These 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 that exist in today's electronic design and animation studios.

Career Tracks

The certificate program in computer graphics is designed to provide graphic and fine artists with the skills necessary to utilize the computer as a graphics tool, enabling them to incorporate computer graphics technology into their work.

The Latest Technology

The curriculum includes terminology, software instruction, conceptual development, and hands-on experience. Students work on state-of-the-art equipment, using the latest software. The certificate provides a firm grounding in the basic elements of this fast-moving field, and an opportunity to use, learn, and understand the various types of specialized equipment 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 computer literacy, the basic terminology and operating concepts of these machines, 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 these courses individually or as part of the certificate program.

CG Requirements

In order to receive Pratt's Certification in Computer Graphics, students must complete foundation courses, core courses, and electives within your chosen career track: interactive media, electronic imaging and illustration, electronic publishing, computer animation and video, and computer-aided design and visualization.


  • 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 these career tracks can select courses from different tracks as long as the foundation and certificate requirements are satisfied.
  • Certain courses may be waived with permission of the coordinator of the program.
  • Eighty percent attendance is also required in these courses of study.
  • Students must have an understanding of the basics of design before pursuing their area of concentration.

Please note: Computer Competency (Mac/PC) will be waived outright, if you have PC or Mac competency.


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


Application Fee
$100, non-refundable

Computer Facilities Fees

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

Lab Time

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.

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"The After Effects class I just took with Ira Yakubov was absolutely fantastic. She is a great instructor who is very well organized and clear in her lesson plans. I am very surprised at how much I learned and I am definitely at a level where I can apply those skills to jobs." Josh Graver, Pratt Institute