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Explore the boundless potential of digital and electronic media to generate new modes of expression that transcend conventional norms. Our curriculum empowers students to master off-the-shelf software while also integrating novel techniques revealed through studio experimentation, delivering innovation equally prescient in the fine art or commercial sector. 

Work by John Wright using mixed media of a mannequin face with screens over the eyes
Jake Wright, MFA Interactive Arts ‘20
Type
Graduate, MFA
Start Term
Fall Only
Credits
60
Duration
2 Years
Courses
Plan of Study
School and Department
School of Art,
Digital Arts and Animation

Interactive Arts at Pratt

The MFA in Interactive Arts cultivates the exploration of the critical issues of our growing digital cultures — through participation in physical installations, interactive objects, machine learning / AI, augmented and virtual reality simulations and networked-based applications. Self-discovery, societal transformation, and critical reflection are recurrent themes in the MFA studios. 

The Experience

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The Interactive Arts MFA journey is grounded in the pursuit of mastering digital technologies, cultivating personal growth, and driving societal impact through fine art. A range of skills-focused courses interrogate the latest software, hardware, and other emerging technological systems, exploring their innovative applications in digital and physical environments. Through seminars, workshops, and a visiting artist series, students gain a comprehensive framework for sharing, debating, and evaluating the historical and contemporary advancements within the field.

New York City serves as the ideal catalyst for this experience. Through in-class and extracurricular excursions, students tap into our unique position at the vanguard of contemporary art practice.

Student Work

Take a look at examples of work by recent Digital Arts students, and imagine what you might be able to do!

Digital Arts Facilities

Students in the Interactive Arts MFA have excellent studios with access to several digital computing facilities that are outfitted with state of the art Apple and Windows 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. 

MFA students 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. 

Internships

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.

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

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.

Blake Carrington

Associate Professor

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Liubomir Borissov

Associate Professor

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This is a photo of a smiling individual. She is Linda Lauro-Lazin, the Assistant Chairperson of the Department of Digital Arts.

Linda Lauro-Lazin

Assistant Chairperson of Digital Arts; Adjunct Professor – CCE

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Peter Patchen

Associate Professor

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Taezoo Park poses in a studio located at the World Trade Center

Our Alumni

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.

Success Stories

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  • DDA Guest Lectures Series — Chris Klimas
February 28th, 2024 
12.45 pm EST 
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.
.
Baltimore-based web developer, game designer, and writer that finds the intersection of words and interactivity irresistible.

Chris Klimas created Twine, the extremely popular and accessible interactive fiction development platform. He’s also involved with the Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation, as well as Unmapped Path, a company that builds narrative experiences for mobile and desktop.

Twine emphasizes the visual structure of hypertext, and does not require knowledge of a programming language as many other game development tools do. It is regarded as a tool which can be used by anyone interested in interactive fiction and experimental games.

https://chrisklimas.com/
  • DDA Guest Lecture Series Spring 2024
Pratt Institute‘s Department of Digital Arts will present lectures by five guests as part of its spring 2024 Guest Lecture Series. All events are free and open to the public. Please RSVP.

All lectures start at 12.45pm EST and take place at the DDA Lecture Room, 4E-3 Myrtle Hall ( 4th floor )
  • Resist the Algorithm

BLAKE MARQUES CARRINGTON and BAHAREH KHOSHOOEE in Conversation

February 27 12pm - 1:30pm

Student Union

Please join us on Tuesday February 27 at 12pm for a conversation. 

Exploring how to RESIST THE ALGORITHM across practices and disciplines.
  • Interactive Arts (Art & Technology)

Crossing
by Claudia Tait

DDA Gallery, 4th floor, Myrtle Hall
Show dates: February 5th - 16th 2024

An exhibition of new works produced by Digital Arts Professor Claudia Tait of animation.
  • The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Department of Humanity and Media Studies, the Department of Math and Science, and the Office of International Affairs would like to invite Pratt students to a workshop facilitated by artist Joseph Morris, titled: Sound and Interactivity with Arduino, which will be held on Thursday, December 14th from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. in ARC F-01.

All materials are provided and no experience is necessary!
  • New Works:

Interactive Arts (Art & Technology)

Closing reception: Wednesday December 6, 12:00 - 2:00 

DDA Gallery, 4th floor, Myrtle Hall

A group exhibition of artwork produced by the MFA students of Interactive Arts Studio with Professor Andréa DeFelice. @a.defelice 

Exhibiting Artists:
Yige Bai
Sihan Cai (Clore)
Donna Dimitrova
Yuyan Huang*
Yoorim Kim
Eunbin Nam
Jun Yeri
Suirun Zhao (Siri)
  • Alumni Spotlight:

DDA alumni Hoda Ramy directed and animated a film as a visual element to Saje's song "In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning". The film premiered on Forbes November 16th. 

@hodaillustrations

Use the URL to watch the video. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stlRjfYm_m4
  • Summer 2024 Nickelodeon internship applications are now open! Apply by November 26 for the following opportunities:

Production Intern
Development Intern
Data Analytics Intern
Studio Support Intern

See more information at: https://careers.paramount.com/go/Nickelodeon-Animation/8711300/
  • The Center for Equity and Inclusion (CEI) invites all students, faculty and staff to stop by the CEI, located on the lower level of the Main Building, Rm. 004 to participate in our Clothing Swap during Transgender Awareness Week.

Transgender Awareness Week is an annual program from Monday, November 13th to Sunday, November 19th, that commemorates Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20th. Be sure to stop by during the week and bring any clothing items you would like to donate and/or grab a gender-affirming article of clothing for yourself!

This event is co-sponsored by Queer Pratt and Health Promotion. For questions or accommodations, please contact cei@pratt.edu.
DDA Guest Lectures Series — Chris Klimas
February 28th, 2024 
12.45 pm EST 
.
.
.
Baltimore-based web developer, game designer, and writer that finds the intersection of words and interactivity irresistible.

Chris Klimas created Twine, the extremely popular and accessible interactive fiction development platform. He’s also involved with the Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation, as well as Unmapped Path, a company that builds narrative experiences for mobile and desktop.

Twine emphasizes the visual structure of hypertext, and does not require knowledge of a programming language as many other game development tools do. It is regarded as a tool which can be used by anyone interested in interactive fiction and experimental games.

https://chrisklimas.com/
DDA Guest Lectures Series — Chris Klimas
February 28th, 2024 
12.45 pm EST 
.
.
.
Baltimore-based web developer, game designer, and writer that finds the intersection of words and interactivity irresistible.

Chris Klimas created Twine, the extremely popular and accessible interactive fiction development platform. He’s also involved with the Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation, as well as Unmapped Path, a company that builds narrative experiences for mobile and desktop.

Twine emphasizes the visual structure of hypertext, and does not require knowledge of a programming language as many other game development tools do. It is regarded as a tool which can be used by anyone interested in interactive fiction and experimental games.

https://chrisklimas.com/
DDA Guest Lectures Series — Chris Klimas February 28th, 2024 12.45 pm EST . . . Baltimore-based web developer, game designer, and writer that finds the intersection of words and interactivity irresistible. Chris Klimas created Twine, the extremely popular and accessible interactive fiction development platform. He’s also involved with the Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation, as well as Unmapped Path, a company that builds narrative experiences for mobile and desktop. Twine emphasizes the visual structure of hypertext, and does not require knowledge of a programming language as many other game development tools do. It is regarded as a tool which can be used by anyone interested in interactive fiction and experimental games. https://chrisklimas.com/
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DDA Guest Lecture Series Spring 2024
Pratt Institute‘s Department of Digital Arts will present lectures by five guests as part of its spring 2024 Guest Lecture Series. All events are free and open to the public. Please RSVP.

All lectures start at 12.45pm EST and take place at the DDA Lecture Room, 4E-3 Myrtle Hall ( 4th floor )
DDA Guest Lecture Series Spring 2024
Pratt Institute‘s Department of Digital Arts will present lectures by five guests as part of its spring 2024 Guest Lecture Series. All events are free and open to the public. Please RSVP.

All lectures start at 12.45pm EST and take place at the DDA Lecture Room, 4E-3 Myrtle Hall ( 4th floor )
DDA Guest Lecture Series Spring 2024 Pratt Institute‘s Department of Digital Arts will present lectures by five guests as part of its spring 2024 Guest Lecture Series. All events are free and open to the public. Please RSVP. All lectures start at 12.45pm EST and take place at the DDA Lecture Room, 4E-3 Myrtle Hall ( 4th floor )
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Resist the Algorithm

BLAKE MARQUES CARRINGTON and BAHAREH KHOSHOOEE in Conversation

February 27 12pm - 1:30pm

Student Union

Please join us on Tuesday February 27 at 12pm for a conversation. 

Exploring how to RESIST THE ALGORITHM across practices and disciplines.
Resist the Algorithm BLAKE MARQUES CARRINGTON and BAHAREH KHOSHOOEE in Conversation February 27 12pm - 1:30pm Student Union Please join us on Tuesday February 27 at 12pm for a conversation. Exploring how to RESIST THE ALGORITHM across practices and disciplines.
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Interactive Arts (Art & Technology)

Crossing
by Claudia Tait

DDA Gallery, 4th floor, Myrtle Hall
Show dates: February 5th - 16th 2024

An exhibition of new works produced by Digital Arts Professor Claudia Tait of animation.
Interactive Arts (Art & Technology) Crossing by Claudia Tait DDA Gallery, 4th floor, Myrtle Hall Show dates: February 5th - 16th 2024 An exhibition of new works produced by Digital Arts Professor Claudia Tait of animation.
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The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Department of Humanity and Media Studies, the Department of Math and Science, and the Office of International Affairs would like to invite Pratt students to a workshop facilitated by artist Joseph Morris, titled: Sound and Interactivity with Arduino, which will be held on Thursday, December 14th from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. in ARC F-01.

All materials are provided and no experience is necessary!
The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Department of Humanity and Media Studies, the Department of Math and Science, and the Office of International Affairs would like to invite Pratt students to a workshop facilitated by artist Joseph Morris, titled: Sound and Interactivity with Arduino, which will be held on Thursday, December 14th from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. in ARC F-01. All materials are provided and no experience is necessary!
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New Works:

Interactive Arts (Art & Technology)

Closing reception: Wednesday December 6, 12:00 - 2:00 

DDA Gallery, 4th floor, Myrtle Hall

A group exhibition of artwork produced by the MFA students of Interactive Arts Studio with Professor Andréa DeFelice. @a.defelice 

Exhibiting Artists:
Yige Bai
Sihan Cai (Clore)
Donna Dimitrova
Yuyan Huang*
Yoorim Kim
Eunbin Nam
Jun Yeri
Suirun Zhao (Siri)
New Works: Interactive Arts (Art & Technology) Closing reception: Wednesday December 6, 12:00 - 2:00  DDA Gallery, 4th floor, Myrtle Hall A group exhibition of artwork produced by the MFA students of Interactive Arts Studio with Professor Andréa DeFelice. @a.defelice Exhibiting Artists: Yige Bai Sihan Cai (Clore) Donna Dimitrova Yuyan Huang* Yoorim Kim Eunbin Nam Jun Yeri Suirun Zhao (Siri)
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Alumni Spotlight:

DDA alumni Hoda Ramy directed and animated a film as a visual element to Saje's song "In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning". The film premiered on Forbes November 16th. 

@hodaillustrations

Use the URL to watch the video. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stlRjfYm_m4
Alumni Spotlight:

DDA alumni Hoda Ramy directed and animated a film as a visual element to Saje's song "In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning". The film premiered on Forbes November 16th. 

@hodaillustrations

Use the URL to watch the video. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stlRjfYm_m4
Alumni Spotlight:

DDA alumni Hoda Ramy directed and animated a film as a visual element to Saje's song "In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning". The film premiered on Forbes November 16th. 

@hodaillustrations

Use the URL to watch the video. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stlRjfYm_m4
Alumni Spotlight: DDA alumni Hoda Ramy directed and animated a film as a visual element to Saje's song "In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning". The film premiered on Forbes November 16th. @hodaillustrations Use the URL to watch the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stlRjfYm_m4
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Summer 2024 Nickelodeon internship applications are now open! Apply by November 26 for the following opportunities:

Production Intern
Development Intern
Data Analytics Intern
Studio Support Intern

See more information at: https://careers.paramount.com/go/Nickelodeon-Animation/8711300/
Summer 2024 Nickelodeon internship applications are now open! Apply by November 26 for the following opportunities: Production Intern Development Intern Data Analytics Intern Studio Support Intern See more information at: https://careers.paramount.com/go/Nickelodeon-Animation/8711300/
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The Center for Equity and Inclusion (CEI) invites all students, faculty and staff to stop by the CEI, located on the lower level of the Main Building, Rm. 004 to participate in our Clothing Swap during Transgender Awareness Week.

Transgender Awareness Week is an annual program from Monday, November 13th to Sunday, November 19th, that commemorates Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20th. Be sure to stop by during the week and bring any clothing items you would like to donate and/or grab a gender-affirming article of clothing for yourself!

This event is co-sponsored by Queer Pratt and Health Promotion. For questions or accommodations, please contact cei@pratt.edu.
The Center for Equity and Inclusion (CEI) invites all students, faculty and staff to stop by the CEI, located on the lower level of the Main Building, Rm. 004 to participate in our Clothing Swap during Transgender Awareness Week. Transgender Awareness Week is an annual program from Monday, November 13th to Sunday, November 19th, that commemorates Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20th. Be sure to stop by during the week and bring any clothing items you would like to donate and/or grab a gender-affirming article of clothing for yourself! This event is co-sponsored by Queer Pratt and Health Promotion. For questions or accommodations, please contact cei@pratt.edu.
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