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Immerse yourself in our Four-Week Summer Intensives carrying continuing studies credits, whether to investigate a new career option, complete a portfolio for educational or career advancement, or delve into what you love this summer. You can take advantage of renowned Pratt Institute’s academic excellence, and choose from among the courses below. Please note that several of the Summer Intensives below are part of certificate programs. 

Architecture


GRADUATE ARCHITECTURE IMMERSION STUDIO

XT-600-01

Pre-Requisite:  Completed Bachelor’s Degree.

This architectural fundamentals course is taught by the Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design faculty; and is geared toward professionals and students interested in attending graduate architecture school. Through a series of virtual studio sessions and lectures, the course introduces students to a series of design approaches to conceptualize architectural investigations using the most current techniques, including in visualization. Students typically receive one-to-one technical instruction, such as on digital modeling, drawing representation, and rendering. 

The work will culminate in a virtual design exhibition with invited Pratt faculty and documented in an individually developed portfolio which prepares students to apply for graduate architecture school. Note: Completion of this course does not guarantee admission into Pratt’s graduate architecture programs. For information on admission requirements, please visit the Graduate Departmental Requirements page.

M-TH | OLIVIA VIEN AND HART MARLOW 
XT-600-01 |  M—TH | JUL 6–30 | 2—6 PM 
16 SESSIONS | 6.65 CEUs | $3,795 
ONLINE 

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Exhibition Design Intensive

XSI-327

Learn to design and document an exhibition from concept to installation. Special focus is on creating interpretive environmental experiences that include storytelling, sustainability and environmental design. Complete and present an exhibition design proposal with models, photographs and drawings of original work toward a portfolio. This course encompasses the first three of four courses in the Exhibition Design certificate program, and 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. The fourth certificate course is Rhino Intensive, available as a Two-Week Summer Intensive course, for those interested in completing the Certificate Program this Summer.

INSTRUCTOR: ALLEN WILPON 
XSI-327-01 | M–TH | JUNE 1-25 | 9 AM-1 PM 
XSI-327-02 | M–TH | AUGUST 3-27 | 9 AM-1 PM 
16 SESSIONS | 6.4 CEUs | $2,395 
ONLINE 

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VISUAL BRANDING INTENSIVE 

XSI-400 

Learn how organizations succeed by understanding the structure of branding and the strategic perspective that a visual identity has. Through a series of steps, designers utilize sketch and idea processes that nurture an inner coherence to visual marks. Hone your visual language skills that can be carried throughout an identity system, developing a unique look and feel for a mark that works across multiple platforms, including print collateral, websites, and broadcast media. Color, typeface and typography will be documented in a style guide that help make a brand shine above its competitors. Complete projects toward a professional portfolio. 

INSTRUCTOR: SCOTT SANTORO 
XSI-400-01 | M–TH | JULY 6-30 | 9 AM-1 PM 
16 SESSIONS | 6.4 CEUs | $2,395 
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VISUAL MERCHANDISING DESIGN INTENSIVE 

XSI-328

Learn to create and document a visual merchandising design project proposal from concept to completion with models and drawings of original work toward a portfolio. Special focus is on creating interpretive layouts for various fields, including:  art, furniture, beauty, fashion, jewelry, and food. Explore lighting design, materials, color and creative methods for providing engaging experiences. This course encompasses the first three of four courses in the Visual Merchandising Design certificate program and is appropriate for designers and anyone interested in developing or enhancing their skillset in visual merchandising design. The fourth certificate course is Rhino Intensive, available as a  Two-Week Summer Intensive course, for those interested in completing the Certificate Program this Summer.

INSTRUCTOR: ALLEN WILPON 
XSI—328-01 | M–TH | JULY 6-30 | 9 AM-1 PM 
16 SESSIONS | 6.4 CEUs | $2,395 
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Additional Summer Four-Week Courses 


MINDFUL ENTREPRENEURSHIP: BUSINESS MODEL LAUNCH
XSI-346

Mindful entrepreneurship is a process of economic or social value creation which goes beyond the basic act of opening a business. You will develop a Business Model Canvas, Pecha kucha pitch, and financial plan for one of the following:

  • solopreneur
  • non-profit
  • for-profit start up
  • social-entrepreneurship
  • B-corporations

Develop the mechanics of launching a business, including opportunity-recognition, operations, customer validation, interviewing skills, financial tools, and forecast planning. Apply contemplative “whole-brain” approaches such as mind-mapping, visualization, meditation, and power questions to business development. Use Lean Launchpad methodology, resilience psychology, and intercultural communications to cultivate your iterative risk-taking skills and confidently pitch your business.
Note: This course can serve as an introduction to the new Entrepreneurship & Innovation Certificate Program.

INSTRUCTOR: ESMILDA ABREU
XSI-346-01 | MONDAYS | AUGUST 3—24, 2020 | 6:30—8:30PM       
4 SESSIONS | 0.8 CEUs | $315
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SUPERCHARGE YOUR STARTUP WITH IDEATION
XSI-343

Would you like to turn your creative inspirations into viable business ideas? Explore combining the creative/design thinking process with key phases of the entrepreneurial process—identification, development, launch, and scaling in this interactive workshop. Starting with a fun simulation, learn simple yet powerful innovation principles to take your ideas to the next viable level or to generate new, viable ideas. Working as a team, apply a time-tested step-by-step process to further guide and support your creative entrepreneurial journey.  Walk away with an empowering, practical ideation tool set for innovation and effective entrepreneurship.
Note: This workshop can serve as an introduction to the new Entrepreneurship & Innovation Certificate Program.

INSTRUCTOR: KIRSTEN RICHERT
XSI-343-01 | WEDNESDAYS | AUGUST 5—26, 2020 | 6:30—8:30PM
4 SESSIONS | 0.8 CEUs | $315
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Registration

Registration Deadline: 5 business days before class starts. 

Early registration is encouraged to secure your seat in the course(s) of choice. 

After the deadlines, students may be admitted if virtual space remains in the selected course(s).

TO REGISTER 

To register, please click on the “View Course and Add to Cart Button” below the course(s) of choice

Contact Us 

More questions? Contact prostudy@pratt.edu 

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