Courses

3D Printing is a method of making that only requires some basic computer skills and a fundamental understanding of workflows that the course will provide. This course is an excellent option for anyone who ever wanted to create a work of art, prototype an invention, customize a product or make something cool but has lacked the skills or a fully developed workshop.


November 7-17, 2022, Engineering Building
Dive into After Effects' tools to discover this powerful application's potential for digital artists interested in 2D and 3D animation.


May 25, 2022 to July 27, 2022, Online
August 31, 2022 to November 16, 2022, Hybrid/ Manhattan
Adobe InDesign is the leading layout design software for print and digital media. Explore the vast capabilities of InDesign and develop portfolio pieces focused on composition, typography, and publication design.


May 26, 2022 to July 28, 2022, Hybrid/ Manhattan
September 2, 2022 to November 18, 2022, Hybrid/ Manhattan
Learn how to identify popular styles in decor, customize and specify materials for a project, and how to formulate and stay on a budget. Interior designer, Jack Travis, will take you on a journey to discover how to develop an existing space by understanding human behavior, applying everyday function into a design, and using scale and proportion. There will also be a focus on basic color theory and customization of furniture and decor. Requirements for this course include: completion of the Interiors For Beginners course, knowledge of the fundamentals of drawing a floor plan and elevations, understanding the basic terminology of interior design.


October 6, 2022 to December 8, 2022, Online
Advance your skill level in this course, which is a continuation of the Technique and Language of Perfumery course, PMPF 310. Improve your olfaction skills, master fragrance classification, memorize key raw materials and their illustration in market products, and develop your perfumery culture.


July 12-28, 2022, Pratt Manhattan
July 12-28, 2022, Hybrid/ Manhattan
Pre-Requisite: Completed Bachelor's Degree. This architectural fundamentals course is taught by the Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design faculty; and is geared toward professionals and students interested in attending graduate architecture school. Through a series of virtual studio sessions and lectures, the course introduces students to a series of design approaches to conceptualize architectural investigations using the most current techniques, including in visualization. Students typically receive one-to-one technical instruction, such as on digital modeling, drawing representation, and rendering. The work will culminate in a virtual design exhibition with invited Pratt faculty and will be documented in an individually developed portfolio which prepares students to apply for graduate architecture school. Note: Completion of this course does not guarantee admission into Pratt's graduate architecture programs. For information on admission requirements, please visit the Graduate Departmental Requirements page.


July 5, 2022 to August 1, 2022, Online
The Architectural Mediums Primer is a two-week intensive studio workshop environment for incoming M. Arch, MS Arch, MS AUD and MLA students to prepare for future design studios at the GAUD. There are no prerequisites for this course and it is intended to facilitate a smooth transition for students of all levels and abilities. Throughout the two weeks, students will work through a series of exercises toward an architectural product. Taught by GAUD faculty, the course introduces computational and representational tools, as well as methods for outputting physical models, using fabrication techniques. This course is for enrolled first semester GAUD students who are strongly encouraged to take this course prior to commencing their Fall semester.


August 1-12, 2022, Higgins Hall North
August 1-12, 2022, Higgins Hall North
August 1-12, 2022, Higgins Hall North
August 1-12, 2022, Higgins Hall North
August 1-12, 2022, Higgins Hall North
August 1-12, 2022, Higgins Hall North
Explore the art of the 21st Century through key themes and concepts, such as time, space, storytelling, materiality, process, history and memory, and the body.


October 4, 2022 to December 6, 2022, Pratt Manhattan
Replicate a professional workflow and build upon concepts introduced in Introduction to AutoCAD through hands-on exercises that explore how to refine 2D production drawings.


September 1, 2022 to November 17, 2022, Online
Explore, research and develop bio-inspired design solutions, putting into practice biomimicry thinking, sustainable systems-based methods and designing for and with biomaterials.


July 11-21, 2022, Online
Learn the craft of brand expression and how it flows from brand strategy and business objectives to perception in the minds of consumers and the public at large.


May 26, 2022 to July 28, 2022, Online
September 1, 2022 to November 17, 2022, Hybrid/ Manhattan
Execute a successful branded content marketing strategy. Curate content marketing campaigns on various digital platforms that tie back to the brand and establish a connection between the brand and consumer, using authentic content.


September 1, 2022 to November 17, 2022, Online
From the red carpet to the board room, go on a creative journey that is the fusion of conceptual thinking, design strategy, design leadership and management to create 360 design experiences that extend across an ecosystem of platforms and spaces.


August 2-23, 2022
November 22, 2022 to December 13, 2022, Hybrid/ Manhattan
Enjoy the support of a creative community while making art that addresses our times.


October 12, 2022 to December 14, 2022, Online
Go beyond UX for interfaces and digital products through Pratt SCPS's Human-Centered Design Certificate. Construct a deep understanding of a user's needs and challenges. Develop a methodology that places those needs and challenges central in the design process. Create solutions for any touch point where people and industry intersect. From services to management frameworks, through both digital and physical applications, let empathy drive your designs to meaningful end-user experiences.


August 30, 2022 to November 18, 2022, Hybrid/ Manhattan
Explore color, texture, and patterns using a variety of surface materials, whether for interior, product, fashion, or accessories design. Color, texture and patterns define surfaces, impact scale, and impart a unique style to design. They add visual interest to clothing, products, and space. Learn to utilize these three vital design elements tastefully in order to articulate your creative vision. The course is focused on helping students develop compelling portfolio pieces that demonstrate mastery of color, texture and patterns. Recommended material cost: $40.


July 18-28, 2022, Online
Advance your Web development skills by building responsive and mobile websites in HTML, CSS, Javascript and jQuery that look great across a range of devices. Achieve fluency in Web standard technologies: CSS preprocessors, front end frameworks, UX/UI considerations, CSS animations, CSS Grid, libraries, and more.


August 30, 2022 to November 15, 2022, Hybrid/ Manhattan
Discover how to deploy color theory effectively in a professional design or fine art setting. Receive one-on-one guidance in learning to mix colors and combine colors to achieve a variety of visual effects with an understanding of the science behind it. Develop your own understanding of color relationships and tonal values through creative projects, assignments, and class discussions.


May 3, 2022 to July 5, 2022, Online
October 4, 2022 to December 6, 2022
Discover a practical framework for understanding and solving some of the strategic challenges brands face with a wide range of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.


September 3, 2022 to November 19, 2022, Online
Get your dream project done! Develop skills as a cultural producer, managing your own project from beginning to end. Projects may include a solo exhibition, art film, live performance, interactive ritual, artist's book or a virtual experience. No experience necessary, just be ready to bring your project to fruition with the support of a creative community.


October 10, 2022 to December 12, 2022, Online
Are you an artist with a character in mind? A story to tell? Let an editorial director and an author-illustrator help you express your personal vision and successfully appeal to your audience-children and publishing professionals. Showcasing the essentials of the picture book format, we'll work with you to determine what's best suited to your story. With special focus on character development in art and text, we'll give individual help as you develop a layout with pacing and style


October 9, 2022 to December 11, 2022, Pratt Manhattan
In challenging times, it is especially essential to tap into every good idea we have. Cultivating creative thinking can help an individual to grow as an artist and designer and innovate in every situation. Through case studies, class discussions, and individual coaching, learn how you can create design solutions for emerging needs from a crisis, using your preferred creative practice whether for fashion, interior, product, art, or photography. Explore how to elevate the role of communication through art and design.


August 15-25, 2022, Online
This course serves as the next continuation to the level 1 course of the same title, to make the quality of life of diverse audiences central in design. Continue to investigate ways to assess and enhance private, commercial, and public spaces while examining the relationships between the environment, physical & psychological conditions for health, behavior theories, spatial design, industry standards and best practices. Students will continue to develop or refine basic prototypes and complete a research-based design proposal for health and wellness in response to a specific design challenge.


October 4-20, 2022
November 29, 2022 to December 15, 2022, Online
Learn to draw the Face of the Buddha according the Tibetan tradition.Creating this drawing will take you 3 to 6 hours. This asynchronous course allows you to schedule drawing sessions at your convenience. You receive 10 full days of access to this course.Also included are lectures on iconography, mantra, meditation and bonuses.This course is suitable for people with and without prior drawing experience, and during this course you can contact the instructor, Carmen Mensink, for guidance and all your questions


Thursday, September 22, 2022, Pratt Manhattan
Interior designers use drawing to conceptualize and represent spatial ideas. Learn to use drawing and two-dimensional media to observe, document, and reimagine interior spaces. Through the development of a course project, create plans, sections, elevations, and three-dimensional drawings, as well as develop presentation skills through in-class assignments and group critiques.


October 6, 2022 to December 8, 2022, Online
This course is designed for those seeking to develop drawing skills and complete drawings toward an interior design portfolio intended to be submitted for admission into the graduate interior design program of choice. Taking this course does not guarantee admission into Pratt Institute's Graduate Interior Design Program. Offered in the Summer only. This course is offered asynchronously, based on two sessions per week for 5 weeks.


July 5, 2022 to August 4, 2022
Drawing is a form of visual communication. Experiment in different media including pen, pencil, markers, and pastels to develop a broad range of skills and an understanding of two- and three-point perspective drawing for Product and Spatial Design. Study composition and basic rendering techniques that help create a sense of light and atmosphere, making your drawings vibrant and dynamic. Examine geometric and amorphic forms, ideation through freehand sketching techniques, presentation techniques, and technical drawing/drafting. Students will present their drawings and build their portfolios. The last three classes will provide an introduction to using Wacom Tablets with a pressure-sensitive pen and the Sketchbook Pro software.


October 8, 2022 to December 17, 2022, Hybrid/ Brooklyn
This two-day artmaking workshop will feature drawing games and rituals that will forever rid you of any fears of the blank white page! The short drawing exercises we explore provide each artist with tools for reimaging their art practice and to develop fun new practices and habits for daily drawing ritual.


December 3-4, 2022, Online
In this two day drawing marathon, we will be drawing from a live model in a variety of different handmade costumes. Inspiration comes from burlesque, DIY performance art and camp cinema/pop culture. Make sure to have all your favorite supplies available including pencils, colored pencils, watercolor paint, acrylics, ink and/or charcoal and a big stack of paper. Feel free to join the party and have your own DIY costume pieces available to participate in a few drawing exercises where we pair up and draw each other as well.


November 19-20, 2022, Online
Seeing is shaped by culture and the historical moment in which we live. Much of what we "see" depends on habit and convention. This survey course treats the art of drawing as a tool for seeing and is designed to awaken and refresh your visual experience of the world. No prior drawing experience necessary and all are welcome. Explore with artist Mark Leibowitz essential drawing techniques such as creating form using line, and tone. Engage in exercises related to perception in preparation for each drawing assignment.


June 6, 2022 to July 6, 2022, Online
October 4, 2022 to November 7, 2022, Online
Learn to design and document an exhibition from concept to installation. Special focus is on creating interpretive environmental experiences that include storytelling, sustainability and environmental design. Complete and present an exhibition design proposal with models, photographs and drawings of original work toward a portfolio. This course can be taken individually or as one of two core required courses in the Exhibition Design certificate program, and is appropriate for artists, designers, visual merchandising designers, architects, and anyone interested in developing or enhancing their skillset in exhibition design - applicable to various scales and venues, including museums, art exhibitions, retail spaces, trade shows, kiosks, visitor centers, and showrooms.


August 1-25, 2022, Online
September 27, 2022 to December 15, 2022, Hybrid/ Brooklyn
The course is designed to explore the creation of a niche fragrance brand from the perspective of a business entrepreneur. Topics will include the key elements of success in niche perfumery with in-depth evaluation of top fragrance brands that are resonating in the market today with consumers.


October 5, 2022 to November 23, 2022, Online
Explore how environmental factors and design can impact health and wellness. Learn to navigate the relationship between environment, design, health and wellness, such as by analyzing health and wellness theories in environmental contexts and applying the findings to a design proposal that supports human health and wellness. Examine materials used in the built environment, including those that support health and wellness and those that are contrary to human health, along with abatement procedures for these materials.


October 22, 2022 to December 17, 2022, Online
Simulation and Analysis have never been more accessible and integrated into an iterative contemporary workflow. This focused intensive will cover the basics of solar performance simulation and analysis moving from simplified concepts and applications to more involved analysis with mid-story prototypical development. Increase your knowledge and skills covering pre-design site and massing studies through form and facade development pertaining to solar performance.Visualization and output of solar performance will take place with both parametric tools and real-time rendering packages exploring the potentials of developed diagrams, statistics, interior, and exterior images, renders, and animation output potentials with simple workflows. No prior knowledge necessary. Only an interest or awareness of environmental analysis or environmental studies


November 12-13, 2022, Engineering Building
Create a stunning collection of fashion illustrations with a variety of media. You'll learn to illustrate faces, hands, feet, a variety of poses, clothing (dresses, tops, bottoms and more), and textiles.


September 2, 2022 to November 18, 2022, Hybrid/ Manhattan
Bella Meyer, the granddaughter of one of the most revered artists of the 20th century, Marc Chagall, is a well regarded artist in her own right. Her chosen media is flowers, branches and foraged materials. In this workshop Bella focuses on her grandfather's work and select pieces of classical music as points of inspiration and formal structure.


Thursday, June 9, 2022, Hybrid/ Off Campus
Explore drawing as a means to create new ideas about furniture. Start by learning how to use perspective, line drawings, tonal studies; then practice line and tone in drawings; followed by using sources from life to bring new ideas to your furniture projects.


October 12, 2022 to December 14, 2022, Online
Learn to design and model your own piece of furniture through making and testing. Study human scale, proportion and composition. Gain a basic understanding of furniture formulation, construction and manufacturing. Working on a full-size model and prototype, experience all stages of the design process. Estimated supplies costs: $100. Instructors' supplies list available upon registration. The course is waivable upon portfolio approval: please submit portfolio to prostudy@pratt.edu by 10 business days prior to class start date.


October 8, 2022 to December 10, 2022, Online
Design your own piece of furniture, without leaving your home. The key premise is learning through making and testing. Working on models and prototypes, develop a sense of human scale and proportion. Explore a variety of techniques, gaining basic understanding of furniture construction and manufacturing. While developing individual projects, experience all stages of the design process, including research, ideation, development, testing, refinement, prototyping, documentation and presentation.


May 16-26, 2022
Goddess power and the divine feminine have been depicted in art of all media since the Old Stone Age when the Venus of Willendorf and other fertility goddesses were created. Beyond the female/femme form, goddess power has been associated with fertility, motherhood, love, sexuality, war, creation and death. In this weekend workshop, we will draw inspiration from archetypal goddesses from cultures across the globe and intersectional feminist/LGBTQ+ contemporary artists who reimagine the divine feminine. Participants will create artwork in a variety of media, in response to prompts designed to elicit research and personal experience of goddess power.


October 15-16, 2022, Online
Apply the principles learned in Intro to Graphic Design to complex, real-world problems in a professional studio atmosphere. Build and refine your portfolio with multi-platform branding projects that require research, experimentation, and design problem-solving. Fill in portfolio gaps and emerge with a refined, job-search-ready, digital portfolio that champions ideation, process, and professional presentation. Participate and get inspired in a supportive community of peers. Refine your ability to give and receive constructive feedback.


September 1, 2022 to November 17, 2022, Hybrid/ Manhattan
We'll explore words and works by a wide range of artists spanning The Renaissance to the present day. The course will consist of guided class discussions based on readings, virtual gallery/museum visits and artist interviews.


October 12, 2022 to November 16, 2022, Online
Use the complex variations and advanced tools of Adobe Illustrator to execute refined projects that demand a mature skill-set. Develop portfolio pieces. Prerequisite: PMCG 202 Introduction to Adobe Illustrator.


May 24, 2022 to July 26, 2022, Hybrid/ Manhattan
August 30, 2022 to November 15, 2022, Hybrid/ Manhattan
Learn how inclusive design, allied with equity and diversity, is an essential art and design approach for understanding our sense of place in the world and appreciating that of others, globally and locally. Inclusive Design integrates and activates our sense of community, which emerges through artistic communication as an obligation and a gift.


August 1-11, 2022
August 1-11, 2022, Online
Familiarize yourself with the skills, terminology, and techniques professional interior designers utilize to develop a space from initial idea to finished design. Learn how to present your designs to clients


June 7, 2022 to August 9, 2022, Online
October 4, 2022 to December 7, 2022, Online
This course will focus on the fundamental skills of art directing for a print publication. Students will learn idea generation; assignment commissioning and art research; brief composition; and how to manage deliverables. Students will also learn crucial administrative skills, including managing production schedules; creating and evaluating contracts; managing a budget; and supervising a team. Students will complete the course with a holistic overview of both the creative and organizational skills necessary to be a successful art director.


October 5, 2022 to December 7, 2022, Hybrid/ Manhattan
Begin with basic tools and concepts that enable you to create and edit simple drawings; then move on to more advanced tools. Explore the AutoCAD workspace and user interface. Finish with a production drawing that's ready to print.


May 23, 2022 to July 25, 2022
August 29, 2022 to November 14, 2022, Online
Discover the creative career landscape for visual artists, photographers, and designers. Learn how to find and do the work that you love. From staff roles to freelancing to launching an LLC, understand your career options, strategies, and how to protect your intellectual property.


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Explore the fundamentals of digital photography. Learn camera usage, composition, control of the image and output through Adobe Bridge and Lightroom, with an emphasis on lighting and personal vision.


May 24, 2022 to July 26, 2022
August 29, 2022 to November 14, 2022, Pratt Manhattan
Study the foundation of graphic design as a communication tool and learn the importance of graphic design as an informative and promotional presence in commerce and society.


May 24, 2022 to July 26, 2022, Online
August 30, 2022 to November 15, 2022, Hybrid/ Manhattan
Develop marketing communication skills for your creative practice. From pitch to final copy, compel and grow your audience.


August 30, 2022 to November 15, 2022, Online
Fundamental to the illustrator's task is the ability to respond thoughtfully to a text, whether mining an assigned editorial for key concepts, boiling a complex narrative down to a single image, or even incorporating type as a design element within (or around) the illustration itself. This class explores that process, from analyzing articles for compelling imagery, to researching concepts and brainstorming preliminary sketches


June 21, 2022 to August 23, 2022, Online
October 12, 2022 to December 20, 2022, Online
Adobe Illustrator is the premier program in the graphic design industry for vector drawing. Create smooth-lined, clean, scalable graphics for both print and the Web. Develop portfolio pieces.


August 31, 2022 to November 16, 2022, Hybrid/ Manhattan
Learn the tools and develop techniques in Adobe Photoshop, the premier image-editing program used by professionals for image/photo color correction, retouching, compositing, and more. Gain the skills and confidence to work with this versatile program. Develop portfolio pieces.


August 30, 2022 to November 15, 2022, Online
August 31, 2022 to November 22, 2022, Pratt Manhattan
SketchUp is used by designers across disciplines and offers a complete set of tools for designing an entire project from start to finish.Master SketchUp and learn to model in three dimensions with designer and 3D visualization.


October 5, 2022 to December 7, 2022, Online
Learn how to design typography for optimal reading, communication hierarchy, and graphic impact through a variety of real-world assignments and exercises.


May 25, 2022 to July 27, 2022, Online
August 31, 2022 to November 16, 2022, Hybrid/ Manhattan
Pursue the fundamentals of Web design. Focus on UX/UI for the Web. Research your target audience and conceive and design your own sites. Learn how to set up basic web typography. Create a responsive design system with wireframes and layouts.


August 31, 2022 to November 16, 2022, Hybrid/ Manhattan
PMJ-485This class will focus on design strategies and how to plan and sample a collection for production. Students will work through the steps of designing and producing their own jewelry line as they build a collection in real time.


October 5, 2022 to December 7, 2022, Online
Explore the art of collection design from a lifestyle design perspective, a time-tested approach used by successful designers of renowned luxury & consumer brands. Starting with a focus on sources of inspiration to create aspiration, imagine a new world and related lifestyle based on a narrative. Realize designs within a branded collection, whether for products or other types of designs, that exemplify your new world.


July 18-28, 2022, Online
September 27, 2022 to December 13, 2022, Online
Students can expect to create three wearable pieces in this course and come away with greater confidence and expanded skills in direct metal fabrication.


October 4, 2022 to December 10, 2022, Chemistry Building
This beginning jewelry studio course will provide an introduction to basic direct metalfabrication techniques using non-ferrous metals. Students will learn fundamentaltechniques such as: sawing, piercing, filing, sanding, and forming, along with variousfinishing applications to create wearable pieces. Cold connections, silver soldering,basic bezel setting for stones and scoring and bending for creating dimensionalforms will be covered and will enable students to create more complex pieces as thecourse progresses. Design concepts and problems associated with makingwearable objects will be addressed with each project. Patterns will be used tosupport artistic design development and all projects will be student-designed withinproject parameters. Students can expect to create three wearable pieces in thiscourse and come away with a strong foundation in direct metal fabricationtechniques and skill sets.


October 7, 2022 to December 9, 2022, Chemistry Building
Learn to draw Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom, according to the Tibetan tradition of thangka.Prerequisite: Draw The Buddha Face course.


September 24-25, 2022, Pratt Manhattan
Explore metalworking as an art form and examine the techniques of welding, brazing, soldering, bending, cutting, forging, and drilling. Create and construct a small sculpture by the culmination of class.


June 7, 2022 to August 9, 2022, Chemistry Building
Mindful entrepreneurship is a process of economic or social value creation which goes beyond the basic act of opening a business. You will develop a Business Model Canvas, Pecha kucha pitch, and financial plan for one of the following: solopreneur, non-profit or for-profit start up, or social-entrepreneurship corporations. Develop the mechanics of launching a business, including opportunity recognition, operations, customer validation, interviewing skills, financial tools, and forecast planning. Apply contemplative "whole-brain" approaches such as mind-mapping, visualization, meditation, and power questions to business development. Use Lean Launchpad methodology, resilience psychology, and intercultural communications to cultivate your iterative risk-taking skills and confidently pitch your business.


August 1-22, 2022, Online
Launch into creating a series of paintings and drawings! Bring your own style, themes, and ideas which we will turn into a focused serial body of work. If you need to revisit older work, start fresh, or decide which direction to go, this is the class for you. We will use class exercises, presentations, constructive critiques, and studio work to find our path. We will end up with drawings and paintings that are connected as a whole and ready to show. Prerequisite: XFA: 117 Painting and Drawing or permission of instructor.


July 6, 2022 to September 13, 2022, Online
October 4, 2022 to December 6, 2022, Online
Engage in fine arts painting as a vehicle for exploring light, color, image making, materials, and composition. Develop or sharpen your skills in color mixing, paint application, and various techniques in the context of figurative representation and abstraction. Study historical precedents and contemporary trends in painting today, through virtual excursions to online art collections. Through immersion practice, as well as group and individual critique, students will begin to develop or expand their own direction as painters. Students may enroll in one or both sessions 1A and 1B for this open-level intensive course.


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Parametric modeling, tools, and thinking have permeated design software advancements, design processes, and the realization of built form across creative practices. This intensive course will teach participants the fundamentals of parametric and rule-based modeling for design applications in Interior Design, Architecture, Product Design, and beyond. The curriculum will encourage a conceptual shift away from the authorship of individual design artifacts towards the creation and navigation of rule-based design tools and relationships. To do so, the course will investigate rule-based and parametric design concepts and techniques in the context of a generative modeling environment: Grasshopper for Rhino. Through a series of lectures, workshops, and interactive development the course will entail two physical output projects honing the skills acquired, utilizing digital design and fabrication techniques, in connection with the production facilities of 3D printing and Digital Cutting at Pratt - at no additional cost. An introduction to basic modeling techniques in Rhino and numerous examples of how to utilize Rhino/GH in the context of other design software will be included. No prior knowledge necessary.


October 4-12, 2022, Online
The goal of this workshop is to move toward creating portrait drawings that are expressive and lively. You'll learn how to uncover your subject's unique qualities and translate them into your own language of line, shape and form.


October 15-16, 2022, Pratt Manhattan
Master the fundamentals of working with a variety of lighting systems and techniques for studio and location photography, including existing light that is enhanced by fill cards, reflectors, and flash, tungsten, and studio strobes with umbrellas, and softboxes.


August 30, 2022 to November 15, 2022, Pratt Manhattan
Go beyond the basics and unleash the full potential of Adobe Photoshop. Produce seamless images for a multitude of industries with this versatile application.


May 25, 2022 to July 27, 2022, Online
August 31, 2022 to November 16, 2022, Hybrid/ Manhattan
Investigate universal or accessible design principles and strategies within the context of human physical and psychological development for diverse audiences, applicable to private, public, and commercial space design. Learn to complete a research-based design proposal in response to a given design challenge.


November 17, 2022 to December 15, 2022, Online
This noncredit summer course is a preparatory course for students (without previous fine art or design experience) entering into Pratt's Graduate InteriorDesign Foundation's Year in the fall. The class introduces fundamentals of art and design through a series of exercises that develop basic analog and digital skills used in the process of designing and documenting the built environment. The class will address the ability to visualize and communication both 2D and 3D formats, using a variety of media and tools common to the practice. Offered in the summer only. This course is offered asynchronously, based on two sessions per week for 5 weeks.


July 5, 2022 to August 4, 2022
Learn to create a professional interior design portfolio to display your design projects for presentation to clients.


October 13, 2022 to December 8, 2022, Online
Learn to apply the design process to turn your next creative project into a unique and market-ready product idea. Exercises will include analyzing current products; brainstorming, identifying unmet needs in the market, articulating the product identity through branding, and sustainable materials research.


August 15-25, 2022, Higgins Hall North
August 15-25, 2022, Online
October 10, 2022 to December 12, 2022, Hybrid/ Brooklyn
October 10, 2022 to December 12, 2022
Your portfolio is critical to your success. Build a portfolio that emphasizes your specialty. Refine projects you have worked on during the semester with the aim of producing a cohesive body of work to market yourself/your brand.


August 1-23, 2022
This course will focus on Twinmotion, a platform that combines a simple user interface with the power of the Unreal Engine. With these new tools, you can transform your CAD model into a compelling real-time experience faster and more efficiently than you ever thought possible. This intensive course is filled with practical tips that can help artists and designers work smarter with this powerful 3D development tool. Here, you will discover practical techniques for lighting, creating materials, and much more. Upon completion, you will be able to quickly produce high-quality images, panoramas, standard or 360 VR videos, and complete client presentations in seconds!


November 2-15, 2022, Engineering Building
Learn to create your own 3D models in this hands-on course. Understand 3D space and viewport directions. Learn effective modeling techniques and strategies, multiple surface tools, drafting, rendering and 3D modeling while completing projects toward a portfolio. This course is applicable across all design industries and disciplines.


July 18-28, 2022, Engineering Building
July 18-28, 2022, Online
August 15-25, 2022, Engineering Building
August 15-25, 2022, Online
October 8, 2022 to December 10, 2022, Hybrid/ Brooklyn
October 12, 2022 to December 14, 2022, Hybrid/ Brooklyn
This course is designed for the Computer Aided Design novice. Through a series ofands-on exercises and projects, students will experience fundamental digital tools suitable for the design, modelling, rendering and production of small jewelry items.


October 4, 2022 to December 6, 2022, Online
Barbara Mele, owner and founder of Gatherings Floral Design New York leads a hands-on seasonal floral design workshop.


Wednesday, July 13, 2022, Off Campus
Thursday, October 6, 2022, fleursBELLA
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August 2-23, 2022
November 22, 2022 to December 13, 2022, Online
Learn to build virtual 3D models of parts and assemblies using Solidworks (parametric CAD software). Topics include: learning the interface, communicating design intent, building parts and assemblies using solid features, producing 2D drawings from Solidworks models, 2D and 3D sketch tools, associative relationships and parametric constraints, and basic rendering. NOTE: Students can opt to replace the Solidworks course requirement with the XIND-112-01 Rhino: CAD for Product and Spatial Design course.


October 11, 2022 to December 13, 2022, Online
Learn to build virtual 3D models of parts and assemblies using Solidworks (parametric CAD software). Topics include: learning the interface, communicating design intent, building parts and assemblies using solid features, producing 2D drawings from Solidworks models, 2D and 3D sketch tools, associative relationships and parametric constraints, and basic rendering. No prior experience with Solidworks or other CAD modeling is required. Note: This course is part of the Furniture Design certificate program.


June 13-23, 2022, Online
Interior design becomes very powerful when we use techniques that give it both meaning and precision. This course is designed to give students the tools to express their ideas, address cultural concerns and make responsible choices. You'll be guided through the professional interior design process through in-class exercises which involve engaging with objects in space and developing your unique ideas. Spatial Design is where design theory and practice meet. Real-world design problems will empower you to create impactful designs for your portfolio. Prerequisites: XGID-105 and XGID-109 or permission of instructor.


October 10, 2022 to December 12, 2022, Online
Would you like to turn your creative inspirations into viable business ideas? Explore combining the creative/design thinking process with key phases of the entrepreneurial process-identification, development, launch, and scaling in this interactive workshop. Starting with a fun simulation, learn simple yet powerful innovation principles to take your ideas to the next viable level or to generate new, viable ideas. Working as a team, apply a time-tested step-by-step process to further guide and support your creative entrepreneurial journey. Walk away with an empowering, practical ideation tool set for innovation and effective entrepreneurship.


August 3-24, 2022, Online
Designers have a unique opportunity to shape the ways in which we interact with ourenvironment and each other. Imagine and build a more sustainable future for all by addressingchallenges facing our ecosystems and communities as design problems. Exploring tools andstrategies for sustainable design across disciplines, and building upon the lessonsfrom previous sustainability courses, develop your own unique design proposals in the form ofdrawings and models to incorporate in a professional design portfolio.


October 17, 2022 to December 19, 2022, Online
Shane Connolly is an internationally renowned master florist and leader in sustainable design and business practices in the UK. His eponymous company holds a Royal Warrant of Appointment to HM The Queen and HRH The Prince of Wales. For this workshop, Shane evokes the style of Constance Spry who did the flowers for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth ll. Spry was known for creating the "English Country Look" now so popular on Instagram and her passion for seasonality and foam free techniques make her style a blue-print for more sustainable floral design today. Materials fee: $100. Local shipping $50.


Thursday, October 20, 2022, fleursBELLA
From concept creation to final implementation, the decisions that designers make during the design phase contribute to the majority of the environmental and social impact of a product or system. Learning to incorporate sustainable practices at concept inception is a competitive advantage and encourages smart design. Explore, map and illustrate the journey from raw or recycled material through processing, manufacturing, transportation/ distribution, use, re-use, and disposal, using examples of design across scales. Learn about tools and strategies that designers can use to reduce the impact of their designs on the environment.


October 8, 2022 to December 10, 2022
October 12, 2022 to December 14, 2022, Online
This course will explore the unique ways that fragrance can be used as a tool to navigate life from a psychological point of view. We will explore how scent is currently being used in modern science to help reduce symptoms of depression, mental illness, autism and Alzheimer's disease.


July 12, 2022 to August 30, 2022, Online
Experience a voyage into the world of perfumes, test your sense of smell, and review the whole fragrance process from concept to market product.


October 4-20, 2022, Hybrid/ Manhattan
October 8, 2022 to November 12, 2022, Pratt Manhattan
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.


July 5-28, 2022, Pratt Manhattan
July 5-28, 2022, Online
Learn to create and document a visual merchandising design project proposal from concept to completion with models and drawings of original work toward a portfolio. Special focus is on creating interpretive layouts for various fields, including art, furniture, beauty, fashion, jewelry, and food. Explore lighting design, materials, color and creative methods for providing engaging experiences. This course is appropriate for aspiring and experienced designers and anyone interested in developing or enhancing their skillset in visual merchandising design.


July 5-28, 2022, Online
Urban Sketching is the art of location drawing. This rapidly growing, international movement of artists is united by a passion for drawing on location in the cities, towns and villages where they live and travel. We will explore the methods, techniques and benefits of working in this art form. Drawing the world around you from real life brings an excitement to your sketches. This course provides guidance on tools, techniques, the urban environment, and drawing styles.


September 17, 2022 to October 1, 2022, Off Campus
Learn how to prepare for interviews, present projects, and network for interviews.


November 22, 2022 to December 13, 2022, Hybrid/ Manhattan
Perfect for anyone with prior knowledge of UX who is looking to quickly develop a UX case study for their portfolio, or refine existing projects for presentation and professional development.


August 1-24, 2022
November 21, 2022 to December 14, 2022, Hybrid/ Manhattan
Bella Meyer holds a PhD in art history from the Sorbonne and has a long and illustrious career in the arts crowned by decades as a floral designer. A deeply culturally informed person she draws connections and inspiration from fine art, dance, literature and classical music in her floral practice. Bella says, "I love bringing in foraged material from the forest...and I love the challenge of responding to an artistic creation encountered." Reach new heights guided by Bella designing avant-garde floral designs that reflect an interdisciplinary approach. Materials fee: $75. Local shipping $25. PLEASE NOTE: Workshop can be taken in-person at Bella's studio or online.


Thursday, July 28, 2022, Off Campus
Thursday, October 13, 2022, fleursBELLA