Our certificates provide a firm grounding in basic elements through advanced techniques. In these fast-moving fields, we offer the opportunity to use, learn, and understand the various types of specialized equipment, software and design techniques that exist in today's electronic design and photography studios.

The Latest Technology

The curriculum includes terminology, software instruction, conceptual development, design and hands-on experience. Students work on state-of-the-art equipment, using the latest software. These certificates provides a firm grounding in the basics and an opportunity to use, learn, and understand the various types of specialized software and design techniques that exist in today's electronic design offices. Through collaboration with leading hardware and software vendors involved with computer graphics, the Center for Continuing and Professional Studies offers its students the latest in computer graphics education.

Pratt's commitment to professional education and commercial applicability is stressed in course planning, faculty selection, and the latest equipment.

A Strong Foundation

Pratt's approach consists of a foundation designed to teach literacy, basic terminology and operating and design concepts, and finally, a personalized course of study tailored to the specific educational goals and career needs of different types of students. This method combines theoretical and practical knowledge that is essential to effective education in this field. Students may take courses individually or as part of a certificate program.

Certificate Requirements

In order to receive Pratt Certification, students must complete foundation courses, core courses, and electives within your chosen certificate.


  •  Students will receive a letter grade in each course and must maintain a "C" average.
  •  Eighty percent attendance must be maintained in order to pass, as well.
  •  Students with particular application requirements outside of their certificate can select elective  courses from different certificates as long as the foundation and certificate requirements are  satisfied.
  •  Certain courses may be waived with permission of the coordinator of the program.
  •  Students must have an understanding of the basics of design before pursuing their area of  concentration.


The acceptance of prerequisites is subject to the approval of the Associate Director, Center for Continuing and Professional Studies. Also, if you are competent in any other software application, you may waive that course, however you must then take another course in its place in order to complete the certificate program requirements.

Application Fee

$100, non-refundable
Computer Facilities Fees for computer classes

Students registering for 30-hour computer courses are required to pay a non-refundable facilities fee of $25 per course.

Lab Time for Computer Classes

Two hours of lab time is available per week, per course. Students also receive an additional six hours of floating lab time for the semester. Daytime seminars do not include lab time.

Registration Deadlines

Registration deadlines for all courses are one week prior to course start dates, unless otherwise noted. Exceptions will be allowed based on space availability. We recommend that you register early. International students must contact the office for registration and immigration requirements by email: prostudy@pratt.edu.

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