Summer Intensives

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Open Summer Courses for College Students and Adult Learners at Pratt Institute. All levels of experience welcome.

Every summer, Pratt Institute welcomes students to an immersion learning experience in the creative field of their choice for credit, through our Summer Credit Intensives, or non-credit, through our Two-Week Summer Intensives and Four-Week Summer Intensives.

Summer Credit Intensives

2019 Program Dates

Session 1 June 4–28* (4 weeks)
Session 2 July 2–26* (4 weeks); plus exceptional class on Friday July 6 to replace July 4 holiday;

* The above dates are for studio courses. Lecture courses end one day early.

Every summer, Pratt Institute welcomes students to an immersion learning experience in their creative field of choice. Pratt’s Summer Credit Intensive courses in art, design, creative writing, and architecture are individual elective courses designed for the college student and adult learner (19yrs+) seeking to develop or enhance their skillset in their chosen discipline for academic or professional objectives. Each intensive course represents 3 undergraduate elective credits. Students interested in transferring these credits to their home institution should contact their home adviser regarding their school’s credit transfer policy.

Satisfy elective requirements this summer while enjoying the many rich, diverse, and exciting arts and cultural opportunities that New York City has to offer!

  • Earn 3 to 9 credits in one or both summer sessions to transfer back to your school
  • Develop or sharpen your skills in a chosen creative field
  • Cultivate your unique creative voice and build a portfolio
  • Be a part of creating a greener world by investigating Sustainable Design
  • Explore NYC from our convenient Chelsea–Greenwich Village location

Most courses are held at Pratt Manhattan, unless otherwise noted.

For more information, please contact
Joelle Danant, Program Director
telephone: 718.636.3712
facsimile: 718.399.4410

Two-Week Summer Intensives

2019 Program Dates

Summer Session 1A: June   4-14 | 2 weeks
Summer Session 1B: June 18–28 | 2 weeks
Summer Session 2:  July  16-26 | 2 weeks

Immerse yourself in our Two-Week Summer Intensives carrying continuing studies credits, whether to investigate a new career option, complete a portfolio, or delve into what you love this summer; you can take advantage of renowned Pratt Institute’s academic excellence while enjoying culturally rich New York City, and choose from among the courses below.

For more information and/or to register for our Summer Intensive courses carrying continuing studies credits, see Two-Week Summer Intensives.


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