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Two-Week Summer Intensives

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.


Course Offerings


ACCESSING YOUR AUTHENTIC VOICE:  IMPROVISATION AND PUBLIC SPEAKING

XSI-307

Ignite your creative business. Learn how to harness you own or others’ creative vision into a compelling oral and visual presentation. Enhance your ability to share your creative spark with confidence, connect empathically with your audience, and generate buy-in from a diverse set of stakeholders. Learn how to hone your foundational business narrative and build cross-cultural fluidity. Through the use of physical exercises, theatre and improvisation games and a set of core public speaking and presentation techniques, gain the poise and skills needed to access your authentic voice in a variety of business scenarios.

INSTRUCTOR: CARLOS IBARRA
SESSION 2B: XSI-307-01 | M–TH | JULY 15–25 | 6–9:30 PM
8 SESSIONS | 2.8 CEUs | $1,155
MANHATTAN CAMPUS

ACCESSORIES DESIGN INTENSIVE - NEW

XSI-323

Learn to design a collection of accessories from inspiration to finalized technical drawings and renderings applicable to the accessories design industry, with a sustainable perspective. Learn to communicate design aesthetics through your intended audience based on market analysis and trend. Develop a portfolio that tells a compelling brand story through footwear, bags, belts, hats, gloves, small faux-leather goods, and wearables. Learn how the worlds of product design and fashion design intersect through accessories design. Note: This course is the first course of the upcoming new Accessories Design Certificate Program (starting Fall 2019).

INSTRUCTOR: YEON JEE
SESSION 1C: XSI-323-01 | M–TH | JUNE 17-27 | 6–9:30 PM
8 SESSIONS | 2.8 CEUs | $1,155
BROOKLYN CAMPUS

BIOMIMICRY INTENSIVE

XSI-309

Generate innovative ideas and forms that perform and give back to the planet and its inhabitants responsibly in space.  Based on the Biomimicry Institute’s 3.8 guidelines, explore all three levels of the biomimicry design process.  Learn sustainability principles and practices such as life cycle assessment; discover nature’s time-tested design strategies, functions, and patterns to apply them to human-made designs. Using a holistic approach, learn to integrate biomimicry into your creative process and demonstrate its value to stakeholders.

Notes: We recommend that students first take the XSI-324-01 Sustainable Design Foundation Intensive course or the XCSI-318-01 Sustainable Design Foundation course before taking this one. This course is part of the Sustainable Design Certificate Program.

INSTRUCTOR: TETSU OHARA
SESSION 2D: XSI 309-01 | M–TH | JULY 29–AUGUST 8, 2019 | 9:30 AM–1 PM
8 SESSIONS | 2.8 CEUs | $1,195
BROOKLYN CAMPUS

Color, Texture, and Patterns Intensive - NEW

XSI-332

Explore color, texture, and patterns using a variety of surface materials, whether for interior, product, fashion, or accessories design. Color, texture and patterns define surfaces, impact scale, and impart a unique style to design. They add visual interest to clothing, products, and space. Learn to utilize these three vital design elements tastefully in order to articulate your creative vision. The course is focused on helping students develop compelling portfolio pieces that demonstrate mastery of color, texture and patterns. Recommended material cost: $40. Note: This course is part of the upcoming new Accessories Design Certificate Program (starting Fall 2019).

INSTRUCTOR: YEON JEE
SESSION 2B: XSI-332-01 | M–TH | JULY 15-25 | 6–9:30 PM
8 SESSIONS | 2.8 CEUs | $1,155
MANHATTAN CAMPUS

DESIGN FOR INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY INTENSIVE

XSI-311

Learn to assess human environmental quality challenges and apply effective ecological design solutions in ways that address the LEED Certification Indoor Environmental Quality standards. Study sustainable design principles and processes for making forms and spaces responsibly.

Explore the essential elements of design that can positively impact spatial conditions for health and wellness, including air quality and ventilation, thermal comfort; sound design; light design, and scent design using natural aromatherapy.

Notes: We recommend that students first take the XSI-324-01 Sustainable Design Foundation Intensive course or the XCSI-318-01 Sustainable Design Foundation course before taking this one. This course is part of the Sustainable Design Certificate Program.

INSTRUCTOR: TETSU OHARA
SESSION 2D: XSI 311-01 | M–TH | JULY 29–AUGUST 8, 2019 | 1:30–5 PM
8 SESSIONS | 2.8 CEUs | $1,195
BROOKLYN CAMPUS

DESIGN LEADERSHIP INTENSIVE
XSI-330

Explore the many facets of design management by bridging the worlds of design thinking and business strategy. Develop a core tool-set of communication and interpersonal skills that empower design teams to make their best work toward a common vision. Apply what you learn to design leadership challenges; create a presentation that showcases your strengths as a leader. Gain a renewed perspective on your leadership ability as well as an effective strategy to influence outcomes while cultivating positive relationships. For current and aspiring art directors, creative directors and design managers.

INSTRUCTOR: ANTHONY FARIA
SESSION 2B: XSI 311-01 | M–TH | JULY 15–25, 2019 | 6–9:30 PM
8 SESSIONS | 2.8 CEUs | $1,155
BROOKLYN CAMPUS

DIGITAL BRANDING INTENSIVE

XSI-303

Engage in branding, identity and marketing for the digital marketplace Examine the role of the creative in the processes of branding, identity, logo development, strategy, and business, including “creating brand equity.” Whether planning to pursue a career in the corporate world, or a career in an agency or design studio; or even start your own business, learn to create a brand essence, a strategy and an identity for a business through lectures, critiques, and hands-on execution. Explore the vocabulary and execution of branding and marketing for the digital age.

INSTRUCTOR: KATHY MCNEIL
SESSION 1C: XSI-303-01 | M–TH | JUNE 17-27, 2019 | 6-9:30 PM
SESSION 2A: XSI-303-02 | M–TH | JULY 1-11, 2019 | 6-9:30 PM

8 SESSIONS | 2.8 CEUs | $1,155
MANHATTAN CAMPUS

FURNITURE DESIGN INTENSIVE 

XSI-313

Design and model your own piece of furniture. The key premise is learning through making and testing. Working on full-size models and prototypes, develop a sense of human scale and proportion. Explore a variety of materials and techniques, gaining basic understanding of furniture construction and manufacturing. While developing individual projects, experience all stages of the design process, including research, ideation, development, testing, refinement, prototyping, documentation and presentation. Note: This course serves as a basic overview of furniture design and is a pre-requisite for beginners to our furniture design certificate program. Students will be expected to bring their own design tools and materials—following the instructors’ supplies list, to be provided upon registration. Total estimated supplies costs: $200.

INSTRUCTORS: KAROL MURLAK, PhD. (SESSIONS 1A & 2C) AND BRIAN BJELOVUK (SESSION 1B)
SESSION 1A: XCSI-313-02 M–TH | May 13--23 | 9:30–1 PM (NOTE: THIS SPECIFIC MAY CLASS IS PART OF THE SPRING TERM, SO THE COURSE TITLE AND CODE IN SPRING ARE: XCSI-313-02 FURNITURE DESIGN FOUNDATION, EVEN THOUGH THE SCHEDULE FORMAT FOLLOWS THE ACCELERATED SUMMER INTENSIVE SCHEDULE.
SESSION 1B: XSI-313-01 M–TH | JUNE 3--13 | 9:30 AM--1 PM                                                                  
SESSION 2C: XSI-313-02 M–TH | JULY 22—AUGUST 1 | 9:30 AM--1 PM

8 SESSIONS | 2.8 CEUs | $1,155
BROOKLYN CAMPUS

MIXED MEDIA ARTS INTENSIVE

XSI-315

Explore mixed media art techniques and materials. Combining various traditional and non-traditional media and techniques such as collage, drawing, painting, and assemblage, create a range of works that explore color, texture, figure ground relationships, as well as representation and abstraction. Create artworks that mix found objects and ephemera with traditional art materials to complete unique compositions toward a portfolio, using formal strategies to achieve balance and unity.

INSTRUCTOR: KATERINA LANFRANCO
SESSION 1D: XSI-315-01 | M–TH | JUNE 17-27 | 1:30–5 PM
SESSION 2B: XSI-315-02 | M–TH | JULY 15-25 | 9:30–1 PM
8 SESSIONS | 2.8 CEUs | $1,155
BROOKLYN CAMPUS

ORGANIZATIONAL CREATIVITY FOR BUSINESS INNOVATION INTENSIVE

XSI-331-01

Learn to take a creative approach to achieve the purpose of your organization, find new customers and set the foundation for business innovation for the next decade. Learn how to develop and apply communication and digital marketing frameworks for businesses to creatively innovate in teams and solve problems, including with their customers. 

Connect human needs with corporate strategy, brand, product/service architecture, communication and digital marketing. Practice how to collaborate, inspire groups and harness talent. Become a driver of business change for innovation.

INSTRUCTORS: RAY MENDEZ AND DAVID LELONG
SESSION 1B: XSI-331-01 | M–TH | JUNE 3-13, 2019 | 6–9:30 PM
8 SESSIONS | 2.8 CEUs | $1,455
BROOKLYN CAMPUS

PAINTING INTENSIVE

XSI-305

Engage in fine arts painting as a vehicle for exploring light, color, image making, materials, and composition. Develop or sharpen your skills in color mixing, paint application, and various techniques in the context of figurative representation and abstraction. Study historical precedents and contemporary trends in painting today, through excursions to galleries and museums. Through immersion practice, group and individual critique, and exposure to the New York Art World, students will begin to develop or expand their own direction as painters. Students may enroll in one or both sessions 1A and 1B for this open-level intensive course.

INSTRUCTOR: SCOTT WILLIAMS
SESSION 1B: XSI-305-01 | M–TH | JUNE 3-13 | 9:30 AM–1 PM
SESSION 1C: XSI-305-02 | M–TH | JUNE 17-27 | 9:30 AM–1 PM
8 SESSIONS | 2.8 CEUs | $1,155
BROOKLYN CAMPUS

Product DESIGN PROCESS INTENSIVE

XSI-322

Learn to think like a designer by mastering the design process to create viable consumer products. This course starts with a formal, then conceptual design process. Learn to create a useful and aesthetically pleasing product in an environmentally conscious way, by investigating User-Centered Approaches, 3D Design Ideation, Prototype Development, Materials and Technology, and Manufacturing Preparation.

INSTRUCTORS: LAURENE BOYM (SESSION 1C); BRIAN BJELOVUK (SESSION 2A)
SESSION 1C: XSI-322-01 | M–TH | JUNE 17–27, 2019 | 1:30–5 PM
SESSION 2A: XSI-322-02 | M–TH | JULY 1–11, 2019 (Exceptional class on Friday July 5 instead of July 4) | 6–9:30 PM

8 SESSIONS | 2.8 CEUs | $1,155
BROOKLYN CAMPUS
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SOLIDWORKS INTENSIVE
XSI-329

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. Note: This course is part of the required courses for the following certificate programs: Accessories Design (upcoming Fall 2019); Exhibition Design Certificate Program; Sustainable Design Certificate Program; and Visual Merchandising Design Certificate Program.

INSTRUCTOR: BRIAN BJELOVUK
SESSION 1C: XSI-01 | M–TH | JUNE 17-27, 2019 | 2–5:45 PM
SESSION 2C: XSI-02 | M–TH | JULY 22-AUGUST 1, 2019 | 6–9:45 PM
8 SESSIONS | 3.0 CEUs | $1,455

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN FOUNDATION INTENSIVE

XSI-324

Study the basic principles and design elements of sustainable design thinking. Develop basic design skills; and build on the Bauhaus tradition of understanding design vocabulary, composition, form and materials. Based in a design studio approach, the class will move through a series of hand- and digital, 2D, 3D, and 4D exercises that test and question sustainable technology and performance. Each session combines a historically-based lecture, studio lab and critique of students’ design projects; and includes a basic introduction to the presentation of ideas in different formats.

Note: This course is part of the Sustainable Design Certificate Program. It is waivable upon portfolio approval by faculty. Please submit digital portfolio (at least 10 pieces) to prostudy@pratt.edu by 10 business days prior to the class start dates of the certificate courses below.

SECTION 01:
INSTRUCTORS:  KAT CHOATE AND DANIEL PENGE
SESSION 2B: XSI 324-01 | M–TH | JULY 15–25 | 6–9:30 PM
8 SESSIONS | 2.8 CEUs | $1,195
BROOKLYN CAMPUS


Registration

Online registration is open.

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 space remains in the selected course(s).
 

Four Ways to Register

E-Mail or Phone Contact SCPS to register for any SCPS course
Perry Han, Director of Enrollment Management for Non-Credit Courses
212.647.7199 | prostudy@pratt.edu

In Person | Visit our Brooklyn or Manhattan office during office hours: Monday–Friday 10 AM–6 PM. The only pay method accepted in person are check or money order.

Mail | Mail your completed registration form with check or money order (payable to Pratt Institute, SCPS) to:

Registration
Pratt Institute, SCPS
144 W 14th Street, Room 209
New York, NY 10011

International students must contact SCPS to register for any SCPS course
Perry Han, Director of Enrollment Management for Non-Credit Courses
212.647.7199 | prostudy@pratt.edu

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Contact Us

More questions? Contact prostudy@pratt.edu

For information on other course offerings, please call 212.647.7199 or 855.551.7727

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