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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

Ready for More?

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  • OPEN CALL ARA ALBANNFA STUDENTS
• Submit your artwork to exhibit at Synchrony Financial‘s
Stamford Connecticut Hub.
• Paid Exhibition Opportunity
• Artwork transportation provided.
Apply by May 22, 2024
  • DDA Best of Animation at today!!!
May 14th,2024 6:00-9:00pm
Alamo Drafthouse Theater 07
  • Congratulations to Donna for the People’s Choice award.
Shout out to @touchdesigner for sponsoring the prize!
  • 2D Animation Studio II and 3D Post Production visited Hornet NYC https://www.hellohornet.com/about on Tuesday April 23rd. 

The head of talent development, Catrina Scaglione, organized the visit for our Pratt students. We met with studio artists Nate, staff member who works with 2D and 3D animation, and Sammy, head of 2D Cell animation, along with talent coordinator Sam to review the studio workflow, discuss how their studio works with clients, their career path, and internships.
  • Pratt Digital Arts MFA / BFA Art & Technology Exhibition :: 2024
  • DDA‘s Sophomore Animation Show
May 3th. 05 pm
4E•3 - Myrtle Hall
  • Pratt Digital Arts
MFA / BFA Art & Technology Exhibition :: 2024
One Art Space
23 Warren Street, New York, NY 

May 1 - 4, 2024, 1pm - 6pm daily
Opening reception: May 3, 2024 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Artists:
Yige Bai
Donna Dimitrova
Yuyan Huang
Yoorim Kim
Eunbin Nam
Jun Yeri
Suirun Zhao
Yuan Fang
Yue Fei
Kaylee Jang
Ananda Ray
Abner Wang
Jianhao Zheng
Ailun Zhou
Yuyan Yvonne Wang
Jiuwen Zeng

Pratt Institute, School of Art, Department of Digital Arts presents a group exhibition of Thesis works by graduating MFA students, and the Capstone Projects of graduating BFA students of Art & Technology and Interactive Digital Arts. All works are exhibited at One Art Space in Tribeca.
  • Day 1 of the install @OAS for MFA/BFA Art + Technology Exhibition
  • Tour of Volvox Labs in Greenpoint @April 22

Thanks to the Volvox Labs team for giving us this opportunity to visit!
#volvoxlabs
OPEN CALL ARA ALBANNFA STUDENTS
• Submit your artwork to exhibit at Synchrony Financial‘s
Stamford Connecticut Hub.
• Paid Exhibition Opportunity
• Artwork transportation provided.
Apply by May 22, 2024
OPEN CALL ARA ALBANNFA STUDENTS • Submit your artwork to exhibit at Synchrony Financial‘s Stamford Connecticut Hub. • Paid Exhibition Opportunity • Artwork transportation provided. Apply by May 22, 2024
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DDA Best of Animation at today!!!
May 14th,2024 6:00-9:00pm
Alamo Drafthouse Theater 07
DDA Best of Animation at today!!! May 14th,2024 6:00-9:00pm Alamo Drafthouse Theater 07
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Congratulations to Donna for the People’s Choice award.
Shout out to @touchdesigner for sponsoring the prize!
Congratulations to Donna for the People’s Choice award.
Shout out to @touchdesigner for sponsoring the prize!
Congratulations to Donna for the People’s Choice award.
Shout out to @touchdesigner for sponsoring the prize!
Congratulations to Donna for the People’s Choice award.
Shout out to @touchdesigner for sponsoring the prize!
Congratulations to Donna for the People’s Choice award.
Shout out to @touchdesigner for sponsoring the prize!
Congratulations to Donna for the People’s Choice award.
Shout out to @touchdesigner for sponsoring the prize!
Congratulations to Donna for the People’s Choice award.
Shout out to @touchdesigner for sponsoring the prize!
Congratulations to Donna for the People’s Choice award. Shout out to @touchdesigner for sponsoring the prize!
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2D Animation Studio II and 3D Post Production visited Hornet NYC https://www.hellohornet.com/about on Tuesday April 23rd. 

The head of talent development, Catrina Scaglione, organized the visit for our Pratt students. We met with studio artists Nate, staff member who works with 2D and 3D animation, and Sammy, head of 2D Cell animation, along with talent coordinator Sam to review the studio workflow, discuss how their studio works with clients, their career path, and internships.
2D Animation Studio II and 3D Post Production visited Hornet NYC https://www.hellohornet.com/about on Tuesday April 23rd. 

The head of talent development, Catrina Scaglione, organized the visit for our Pratt students. We met with studio artists Nate, staff member who works with 2D and 3D animation, and Sammy, head of 2D Cell animation, along with talent coordinator Sam to review the studio workflow, discuss how their studio works with clients, their career path, and internships.
2D Animation Studio II and 3D Post Production visited Hornet NYC https://www.hellohornet.com/about on Tuesday April 23rd. The head of talent development, Catrina Scaglione, organized the visit for our Pratt students. We met with studio artists Nate, staff member who works with 2D and 3D animation, and Sammy, head of 2D Cell animation, along with talent coordinator Sam to review the studio workflow, discuss how their studio works with clients, their career path, and internships.
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Pratt Digital Arts MFA / BFA Art & Technology Exhibition :: 2024
Pratt Digital Arts MFA / BFA Art & Technology Exhibition :: 2024
Pratt Digital Arts MFA / BFA Art & Technology Exhibition :: 2024
Pratt Digital Arts MFA / BFA Art & Technology Exhibition :: 2024
Pratt Digital Arts MFA / BFA Art & Technology Exhibition :: 2024
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DDA‘s Sophomore Animation Show
May 3th. 05 pm
4E•3 - Myrtle Hall
DDA‘s Sophomore Animation Show
May 3th. 05 pm
4E•3 - Myrtle Hall
DDA‘s Sophomore Animation Show
May 3th. 05 pm
4E•3 - Myrtle Hall
DDA‘s Sophomore Animation Show May 3th. 05 pm 4E•3 - Myrtle Hall
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Pratt Digital Arts
MFA / BFA Art & Technology Exhibition :: 2024
One Art Space
23 Warren Street, New York, NY 

May 1 - 4, 2024, 1pm - 6pm daily
Opening reception: May 3, 2024 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Artists:
Yige Bai
Donna Dimitrova
Yuyan Huang
Yoorim Kim
Eunbin Nam
Jun Yeri
Suirun Zhao
Yuan Fang
Yue Fei
Kaylee Jang
Ananda Ray
Abner Wang
Jianhao Zheng
Ailun Zhou
Yuyan Yvonne Wang
Jiuwen Zeng

Pratt Institute, School of Art, Department of Digital Arts presents a group exhibition of Thesis works by graduating MFA students, and the Capstone Projects of graduating BFA students of Art & Technology and Interactive Digital Arts. All works are exhibited at One Art Space in Tribeca.
Pratt Digital Arts MFA / BFA Art & Technology Exhibition :: 2024 One Art Space 23 Warren Street, New York, NY May 1 - 4, 2024, 1pm - 6pm daily Opening reception: May 3, 2024 5:30pm - 8:30pm Artists: Yige Bai Donna Dimitrova Yuyan Huang Yoorim Kim Eunbin Nam Jun Yeri Suirun Zhao Yuan Fang Yue Fei Kaylee Jang Ananda Ray Abner Wang Jianhao Zheng Ailun Zhou Yuyan Yvonne Wang Jiuwen Zeng Pratt Institute, School of Art, Department of Digital Arts presents a group exhibition of Thesis works by graduating MFA students, and the Capstone Projects of graduating BFA students of Art & Technology and Interactive Digital Arts. All works are exhibited at One Art Space in Tribeca.
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Day 1 of the install @OAS for MFA/BFA Art + Technology Exhibition
Day 1 of the install @OAS for MFA/BFA Art + Technology Exhibition
Day 1 of the install @OAS for MFA/BFA Art + Technology Exhibition
Day 1 of the install @OAS for MFA/BFA Art + Technology Exhibition
Day 1 of the install @OAS for MFA/BFA Art + Technology Exhibition
Day 1 of the install @OAS for MFA/BFA Art + Technology Exhibition
Day 1 of the install @OAS for MFA/BFA Art + Technology Exhibition
Day 1 of the install @OAS for MFA/BFA Art + Technology Exhibition
Day 1 of the install @OAS for MFA/BFA Art + Technology Exhibition
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Tour of Volvox Labs in Greenpoint @April 22

Thanks to the Volvox Labs team for giving us this opportunity to visit!
#volvoxlabs
Tour of Volvox Labs in Greenpoint @April 22

Thanks to the Volvox Labs team for giving us this opportunity to visit!
#volvoxlabs
Tour of Volvox Labs in Greenpoint @April 22 Thanks to the Volvox Labs team for giving us this opportunity to visit! #volvoxlabs
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