Associate Degrees (A.O.S. and A.A.S.)

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Pratt's Associate Degree Programs are concise, comprehensive, and intensive two year art and design degree programs which integrate the best of new media and technologies with a strong commitment to a traditional art and design curriculum. These programs include the career-track A.O.S. Degree or the transfer-track A.A.S. Degree (offering transfer-track to Pratt B.F.A.).

Located at Pratt's Manhattan Campus on 14th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, we accept applications in the Fall and Spring semesters. (see application info below)

A.O.S.      Graphic Design    :    Illustration    :    Game Design and Interactive Media

Two years / four semesters (69 credits): Students move quickly into upper level art and design classes taught by top professionals and students develop a competitive portfolio and necessary skills to move directly into the field. This program offers great internship opportunities which leading to exciting and invaluable industry experience.                                                               

A.A.S.      Graphic Design/Illustration    :    Painting/Drawing

Two years / four semesters (69 credits): Students follow an exciting art and design curriculum that includes a liberal arts component which positions students to transfer to Pratt's B.F.A. program (upon completion of the A.A.S. Degree). Upon completion of the A.A.S. Program students typically transfer to either the Pratt B.F.A. in Communications Design or Fine Arts Department.

Learn Game Design Online

We are now pleased to offer our Associates of Occupational Studies (AOS) in Game Design and Interactive Media (GDIM) as a fully online degree program! The College Consensus rankings website has listed our online degree among the top ten best online associate’s in game design for 2021, stating that the program “prepares students to immediately enter into an established company or start their own game company” and noting innovative courses in subjects like immersive sound design.

This two-year intensive degree program is designed for high school graduates and adults with or without previous college experience. The curriculum specializes in gaming from an artistic standpoint and will cover game design, production, artistry, programming, interactivity and prototyping. The program is designed to allow students to learn asynchronously with consistent opportunities to connect with both faculty and peers. These interactions help to build a community that fosters collaboration – a hallmark of the game design industry. 

Click here for more information about the program, curriculum and application process.


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Associate Degree Department
Virtual Info Sessions | Spring 2022
Thursday, March 31 5:00 - 6:30 pm (Register Here)                                   
Saturday, April 30 12:00 – 1:30pm (Register Here)
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The Faculty for both the A.O.S. and A.A.S. Degree Programs comprises New York's leading professionals who bring to the studio practical professional experience and expertise reflecting the highest standards in their respective fields. The emphasis on the personal attention given each student defines a key difference between this and other programs. 

Our location in the cultural epicenter of Manhattan provides great access to the world's leading museums, galleries, design agencies, and production companies. These local resources are a valuable extension of our campus and provide many exciting opportunities for field trips, guest speakers, and internships.

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Many of our students live at the dorm close to Pratt's Brooklyn campus and commute easily to Manhattan. Students may attend on either a full- or part-time basis. Financial aid is available to qualified students. 

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For more information about programs, or to set up an appointment for a portfolio review and a tour, please call 212.647.7375 or email

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