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It Might Change Everything

  • Explore the possibility of studying art, design, architecture, creative writing, or critical and visual studies.
  • Confirm that this is the subject you want to study in college.
  • Develop your skills through college-level coursework, using a variety of tools, materials, and techniques.
  • Develop a body of work for your portfolio for admission to college.
  • Meet other students who share your interests.
  • Get a preview of the college experience.


Fall and Spring Weekend Program
Manhattan Campus

The Weekend program consists of PreCollege classes held on Saturdays and/or Sundays at Pratt Manhattan. Courses are offered for two college credits each in architecture, foundation art, graphic design, interior design, photography, fine arts, and digital imaging. Non-credit courses include portfolio development and architectural design studio (fall semester only).

Pratt Manhattan is located at 144 West 14 Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues.

For information, visit the Fall and Spring Weekends page or call 212.647.7199 or email

Summer Program

Brooklyn Campus

Every summer, Pratt sponsors a college-level program for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors at its Brooklyn campus. The program attracts about 400 students. It is an intensive immersion experience in art, design, architecture, or creative writing.

It regularly attracts national and international students. Students choose an elective course such as fine arts/painting and drawing, graphic design, illustration (traditional or digital), fashion design, photography, architecture, cultural studies, or creative writing. Students develop their creative skills, build an effective portfolio for college admission, and earn four college credits. Scholarships are available based on merit.

For further information visit the Summer Programs page or call 718.636.3453 or email

Pratt Extension Campus: Munson-Williams-Proctor
Upstate NY PreCollege Summer Program

PrattMWP, an extension campus of Pratt Institute, is located in the midst of Central New York’s “Cultural Corridor” in Utica, N.Y. With its modern studios, classrooms, and new residence halls, it provides the optimum learning and living environment for aspiring young artists in urban, yet intimate setting for students who prefer the more tranquil Upstate atmosphere. PrattMWP is one part of an internationally recognized fine arts center; Museum of Art, Performing Arts, and School of Art. Pre-College elective courses offered by PrattMWP include: Painting and Drawing, Illustration, Jewelry/Metal Arts, Photography, Sculpture, and Graphic Design.

For further information or to register, contact PrattMWP at 315.797.0000 extension 2248.

Mailing Address:
310 Genesee Street
Utica, New York 13502
Attention: Pre-College Summer Program
Phone: 800.755.8920

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