Open Summer Courses for College Students and Adult Learners
All levels of experience welcome
Immerse yourself in your chosen creative field at Pratt Institute this summer, while exploring the vibrant cultural opportunities available in New York City or enjoying the comfort of your home. Pratt’s Summer Credit Intensives are designed for college students or professional adult learners, and anyone with a passion for art and design. Each course carries three elective college credits, which can be applied towards a degree at Pratt and is accepted at most other institutions. Students interested in transferring these credits to their home institution should contact their home advisor regarding their school’s credit transfer policy.
Registration for the 2024 Summer Credit Intensive program is now open.
Courses are led by Pratt faculty or alumni and include required homework assignments to be completed outside of class hours.
SUMMER 2024 COURSE DATES
June 3 – June 27, 2024 (M, T, W, Th*)
*exceptional class on Friday, June 21 to make up for the Juneteenth holiday.
July 8 – August 1, 2024** (M, T, W, Th)
**The August 1st end date listed above is for studio courses. Lecture courses end one day early on July 31, 2024 — see details in course descriptions.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
SUMMER CREDIT INTENSIVE 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.
Summer 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
Summer Session 2: ADAR 205-03: M-T-W-TH 2–6 PM, 3 credits | MANHATTAN
ADAR 205-04: M-T-W-TH 2–6 PM, 3 credits | ONLINE
CALLIGRAPHY FOUNDATION INTENSIVE (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
Summer Session 1: ADCL 200 -01: M-T-W-TH 2–6 PM, 3 credits | MANHATTAN
ADCL 200-02: M-T-W-TH 2–6 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
Summer Session 1: ADDR 205-01: M-T-W-TH 2–6 PM, 3 credits | MANHATTAN
ADDR 205-02: M-T-W-TH 2–6 PM, 3 credits | ONLINE
FASHION DESIGN INTENSIVE (STUDIO)
Explore the fundamental aspects of the fashion industry. Experiment with the elements of design and inspiration, learn terminology, collection development, and techniques in clothing construction. Weekly field trips related to industry exhibits and designer showrooms will enhance the depth of learning. Some classes will be spent on the Brooklyn campus learning the inner workings of a fashion design studio.
INSTRUCTOR: ADRIENNE JONES
Session 1: ADFD 205-01: M-T-W-TH 2–6 PM, 3 credits | BROOKLYN & MANHATTAN
FINE ARTS INTENSIVE (STUDIO)
Develop ways of seeing and creating art with intention, through drawing and painting in the studio. Explore methods of drawing and painting as mark, color, and composition, using various formats, medium, and subject matter. Expand and sharpen artistic skills, including composition, through short and long hands-on projects. With an emphasis on process, the class culminates in an independent project or series in the final week. At the course conclusion, students will have produced at least 5 works suitable for a portfolio aimed to reflect an imaginative use of composition, color, line, and content.
INSTRUCTOR: MELANIE KOZOL
Summer Session 2: ADFA 205-03: M-T-W-TH 2–6 PM, 3 credits | BROOKLYN
ADFA 205-04: 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)
Summer Session 1: ADGD 205-01: M-T-W-TH 2–6 PM, 3 credits | MANHATTAN
ADGD 205-02: M-T-W-TH 2–6 PM, 3 credits | ONLINE
Summer 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
Summer 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
Summer 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 (STUDIO) ADIT 205
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
Summer 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
Summer Session 2: ADIT 205-03: M-T-W-TH 9 AM–1 PM, 3 credits | MANHATTAN
ADIT 205-04: M-T-W-TH 9 AM–1 PM, 3 credits | ONLINE
SUSTAINABILITY BY DESIGN (COMBINED LECTURE-STUDIO)
ADSD-405 (UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL) OR
ADSD-605 (GRADUATE LEVEL)
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 31.
INSTRUCTORS: ZOE PICCOLO AND CATHY YUHAS
Summer Session 1: ADSD 405-01: M-T-W-TH 6–9 PM, 3 credits | MANHATTAN
ADSD 605-01: M-T-W-TH 6–9 PM, 3 credits | MANHATTAN
ADSD 405-01V: M-T-W-TH 6–9 PM, 3 credits | ONLINE
ADSD 605-01V: M-T-W-TH 6–9 PM, 3 credits | ONLINE
VISUAL BRANDING INTENSIVE (STUDIO) ADVB-200
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: NOT YET ANNOUNCED
Summer Session 2: ADVB-200-03: M–T–W–TH 9 AM–1 PM, 3 credits | MANHATTAN
ADVB-200-04: M–T–W–TH 9 AM–1 PM, 3 credits | ONLINE
REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT DEADLINES
To register for Summer Credit Intensive courses, visit Credit Registration, Costs, and Deadlines.
Early registration and payment are encouraged to secure your seat in the course(s) of choice. Please provide your second/alternative choice(s) on the Online 2024 SCRI Registration Form in case your first choice(s) might no longer be available by the time of your registration.
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Images courtesy of Scott Williams (Pratt Faculty Member)