Unleash your imagination by producing narratives that inspire and amaze audiences. Immerse yourself in the dynamic realm of animation, where you will learn the newest cutting edge technologies propelling this exciting field.
The BFA in 3D Animation and Motion Arts prepares you with the knowledge and skills to flourish in the animation and visual effects sector. The fundamentals of core modeling, animation, compositing, and simulation software is the basis of the curriculum, guided by projects and assignments that ensure these skills are motivated by carefully constructed concepts and stories.
The 3D Animation pathway introduces an amazing range of tools and techniques taught by internationally renowned faculty. Studio courses factor in every semester, lending ample opportunity to create an impressive graduation showreel. Most courses are located in our award-winning Myrtle Hall facility, less than 30 minutes away from hundreds of New York’s world famous cultural institutions, many of which sponsor our students through internships. When not in class, our students are soaking up the limitless screenings, openings, festivals, shows and exhibitions that are occurring throughout the year in New York City.
Digital Arts Facilities
Students in the 3D Animation BFA have excellent studios with access to several digital computing facilities that are outfitted with state of the art Apple and Windows/PC computer stations. These computers are loaded with top of the line animation software including Nuke, Maya, Houdini, Adobe Suite, ZBrush, Marvelous Designer, ProTools, and much more. All 3D Animation students also have access to shared Digital Arts facilities that include a green screen room, an audio editing suite, and a world-class spatial computing lab. Further access to Pratt Institute facilities is also possible, including fine art workshops and a large photogrammetry volume.
The Department of Digital Arts and Animation offers an internship program tailored to digital artists. Throughout the academic year, students partake in internship opportunities at a variety of studios and companies in the metropolitan New York area, gaining skills and experience in areas covering animation, visual effects, motion graphics, game design, interaction design, fine arts, and publishing.
The internship program places students on their career paths, providing experiences that aid in determining their educational and professional goals. Internships may be taken for college credit by both undergraduate and graduate students. While the Department has our own Internship Coordinator, students may also want to visit Pratt’s extensive network and dedicated staff that supports and facilitates Internships and Industry Connections.
Immersing yourself in another culture is an incredible experience that can extend the boundaries of creativity. Study abroad programs are an integral part of the college experience, and Pratt has deep connections with university partners around the world. See where you can go.
We develop disciplinary fluency in our program of study and we celebrate the interdisciplinary nature of art to critically address the plurality and complexity of the environments in which we operate. Learning resources.
Pratt’s distinguished faculty of outstanding creative professionals and scholars share a common desire to develop each student’s potential and creativity to the fullest. Bringing different views, methods, and perspectives they provide a rigorous educational model in which students make and learn. See all Digital Arts faculty and administrators.
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Katherine Duclos, MFA Fine Art (Painting and Drawing) '11 sees LEGO bricks as the “start of something”, using them as tools to bring big ideas to life. Her relationship with color and unique use of bricks is a great inspiration to continue pushing the boundaries of creativity, play, and self-expression.
Repost from @lego via @PrattFineArt
#MFA #FineArt #Lego #PrattInstitute #Pratt
🏀 The annual Alumni Basketball Game took place last weekend! This year's game honored Richard Lebenson, BFA Fine Arts (Painting) '66, MFA '68. The award-winning Brooklyn artist and illustrator worked in a variety of capacities at Pratt from 1986 to 1998, from the admissions office to coaching both men's and women's teams.
#PrattInstitute #CollegeBasketball #AtlanticEastConference #NCAADivisionIII
Join us to celebrate the bold work and big creative ideas from our graduating students! Pratt Shows events, exhibitions, and presentations are all free and open to the public and happening now through May! Check out the link in our bio to see what's next.
Video: @PrattPhotography Gallery Shows
#PrattPhotography #PrattShows #Brooklyn #ArtSchool #Photography #PhotographyExhibition #ClintonHill
Pratt Alumnus Jared Diaz, BFA ‘17, returned to campus for “The Art of Social Justice,” a conversation with Jah Davis, Assistant Director of Diversity Equity and Inclusion (@PrattCEI).
Part of the Center of Equity and Inclusion’s “Artist Spotlight Series,” Diaz shared his journey and art practice with students and community members on our Brooklyn campus. An alumnus of Pratt Munson, it was thrilling to hear Diaz is planning for a mural at the Utica campus!
Diaz spoke on how he uses public art to uplift stories of Black excellence and historic moments in civil rights and racial justice. His non-profit, Open Air Projects, utilizes mural art to address social issues and inspires collaborative work.
This event was made possible by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Office of Student Involvement.
Image: Diaz (@ArtByDiaz) speaks with Jah Davis and Pratt students at “The Art of Social Justice” event.
The annual Black History Month Art Show is on view now in the @PrattStudentUnion and the Center for Equity and Inclusion!
Organized by @PrattCEI, the exhibition invites current Pratt undergraduate and graduate students who identify as part of the Black diaspora to submit work honoring, celebrating, and spotlighting themes related to Black history and Black culture.
From historic moments in civil rights to intimate moments of self-reflection the artworks capture the diversity and nuance of the Black experience.
Video: Overview of the artwork on display in the Student Union.
Artists include: Violet Cleary, Morvens Regis, Catherine Chattergoon, Keyarow Mosley, Ransom Scott, Fae Lugo and Manar Balh.
Footage from @PrattCEI
Abby Cheney, MFA Fine Arts '18, created a filigree monolith that served as the centerpiece for the Fall 2024 @ullajohnson show during New York City Fashion Week!
Check out how the creation came together on @abby__cheney's profile.
#UllaJohnson #NYCFW #FashionWeek #FineArt #MFA #Fashion #Sculpture
Looks from Laurel DeWitt, BFA Fashion ‘05, and Sarah Sokol, BFA Interior Design ‘11, contributed to @beyonce’s combination Verizon commercial and album announcement airing during last night’s Super Bowl!
DeWitt continues her reign as the queen of metal and chain with a chainmail dress and hat for the 16 Carriages visualizer and a metal bra top for the Texas Hold ‘Em cover art!
Sokol contributed two toppers for the Verizon ad, a pink wide brimmed “Bar Bey” hat and a chrome cowgirl hat. Both looks reference work Sokol has previously done for Beyoncé’s blockbuster summer tour.
@prattfashion @prattinteriors @sarahsokolmillinery @laureldewitt @prattalumni
#actII #PrattInstitute #PrattAlumni
Pratt’s Alumni Achievement Awards honor creatives, artists, and professionals who break boundaries, defy odds, and make statements through their work and lives.
This year, Alumni Achievement Awards will be presented to:
Devin B. Johnson, MFA Fine Arts (Painting and Drawing)’19 (@DevinBJohnson)
Rising Star Award, recognizing a Pratt graduate for significant success and promise of sustained contributions to their creative industry.
Marilyn Nance, BFA Communications Design ’76 (@marilyn.nance)
Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring a Pratt graduate whose work has challenged existing paradigms over the course of a prominent career.
Nasreen Alkhateeb, BFA Fine Arts ’07 (@ContentDirector)
Impact Award, recognizing a Pratt graduate for contributions that have made a deep and meaningful positive impact.
Visit the link in our bio to register for the event!
Images: Devin B. Johnson, MFA Fine Arts (Painting and Drawing) ’19 (photo courtesy of Devin B. Johnson); Marilyn Nance, BFA Communications Design ’76 (photo by RaFia Santana); Nasreen Alkhateeb, BFA Fine Arts ’07 (photo by Kyle Meeks).
Students focus on individual expression through form and motion. These stories are set in amazing worlds populated with unique characters. Students bring these worlds to life through a series of animation studio courses that grow in complexity and depth. Courses include 3-D modeling, 3-D animation, character design, character animation, storyboarding and storytelling, animation history, motion dynamics, lighting and rendering and post-production courses. Recommended electives include contemporary issues in film and video, 2-D animation, scripting, special effects, 3-D printing, and other advanced digital animation techniques.
In Pratt’s Department of Digital Arts, undergraduates will develop aesthetic finesse, technological skill, conceptual sophistication related to digital media, and thorough comprehension of the potential of art and technology. Graduates demonstrate an expertise in their discipline, a unique voice in their medium and a knowledge of historical works in art and technology. Students then learn to create professional documentation and presentation skills to launch their careers in the Digital Arts.
After graduation, Pratt Alumni can be found exhibiting in galleries and working in major creative industries: