Pratt’s summer PreCollege provides students with an opportunity to build their art and design skills, create a portfolio of their work, and explore possibilities for study and employment in creative fields. Classes are modeled after Pratt’s undergraduate curriculum, taught by experienced faculty and alumni in order to provide students with a rich and immersive educational experience. The college-level coursework equips students with elective college credits accepted at Pratt and most colleges and universities. 

NOTE: PreCollege programs will continue online through the summer 2021 term, allowing us to maintain Pratt’s high-quality instruction while caring for student and faculty safety. Learn more about Pratt Institute’s COVID-19 response here. 


Early registration is encouraged as space is limited. 

Intensive Program

Spend your summer immersed in college-level courses where you will discover your creative passion, develop technical skills, and build a strong portfolio for college admission. Intensive courses are offered in the disciplines of art, design, architecture, and creative writing. The application-only program equips students with elective college credits accepted at Pratt and most other colleges and universities.
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Explore Program

Spend your summer exploring your creative passion with us! Take summer classes designed to push your skills, introduce new concepts, and connect you with other artistic young people. Our summer Explore classes allow students to choose from a variety of interests and focus on building a portfolio and experimenting with new skills. No application is required for participation in the Explore program and students to not earn college credit.
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PreCollege credit classes are 38% discounted from Pratt undergraduate courses. PreCollege does not currently offer scholarship opportunities or payment plans for fall or spring students. Full payment for courses must be completed before the start of any course. Tuition does not include the cost of any materials or lab fees unless otherwise stated.

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