Courses

Dive into After Effects' tools to discover this powerful application's potential for digital artists interested in 2D and 3D animation.


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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.


June 18, 2024 to July 25, 2024, Online
Learn how to identify popular styles in decor, customize and specify materials for a project, and formulate a budget. Go on a journey to discover how to develop an existing space by understanding human behavior, applying everyday function into a design, while using scale and proportion. Focus on basic color theory and the customization of furniture and decor.


June 17, 2024 to July 26, 2024, Hybrid/ Manhattan
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 7, 2024 to August 11, 2024, Pratt Manhattan
July 9-25, 2024, Pratt Manhattan
July 9-25, 2024, Online
Master the power of creating meaningful advertising, as you design a wellness campaign from concept to portfolio piece.


July 2-25, 2024, Pratt Manhattan
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 5-16, 2024, Higgins Hall North
August 5-16, 2024, Online
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.


May 23, 2024 to August 8, 2024, Online
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.


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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.


June 18, 2024 to July 25, 2024, Hybrid/ Manhattan
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.


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How can you stand out in an increasingly competitive marketplace? The answer is simple: hone your writing skills. In a tech age full of acronyms and emojis, when someone steps into the light with strong writing skills, they're already ahead of the game. Refine your writing skills as they pertain to resumés, cover letters, web copy, social media captions, and more. Writing is not dead in the water; in fact, it could be the very thing that makes you stand tall above the crowd.


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Learn to design and document an exhibition from concept to installation. Focus 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.


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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.


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Learn to code beautiful interactive websites that look great on mobile and desktop browsers.


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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.


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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 23, 2024 to August 8, 2024, Online
Learn the art of illustrating a story idea and how to make your art work in the versatile picture book format. Concentrate on elements that can help you develop the tools you need. Learn about the business and the physical process of creating a picture book.


June 17, 2024 to July 25, 2024, Pratt Manhattan
Survey opportunities for digital marketing: online advertising, blogs, and social outreach. Examine methods for developing successful online brand-building and digital marketing strategies.


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Dive into user experience design for web and mobile apps through Pratt's Digital Product Design Certificate. Learn a design process and leverage it across industries. Gain UX/UI design skills while building a strong case study.


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Learn the nuts and bolts of editorial illustration and create images for editorial publications through hands-on projects. From conceptual financial articles to book reviews, you'll wear both the illustrator and art director hats. Understand how to navigate commission-based work while building a portfolio of beautiful editorial illustrations.


June 18, 2024 to July 25, 2024, Hybrid/ Manhattan
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.


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Discover the benefits of event marketing. Create an event to promote a brand, product, or service, and learn how to measure its success. Build an event marketing strategy that engages attendees and converts valuable leads.


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Tackle the business basics you didn't learn in design school. Learn how to draft, review & execute contracts, budget as a freelancer, and create and enforce a scope of work for a client.


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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.


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Figma is built for user experience designers. Learn how to create UX and UI deliverables, such as sitemaps, wireframes and mock-ups. Explore core Figma concepts like Vectors, Artboards, Symbols (Nesting and Overrides) and Libraries.


July 1-26, 2024, Online
Learning to see, perception, and the art of drawing. In this exciting course we will explore many media, methods and styles of drawing. This is an excellent foundation course for making art and will power-up your creativity.


June 17, 2024 to July 26, 2024, Online
Dissect what style is in photography, exploring how photographers define their own style through choices about how to use color, light, tonality, form, framing and vantage point in order to make images that are more personal.


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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.


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Engage in an intensive exploration of the fundamental concepts related to a wide range of fragrance product types.Discover how to compose a fragrance and the industry standard rules and methodologies. Learn about olfaction (the sense of smell) and study the importance of olfactory tenacity and intensity by practicing the basics of the olfactive pyramid.


August 13-15, 2024, Pratt Manhattan
August 13-15, 2024, 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.


June 18, 2024 to July 24, 2024, Pratt Manhattan
Delve into the creative and design aspects of developing impactful integrated advertising campaigns. Explore the principles, strategies, and techniques that drive successful campaign creation and execution. Through theoretical discussions, case studies, hands-on projects, and guest lectures from industry professionals, you will develop creative thinking, visual communication, and design skills to craft compelling and cohesive campaigns across various media channels.


May 21, 2024 to August 6, 2024, Hybrid/ Manhattan
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


May 20, 2024 to August 5, 2024, 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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Learn the fundamentals of drafting: the tools, techniques and principals. Create basic drafts of floor plans, elevations, sections, details, and isometric projections. Understand how drafting skills translate to today's basic 2D/3D digital software packages (i.e. AutoCAD, Revit, Inventor, etc.)


May 22, 2024 to August 7, 2024, Pratt 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 20, 2024 to August 5, 2024, Online
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.


July 2-25, 2024, Online
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.


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Start using the fundamental commands in Revit right away. Revit is the AEC industry's most popular parametric building modeler. With it, you can create not just 3D digital models of buildings, but also databases of the information required to construct them.


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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.


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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.


June 18, 2024 to July 24, 2024, Pratt Manhattan
Learn how to design typography for optimal reading, communication hierarchy, and graphic impact through a variety of real-world assignments and exercises.


June 17, 2024 to July 24, 2024, Hybrid/ Manhattan
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.


June 17, 2024 to July 24, 2024, Hybrid/ Manhattan
Unlock your creativity! Utilize sketches as an inspiration to create a portfolio of paintings. Using a series of ongoing drawings and sketchbook entries, we will turn our diary-style entries into paintings. Focus on either the natural world, abstraction, or something in-between. Create a series of artworks based on our personal aesthetic experiences.


July 1-25, 2024, Hybrid/ 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.


June 17, 2024 to July 25, 2024, Online
This course takes a detailed look into the interior and functional structures of the head, their forms and variations and how they affect the look of the head and face. Open up new creative and expressive possibilities to more effectively draw from life, invent, work from memory, and create strong, lifelike portraits.


July 2-26, 2024, Online
Improve your spoken English skills through your love of art, design, and architecture. This 30-hour online course emphasizes grammar and accuracy as you discuss art, design, and academic topics in English. Students will work on individual presentations and boost their confidence as English speakers.


June 4, 2024 to July 2, 2024, Online
Improve your written English skills through your love of art, design, and architecture. This 30-hour online course emphasizes grammar and self-editing as you work on a personal statement or college essay. Students will be given the tools to boost their confidence writing in English and work on individual projects.


June 3, 2024 to July 3, 2024, Online
Discover your personal voice and craft an artist statement in this studio class. A strong personal perspective is vital when developing a body of work. Students will research topics of personal interest and create imaginative portfolio pieces that demonstrate their personal perspectives and views.


June 18, 2024 to July 18, 2024, Online
Learn from the expert! Join Mike Barry, Associate Director of Admissions, in an engaging, 3-hour workshop covering the ins and outs of what makes a compelling Portfolio, what a complete application consists of, and the importance of a portfolio for students considering a career and education in art and design. Engage in a live Q&A session for personalized advice and receive the tools to kickstart your college essay.


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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.


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This course is designed for the computer-aided design (CAD) novice. Through a series of hands-on exercises and projects, students will experience fundamental digital tools suitable for the design, modeling, rendering, and production of small jewelry items. While assignments will center around jewelry design, the skills learned are transferable and can be applied towards designing, modeling and rendering other items.


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Create impactful designs for your portfolio based on real-world challenges. Develop a core skill-set to express ideas, address cultural concerns and make informed interior design choices. Through in-class exercises that involve engaging with objects in space, you'll be guided through a professional interior design process that introduces basic CAD design, using SketchUp and Revit.


June 17, 2024 to July 24, 2024, Hybrid/ Manhattan
Experience a voyage into the world of perfumes, test your sense of smell, and review the whole fragrance process from concept to market product.


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Analyze the challenges and potential solutions involved in photographical composition. Investigate how photographers say what they say based primarily on ideas suggested in the seminal writing on photography, John Szarkowski's The Photographer's Eye.


July 1-26, 2024, Online
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.


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Edit footage and tell your stories. Learn the aesthetics of video editing by connecting sequences and applying color corrections, special effects, and graphics.


June 17, 2024 to July 25, 2024, Online
Master the core production crafts of visual storytelling and independent filmmaking, using a personal, hands-on approach. Develop short-form projects on a weekly basis based on assigned exercises, emphasizing directorial choices, the cinematographic language, visual storytelling and directing actors. Self-generate your own films with actionable techniques of an independent filmaker.


June 18, 2024 to July 25, 2024, 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 18, 2024 to July 25, 2024, Chemistry Building
This course will explore the unique ways that fragrance can be used as a tool to navigate life from a psychological point of view and offer an intimate view of the perfumer, a creative artist who is also a trained chemist and has the unique ability to combine fragrance ingredients to create extraordinary, iconic fragrances.


May 22, 2024 to June 12, 2024, Online
Using a holistic approach, learn to integrate BioDesign and Biomimicry into your creative process and demonstrate its value to stakeholders.


May 24, 2024 to August 9, 2024, Online
Reimagine design work in the age of AI. Enhance your design approach by seamlessly integrating the latest AI-tools and methods for research, idea generation, and project execution. Merge your current skills with Generative AI skills through best practices and newly developed design methodologies. You will learn to craft AI prompts for maximum results, incorporate AI into your design workflows, and improve the human-machine experience as it relates to responsibility, equity, and safety.


May 21, 2024 to August 8, 2024, Online
Explore the methods, process, and culture used to develop creative ideas while solving problems facing individuals, groups, businesses and society at large-primarily through a structured approach to product innovation.


June 18, 2024 to July 25, 2024, Pratt Manhattan
Tell a story in English. Create a digital portfolio documenting your language learning process and experiences outside the classroom on virtual and in-person class trips to museums, galleries, and other creative spaces throughout New York City. Improve the English of your design portfolio for college admission, or career advancement.


May 22, 2024 to August 1, 2024, Online
Learn how to turn your initial idea into a real piece of furniture and go through all stages of the professional design process without leaving your home.


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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, experience all stages of the design process, including research, ideation, development, testing, refinement, prototyping, documentation and presentation. Topics include: functionality, form, structure and fabrication. Classes will be conducted through lectures, working sessions, critiques and reviews.


July 1-26, 2024, Online
Study the basic principles of sustainable design thinking, design vocabulary, and composition. This course is an introduction to sustainable design for learners with or without prior design experience.


June 17, 2024 to July 24, 2024, Online
Learn a simple yet effective framework for building profitable sales pipelines, how to write compelling ads, the elements of a high converting landing page, and how to track it all with a simple system.


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Craft compelling written compositions. Explore the fundamentals of creative writing while developing writing skills in one or more genres or styles (poetry, essay, fiction, writing for theatre, film, or magazines). Students will examine written language, voice, and the composing process through reading/writing assignments, critical reviews, and peer review/critique. This course is a non-credit class offering a pass/fail grade.


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Furniture design and manufacturing is a growing business. Develop and adopt your professional skills to the specificity of the market. Learn how to specify, plan and price your designs. Work on project briefs, timelines and costing sheets. Gain a basic understanding of ergonomics and refine your design projects to enhance and complete your portfolio.


June 18, 2024 to July 25, 2024, Online
Examine aesthetic and technical strategies to create a series of related images. Explore time-based transformations, cinematic viewpoints, and elements of pictorial space to bring your art to life.


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Join the Architecture Intensive Class with Pratt Institute's Summer Credit Intensives. Registration in this section is for students who wish to take this course as an in-person, NonCredit student.


June 3-27, 2024, Pratt Manhattan
July 8, 2024 to August 1, 2024, Pratt Manhattan
Join the Drawing Intensive Class with Pratt Institute's Summer Credit Intensives. Registration in this section is for students who wish to take this course as an in-person, NonCredit student.


June 3-27, 2024, Pratt Manhattan
Join the Fashion Design Intensive Class with Pratt Institute's Summer Credit Intensives. Registration in this section is for students who wish to take this course as an in-person, NonCredit student.


June 3-27, 2024, Pratt Manhattan
Join the Fine Arts Intensive Class with Pratt Institute's Summer Credit Intensives. Registration in this section is for students who wish to take this course as an in-person, NonCredit student.


July 8, 2024 to August 1, 2024, East Hall
Join the Graphic Design Intensive Class with Pratt Institute's Summer Credit Intensives. Registration in this section is for students who wish to take this course as an in-person, NonCredit student.


July 8, 2024 to August 1, 2024
Join the Illustration Intensive Class with Pratt Institute's Summer Credit Intensives. Registration in this section is for students who wish to take this course as an in-person, NonCredit student.


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Join the Industrial Design Intensive Class with Pratt Institute's Summer Credit Intensives. Registration in this section is for students who wish to take this course as an in-person, NonCredit student.


June 3-27, 2024
Join the Interior Design Intensive Class with Pratt Institute's Summer Credit Intensives. Registration in this section is for students who wish to take this course as an in-person, NonCredit student.


July 8, 2024 to August 1, 2024, Pratt Manhattan
Join the Sustainability by Design Class with Pratt Institute's Summer Credit Intensives. Registration in this section is for students who wish to take this course as an in-person, NonCredit student.


June 3-27, 2024, Pratt Manhattan
Join the Sustainability by Design Class (Graduate Level) with Pratt Institute's Summer Credit Intensives. Registration in this section is for students who wish to take this course as an in-person, NonCredit student.


June 3-27, 2024, Pratt Manhattan
Join the Visual Branding Intensive Class with Pratt Institute's Summer Credit Intensives. Registration in this section is for students who wish to take this course as an in-person, NonCredit student.


June 3-27, 2024
Exploring tools and strategies for sustainable design across disciplines, and building upon the lessons from previous sustainability courses, develop your own unique design proposals in the form of drawings and models to incorporate in a professional design portfolio.


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