School of Design
Pratt provides one of the most comprehensive design educations available, supported by a distinguished faculty and exceptional resources, and located in the borough of Brooklyn, New York’s design and cultural epicenter.
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.
The faculty consists of professional designers, artists, 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 around the world.
The School of Design offers degrees in Communications Design, Fashion Design, Industrial Design, and Interior Design. The intensive, studio-based programs of study are paired with studies in the liberal arts and sciences, creating a dynamic context for stimulating intellectual and creative inquiry.
The School of Design programs are also enriched by Pratt’s distinguished programs in the School of Art and the School of Architecture—all within the broader cultural campus of New York City.
Two parallel objectives guide every program at Pratt. The first is an emphasis on professional development. Students gain the techniques, skills, methodologies, and vocabulary they require to succeed as productive artists, designers, and scholars. The second objective recognizes that this technical experience only takes root within a complex cultural context. Therefore, students in the School of Design also develop the critical judgment and historical perspective they need to become creative problem solvers in the international arena.
The mission of the School of Design is to educate those who will make and shape our built and mediated environment, our aesthetic surroundings, and our collective future. We are dedicated to the primacy of studio practice and the transformative power of creativity. We educate leaders in the creative professions to identify, understand, shape, and benefit from the challenges of a rapidly changing world. Our courses are designed to develop critical thinking skills, deepen understanding, enable practice, and empower visionary action. The School of Design is dedicated to developing creative leadership in a world that requires it.
'Pratt was an amazing, amazing experience in my life. We had top faculty that inspired us. I use the foundation that I received at Pratt, but I take it in many different directions.'
Samuel Botero, BFA Interior Design ’68, renowned interior designer; principal, Samuel Botero Associates, Inc.
T. Camille Martin
Director of Finance
Assistant to the Dean