The Summer Credit Intensive courses are designed for the college level or adult learner (students who are not currently enrolled in a Pratt program) seeking exposure to new subject areas in fulfillment of academic or professional interests and objectives. Each intensive course represents 3 undergraduate elective credits.

Satisfy art and/or elective requirements this summer, and transfer credits back to your home school; or perhaps you are just interested in developing new skills while enjoying the many rich, diverse, and exciting arts and cultural opportunities that New York City has to offer! Unless otherwise noted, all courses are held at Pratt Institute's Manhattan location: 144 West 14th Street, NYC @ 7th Avenue.

Are you home for the summer with time to spare? Be productive and experience the world of Art and Design at Pratt!

2014 Program Dates

Session 1 (5 weeks): May 27–June 26

Session 2 (5 weeks): July 1–July 31

Earn up to 9 credits in 19 days, or sign up for both sessions and double or triple the amount of credits you can earn!

  • Fulfill elective requirements and transfer credits back to your school
  • Develop new skills or rediscover your artistic aptitude
  • Cultivate your creativity and create a portfolio
  • Be a part of creating a greener world by investigating Sustainable Design
  • Explore NYC from our convenient Chelsea–Greenwich Village location

Helpful links

For CCPS/Pratt Manhattan information, please call 212.647.7199.

Courses available in Art, Design, and Architecture. Visit the Curriculum page for course descriptions.

Pratt Institute Summer Housing
There is NO housing at the Pratt Manhattan location. However, for students who may require housing for the duration of the CCPS Summer Credit Intensive program, there is limited first-come first-served housing available on the Brooklyn Campus for additional housing fees via Pratt's Office of Residential Life and Housing (ORLH). Summer housing is assigned to specific floors in Willoughby Residence Hall. Summer housing rates are based on the same weekly cost as the academic year (Fall and Spring semesters). Billing for the summer is weekly, based on the number of weeks needed. When contacting the ORLH, let them know that you are planning to attend the CCPS / Summer Credit Intensive program, and the specific dates that you would require housing.

A $50 deposit is required to reserve summer housing. The housing deposit and any additional housing fees are not part of the CCPS / Summer Credit Intensive program tuition and fees. You must pay the $50 Summer Housing Deposit with the Bursar Office before applying for Summer Housing online. Once the deposit is received, students are contacted to complete the housing preference process on-line. Summer assignments are completed on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Summer housing brochures are generally available for downloading from the residential life webpage after March 15. To apply for Summer housing, download a brochure from the Office of Residential Life webpage.

The Pratt Institute Office of Residential Life summer housing contact: Jason LeConey, Assistant Director, Housing, Office of Residential Life. 718.399.4555,

International Students

If you are not a United States citizen or permanent resident, you are considered an International Student.

Each of the elective course offerings serve as an in-depth introduction to a discipline offered at Pratt. This is not a full-time course of study; therefore you do not need an F-1 Student Visa in order to register; you may enroll in an introductory /short course for personal enrichment during your visit to the US.

International Students are required to submit copies of their current passport / Visa documentation along with the registration form.

Visit the course search tool for section schedules and tuition:

CCPS Course Search