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Pratt’s M.F.A. program in Fine Arts immerses students in the world of contemporary art supported by a faculty of working artists and community of peers, enriched by the abundance and inspiration of New York. The four semester, 60-credit curriculum is both rigorous and flexible allowing wide latitude for interdisciplinary exploration among the department’s five areas: painting and drawing; photography; sculpture; printmaking; and integrated practices (installation, public art, performance). Students have individual studios and access to a full range of labs, shops and studios. There are many opportunities for individual studio visits with guest artists and critics and students may publicly exhibit their work in campus galleries and during Open Studios. Second-year students mount individual thesis exhibitions and have the opportunity to participate in a curated show at a New York gallery. Faculty members are distinguished artists with international reputations and have received awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, Tiffany Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, Skowhegan, Creative Capital, Art Matters and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Fine Arts alumni continue to make their mark nationally and internationally as artists, educators and leaders.

Visiting Artists and Critics: John Yau •  Barry Schwabsky • Lauren Ross •  Kate McNamara • Stephen Maine • Omar Lopez-Chahoud • Joe Armheim • Ken Johnson • Saul Ostrow • Karen Archey • Karen Wilkin • Alexi Worth • Stephen Ellis • Lauren O'Neill-Butler • Christian Viveros-Fauné • Regine Basha • Faye Hirsch • Holly Block • Jen Mazza • Yael Kanarek • Deborah Mesa-Pelly • Dread Scott • Sara Reisman • Carrie Moyer • Ben Davis • Walter Robinson • Rujeko Hockley • Piper Marshall