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Pratt Custom Semester Programs

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Undergraduate Architecture in Rome

This program gives fourth-year, undergraduate architecture students the opportunity to live and study in Rome during the spring semester. The 18-credit curricular structure consists of seven core credits in Architectural Design and Urban Studies. The studios focus on the city’s ancient and contemporary levels, public spatial itineraries, and the larger issues of contextual integration. Emphasis is placed on drawing as a critical tool for analytical consideration of an urban area.

Contact Fred Biehle

Interior Architecture – DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia

Undergraduate, third-year students in the department of Interior Design have an opportunity to spend a semester in Copenhagen studying at the DIS (Danish Institute for Study Abroad). In Scandinavia, the built environment is for people. Engage in explorations of Danish and Scandinavian design philosophies, combining strong traditions with the contemporary energy of the new wave or architect s and designers. The core studio options offered are either in Interior Architecture or Urban Design Studio. Beyond the core studio, you will be advised on which courses to take to fulfill your Pratt required course load. An integral part of the DIS Semester Abroad Program is a week long course imbedded study tours to Germany-Switzerland or Sweden-Finland as well as a short study tour to Western Denmark to study canonical Scandinavian Designs.

Contact Robert Nassar,​

Pratt Berlin

This semester-long program gives BFA Writing majors and BFA Photo majors in their sophomore or junior year a chance to spend their spring semester in one of Europe’s most vibrant artistic and literary cities. Sophomore or Junior HMS minors and Critical and Visual Studies students who are minoring in Creative Writing are also welcome to apply. Students can take a full 16 credits of core classes and electives with BFA in Writing faculty and Photo faculty, while living and learning in Kreuzberg, one of Berlin’s most central and exciting neighborhoods. A semester abroad allows students to broaden their cultural, intellectual, and creative horizons, and Berlin is an ideal city for such study and growth. It has a deep, complex, and rich history, and it is, like other major global cities, a dynamic and changing city, one that offers profound opportunities for students to have an in-depth cultural experience. The program is housed in a newly renovated Berlin campus, offering dorms, classrooms, a cafe, community spaces, communal kitchens, and 24 hour security—all this in the heart of Berlin, one of the art and cultural capitals of the world.

Contact Christian Hawkey