Pratt Institute

Founded in 1887, Pratt Institute is a global leader in higher education dedicated to preparing its 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers in art, design, architecture, information and library science, and liberal arts and sciences. Located in a cultural hub with historic campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Pratt is a living lab of craft and creativity with an esteemed faculty of accomplished professionals and scholars who challenge their talented students to transform their passion into meaningful expression. The Institutes programs are consistently ranked among the best in the country. In 2015, DesignIntelligence ranked Pratts graduate and undergraduate programs in interior design second nationally and Pratts graduate program in industrial design fourth nationally.Pratts campus was recently recognized by College Magazine, which ranked Pratt number eight in its list of "Top 100 Most Beautiful College Campuses. The mission of Pratt Institute is to educate artists and creative professionals to be responsible contributors to society. Pratt seeks to instill in all graduates aesthetic judgment, professional knowledge, collaborative skills, and technical expertise. With a firm grounding in the liberal arts and sciences, a Pratt education blends theory with creative application in preparing graduates to become leaders in their profession. The Institutes faculty and alumni include the most renowned artists, designers, and scholars in their fields and are frequently recognized by prestigious organizations with accolades and appointments. Classes are taught by leading professionals and innovators, and students make important connections within their fields through faculty and Pratts career services office. Over the course of the 2014-2015 academic year, faculty and alumni have exhibited/screened work at The Museum of Modern Art, The Victoria & Albert Museum, Brooklyn Museum, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and The Toronto and New York Film Festivals. In Spring 2015, Pratt Humanities and Media studies faculty member Anna Moschovakis received a prestigious Howard Fellowship, Architecture faculty member David Burney was named interim executive director of the American Institute of Architects New York chapter, and faculty member Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman participated in a high-profile panel discussion on wearable technology at the tech-forward SxSW festival in Austin. Additionally, fine arts faculty John OConnor and alumna Kako Ueda received New York Foundation for the Arts Awards Fellowships and School of Information and Library Science faculty Irene Lopatovska was awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant for the 2014-2015 academic year. Pratts interdisciplinary curriculum promotes collaborative and creative strategies for design thinking, and provides students with unparalleled training facilities, and research and partnership opportunities, including those offered through Corporate Sponsored Studios and Pratts Center for Sustainable Design Strategies. Corporate Sponsored Studios, which have been supported by high-profile partners such as LOreal, Colgate-Palmolive, General Mills, Sanofi-Aventis, and Umbra, allow Pratts creative students and faculty to collaborate and tackle real-world design problems. Pratts Center for Sustainable Design Strategies serves as a hub for sustainable design at Pratt, encouraging faculty and students to use the campus and curricula to explore and conduct research projects to assess the impact of production on the environment and develop future innovative design strategies.Across disciplines, Pratt graduates continue to make significant contributions that shape New York City and the world.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1887 N/A Semester $151.0 million 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205 (718) 636-3600
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New York Brooklyn 627