Gain the skills and inspiration to lead and innovate as creative technologists in the 21st century. Explore the transformative powers of computation beyond the dimensions of the computer screen, integrating digital creativity within varied architectures, urban centers, and our ever-expanding digital networks.
Digital Arts in Art + Technology at Pratt
The BFA in Art + Technology prepares you with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the creative technology sector. It is the ultimate degree in creative technology – you will graduate with a good understanding of how to innovate with audio, visuals, coding, interactive/reactive media, web-based experiences, electronics, VR/MR, AI, and how to interface the digital and physical worlds. If you have a creative disposition, balanced by an inventive, entrepreneurial spirit, this degree is for you.
Take a look at examples of work by recent Digital Arts students, and imagine what you might be able to do!
The Art and Technology 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 portfolio. Most courses are located in our award-winning Myrtle Hall facility, which is less than 30 minutes away from New York’s world famous cultural institutions, many of which sponsor our students through internships and employ them upon graduation. 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.
Self-discovery, societal transformation, and critical reflection are recurrent themes in these classrooms and studios.
Digital Arts Facilities
Students in the Art and Technology BFA have excellent labs with access to several digital computing facilities that are outfitted with state of the art Apple computer stations. These computers are loaded with top of the line software including Maya, Houdini, TouchDesigner, MaxMSP, Nuke, ToonBoom, Adobe Suite, ProTools, and much more.
BFA students also have access to shared Digital Arts facilities that include a green screen room, audio editing suite, a variety of 3D printers, laser cutter, ink-jet printers and a world-class surround-sound VR production/presentation suite. Further access to Pratt Institute facilities is also possible, including fine art workshops and a large photogrammetry volume.
Art and Technology students are able to commit to a substantial research project spanning their entire senior year, divided into Senior Projects I & II. These works are exhibited at the end of year DDA public exhibition, and are often the featured project in final portfolios.
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 design critical to address the plurality and complexity of the environments in which we operate. Learn more.
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.
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Digital Arts graduates become leading contributors to the arts with a commitment to the cultural enrichment of society. After graduation, Pratt Alumni can be found featured in important publications, exhibiting in galleries and new media institutions and working in major creative industries.
Our alumni are leaders at top institutions including Apple Computer, Phillips Electronics, IBM Watson Research Labs, and MoMA and go on to exhibit at SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Whitney Museum of American Art, SFMoMA, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the New Museum.
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