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.

Associates Degree Electives - Fall 2018

Now offering a degree in Game Design and Interactive Media

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These courses are offered through the Associate Degree Department and open to all Pratt students. For more information contact

Open House

Saturday, October 12 and November 16 at 10 AM. Anyone interested in learning more about our exciting two year degree programs is welcomed to attend! For more information, please call 212.647.7375.

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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.

Primary Application Requirements Include: (Apply Online)

  1. Portfolio
  2. College/High School Transcripts
  3. Application Form
  4. Letter of Recommendation

The preferred method to submit your portfolio is online and work may be uploaded at

Portfolio Guidelines: A portfolio is 15–20 pieces of work which reflect your range of artistic abilities. As a general rule of thumb, a portfolio is comprised of 50% "Observation" and 50% "Imagination." Observational work includes drawing, painting, still life, figure drawing, landscape. The imaginative part of a portfolio includes any art and design projects that demonstrate your creative flair. These projects might include graphic design work, web design work, sculpture, photography, collage, digital artwork).

Learn more about Associate Degree Programs Admissions information.

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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