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Shape memorable exhibition design experiences!

Learn how to design an exhibition from concept to installation in this certificate program. Gain the understanding of how to create and document the design of an exhibition from concept to installation. Special focus is on creating interpretive environmental experiences that include storytelling, sustainability and environmental design. The exhibition designer often works in a collaborative team process, integrating the disciplines of industrial design, architecture, graphic design, audiovisual, digital media, architecture, lighting design, as well as content specialization.  At the end of the semester, students will complete and present an exhibition design proposal with models, photographs and drawings of original work toward their portfolio. 

This certificate program is appropriate for artists, designers, visual merchandizing designers, and anyone interested in developing or enhancing their skillset in exhibition design – applicable to various scales and venues, including museums, art exhibitions, retail spaces, trade shows, kiosks, visitor centers, and showrooms.

Certificate Requirements

This certificate program requires the successful completion of 66 hours of study or 4 core required courses.

Summary of Required Core Courses - Pratt Brooklyn

XCSI-600       Tools and Methods of Visual Representation
XCSI-601      Temporary & Permanent Architectural Elements for Exhibition Design
XCSI-602      Universal & Culturally Sensitive Design
XIND-109     Solidworks

Core Courses


Tools and Methods of Visual Representation

XCSI-600

Learn to design an exhibition while staying on-brand, whether for art installations or commercial design.  Starting with an overview of historical branded exhibition design and concept studies, study research techniques, particularly to understand your client and topic; story telling for exhibition design; technical drawing basics; the flow of space; and editing methods. Begin the initial steps of working on your exhibition design project by focusing on concept development and designing a brief.

SECTION 01:

INSTRUCTOR: ALLEN WILPON
TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS | FEBRUARY 26—APRIL 4, 2019 | 6:30–9:30 PM
12 SESSIONS | 3.6 CEUs | $1,540
PRATT BROOKLYN

Temporary and Permanent Architectural Elements for Exhibition Design

XCSI-601

Explore the various technical and aesthetic approaches for permanent, temporary, and/or travelling exhibition design. The primary focus will be an introduction to materials, finishes, structures, systems and lighting as it relates to Exhibition Design. Learn signage, graphics, and media for exhibition design; as well as the logistics, including loading in and out. Students will continue to work on their projects started in the Tools and Methods of Visual Representation course and move into a design development phase. It is highly recommended to take the XCSI-600 course before taking this one.

SECTION 01:

INSTRUCTOR: ALLEN WILPON
TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS | APRIL 9—MAY 2, 2019 | 6:30–9:30 PM
8 SESSIONS | 2.4 CEUs | $1,030
PRATT BROOKLYN

Universal & Culturally Sensitive Design

XCSI-602

Learn exhibition/installation design that is accessible and designed to meet the needs of all visitors, including to meet the ADA (American Disability Access) standards and globally accepted visual and verbal content. This is a fundamental requirement for Good Design. Culturally neutral and relevant design will be presented through a series of case studies. Students will learn about and apply exhibition designs that are resilient and flexible to accommodate newness over time. By the end of this course, students will have completed and presented their final Exhibition design projects toward their portfolios. It is highly recommended to take the XCSI-600 and XCSI 601 courses before taking this one.

SECTION 01:

INSTRUCTOR: ALLEN WILPON
TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS | MAY 7—9, 2019 | 6:30–9:30 PM
2 SESSIONS | 0.6 CEUs | $260
PRATT BROOKLYN

SOLIDWORKS 

XIND-109-01

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 | FEBRUARY 7-MAY 9, 2019 | 6:30–9:30 PM
10 SESSIONS | 3.0 CEUs | $1,455
PRATT BROOKLYN


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Registration

Online self-registration opens on November 15, 2018 for the Spring semester.
Registration Deadline: Five business days before each class starts.
Early registration is encouraged. After the deadlines, students may still be admitted only if space remains in the selected course or program.
For more information, please contact prostudy@pratt.edu.


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