Courses

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
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
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 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
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
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