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Explore Pratt Munson College of Art and Design in Utica, New York

Pratt Munson campus in Utica, New York. A brick building against a blue sky.

Prepared for Pratt’s curriculum, but not yet ready for Brooklyn? Start your Pratt education in Utica, New York.

Pratt Munson is a unique opportunity for those applying to our bachelor degree programs, who would thrive and flourish in the intimate environment of our extension campus in Utica, New York. Students spend their first two years at Pratt Munson in a small city, studying the same rigorous curriculum found on the Pratt Brooklyn campus, and then seamlessly transition down to the Brooklyn main campus for the final two years of their education. Applicants for Pratt Munson must apply through the Common App if they are first-year students. Transfer students with more than 12 college credits are encouraged to apply to Pratt Brooklyn due to course sequencing. 

New Name. Same Great Education.

PrattMWP became Pratt Munson beginning in August of the 2023-2024 academic year.

Become a Pratt Munson Student

Admission to Pratt Munson is selective, and on par with that of our Main Campus in Brooklyn. Pratt Institute’s Office of Admissions carefully considers each candidate’s application and weighs a number of factors, including artistic portfolio, academic record, and essays in order to find the right students who will thrive in the intimate environment of our Utica campus.

Admissions Requirements

  • Pratt Munson students apply through the Common Application, just like Brooklyn campus students. 
  • Portfolio requirements are the same for both Pratt Munson and Pratt’s Brooklyn campus.
  • Pratt Munson has a minimum TOEFL requirement of 71 (or the equivalent on an accepted test)

For our full list of requirements, visit the application requirements page of our website.

Why students choose Pratt Munson

  • Pratt Munson was ranked among the top US design schools in Graphic Design USA.
  • Offering art and design majors in Communications Design (graphic design,  illustration), Fine Arts (painting, drawing, sculpture and integrated practices, jewelry, printmaking), Art and Design Education (art teacher certification) and Photography. Explore our programs.
  • Intimate and nurturing environment with a 10 to 1 student-faculty ratio, located in Utica, New York, a small city that provides you with a quieter environment for the first two years of study. 
  • Significantly lower tuition cost than most top art schools for the first two-years and generous merit-based scholarships ranging up to approximately half-tuition.
  • Robust exhibition opportunities during the first two years of the program as part of your study.
  • Incredible studios and classrooms, including an indoor/outdoor ceramics facility.
  • Regularly visit the Munson Museum of Art, an extension to your classroom, designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson. 
  • Attentive faculty who are professional practicing artists and designers.
  • An intimate, talented and connected student body.

Ready to learn more about Pratt Munson?