Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Communications Design, Digital Arts; M. F. A. Communications Design, Digital Arts; M. S. Communications Design (with optional Emphasis in Digital Design), Package Design
Tuition Information: Undergraduate $37,500; graduate $32,112 for the 2011 – 2012 school year. Tuition does not include undergraduate fees of $1,480 or graduate fees of $1,800 per year.
200 Willoughby Drive
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Scope of Program:
Students in the B. F. A. Communications Design program at the Pratt Institute choose either the Advertising/Art Direction, Graphic Design or Illustration emphasis. Students in each emphasis complete core coursework in drawing, 3D design, art history and illustration. Graphic Design students then concentrate on 4D design, typography, imaging, design procedures, printmaking and visual communication. Illustration students focus on new media, design history, children's books, methods and media and typographic design. Advertising/Art Direction students continue with coursework in imaging, advertising, graphic design and typographic design. Students in all emphases create a senior project and portfolio.
B. F. A. candidates in the Digital Arts program choose one of three emphases: 2D Animation, 3D Animation and Motion Arts, or Interactive Arts. All Digital Arts students begin their studies with coursework in drawing, art history, 3D and 4D design, light/color/design and figure drawing. 2D Animation students continue with courses in animation, drawing for animation, stop-motion animation, 2D character animation, Flash for animation and animation history. 3D Animation and Motion Arts students focus on graphics programming, 3D computer modeling, interactive media, rigging, character design and motion dynamics. Interactive Arts students concentrate on graphics programming, web-based art, audio for digital media, code for digital media, electronic music and sound and robotics and physical computing. All Digital Arts students create a senior project.
M. F. A. candidates in Communications Design concentrate on visual language, design writing, transformation design, technology studio and cross-disciplinary studio. All students create a thesis project. M. F. A. candidates in the Digital Arts program may choose from the 3D Animation and Motion Arts, Digital Imaging or Interactive Arts Emphases. 3D Animation and Motion Arts students concentrate on computer graphics, graphics programming, compositing, rigging, special effects, 3D computer modeling and character design. Digital Imaging students focus on large-format imaging, lithography, digital imaging installation, history of photography and presentation of digitally-based art. Interactive Arts students complete coursework in animation, audio, history of new media, electronic music, prototyping and robotics and physical computing. Students in all emphases create a thesis project.
M. S. candidates in Communications Design and Package Design begin their studies with coursework in visual communications, visual perception and typography. Communications Design students concentrate on interactive design, art history, motion design, digital design, electronic pre-press and directed research. Students may complete an optional emphasis in Digital Design. Package Design students focus on graphics for package design, packaging technology, design management, fragrance packaging, structural packaging and digital design. Students in both programs create a thesis project.
A portfolio is required with the application to the B. F. A., M. F. A. and M. S. programs. Art, merit and need-based scholarships are available. Graduate teaching assistantships and graduate fellowships are also available. New York state residents are encouraged to apply for state-sponsored scholarships. Qualifying students may also apply for the New York State Tuition Assistance Program