For more than 100 years, Pratt Institute has provided innovative leadership in education in a broad range of artistic and technical fields. It has achieved international recognition as one of a small number of leading schools of art, design, architecture, and information and library science in the nation, dedicated to combining theory and practice within the framework of a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences.
Pratt counts among its distinguished faculty and graduates hundreds of America’s leading artists, architects, designers, librarians, information scientists and urban planners, linking the Institute’s academic programs with many of the most successful professional firms and practitioners in those fields. Each year thousands of exceptionally able and talented students from every state in the union and dozens of foreign countries come to Pratt to take part in its extraordinary academic and artistic life. Most go on to rewarding careers in business, industry, government and the professions, their lives having been changed positively by their Pratt experiences.
Pratt’s 25 acre park-like Brooklyn campus and its New York City site are conveniently located near the heart of Manhattan, an international hub of design and the fine arts. Pratt is within easy reach of major national museums and libraries and is the gateway to the professional world of art, design and architecture. Talented and accomplished faculty members, active in their fields, and a superbly talented student body unite to produce an atmosphere rich in possibilities. Classroom, studio and field experience are combined with a high degree of personal attention and strong links to networks in the professional world. These resources create an unparalleled opportunity for students to reach their personal and professional goals.