Associate Degree Programs at Pratt

The mission of Pratt’s Associate Degree Program is to provide a professional and creative learning environment in conjunction with a rigorous career-focused art and design curriculum, balancing technical knowledge and skills with the development of critical thinking and conceptual abilities. These programs serve a diverse student population, both traditional and non-traditional, and offer two study-tracks: a career-oriented A.O.S. track, which prepares students for careers in the art and design professions; and a transfer-oriented A.A.S. track which positions A.A.S. graduates to transfer directly into the junior year of the Pratt B.F.A. Programs in Fine Arts or Communication Design.

Painting and Drawing Program Mission

The A.A.S. Major in Painting & Drawing within the Associate Degree Programs is a pre-professional degree program providing the student with the first two years of a four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts course of study, upon completion students graduate with an A.A.S. Degree and have the option of entering an arts profession, or applying for transfer into the B.F.A. Program at Pratt or another school of choice. This program offers a strong foundation, advanced-level art and design courses, and a liberal studies component, all combined to create a comprehensive transfer degree.

Student Learning Outcomes   

  • Students will demonstrate fluent understanding of art and design principles and practices while being articulate with the visual language, including an ability to cite historical precedents and apply theoretical principles to projects.

  • Students will demonstrate high competency with current design software and digital technology within their specialist discipline while also demonstrating awareness of how new media may affect their practice locally and globally.
  • Students will demonstrate effective critical thinking and research strategies while creating innovative solutions to problems and developing an awareness of the cultural and historical context of their work.
  • A.A.S. Degree students will effectively utilize a practical skill-set which also includes written and oral presentation skills, culminating in the production of a Portfolio/GPA of a standard required to transfer to the junior year of the Pratt B.F.A. Program
  • A.A.S. Degree students will demonstrate through practice and critique a thorough understanding of core foundation and specialist studio principles as well as the liberal arts and humanities components necessary to transfer to the junior year of a B.F.A. Program.

Degree requirements:Two Years (Four Semesters for 66 Credits)

Curriculum

Requirements for AAS Painting/Drawing, 2017

  • Semester 1

    Complete these courses.

    ASFD-143 Drawing I

    ASFD-168 Light,Color and Design I

    ASFD-157 Material and 3 Dimensional Form

    ASIL-100 Painting I

    HA-111 Themes in Art and Culture I

    HMS-101A Literary and Critical Studies I

  • Semester 2

    Complete these courses.

    ASFD-144 Drawing II

    ASFD-169 Light,Color and Design II

    ASDG-206 Painting II

    HA-112 Themes in Art and Culture II

    HMS-201A Literary and Critical Studies II

  • Semester 2 Core

    Complete one of the following Social Science Core Global Electives. Complete two Writing Intensive courses (SSWI, MSWI) out of your Social Science Global Elective, Social Science Thinking Elective, and Math/Science Core Elective.

    SS-209G Introduction to Anthropology
    OR
    SS-203G Global History to 1800
    OR
    SS-204G Global History Since 1800
    OR
    SS-218G Salvation from Despair: Spiritual Awakenings in the Ancient World
    OR
    SS-220G Islam from Muhammad to the Great Khans
    OR
    SS-246G Lines in the sand:Borders, Nation-State And the Modern International System
    OR
    SS-249G Secret Activities of the CIA And the Modern International System
    OR
    SS-261G Sexual Politics in Transnational Perspective
    OR
    SS-278G Caribbean Music and Festivals: Shapers Of National and Global Identities
    OR
    SSWI-222G Making/Faking Nature
    OR
    SSWI-241G Cities and Globalization
    OR
    SSWI-245G The Empire Strikes Back

  • Semester 3

    Complete these courses.

    ASDG-207 Drawing III

    ASDG-225 Painting III

    ASPR-205 Printmaking


  • Semester 3 Core

    Complete one of the following Thinking Core Electives. Complete two Writing Intensive courses (SSWI, MSWI) out of your Social Science Global Elective, Social Science Thinking Elective, and Math/Science Core Elective.

    SS-201T Sustainable Core
    OR
    OR
    SS-247TP Revolution Now!:Students, Politics and Protest
    OR
    Politics and Protest 
    OR
    SSWI-210T General Psycholgy
    OR
    SSWI-224T Nomads and Settlers Nomads and Settlers
    OR
    SSWI-235T Education and Society
    OR
    SSWI-240T Shaping the Contemporary City
    OR
    SSWI-250T The Ethics of Research
    OR
    SSWI-255T Telling Tales: Narrative and Meaning in The Humanities
    OR
    SSWI-262T Contemporary Theories of Gender
    OR
    SSWI-276T Music,Creativity, and Consumption
    OR
    SSWI-288T Animals:Ethics and Representation
    OR
    SSWI-228TP Introduction ot Theory and Critique

  • Semester 4

    Complete these courses and 3 All Institute Elective credits

    ASCG-100 Digital Media

    ASFA-241 Fine Arts Seminar

    ASFA-242 Fine Arts Studio

  • Semester 4 Core

    Complete one of the following Math Science Core Electives. Complete two Writing Intensive courses (SSWI, MSWI) out of your Social Science Global Elective, Social Science Thinking Elective, and Math/Science Core Elective.

    MSCI-220C Science of Light
    OR
    OR
    MSCI-223C Astronomy
    OR
    MSCI-225C Starstruck: Meet Our Universe
    OR
    MSCI-232C Chemistry of Arist's Materials
    OR
    MSCI-250C Geology
    OR
    MSCI-251C Planet Earth
    OR
    MSCI-252C Natural Catastrophes
    OR
    MSCI-283C Breeders, Propagators, & Creators
    OR
    MSWI-210C Science & Society
    OR
    MSWI-224C The Physics of Acoustic Music
    OR
    MSWI-230C Chemistry of Pigments
    OR
    MSWI-260C Evolution
    OR
    MSWI-270C Ecology Environment and Anthropocene