Illustration at Pratt
As an Illustration 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 traditional illustration, digital illustration, painting/drawing, communication design and more.
Focused, efficient, and embedded in a tight-knit community, our two-year Illustration 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 Illustration 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.
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.
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.
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 Illustration 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 illustrate children’s books, freelance for print or online publications, work at an agency or apply your skills to other industries, with an AOS degree in Illustration your path to excellence is already paved.
Where They Work
- Brolga – Freelance (Apple, BMW, Target, Jaguar, Nike, H&M, NYT)
- Helen Escobar – Brooklyn Born Chocolate
- Rinn Wight – Pratt Institute
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