Ramp-up your skill-set and position yourself in the creative job market in 15 weeks!

Arm yourself with the knowledge and strategies needed to succeed in a creative career. Discover career options while learning best practices in business, marketing communications, copyright law, and licensing. Hone a craft  in a creative field of choice. Position yourself strategically with a professional design portfolio.

Pratt Institute is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant, international students. International students are required to maintain a full-time schedule, consisting of a minimum of 18 hours per week, during the fall and spring semesters.

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Weeks 1-12

Foundation

PMFD-750     Introduction to Creative Careers

PMFD-751     Introduction to Marketing Communications

Technology (Choose one)

PMCG-202    Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

PMCG-420    Adobe Illustrator Advanced

PMCG-422    Introduction to Photoshop

PMCG-425    Photoshop Advanced

PMCG-303    Adobe InDesign

PMCG-406    Adobe After Effects

PMCG-509    Video Editing: Premiere Pro

PMCG-318    Figma for UX/UI

Concentration (Pick one and select 3 classes, or 108 hours of study)

Branding and Digital Marketing 

CAD Design

Digital Product Design

Graphic Design

Motion Graphics

Photography and Video

Web Design

Weeks 13-15

Portfolio 

PMFD 301B Project/Portfolio Development (includes Design Business)

A required class may be substituted for an elective class with prior approval.

A required class may be substituted for an elective class with prior approval.

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Upcoming Courses

Courses

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.


January 25, 2021 to April 5, 2021, Online
January 25, 2021 to April 5, 2021, Hybrid/ Manhattan

Certificate Programs

Ramp-up your skill-set and position yourself in the creative job market in 15 weeks!Arm yourself with the knowledge and strategies needed to succeed in a creative career. Discover career options while learning best practices in business, marketing communications, copyright law, and licensing. Hone a craft in a creative field of choice. Position yourself strategically with a professional design portfolio.Pratt Institute is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant, international students. International students are required to maintain a full-time schedule, consisting of a minimum of 18 hours per week, during the fall and spring semesters.FoundationPMFD-750 Introduction to Creative CareersPMFD-751 Introduction to Marketing CommunicationsTechnology (Choose one)PMCG-202 Introduction to Adobe IllustratorPMCG-420 Adobe Illustrator AdvancedPMCG-422 Introduction to PhotoshopPMCG-425 Photoshop AdvancedPMCG-303 Adobe InDesignPMCG-406 Adobe After EffectsPMCG-509 Video Editing: Premiere ProPMCG-318 Figma for UX/UIConcentration (Pick one other certificate program from list below and select 3 classes, or 108 hours of study)
Register for any course individually or join the certificate programUnderstand who your audience is and how to reach and persuade them. Build a brand story from the ground up, or grow an existing brand. Use brand positioning to cut through the noise of the marketplace. Understand why some campaigns thrive while others fail. Design, package, and sell your ideas to brand stakeholders and clients. Activate your brand/marketing strategies through online outreach channels. Develop a portfolio.
Register for any course individually or join the certificate program!Hone the CAD tools needed to deliver designs to both contractors and clients. Create CAD drawings using industry standards: Autodesk® AutoCAD®, and Autodesk® Revit Architecture. Finish with photorealistic renderings using Autodesk® 3ds Max.CERTIFICATE FEE$100, non-refundableCHOOSE FOURPMA-401 Introduction to AutoCADPMA-402 AutoCAD AdvancedPMA-406A Introduction to RevitPMA-412A Revit AdvancedPMCG-223 Introduction to 3ds Max: Modeling and RenderingPMCG-240 3ds Max AdvancedPMA-414 Reality Capture: The Built Environment
Do you have a passion for interior design?Are you preparing to enter a Master's program?Acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to advance your personal design projects and guide you to create a professional portfolio.Disclaimer: This is a non-credit program and does not provide NYIAD or NCIDQ credits toward certification.
Enter a dynamic role in the UX/UI landscape through the Pratt SCPS Digital Product Design Certificate. Create digital products that traverse end-user and business needs. Integrate research, design, and presentation into your work and oversee the entire product lifecycle from conception to execution. Develop a core skill-set that addresses the multi-phases of product design across platforms and the know-how of which tools to use and when to use them. Build key portfolio pieces.Designed to complement Pratt's UX/UI Mobile Design Certificate, take an evolutionary step into product design by spearheading the entire design process in a role that involves business communication skills and the ability to manage a team. Learn from faculty who work in the industry and gain insights with tactile applications you will use in the field.
Communicate your message with typography, layout, color, and image. Master an industry standard: Adobe CC. Choose from a wide selection of electives and develop a multidisciplinary practice. Build a professional design portfolio and launch your career. CERTIFICATE FEE$100, non-refundableCORE:PMCG-475 Introduction to Graphic DesignPMGD-466 Introduction to TypographyPMGD-478 Brand Design and Corporate IdentityADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD (CHOOSE THREE)PMCG-202 Introduction to Adobe IllustratorPMCG-420 Adobe Illustrator AdvancedPMCG-422 Introduction to PhotoshopPMCG-425 Photoshop AdvancedPMCG-303 Adobe InDesignPMCG-406 Adobe After EffectsELECTIVES (CHOOSE TWO FROM LIST OF ELECTIVES)
Go beyond UX for interfaces and digital products through Pratt SCPS' 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.
Register for any course individually or join the certificate program!Become a photographic and video content creator through Pratt's Photography and Video Certificate. Shoot and retouch photographs for a wide range of genres. Create videos for commercial and art applications. From pre-production to post-production, develop a workflow while building and refining your portfolio/showreel.Certificate Fee$100, non-refundableRequired: Three Video ClassesPMPH-508 Visual Language for VideoPMCG-509Video Editing: Premiere ProPMPH-507Fashion Video ProductionPMCG-506 Video ArtRequired: Three Photography ClassesPMCG-500 Introduction to Digital Photography and Adobe LightroomPMCG 422 Introduction to PhotoshopPMCG 425 Photoshop AdvancedPMPH 472 The Grammar of PhotographyPMPH 518 Fashion PhotographyPMPH 485 Photographic LightingPMPH 525 Developing Your Personal Vision
Register for any course individually or join the certificate program!Take a design-first approach to Web development. Master industry standard tools such as frameworks and content management systems for rapid development in today's fast paced market. Learn core and advanced concepts in coding, UX/UI, and responsive design. Choose from a wide selection of electives across all of SCPS' Digital Design courses to customize your program. Finish with a market ready portfolio and knowledge of best practices for presentation and networking. Classes are hands-on and project based, taught by Pratt faculty and industry pros.CORE$100, non-refundableREQUIRED COURSESPMCG-250 Introduction to Web DesignPMCG-316 Coding I: Introduction to Web DevelopmentPMCG-324C Coding II: Web Development AdvancedPMCG-318 Figma for UX/UI ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD (CHOOSE TWO)PMCG-202 Introduction to Adobe IllustratorPMCG-420 Adobe Illustrator AdvancedPMCG-422 Introduction to PhotoshopPMCG-425 Photoshop AdvancedPMCG-303 Adobe InDesignPMCG-406 Adobe After EffectsELECTIVES (CHOOSE TWO FROM LIST ELECTIVES)