Immerse yourself in our Two-Week Summer Intensives carrying continuing education credits (CEUs), whether to investigate a new career option, complete a certificate program in an accelerated format, develop your portfolio for educational or career advancement, or delve into what you love this summer. You can take advantage of renowned Pratt Institute’s academic excellence, and choose from among the courses below. Please note that several of the Summer Intensives below are part of certificate programs. All summer courses are offered online.

TO REGISTER

Online self-registration for Summer opens in the Spring. Please check our website for updates.

Course schedules and tuition are shown with each listing. 

Classes may be taken as part of a certificate program or individually.

Certificate fee: $100 (non-refundable for all certificates).

To register, click on the course(s) of your choice and follow the prompts.

For further information or assistance, please email prostudy@pratt.edu.

Deadline:  5 business days before class starts.

Early registration is encouraged to secure your seat in the course(s) of choice. After the deadlines, students may be admitted if virtual space remains in the selected course(s).

Questions? Contact prostudy@pratt.edu.

Courses

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.


June 14-24, 2021, 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 17-27, 2021, Online
June 1-10, 2021, Online
August 2-12, 2021, Online
Learn how products are designed and what it takes to bring a product to market in this hands-on class. Exercises will include analyzing and dissecting current products;?brainstorming,?identifying unmet needs in the market,?articulating the product identity through branding, and materials workshops;?and developing a product from concept to basic model-making, through the design process. Learn to communicate your new product design concept through a tangible design brief. Explore?sustainable product design,?designers and design firms, and the elements of a successful product. Learn how to research for?sustainable materials and manufacturing processes, licensing opportunities,?and patents.?Deepen your understanding of the current and emerging markets.?Please Note: This class is open to all, but prior enrollment in a drawing class is recommended.


June 1-10, 2021, Online
Study the basic principles and design elements of sustainable design thinking. Develop basic design skills; and build on the Bauhaus tradition of understanding design vocabulary, composition, form and materials. Based in a design studio approach, the class will move through a series of hand- and digital, 2D, 3D, and 4D exercises that test and question sustainable technology and performance. Each session combines a historically-based lecture, studio lab and critique of students' design projects; and includes a basic introduction to the presentation of ideas in different formats.


June 14-24, 2021, 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 14-24, 2021, Online
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.


June 14-24, 2021, Online
July 19-29, 2021, Online
August 16-26, 2021, Online
As fields are merging in search of more sustainable and resilient solutions, biodesign is emerging at this transdisciplinary intersection of biology, technology and design. In this hands-on studio course, explore, research and develop bio-inspired design solutions, putting into practice biomimicry thinking, sustainable systems-based methods and designing for and with biomaterials.? Create and present your project with outcomes that include designing systems for human services and interventions, developing new biofabrication processes for materials and/or products, and advancing innovations in circular economies. Final projects will be reviewed by a panel of experts and enable students to build their portfolio. Note: This course is part of the Sustainable Design Certificate Program.


July 12-22, 2021, Online
Draw and paint from the online collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art(MET) to study and find inspiration from their rich anddiverse artwork collection from all over the world and time periods. Thedrawings created will turn into a series of inspired paintings. Students canfocus on their choice of paint--acrylic or watercolor, and also choose whetherto stay faithful to the original Masterpiece(s) and/or use their imagination tocreate new, original artwork inspired by the Masters. Sketchbooks, pencils,and erasers are required for the first three classes. A more detailed supplieslist will be provided by the instructor at the first class for painting supplies.


August 2-12, 2021, Online
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.


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For aspiring and practicing artists professionals from various creative fields, and anyone seeking to apply sustainability thinking into artistic/creative thinking:Be inspired to approach aesthetics with a sustainable lens, combining artistic thinking with responsible materials and making processes. Creative thinking and making sustainably entail engaging with relationships, commonality and complexity, aligned with patterns of nature. Learn to apply life cycle research to your art projects, from extraction to the disposal of materials. Experiment with deconstructing, repurposing and upcycling basic materials and objects. Sustainable Art looks at a broad range of artists responding visually to environmental challenges, experimenting with artistic ways to engage the public in awareness, with proposals to regenerate our Home the Earth and culture through compelling artistic expression.


May 17-27, 2021, Online
This graduate preparatory course is reserved for incoming M.S. ARCH and M.S. AUD students. It is offered as a two-week intensive studio workshop in August. This course will provide the digital tools needed to explore, generate and articulate projects toward a series of experimental mediums in preparation for the Fall Studio Sequence. Taught by GAUD faculty, the course introduces computational and representational tools, as well as methods for outputting physical models, using fabrication techniques. Offered in the summer only.


August 2-13, 2021, Online
This graduate preparatory course is reserved for incoming M.S. ARCH and M.S. AUD students. It is offered as a two-week intensive studio workshop in August. This course will provide the digital tools needed to explore, generate and articulate projects toward a series of experimental mediums in preparation;for the Fall Studio Sequence. Taught by GAUD faculty, the course introduces computational and representational tools, as well as methods for outputting physical models, using fabrication techniques; Offered in the summer only.


August 2-13, 2021, Online
August 2-13, 2021, Online
Generate innovative ideas and forms that perform and give back to the planet and its inhabitants responsibly in space. Based on the Biomimicry Institute's 3.8 guidelines, explore all three levels of the biomimicry design process. Learn sustainability principles and practices such as life cycle assessment; discover nature's time-tested design strategies, functions, and patterns to apply them to human-made designs. Using a holistic approach, learn to integrate biomimicry into your creative process and demonstrate its value to stakeholders.


July 26, 2021 to August 5, 2021, Online
This graduate preparatory course is reserved for incoming M.S. ARCH and M.S. AUD students. It is offered as a two-week intensive studio workshop in August. This course will provide the digital tools needed to explore, generate and articulate projects toward a series of experimental mediums in preparation;for the Fall Studio Sequence. Taught by GAUD faculty, the course introduces computational and representational tools, as well as methods for outputting physical models, using fabrication techniques. Offered in the summer only.


August 2-13, 2021, Online
August 2-13, 2021, Online
Explore mixed media art techniques and materials. Combining varioustraditional and non-traditional media and techniques such as collage, drawing,painting, and assemblage, create a range of works that explore color, texture,figure ground relationships, as well as representation and abstraction. Createartworks that mix found objects and ephemera with traditional art materials tocomplete unique compositions toward a portfolio, using formal strategies toachieve balance and unity.


June 1-10, 2021, Online
You have the power to design how you are seen by the world. While the concept of personal branding isn't new, it takes trial and error to craft one that is truly driven by your passion. When personal brand is fueled by passion, communicating and inhabiting it become effortless. Craft your authentic branding by examining your true desires including a mission, vision, goals, and objectives. Through case studies, class discussions and individual exercises, students develop awareness of one's authentic qualities, translate them into marketable assets, define target audience, become familiar with online/offline communication tools, and devise a system for on-going brand maintenance.


July 6-15, 2021, Online