Pratt offers two-year associate degrees in art and design as well as construction management at its Manhattan campus on West 14th Street in the exciting Chelsea area of New York City.

Art and Design Associate Degrees: Pratt's associate's degree programs allow students to immerse themselves in an intensive two-year, career-track Associate of Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) or transfer-track Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) education. Located in Manhattan, the center of the design community, the programs give students immediate access to the world's leading design studios and museums, providing excellent opportunities for field trips, guest speakers, and internship placement. The mission of the associate degree programs 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. The programs serve a diverse student population, both traditional and nontraditional. It offers two programs: a career-oriented track, which prepares students for careers in the art and design professions; and a transfer-oriented track, offering students the opportunity for continued education. See the work of the associate's degree students.

Construction Management: The A.A.S. (Associate of Applied Sciences) in Building and Construction program’s mission is to create graduates that are knowledgeable and well-rounded professionals capable of meeting the future needs of the construction industry. The program prepares students for professional leadership and promotes lifelong learning. The curriculum stresses technical knowledge, business acumen, and an understanding of the strategic and diverse interests among project stakeholders. Competencies embedded in the curriculum support creative problem solving, emerging technologies, sustainable practices, and ethical principles. Formal education is linked to practical experience, creating alumni who are skilled planners and technically competent managers of construction projects from concept to completion.

Students who successfully complete the two year A.A.S. degree in Building and Construction and wish to continue their education may apply for admission to the four year Bachelors of Professional Studies in Construction Management program with advanced standing. They may apply in their third or fourth semester.

A portfolio submission is not required for the construction management program.

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Two-year Degree Applicants

Application Deadline: we encourage you to apply by our undergraduate deadlines, although we will accept students on a rolling admissions basis as long as there is space. Decisions will be made on a rolling admissions basis.

Application Requirements: Select "high school applicant" or "transfer" requirements depending on your level. Applicants to the associate degree programs are not required to submit the SAT or ACT. Read the international requirements if you are an international applicant, however, as test scores are required.

If you would like feedback on your portfolio (not required for construction management), you may have it reviewed at the Brooklyn campus by calling 718.636.3514 or you may schedule an appointment and campus tour at the Manhattan campus (where the programs are located) by calling 212.647.7375 or by emailing aos@pratt.edu.  Construction management students interested in tour and meeting with the program chair may email cm@pratt.edu

Current Associate Degree Students Applying to the B.F.A. Programs: Entrance to the B.F.A. is for Fall only.

Students in their second year of the associate's degree who expect to complete by the end of the spring semester must submit an application to Pratt's admissions office to be considered for the B.F.A. A cumulative Pratt GPA of 2.7 by the end of the fall semester of the sophomore year is required. Your acceptance is contingent on your maintaining your grades in your final semester and completing all required studio courses. It is based on the portfolio (art and design only) and grades in the associate's degree program. Make sure you submit work from all courses taken so that your portfolio reflects your skills.

The application deadline to the B.F.A. programs is March 1, but we suggest submitting your online application at least a month earlier and submitting all your documents by March 1.

Submitting Your Application Documents

  1. Submit your online application here.
  2. Upload your portfolio at pratt.slideroom.com.

Changing Your Major

Students in the art and design associate's degree who decide to change their major upon entering the BFA will need to take an additional year's worth of coursework to make up the coursework they missed in the sophomore year. Students in the program who wish to change their major in the second year of the program or after would have to take additional coursework to make up the classes missed in the sophomore year of the new major.