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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


BIODESIGN LAB INTENSIVE

XSI-336

As fields are merging in search of more sustainable and resilient solutions, biodesign is emerging at this transdisciplinary intersection of biology, technology and design. In this hands-on studio course, explore, research and develop bio-inspired design solutions, putting into practice biomimicry thinking, sustainable systems-based methods and designing for and with biomaterials.  Create and present your project with outcomes that include designing systems for human services and interventions, developing new biofabrication processes for materials and/or products, and advancing innovations in circular economies. Final projects will be reviewed by a panel of experts and enable students to build their portfolio.

Prerequisite: XCSI-318 Sustainable Design Foundation or XSI-324 Sustainable Design Foundation Intensive—waivable upon portfolio approval.

Note: This course is part of the Sustainable Design Certificate Program.

INSTRUCTOR: DANIELLE TROFE
XSI 336-01 | M–TH | JULY 27–AUGUST 6, 2020 | 1:30–5 PM
8 SESSIONS | 2.8 CEUs | $1,195
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
XSI 309-01 | M–TH | JULY 27–AUGUST 6, 2020 | 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 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
XSI 311-01 | M–TH | JULY 20–30, 2020 | 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: TBD
XSI-303-01 | M–TH | JUNE 15-25, 2020 | 6-9:30 PM
XSI-303-02 | M–TH | JULY 6-16, 2020 | 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. (XSI-313-01 IN MAY) AND MICHAEL SARNO (XSI-313-02 AND XSI-313-03 IN JUNE AND AUGUST)
XSI-313-01 M–TH | May 11–21, 2020 | 9:30–1 PM
XSI-313-02 M–TH | JUNE 1–11, 2020 | 9:30 AM–1 PM                                                                  
XSI-313-03 M–TH | JULY 20–30, 2020 | 9:30 AM–1 PM

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

HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGN INTENSIVE
XSI-337

Human Centered Design starts from the belief that understanding the people we design for brings fresh thinking to our craft, accelerates iteration, and is a key to creating solutions and products that will be embraced by our users. In this intensive, students will be introduced to the theories and methods of HCD, and will be prepared to include them in their practice with confidence. Using an interdisciplinary approach, learn the fundamentals of user research, research synthesis, prototyping, and the various methodologies that bring our users to the forefront of the design process.

INSTRUCTOR: CODY MILLER
XSI-337-01 | M–TH | MAY 11–21 | 6–9:30 PM
XSI-337-02 | M–TH | JUNE 1-11, 2020 | 6–9:30 PM
XSI-337-03 | M–TH | JULY 6--16, 2020 | 6–9:30 PM
8 SESSIONS | 2.8 CEUs | $1,155
BROOKLYN CAMPUS

INSPIRED ART MAKING AT THE MET INTENSIVE – NEW

XSI-341

Draw at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) to study their rich collection of artwork from all over the world and time periods. The drawings created onsite will turn into a series of inspired paintings back in the studio at the Pratt Brooklyn Campus. Students can focus on their choice of paint--acrylic or watercolor, and also choose whether to stay faithful to the original Masterpiece(s) and/or use their imagination to create new, original artwork inspired by the Masters.  Sketchbooks with rigid back's, pencils, erasers, and a small folding sitting chair are all that are needed and allowed at the Museum. A more detailed supplies list will be provided by the instructor at the first class for painting supplies.

NOTE: It is recommended to register early, i.e., at least three weeks before the first workshop: early registration will allow students to request a Pratt Student ID card, which will provide free access to the MET. After that, late registrants without a Pratt Student ID card will have to pay for their own admission to the Museum.

INSTRUCTOR: MELISSA STAIGER
XSI-341-02 | M–TH | AUGUST 3-13, 2020 | 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: MELISSA STAIGER
XSI-315-01 | M–TH | JUNE 1-11, 2020 | 1:30–5 PM
XSI-315-02 | M–TH | JULY 6-16, 2020 | 1:30–5 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
XSI-331-01 | M–TH | JUNE 1-11, 2010 | 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
XSI-305-01 | M–TH | JUNE 1-11, 2020 | 9:30 AM–1 PM
XSI-305-02 | M–TH | JUNE 15-25, 2020 | 9:30 AM–1 PM
8 SESSIONS | 2.8 CEUs | $1,155
BROOKLYN CAMPUS

PRODUCT DESIGN PROCESS INTENSIVE

XSI-322

Learn how products are designed and what it takes to bring a product to market in this hands-on class. Exercises will include analyzing and dissecting current products; brainstorming, identifying unmet needs in the market, articulating the product identity through branding, and materials workshops; and developing a product from concept to basic prototype, through the design process. Learn to communicate your new product design concept through a tangible design brief. Explore sustainable product design, designers and design firms, and the elements of a successful product. Learn how to research for sustainable materials and manufacturing processes, licensing opportunities, and patents. Deepen your understanding of the current and emerging markets. Please Note: This class is open to all, but prior enrollment in a drawing class is recommended.

INSTRUCTOR: YEON JEE
XSI-322-02 | M–TH | JULY 6–16, 2020 | 6–9:30 PM
8 SESSIONS | 2.8 CEUs | $1,155
MANHATTAN CAMPUS


RHINO: CAD FOR PRODUCT AND SPATIAL DESIGN INTENSIVE

XSI-338

Learn to create your own 3D models in this hands-on course. Understand 3D space and viewport directions. Learn effective modeling techniques and strategies, multiple surface tools, drafting, rendering and 3D modeling while completing projects toward a portfolio. This course is applicable across all design industries and disciplines.

INSTRUCTOR:  WILLIAM HASKAS
XSI-01 | M–TH | JUNE 15-25, 2020 | 2–5:45 PM
XSI-02 | M–TH | JULY 20-30, 2020 | 6–9:45 PM
8 SESSIONS | 3.0 CEUs | $1,230

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:  LAWRENCE AU
XSI-01 | M–TH | JUNE 15-25, 2020 | 2–5:45 PM
XSI-02 | M–TH | JULY 20-30, 2020 | 6–9:45 PM
8 SESSIONS | 3.0 CEUs | $1,455
BROOKLYN CAMPUS

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.

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INSTRUCTORS:  KAT CHOATE AND DANIEL PENGE
XSI 324-01 | M–TH | JULY 20–30, 2020 | 6–9:30 PM

8 SESSIONS | 2.8 CEUs | $1,195
BROOKLYN CAMPUS


Registration


Registrations are open via completing the downloadable registration form and emailing it to prostudy@pratt.edu. Please read further instructions below.

Online registration opens in mid-April 2020.

If you wish to register to reserve your seat in the course(s) of choice before mid-April, and if you can either pay by US check, money order, or wire transfer, you can complete the downloadable Two-Week Summer Intensive 2020 Registration Form—please indicate your payment method in the comments section (i.e., check, or money order, or wire transfer). Please email your completed form to prostudy@pratt.edu and request your Pratt student ID number to include it on your check, money order or wire transfer form, and let us know that your payment is on its way.

Please also see below the four ways to register.

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

Downloadable TWSI 2020 Registration Form

Please click on the TWSI 2020 Registration Form, complete and send along with your check or money order to prostudy@pratt.edu; or email prostudy@pratt.edu to let us know payment is on the way.

Please note that your registration will not be complete until you complete your payment.

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