and technical drawing/drafting. Students will present their drawings and build their portfolios. The last three classes will provide an introduction to using Wacom Tablets with a pressure-sensitive pen and the Sketchbook Pro software.
INSTRUCTOR: MARK LIM
SATURDAY | JUNE 1–JULY 13, 2019 | 9:30 AM–1:30 PM
7 SESSIONS | 2.8 CEUs | $1,188
Digital sketching with sketchbook
Draw digitally with a Wacom tablet using Sketchbook Pro, a highly intuitive drawing software to effectively design innovative products. Learn to set up the tablet, practice using the pressure-sensitive pen; and use Sketchbook Pro’s Drawing and Perspective Tools; manage your brushes and settings; and create your own brush sets and custom brushes; as well as learn about tablet ergonomics to effectively design innovative products. Note: It is recommended to first take the hands-on XIND-107-01 Drawing for Product Design course before this one.
INSTRUCTOR: BRIAN BJELOVUK
SATURDAY | JULY 20–AUGUST 31, 2019 | 9:30 AM–1:30 PM
7 SESSIONS | 2.8 CEUs | $1,188
PRODUCT DESIGN I
Learn how products are designed and what it takes to bring a product to market in this hands-on class. Exercises will include analyzing and dissecting current products; brainstorming, prototyping, and materials workshops; and developing a product from concept to basic prototype. Explore designers and design firms, the elements of a successful product, basic prototyping, materials, manufacturing processes, understanding the current market, and patents. Please Note: This class is open to all, but prior enrollment in a drawing class is recommended.
INSTRUCTOR: JOBE BOBEE
MONDAYS | JUNE 3–AUGUST 5, 2019 | 6–9:30 PM
10 SESSIONS | 3.5 CEUs | $1,188
Also check out our Two-Week Summer Product Design Intensive course (XSI-322).
Students will learn to build virtual 3D models of parts and assemblies using Solidworks (parametric CAD software). Topics include: learning the interface, communicating design intent, building parts and assemblies using solid features, producing 2D drawings from Solidworks models, 2D and 3D sketch tools, associative relationships and parametric constraints, and basic rendering. No prior experience with Solidworks or other CAD modeling is required.
INSTRUCTOR: LAWRENCE AU
THURSDAY | MAY 29–AUGUST 14, 2019 | 6:30–9:30 PM
10 SESSIONS | 3.0 CEUs | $1,455
Also check out our Two-Week Summer Solidworks Intensive course (XSI-329).
INNOVATION ON DEMAND: FROM IDEATION TO ACTION
Go beyond random inspiration and unfocused brainstorming. Learn fail-safe methods for ideation to produce new ideas that stand out from the competition. Learn step-by-step innovation processes on your own or with a team to define a problem, generate ideas, work through potential solutions, and decide optimal next steps in fun, interactive, and effective ways.
This course is a must for designers, artists, entrepreneurs, marketers, brand managers, and anyone seeking to consistently produce innovation on demand. This methodology has proven effective with both the creative thinker—by providing structure—and the analytical thinker—by sparking insights. Gain effective tools that help stretch both your imagination and resources, and inspire innovative activities.
INSTRUCTOR: KIRSTEN RICHERT
MONDAYS | FALL AND SPRING | 6–9 PM
3 SESSIONS | .9 CEUs | $550
drawing foundation for interior design/preparatory course graduate interior design
This noncredit summer course is a preparatory course for students (without previous hand-drafting experience) entering into Pratt’s three-year graduate Interior Design program in the fall. Develop basic drawing skills to allow you to quickly and accurately visualize your ideas. The class will include an introduction to various drawing media and equipment; freehand sketching; orthographic projection (plans, sections, elevations); line weights, line types, symbols, scale, and dimensions; lettering; an introduction to presentation; and rendering techniques. Offered in the summer only.
Registration Deadline: JUN 28.
After that date, please check for availability; we will accommodate you if space allows.
INSTRUCTOR: IKE CHEUNG
TUESDAY, THURSDAY | JULY 9–AUGUST 8, 2019 | 6–9 PM
10 SESSIONS | 3.0 CEUs | $1,188
INSTRUCTOR: CHELSEA LIMBIRD
HYBRID COURSE | JULY 22–AUGUST 23, 2019
8 ONLINE SESSIONS: WEEKS OF JULY 22–AUGUST 16, 2019, PLUS
2 ONSITE SESSIONS: TH, F AUGUST 22 AND 23, 2019 | 10 AM–4 PM
3.0 CEUs | $1,188
For information, please contact Pratt Institute’s Interior Design Department at 718.636.3630, or email email@example.com.
Online registration opens on April, 2019.
Registration Deadline: 5 business days before class starts.
Early registration is encouraged to secure your seat in the course(s) of choice.
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After the deadlines, students may be admitted if space remains in the selected course(s).
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