Academic Catalog 2021-2022


Cover art by Spencer Hansen, BFA Digital Arts ’18

Cover art by Spencer Hansen, BFA Digital Arts ’18

NOTICE:  All on-campus visits, including campus tours, information sessions, and counselor appointments are suspended until further notice due to COVID-19. Virtual General Undergraduate Information Sessions for prospective students have been created to replace on-campus visits and are listed below. 
 Undergraduate admitted students should check our Undergraduate Accepted Student Page for information on our Admitted Student Days for spring 2021.
Questions? Email

Sessions are offered on select Fridays, and they are an excellent introduction for prospective undergraduate students and families looking at Pratt for the first time. Offered online through Zoom, sessions include a presentation by an admissions staff member covering Pratt's majors, the application process, portfolio requirements, and more. Sessions last approximately one hour and thirty minutes. 

In addition to registering online for the virtual session, we recommend that prospective students and families also arrange a one-on-one call with their admissions counselor to address general questions and or to receive a visual portfolio review (optional) by emailing

The following information is applicable once the campus is open to visitors.   

 All prospective students are encouraged to visit Pratt. Here’s how:

Guided Campus Tours

Guided campus tours are scheduled Mondays and Fridays at 10 AM, 12 PM, and 2 PM, and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 AM and 2 PM.

Campus tours can be scheduled online at

Call our Visit Coordinator at 718.636.3779 or 800.331.0834 to arrange a portfolio review or email us at


Visit Pratt through our home page on the web. Our address is

Office of Admissions

The Office of Admissions is open weekdays from 9 AM to 5 PM from September through May and from 9 AM to 4 PM during June, July, and August.

Pratt Institute
Office of Admissions
200 Willoughby Avenue
Myrtle Hall, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Phone: 718.636.3514 or 800.331.0834
Fax: 718.636.3670

Accreditation Statement

Pratt Institute is a coeducational undergraduate and graduate institution chartered and empowered to confer academic degrees by the State of New York. The certificates and degrees conferred are registered by the New York State Department of Education. Pratt is accredited by the

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

The School of Architecture’s Bachelor of Architecture is ac­credited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). (For more information on NAAB accreditation, refer to the School of Architecture section, page 21.)

The Master in Library and Inform­ation Science is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of the American Library Association.

The Master in Art Therapy is approved by the Education Approval Board of the American Art Therapy Association, Inc., and as such meets the education standards of the art therapy profession. The graduate Dance/Movement Therapy program has been approved by the American Dance Therapy Association. Art and Design Education was accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council in October, 2014 for seven years. Pratt is now part of a new accrediting body, the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP).

The BFA offered by the Interior Design Department is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (formerly FIDER).

Changes to this Catalog

While every effort has been made to make the material presented in this catalog timely and accurate, the Institute reserves the right to periodically update and otherwise change any material, including faculty listings, course offerings, policies, and procedures, without republishing or amending this edition of the catalog.