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Art and 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.
Collage of three different paintings/drawings by Painting and Drawing students. They are laid side by side and have three distinct styles.
Type
Undergraduate, AAS
Credits
66
Duration
4 Semesters
Courses
Plan of Study
School and Department
School of Art,
Associate Degrees
A painting of flowers, bees, dragons, tarot cards and birds on an unconventionally shaped canvas.
Work by Bailey Rhodes, AAS Painting/Drawing ‘20

Painting/Drawing at Pratt

Our AAS degree programs are intensive transfer-track programs which provide students with the first two years of a four-year bachelor’s degree program. Upon graduation from our department, students have the opportunity to enter a professional creative field or transfer seamlessly to the BFA program of their choice. Our AAS degrees begin with strong foundational courses that lead to advanced-level art and design courses and combine with a liberal studies component to create a comprehensive, competitive curriculum.

The Experience

Focused, efficient, and embedded in a tight-knit community, our two-year Painting/Drawing Associate Degree program gives you access to core components of the Pratt experience in an intensive transfer-track curriculum. 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 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.

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.

  1. Jamie Powell

    Adjunct Assistant Professor

  2. Dean Dalfonzo

    Visiting Instructor

  3. Aliene Howell

    Visiting Instructor

  4. Marian Zacharow

    Adjunct Assistant Professor

  5. Wilfredo Ortega

    Visiting Instructor

  6. Charles Parker

    Associate Professor

An abstract painting in the portrait orientation. Two reddish-orange bursts of color are positioned above and below each other vertically. They have rays of color stretching out from them and swatches of yellow more towards the center of the bursts.
Work by Ermina Felix, AAS Drawing/Painting ’19

Our Alumni

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 AAS Painting/Drawing alumni are set up for success with a well-rounded education allowing them to enter a professional creative field or transfer seamlessly to the BFA program of their choice. With an AAS degree in Painting/Drawing your path to excellence is already paved.

Where They Work

  • Meredith Antle, Construct Brooklyn

Ready for More?

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  • Join us tomorrow at the opening reception for the latest installment of Posters for a Cause: OUT OF TIME Designing for Change NOW.
Saturday, April 20 | 7:30-9:00pm | @bettybakery 
211 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY
  • Stop by Table 58 at #moccafest2024 next weekend and say hello to our AOS Illustration students! Link in bio for tickets and directions! (art by @rah_artz ) @soi128 #moccafest
  • We are excited to announce the launch of our monthly newsletter! View our inaugural issue and subscribe - link in bio!
  • Join us for another great Posters for a Cause reception - “Pressing Matters” - Saturday, April 15 8pm at @bettybakery
  • AOS student @finnevanz presenting “Seed Grant: Type Talks” at Pratt Research Open House 2023. DEI seed grant secured by Associate Degree professor @johnbattistadesantis … can’t wait to see the results of all their hard work! @prattresearch #brooklynnavyyard #prattresearch #typography #design #dei
  • Before break our Pre-press and Print Production students with professor @caniregola got to tour GSB Digital’s printing facility in LIC… wonderful people, amazing equipment and incredible work! Thanks for a great day @gsbdigital !
  • Great turnout for Associate Degree Professor @christopherzacharow ‘s exhibition reception earlier this week. Marian Christopher Zacharow | Selected Works | Hiroko Nakamoto Pratt Manhattan Lobby | 144 W. 14th St | On Display Now #prattinstitute #prattexhibits
  • Faculty @1888fsavini and our Photography class were fortunate to meet with the amazing @theastergates at his new exhibit “Young Lords and Their Traces” at the @newmuseum - a wonderful experience with the award winning social practice installation legend!
  • Calling all AAS/AOS alumni! Join us Dec. 8 at 6:30pm (PMC 2nd floor) for our inaugural gathering and the launch of our newly established AAS/AOS Alumni Association! Please RSVP by Dec. 6th.
Join us tomorrow at the opening reception for the latest installment of Posters for a Cause: OUT OF TIME Designing for Change NOW.
Saturday, April 20 | 7:30-9:00pm | @bettybakery 
211 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY
Join us tomorrow at the opening reception for the latest installment of Posters for a Cause: OUT OF TIME Designing for Change NOW. Saturday, April 20 | 7:30-9:00pm | @bettybakery 211 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY
2 months ago
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Stop by Table 58 at #moccafest2024 next weekend and say hello to our AOS Illustration students! Link in bio for tickets and directions! (art by @rah_artz ) @soi128 #moccafest
Stop by Table 58 at #moccafest2024 next weekend and say hello to our AOS Illustration students! Link in bio for tickets and directions! (art by @rah_artz ) @soi128 #moccafest
3 months ago
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2/9
We are excited to announce the launch of our monthly newsletter! View our inaugural issue and subscribe - link in bio!
We are excited to announce the launch of our monthly newsletter! View our inaugural issue and subscribe - link in bio!
4 months ago
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3/9
Join us for another great Posters for a Cause reception - “Pressing Matters” - Saturday, April 15 8pm at @bettybakery
Join us for another great Posters for a Cause reception - “Pressing Matters” - Saturday, April 15 8pm at @bettybakery
1 year ago
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4/9
AOS student @finnevanz presenting “Seed Grant: Type Talks” at Pratt Research Open House 2023. DEI seed grant secured by Associate Degree professor @johnbattistadesantis … can’t wait to see the results of all their hard work! @prattresearch #brooklynnavyyard #prattresearch #typography #design #dei
AOS student @finnevanz presenting “Seed Grant: Type Talks” at Pratt Research Open House 2023. DEI seed grant secured by Associate Degree professor @johnbattistadesantis … can’t wait to see the results of all their hard work! @prattresearch #brooklynnavyyard #prattresearch #typography #design #dei
AOS student @finnevanz presenting “Seed Grant: Type Talks” at Pratt Research Open House 2023. DEI seed grant secured by Associate Degree professor @johnbattistadesantis … can’t wait to see the results of all their hard work! @prattresearch #brooklynnavyyard #prattresearch #typography #design #dei
AOS student @finnevanz presenting “Seed Grant: Type Talks” at Pratt Research Open House 2023. DEI seed grant secured by Associate Degree professor @johnbattistadesantis … can’t wait to see the results of all their hard work! @prattresearch #brooklynnavyyard #prattresearch #typography #design #dei
1 year ago
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5/9
Before break our Pre-press and Print Production students with professor @caniregola got to tour GSB Digital’s printing facility in LIC… wonderful people, amazing equipment and incredible work! Thanks for a great day @gsbdigital !
Before break our Pre-press and Print Production students with professor @caniregola got to tour GSB Digital’s printing facility in LIC… wonderful people, amazing equipment and incredible work! Thanks for a great day @gsbdigital !
Before break our Pre-press and Print Production students with professor @caniregola got to tour GSB Digital’s printing facility in LIC… wonderful people, amazing equipment and incredible work! Thanks for a great day @gsbdigital !
Before break our Pre-press and Print Production students with professor @caniregola got to tour GSB Digital’s printing facility in LIC… wonderful people, amazing equipment and incredible work! Thanks for a great day @gsbdigital !
Before break our Pre-press and Print Production students with professor @caniregola got to tour GSB Digital’s printing facility in LIC… wonderful people, amazing equipment and incredible work! Thanks for a great day @gsbdigital !
Before break our Pre-press and Print Production students with professor @caniregola got to tour GSB Digital’s printing facility in LIC… wonderful people, amazing equipment and incredible work! Thanks for a great day @gsbdigital !
Before break our Pre-press and Print Production students with professor @caniregola got to tour GSB Digital’s printing facility in LIC… wonderful people, amazing equipment and incredible work! Thanks for a great day @gsbdigital !
Before break our Pre-press and Print Production students with professor @caniregola got to tour GSB Digital’s printing facility in LIC… wonderful people, amazing equipment and incredible work! Thanks for a great day @gsbdigital !
Before break our Pre-press and Print Production students with professor @caniregola got to tour GSB Digital’s printing facility in LIC… wonderful people, amazing equipment and incredible work! Thanks for a great day @gsbdigital !
Before break our Pre-press and Print Production students with professor @caniregola got to tour GSB Digital’s printing facility in LIC… wonderful people, amazing equipment and incredible work! Thanks for a great day @gsbdigital !
1 year ago
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Great turnout for Associate Degree Professor @christopherzacharow ‘s exhibition reception earlier this week. Marian Christopher Zacharow | Selected Works | Hiroko Nakamoto Pratt Manhattan Lobby | 144 W. 14th St | On Display Now #prattinstitute #prattexhibits
Great turnout for Associate Degree Professor @christopherzacharow ‘s exhibition reception earlier this week. Marian Christopher Zacharow | Selected Works | Hiroko Nakamoto Pratt Manhattan Lobby | 144 W. 14th St | On Display Now #prattinstitute #prattexhibits
Great turnout for Associate Degree Professor @christopherzacharow ‘s exhibition reception earlier this week. Marian Christopher Zacharow | Selected Works | Hiroko Nakamoto Pratt Manhattan Lobby | 144 W. 14th St | On Display Now #prattinstitute #prattexhibits
Great turnout for Associate Degree Professor @christopherzacharow ‘s exhibition reception earlier this week. Marian Christopher Zacharow | Selected Works | Hiroko Nakamoto Pratt Manhattan Lobby | 144 W. 14th St | On Display Now #prattinstitute #prattexhibits
Great turnout for Associate Degree Professor @christopherzacharow ‘s exhibition reception earlier this week. Marian Christopher Zacharow | Selected Works | Hiroko Nakamoto Pratt Manhattan Lobby | 144 W. 14th St | On Display Now #prattinstitute #prattexhibits
Great turnout for Associate Degree Professor @christopherzacharow ‘s exhibition reception earlier this week. Marian Christopher Zacharow | Selected Works | Hiroko Nakamoto Pratt Manhattan Lobby | 144 W. 14th St | On Display Now #prattinstitute #prattexhibits
Great turnout for Associate Degree Professor @christopherzacharow ‘s exhibition reception earlier this week. Marian Christopher Zacharow | Selected Works | Hiroko Nakamoto Pratt Manhattan Lobby | 144 W. 14th St | On Display Now #prattinstitute #prattexhibits
Great turnout for Associate Degree Professor @christopherzacharow ‘s exhibition reception earlier this week. Marian Christopher Zacharow | Selected Works | Hiroko Nakamoto Pratt Manhattan Lobby | 144 W. 14th St | On Display Now #prattinstitute #prattexhibits
1 year ago
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Faculty @1888fsavini and our Photography class were fortunate to meet with the amazing @theastergates at his new exhibit “Young Lords and Their Traces” at the @newmuseum - a wonderful experience with the award winning social practice installation legend!
Faculty @1888fsavini and our Photography class were fortunate to meet with the amazing @theastergates at his new exhibit “Young Lords and Their Traces” at the @newmuseum - a wonderful experience with the award winning social practice installation legend!
Faculty @1888fsavini and our Photography class were fortunate to meet with the amazing @theastergates at his new exhibit “Young Lords and Their Traces” at the @newmuseum - a wonderful experience with the award winning social practice installation legend!
Faculty @1888fsavini and our Photography class were fortunate to meet with the amazing @theastergates at his new exhibit “Young Lords and Their Traces” at the @newmuseum - a wonderful experience with the award winning social practice installation legend!
2 years ago
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Calling all AAS/AOS alumni! Join us Dec. 8 at 6:30pm (PMC 2nd floor) for our inaugural gathering and the launch of our newly established AAS/AOS Alumni Association! Please RSVP by Dec. 6th.
Calling all AAS/AOS alumni! Join us Dec. 8 at 6:30pm (PMC 2nd floor) for our inaugural gathering and the launch of our newly established AAS/AOS Alumni Association! Please RSVP by Dec. 6th.
2 years ago
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