School of Design
The School of Design is home to the most comprehensive design education available, supported by a distinguished faculty and exceptional facilities.
Two major objectives guide every program. The first is an emphasis on professional skills development. Students gain the techniques, skills, methodologies, and vocabulary required to succeed as productive designers and scholars. The second objective—imperative, as acquiring professional expertise is not simply based in technical training—is development of the critical judgment and historical perspective that students need to become innovative problem solvers.
The School of Design offers graduate degree programs in Communications Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design, and Package Design. Exceptional technical and studio resources support all programs. Pratt’s distinguished programs in the School of Art and the School of Architecture also enrich the School of Design programs.
The faculty consists of professional artists, designers, and practitioners, including numerous recipients of prestigious awards such as Tiffany, Fulbright, and Guggenheim Fellowships. The faculty’s works, projects, and publications are recognized and respected internationally.
Gifted students from across the United States and around the world collaborate and learn at Pratt, weaving creative energy and opportunity into an unmatched educational experience. Our graduate programs provide students with the opportunity to develop and refine their design process, design voice, and technical expertise, leading to professional competence and leadership that contribute to the growing body of design knowledge. Graduate education at Pratt is conceptual and aspirational while being firmly grounded in craft and making. Critical inquiry and research skills are developed through projects in and around the city of New York.
It is in this unique and diverse cultural context that the School’s disciplines are taught. The campus is located in Brooklyn, the city’s epicenter of design and culture, providing inspiration and the opportunity to learn from, and interact with, the multitude of creatives who make this borough their home.
I can easily think about my life before and after Pratt. Pratt helped me take a lifelong passion for art, design, and people, and a dream of becoming an interior designer and develop a career that has been deeply satisfying.
Lucy Harris, MS Interior Design ’06
T. Camille Martin
Director of Finance
Assistant to the Dean