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Where high school artists, designers, and innovative thinkers develop their skills and creative voice.

Engage in rigorous college-level courses as a high school student and earn elective college credits accepted at Pratt and most other universities. Modeled after Pratt Institute’s undergraduate offerings in art, design, architecture, and writing, and taught by Pratt faculty, PreCollege courses immerse students in the creative process. PreCollege students are connected with a vibrant community of like-minded young people developing their skills and individual voice.

PreCollege students:

  • Explore undergraduate majors and discover the Pratt experience.
  • Develop proficiency in a variety of tools, materials, and techniques.
  • Create work that can be used in a college admissions portfolio.
  • Earn elective college credits while working with Pratt faculty in specialized facilities.

Find your place at Pratt this summer, in our immersive college-level program.

Spend the summer on Pratt’s Brooklyn campus in intensive art, design, architecture, or creative writing courses, enriched by the artistic and cultural resources of New York City. During this four-week full-time program, students develop skills and create portfolio pieces for college admission, while earning elective college credits.

“It was incredible spending my summer on Pratt’s Brooklyn campus with other immensely talented art and design students, I loved having the opportunity to interact with students from all over the globe. There’s great value in hearing diverse perspectives and exchanging ideas with others.”  

Av Sanchez, student, summer ‘22

Read more about the program, the experience of some of our 2023 students, as well as where students are today at Pratt News.

Explore your creative passions through year-round opportunities on and off campus.  

PreCollege offers fall, winter, and spring courses and engagement opportunities for New York City area high school students on our convenient Manhattan campus. For students in other regions, PreCollege online courses are also available throughout the year. Additional program opportunities for students K-12 are also available through Pratt’s Center for Art, Design, and Community Engagement K-12.

Have a question? Visit our FAQ page.

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