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Good design can inform, inspire, challenge, electrify and enrich the world around us. Come to Manhattan to find yourself in a city full of inspiration and to Pratt’s Associate Degree Department to lose yourself in your work.
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Undergraduate, AOS
Associate Degrees
School of Art
4 Semesters
Courses Plan of Study
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Graphic Design at Pratt

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As a Graphic Design student in the Associate Degree Department, you will be immersed in studio courses from day one. Our intensive programs deliver the same number and level of art and design courses as a BFA program in half the time by eliminating gen-ed courses. This allows us to give students a complete education as quickly and efficiently as possible. You will begin with foundational art and design courses that set the basis for advanced courses in graphic design, communication design, package design, interactive media, typography and more.

The Experience

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Focused, efficient, and embedded in a tight-knit community, our two-year Graphic Design Associate Degree program gives you access to core components of the Pratt experience in a highly intensive curricular experience. You will work with faculty at the forefront of their industries in a carefully curated program to prepare you for your next step.

State of the Art Tools

Through rigorous attention to production, technique, and contemporary aesthetics, you’ll develop your art and design practice and with it, agency to create change. You will have access to traditional art and design studios, labs with cutting edge hardware and software and print facilities with endless possibilities.


New York is full of opportunities for internships in the Graphic Design fields.  We encourage all our second year AOS students to gain invaluable experience through an internship. Using what has been learned in the classroom, you will get a feel for real-world implementation and the challenges and rewards that come from working in your chosen field. Once you have found an opportunity of interest, we will help guide you along the application process.  Our students have held internships in a range of industries, from The Painting Center to Marvel Studios.

Learning Resources

We develop disciplinary fluency in our program of study and we celebrate the interdisciplinary nature of design critical to address the plurality and complexity of the environments in which we operate. Learning resources.

Our Faculty

In the Associate Degree Department, you will be surrounded by faculty consisting of New York’s leading professionals who have both excellence and expertise in their fields and a deep passion for teaching the next generation of creative professionals. With an emphasis on personal attention for each student our department ensures you will get the guidance and mentorship you need to thrive.

Visiting Assistant Professor


Deborah Caponera

Assistant Professor


Visiting Instructor


Visiting Instructor


Einat Lahat-Blum

Visiting Instructor


Adjunct Associate Professor


Donnie Rogers

Visiting Instructor


Robert Feldgus

Adjunct Professor


Our Alumni

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Pratt’s distinguished alums are leading thriving careers, addressing critical challenges and creating innovative work that reimagines our world, at a diverse selection of companies and institutions. They also go on to become entrepreneurs and principals leading their own studios and businesses.

Our AOS Graphic Design alumni are set up for success with a well-rounded education allowing them to pursue work in a variety of fields. Whether you are looking to work at an agency, in-house with a brand, freelance or apply your skills to other industries, with an AOS degree in Graphic Design your path to excellence is already paved.

Where They Work

  • Harrison Jude – Adweek
  • Chantal Hernandez – Hearst Magazines
  • Dana Baumgartner – Mouth & iGourmet

Ready for More?

Thinking seriously about Pratt? Learn more about admissions requirements, plan your visit, talk to a counselor, and start your application. Take the next step.Building your portfolio can be daunting. We’ll answer your questions and help you feel confident about the portfolio you submit with your application. Start building your portfolio, now.Find yourself at home at Pratt: our residence halls, student organizations, athletics, exhibitions, events, the amazing City of New York and our Brooklyn neighbors. Check us out.

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