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Commencement 2024 to Be Held on May 15 at Radio City Music Hall

Honorary degrees will be awarded to art and cultural historian Sarah Lewis, who will also deliver the Commencement address, CEO of Magsaysay Transport and Logistics Group and Pratt Institute alumna Doris Magsaysay Ho, and sculptor, Pratt Institute professor emeritus, and alumnus John Pai.
Pratt Institute students sitting together on campus.

Pratt Institute Ranked Sixth in World’s Top Art & Design Universities

The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024 also place Pratt in the top five universities for art and design in the United States.
The 2024 Pratt Research Open House at the Research Yard in the Brooklyn Navy Yard (photo by Tejas Setlur, BFA Film '26)

Research Open House 2024 Awards Recognize Projects Advancing Sustainable Materials, Technologies, and Data Literacy

Research Open House invited the public to explore groundbreaking research from across the Institute working to make a difference locally and around the world.
Stephanie Cook (photo courtesy of Syracuse University)

Stephanie Cook Named Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Cook brings more than two decades of fundraising experience spanning arts, culture, and higher education to the role at Pratt Institute, which she assumes on April 29, 2024.
Devaun Longley, BFA Communications Design ’25. Photo by: Kelan Willams, BFA Photography ’26.

Seeing the World through Illustration

Devaun Longley, BFA Communications Design ’25, is learning creative and leadership skills that can help him become a creative director.
Pratt Shows 2024

Pratt Shows in Full Swing with Monday Openings on Campus & More

Explore free public exhibitions and presentations by Pratt Institute’s graduating class this spring at Pratt Shows 2024.
David Huchteman, BArch ’03

A Pratt Alumnus Is Mentoring the Next Generation of Architects

David Huchteman, BArch ’03, cultivated his open-mindedness and curiosity at Pratt and now gives back by mentoring emerging architects and chairing Pratt’s Alumni Los Angeles Network.

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The Daily Hub

A roundup of ideas and projects from around the Institute

  • Jo Livingstone, visiting assistant professor of graduate communications design, speaks with Merve Emre on The Critic and Her Publics, a limited series from the New York Review of Books and Literary Hub, about Old English, anachronism, and writing criticism. “It’s very monastic,” she says. “It’s all about being alone but still reaching out to find the other people through the cave.”

  • Mickalene Thomas, BFA Fine Arts ’00, was honored at The New Museum’s 2024 Spring Gala, and will receive the Vanguard Award at the upcoming Los Angeles LGBT Center Gala. “My art has always been about more than pretty pictures,” she said. “Seeing the deep dark complexities of Blackness, of the Black body and its loveliness, is what pushes me forward to making what I make. It’s about creating a language that resonates and that challenges societal norms.”

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Fine Arts and Pratt>Forward Coordinator Yasmeen Abdallah, MFA Fine Arts ’15, was interviewed in Shoutout LA. “I am interested in ephemera, aftermaths, and the stories told and secrets kept by imprints and objects that speak to our contemporary culture,” she said.

  • Matías Piñeiro, associate professor of film/video, received a Special Mention in the International Award category at the 46th Cinéma du réel International Documentary Film Festival for his film You Burn Me.

  • Pratt Institute is listed among the 30 best film schools in America by Backstage. “Instead of having students choose one specialty, Pratt focuses on educating them as ‘total filmmakers’ by teaching every step of the process and promoting interdisciplinary collaboration.”

  • Seymour Nussenbaum, BA Illustration ’48, was one of three surviving veterans from the U.S. military’s “Ghost Army” to be awarded a Congressional Gold Medal for their heroic contributions during WWII. The Ghost Army used “inflatable tanks, phony uniforms, fake rumors and special effects to deceive German forces.” Several of the students in Pratt’s Industrial Camouflage Program—which researched and developed camouflage techniques to support the defense effort—would go on to join the Ghost Army.

  • Salman Toor, MFA Fine Arts (Painting) ’09, listed among Artsy’s “10 Contemporary Painters Reviving Impressionism.” Toor’s paintings “frame their scenes similarly to the Impressionist café paintings, where the scenes seem to spill beyond what’s immediately visible in the frame.”


Housing / Home

Fall 2023

Passive House, Climate Action

Architecture professor In Cho brings her expertise in energy-efficient design to equip the next generation of architects to address climate change.