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Two-Week Summer Intensives

2018 Program Dates
 

Summer Session 1A: May 29–June 7  2 weeks
Summer Session 1B: June 4–14 2 weeks
Summer Session 1C: June 18–28 2 weeks
Summer Session 2A: July 9–19 2 weeks
Summer Session 2B: July 16–26 2 weeks

To Register:

Registration Deadlines:

Summer Session 1A: May 21
Summer Session 1B: May 25
Summer Session 1C: June 11
Summer Session 2A: July 2
Summer Session 2B: July 9

Registration Timeline:

Registration by email is open: please complete and email the downloadable registration form below. Online registration will open in early 2018 (check website for updates). Once open, click on the “REGISTER NOW” button on this page for online self-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 space remains in the selected course(s).

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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 2: M–TH | JULY 16–26 | 6–9:30 PM
8 SESSIONS | 2.8 CEUs | $1,600
MANHATTAN 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.

INSTRUCTOR: TETSU OHARA
SESSION 1B: M–TH | June 4-14| 1:30–5 PM
8 SESSIONS | 2.8 CEUs | $1,600
BROOKLYN 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.

INSTRUCTOR: TETSU OHARA
SESSION 1B: M–TH | JUNE 4–14 | 9:30 AM–1 PM
8 SESSIONS | 2.8 CEUs | $1,600
BROOKLYN 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 suggested pre-requisite for beginners to our upcoming furniture design certificate program (to start Fall 2017). 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: $100.

INSTRUCTOR: KAROL MURLAK, PhD.
SESSION 1A: M–TH | May 29–June 7 | 9:30–1 PM (EXCEPTIONAL CLASS: FRIDAY, JUNE 1)
SESSION 2A: M–TH | July 9–19 | 1:30–5 PM
8 SESSIONS | 2.8 CEUs | $1,600
BROOKLYN CAMPUS

DIGITAL BRANDING INTENSIVE

XSI-303-01

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: RAY MENDEZ
SESSION 1C: M–TH | June 18-28 | 6–9:30PM
8 SESSIONS | 2.8 CEUs | $1,600
BROOKLYN CAMPUS

MIXED MEDIA ARTS INTENSIVE NEW

XSI-315

“I help others express their unique beauty by illuminating the stories of who they are in quiet moments, in harmony with nature and as the creative voice of what’s sacred.” Roxanne Evans Stout

Explore mixed media arts and discover inspiring ways to tell your unique story and enhance your creativity. Combining various media and techniques such as collage, painting, pan pastel drawing, printing with your own stamps, and adding stitching to your pages, complete unique compositions toward a portfolio.

INSTRUCTOR: ROXANNE EVANS STOUT
SESSION 2B: M–TH | July 16-26 | 9:30–1 PM
8 SESSIONS | 2.8 CEUs | $1,600
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 4-14 | 9:30 AM–1 PM
SESSION 1C: XSI-305-02 | M–TH | June 18-28 | 9:30 AM–1 PM
8 SESSIONS | 2.8 CEUs | $1,600
BROOKLYN CAMPUS

USER-CENTERED DESIGN PROCESS INTENSIVE

XSI-322

Have ideas? Learn how to think like a designer by mastering the design process for user-centered application. Explore a variety of trade secrets—how to evolve humble ideas into 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 LEON BOYM (SESSION 1C)
MAXIM DIAMOND (SESSION 2B)

SESSION 1C: M–TH | June 18–28 | 9:30 AM–1 PM
SESSION 2B: M–TH | July 16–26 | 2–5:30 PM
8 SESSIONS | 2.8 CEUs | $1,600
BROOKLYN CAMPUS


International students: To register, please complete and email the downloadable registration form below, including payment information and a copy of your U.S. visa status and passport, prostudy@pratt.edu. Please read further information for summer international students.

Read more information about Summer Housing.

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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Photo courtesy of Roxanne Evans Stout