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Course Descriptions and Schedules

ARCHITECTURE INTENSIVE (STUDIO)

This course serves as an introductory exposure to the field of architecture and 3-D design processes. Course content will be emphasized through a combination of lectures, virtual studio exercises, and projects: including sketching, drafting, and model building. Students cultivate basic technical skills and develop an understanding of spatial relationships and structures; as well as acquire knowledge of professional practices in the field.

INSTRUCTOR: CHRISTOPH A. KUMPUSH, Ing., Mag. Arch., PhD.
Session 1:    

ADAR 205-01: M-T-W-TH 2–6 PM, 3 credits | MANHATTAN
ADAR 205-02: M-T-W-TH 2–6 PM, 3 credits | ONLINE

CALLIGRAPHY INTENSIVE (INTRODUCTION TO) (STUDIO) 

This course is a hands-on introduction to the art of calligraphy. Students will learn the basics of edged-pen writing using historical examples of writing in our (Roman) alphabet. Basic concepts that guide hand-lettering will be taught, and students will be exposed to a wide variety of contemporary and historical calligraphy from around the world. 

INSTRUCTOR: CHRISTOPHER CALDERHEAD 

Session 1:    

ADCL 200P-01: M-T-W-TH 2–6 PM, 3 credits | MANHATTAN 
ADCL 200P-02: M-T-W-TH 2–6 PM, 3 credits | ONLINE

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY INTENSIVE (STUDIO)

Express your creative ideas by utilizing digital capture and editing at a professional level. Explore digital photography/imaging for various purposes, such as for the web and book/portfolio design. Whether you are a photographer, painter, illustrator, designer, or an amateur / enthusiast, this course will cultivate your digital editing skills while also enhancing aesthetic awareness of composition, movement, light and depth of field. Projects are geared to address the students’ individual goals, complementing personal and career objectives. Students must provide their own digital SLR camera and an external hard drive is highly recommended to store images and working files. Digital workflows such as Lightroom, Photoshop, Camera Raw as well as popular free software will be explored for students to learn a digital workflow that would work best for them individually. Classes will be held in a Pratt hosted Zoom classroom.   

INSTRUCTOR: ANTHONY HAMBOUSSI
Session 2:    

ADDP 205-01: M-T-W-TH 9AM–1 PM, 3 credits | BROOKLYN
ADDP 205-02: M-T-W-TH 9AM–1 PM, 3 credits | ONLINE 

DRAWING INTENSIVE (STUDIO)

Explore the fundamentals of drawing as a descriptive and expressive skill for all types of visual work, using a variety of materials, subjects, and techniques.  Accurately describe and express form and space, learning various methods of seeing, transcribing, constructing and expressing imagined and real subjects. The course builds visual fluency, as a useful precursor to other intensives in this program, is appropriate for designers, architects, and illustrators, whether professional or student.

INSTRUCTOR: SCOTT WILLIAMS
Session 1:    

ADDR 205-01: M-T-W-TH 2–6 PM, 3 credits | MANHATTAN
205-02: M-T-W-TH 2–6 PM, 3 credits | ONLINE

FINE ARTS INTENSIVE (STUDIO)

This course results in a development of visual awareness and methods in students at both the beginning and more advanced levels. Learn ways of seeing and expressing with intention in the studio. Methods of drawing and painting, as mark, color, and composition are taught, using various formats, and subject matter. Composing as visual thinking is developed through short and long projects with an emphasis on process, culminating in independent projects or series in the final weeks.

INSTRUCTOR: SCOTT WILLIAMS
Session 2:    

ADFA 205-01: M-T-W-TH 2–6 PM, 3 credits | MANHATTAN
ADFA 205-02: M-T-W-TH 2–6 PM, 3 credits | ONLINE

GRAPHIC DESIGN INTENSIVE (STUDIO)

Cultivate visual communication skills for industry application; gain knowledge of design tools, principles, and methods to produce unique and memorable graphic work. Create professional logo, website, poster, and packaging designs which culminate in successful branding. Students will develop an understanding of theoretical concepts through lectures and hands-on practice, gain knowledge of professional practices in the field, and begin to build their own portfolio.

INSTRUCTORS:  SCOTT SANTORO (Session 1); CHRISTOPHER CALDERHEAD (Session 2) 
Session 1:    

ADGD 205-01: M-T-W-TH 9 AM–1 PM, 3 credits | MANHATTAN
ADGD 205-02: M-T-W-TH 9 AM–1 PM, 3 credits | ONLINE 
Session 2:    

ADGD 205-03: M-T-W-TH 2–6 PM, 3 credits | MANHATTAN
ADGD 205-04: M-T-W-TH 2–6 PM, 3 credits | ONLINE 

ILLUSTRATION INTENSIVE (STUDIO)

Explore visual storytelling by creating images that communicate new ideas for commercial purposes, combining both traditional and digital illustration to produce a professional-level portfolio. Maximize your full creative expression by developing technical and artistic skills, from drawing through life studies, to skillfully using software such as Photoshop for creating images. Examine current and future styles and directions generated by the digital world in the illustration field.

INSTRUCTOR: CHERYL GROSS
Session 1:    

ADIL 205-01: M-T-W-TH 9 AM–1 PM, 3 credits | MANHATTAN 
ADIL 205-02: M-T-W-TH 9 AM–1 PM, 3 credits | ONLINE

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN INTENSIVE (STUDIO)

Designers learn by designing a series of projects of increasing complexity, scale and various contexts, such as sustainability. These experiences will facilitate internalizing the design process and knowing what to do next, whether the goal is defined or not. The projects will provide platforms for just-in time discussions about visual literacy, fabrication, and emerging theories impacting design and how design impacts life experience.

INSTRUCTOR: LAWRENCE AU
Session 1:    

ADID 405-01: M-T-W-TH 9 AM–1 PM, 3 credits | BROOKLYN
ADID 405-02: M-T-W-TH 9 AM–1 PM, 3 credits | ONLINE

INTERIOR DESIGN INTENSIVE (VIRTUAL STUDIO)

This course is an intensive overview of the professional world of the interior designer. Explore the resolution of basic interior design problems in the context of human and environmental factors. Understand and use the elements of color, form, light, texture, and space, along with the principles of design, such as scale and proportion, through hands-on studio work, lectures, discussions, and extensive critique. A class discourse on the history and contemporary practices in the field, as well as the relationship between design and society, will further inform the student’s learning experience.

INSTRUCTOR: WILLIAM WATSON
Session 1:    

ADIT 205-01: M-T-W-TH 9 AM–1 PM, 3 credits | MANHATTAN
ADIT 205-02: M-T-W-TH 9 AM–1 PM, 3 credits | ONLINE

SUSTAINABILITY BY DESIGN

ADSD-405 (UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL) OR
ADSD-605 (GRADUATE LEVEL)

(COMBINED LECTURE-STUDIO)

Explore sustainability challenges, practices, and creative opportunities within the design disciplines. Examine interdependent environmental, economic, and social systems, and their influence on the design process. The course is tailored to students’ experience and interests, while covering principles of ecology, climate change, resource use and conservation, environmental risks and toxicity; responsibilities of clients and interactions with end users and other stakeholders; as well as design thinking tools such as systems thinking, environmental cost-benefit analysis, life cycle assessment, design for disassembly, and biomimicry. Students will complete work towards a portfolio and acquire a distinct toolset for the emerging sustainable design professional. Note: this course ends on July 28.

INSTRUCTORS: ZOE PICCOLO AND CATHY YUHAS
Session 1:    

ADSD 405-01: M-T-W-TH 6–9 PM, 3 credits | BROOKLYN
OR
Session 1:    

ADSD 605-01: M-T-W-TH 6–9 PM, 3 credits | BROOKLYN

VISUAL BRANDING INTENSIVE (STUDIO) 

ADVB-200P 

Learn how organizations succeed by understanding the structure of branding and the strategic perspective that a visual identity has. Through a series of steps, designers utilize sketch and idea processes that nurture an inner coherence to visual marks. Hone your visual language skills that can be carried throughout an identity system, developing a unique look and feel for a mark that works across multiple platforms, including print collateral, websites, and broadcast media. Color, typeface and typography will be documented in a style guide that help make a brand shine above its competitors.  Complete projects toward a professional portfolio. 

INSTRUCTOR: SCOTT SANTORO 
Session 2:

ADVB-200P-01: M–T–W–TH 9 AM–1 PM, 3 credits | MANHATTAN 
ADVB-200P-02: M–T–W–TH 9 AM–1 PM, 3 credits | ONLINE


To register for Summer Credit Intensive courses, visit Credit Registration, Tuition, Fees and Deadlines.

REGISTRATION DEADLINES:

Summer Session 1: May 19

Summer Session 2: June 19

Early registration is encouraged to secure your seat in the course(s) of choice.

After the deadlines, students may be admitted if virtual space remains in the selected course(s).

More questions? Contact prostudy@pratt.edu.