Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

Professional
West Village, New York, New York
(114 Reviews)

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 professions. Pratt enrolls a diverse group of highly talented and dedicated students, challenging them to achieve their full potential.

Pratt’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) is committed to serve the lifelong learning needs of nontraditional students through high-quality credit and non-credit programs and courses in art and design, photography, digital design, perfumery, and more, for educational advancement, career change, and enrichment. At Pratt you will explore and learn tools necessary to stay ahead in today’s competitive workplace. Through our rich programs and course offerings, you will expand and sharpen your skill set, as well as advance in your professional goals.

Courses are offered at its Manhattan location at 144 West 14th Street during each fall, spring, and summer term, and on Pratt's campus in the historic Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn.

Reviews of Pratt Institute

(114 Reviews)
Adobe After Effects I

7/17/2019
Andrea

Attended: Adobe After Effects I


Very much enjoyed this class and would recommend it to anyone who is looking to learn something new within Adobe programs. Stuart is a great teacher and would gladly take another class he teaches. I recommend that you come into this class each week with the full intent to take away something from it. Some weeks are more rewarding than others depending on what you want to take away. If you’re a student that doesn’t pay attention, doesn’t do the homework (or at least attempt it) and comes in late, Stuart won’t baby you. You’ll be behind, have wasted your own time and money, and might as well watch a youtube tutorial. I find that the program’s fundamentals are challenging despite going into the class knowing ai, psd, and indd. But, Stuart breaks it down with understandable real-life scenarios. I will say he goes a little fast due to the nature of the material, but he stops to check in each student. Regardless, his pace keeps you on your toes and he is effective in the content he shares. Regarding homework, it seems from the class structure it’s a mix of students and working professionals looking for extra education. There isn’t much pressure to do the homework in a way he wants it, just to do the homework and make it what you want as long as it sticks to the syllabus. Stuart makes the 3-hour course fly by because the class is filled to the max great material. I really feel like I’ve learned a lot and plan on taking more classes at Pratt.

Intro to HVAC Systems

7/2/2019
Jessica I.

Attended: Intro to HVAC Systems


I really enjoyed the course. The instructor was very knowledgeable and engaging. He had a lot of content to share and he made the course really interesting.

Adobe Illustrator (Advanced)

5/28/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Adobe Illustrator (Advanced)


Carla Douglass is a wonderful teacher! She is dedicated, talented, super positive and kind and will help you grow as a graphic artist. The assignments are fun and interesting and you will learn so much. We learned how to do a calendar, music festival logo, posters for the subway, a magazine cover, to emulate a famous graphic designer and how to make our sketches into moving cartoons (mp4 gifs) and how to make them into moving puppets. Also advanced functions such as creating patterns, 3d sketching and perspective. I loved every moment of this class and learned so much. She has a great sense of humor and will help you grow no matter where you are in your graphic design journey. I highly recommend anyone wanting to learn more about illustrator to take this class. She is a working art director and will give you honest feedback in a kind and humorous way on what is done in the commercial world of graphic design. If she were teaching another class I would take it in a heartbeat. If you do the all homework assignments, show up for every class and put in the time to improve you grow by leaps and bounds and be amazed at what you can do by the end of class. Thank you Carla for all that you've taught me!

Adobe After Effects I

5/28/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Adobe After Effects I


Stuart Rentzle is a teacher who is very knowledgeable about the basics of how to use adobe after effects for big name film studios and tv. I learned so much taking his class. The assignments we were given were fun and interesting. We learned how to make letters sparkle, burst into flame and how they do tracking with animated characters and how to do 3d worlds and timing with adobe after effects to name a few. If you are a dedicated person who is interested in taking the class, do the homework assignments and show up for every class, you will learn so much from this class. I only scratched the surface in terms of learning but have grown so much as an artist taking this class and can make my own simple videos! I highly recommend this class for someone wanting to learn adobe after effects if you are dedicated and willing to put the time in. My reason for removing two stars is that although talented Stuart can be very blunt and honest in class during a critique and will not hold back judgement when something is wrong. Yes, you can learn alot from him but you have to be able to weather his moods. Sometimes he can be very tempermental in class and not open to questions from the same people who continue to ask for help which is not great. I wish he would be a bit more positive and easy going to new people learning but I suppose no one is perfect. I plan on learning more and am trying to focus on what I learned from him to move forward and not the mood swings he displayed in class. I plan on taking motion graphics with Chris from what I learned from this class. Note for all taking this class be sure that the prescription for your glasses or contacts are updated because he goes very fast on screen and the words for adobe after effects on the screen are very small. Take detailed notes and if possible ask for a copy of what he has done so you can remember how to do your assignments when you get home later. It's very easy to forget how to do something unless you have something to refer to and continue to practice. And be brave and speak up ask questions if you are confused because others may have the same issue.

Coding II: Advanced Web Development

5/28/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Coding II: Advanced Web Development


Angela Wyman is a wonderful professor! I learned so much in only 13 weeks..about how to make a website beautiful and functional. We learned more about html, css, a bit of javascript and jquery. The assignments were fun, interactive and interesting. I highly recommend anyone with a design background who has taking coding 1 to take this class. Although it takes awhile to become a great front end web developer and lots of practice this is a great way to continue learning what you were taught in coding 1 from an design perspective. The class is geared towards design with people who have a backgroundin graphics with an interest in learning more about coding a great looking website. We learned about gradients, how to make a unique cursor, how to make a website move when clicked on and how to integrate animation into a website to name a few things. If there were a coding 3 class with more in depth lectures about javascript and jquery I would definitely take it!

Mixed Media Surface Design

5/4/2019
Carol H.

Attended: Mixed Media Surface Design


Very well organized, good presentation of techniques, helpful with suggestions and comments

Mixed Media Surface Design

4/28/2019
James p.

Attended: Mixed Media Surface Design


Excellent class. Overall the class was very impressive. Loved it.

Intro to 3ds Max: Modeling and Rendering

4/14/2019
Richard P.

Attended: Intro to 3ds Max: Modeling and Rendering


Great instruction from Frank! .. hands on throughout .. he was able to answer questions in a very informed way with multiple solutions to problems..looking forward to taking the advanced class

Introduction to Event Planning

4/10/2019
Miguel U. C.

Attended: Introduction to Event Planning


Loved the Professors and Clean facility!

Making Wearable Art: Advanced Jewelry Fabrication

4/10/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Making Wearable Art: Advanced Jewelry Fabrication


The teacher - Casey is exceptional! She is helpful and friendly + knowledgeable... also the studio is so nice, you get to work on your own bench and have plenty of space and tools to use throughout the course. Having extra studio time was also a plus!

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144 W 14th St, New York, New York 10011
Pratt Institute
West Village, Manhattan
144 W 14th St
Btwn 6th & 7th Avenues
New York, New York 10011

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Visual Language for Video
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Teachers at Pratt Institute

A. Wilpon A. Mitchell Abby Schwartz Adam Apostolos Aditi Sharma Adrienne Jones Aleksandra Rowan and Lauren Mollin Alexandra Goldberg Alexandra Hegeler Alexis Karl Alfred Yajalu Alihan Polat Allen Wilpon Aly English Amanda Lasser Amy Purcell Andrea Cukier Angel Gibson Angela Wyman Ann Marie Sexton Annie Cogan & Caleb Crawford Annie Coggan Crawford Annie Coggan Crawford & Christian Rietzke Anthony Robins Anthony Gelber Anthony Bloch Anthony W. Robins and Helen Post Curry Arthur Atlas Ashley Marcovitz Aude Cardona Barbara Lalicki Barbara Barroso Abbes Barbara Lalicki and Steve Henry Bella Meyer Ben Goldstein Beth Ballis Brent Porter Brian Trimble Brian Bjelovuk Bruce Duhan C. Ibarra-Geniz Carl Fengler Carla Douglass Carmen Malvar Carmen Mensink Carolyn Shafer Carolyn Ahearn Carolyn Shafer & Caleb Crawford Casey Sobel Cecilia Muhlstein Charles Turofsky Chelsea Limbird Cheryl Stockton Chris Bruffee Chris Wright Chris Knight Chris Ramirez Christian Ramirez Christopher Giglio Claira Zambon Versland Claire Donato D.K Smith Dale Paegelow Dam Markson Daniel Karpen Daniel Pena Daniel Penge Daniel Karpen Daniel Pena & Katherine Choate Daniel Penge & Katherine Choate Daphne Borowski David Robbins David B. Powell David Dodson and Yann Tong Dominga Giglio Dominic Marinelli Dominica Giglio Donna Greenberg Edward Re EDWARD D RE, JR Elizabeth Smolarz Emily Weiner Enrique Ramirez Erik Kachelhofer Esmilda Abreu-Hornbostel Esmilda Abreu Eugene Kwak Federico Savini Flann Lippincott Frank Collazo Fred Kachelhofer Gabe Walter Gabriel Cohen Gabriel Ruegg Gil Santiago Golsana Heshmati Greg Webb Greg Chartier Greg Chartier Greg Chartier Habib Borjian Harley Goode Heidi Metcalf Helena Van Vliet Ho'o Hee Holger Keifel Ike Cheung Ike Cheung & Christina Rietzke Ilise Benun Imani Shanklin Roberts Instructor Angi Ira Eduardovna Irene Santoro Irina Yakubov Eduardovna Iviva Olenick J. Hankinson, M. Melton, K. Tamboer & M. Ventre Jack Gonzalez Jacqueline Lamont James Christie James James Christie Jan Lauren Greenfield Jason Miletsky Jason Moore Jay Miletsky JD Godchaux JD Godchaux & Lela Prashad Jeff Ferzoco Jeff Ferzoco and Alihan Polat Jeffrey P. Drucker Jenna Shea Jennifer Moore Jessica Martin Jobeth Bobee Jody Hankinson Jody Hanhinson Joe Miceli Joelle Danant John Bruce John Mandile John Halpren John Bruneau Jonah Miller, Alex Piñeiro & Bennett Turner Jonathan Levy Jong Lim Joseph Lopez Juan C. Toro Judi Powers Judith D. Siegel-Gresham Julia Cassano Julia Fitzgerald Julia Harding Karen Bachmann Karl Hohn Karol Murlak Katerina Lanfranco Katherine Choate Kathryn C. Gordon Keegan Keirnyn S. Ross Keith Venkiteswaran Kelly Worman Kelly Trager Kelly Kocinski Trager Kenneth Allen Kirsten Richert Kris Shumacher Kristina Drury Lara Schenck Lara Aposhian Larisalena Ortiz Laura Benko Laura Dodson Laurene Leon Lawrence Au Lawrene Leon Leah Caplan Lee Goodman Lee Hachadoorian Lela Prashad Leon Goodman Leonel Ponce Ligmie Preval Linda Casbon Lisa Easton Lisa Easton & Kate Lemos McHale Lynne St Clare Foster Mahtab Pedrami Manuela Jimenez Marcello Ferri Maria Leather Mario Naves Mario Robinson Mark Leibowitz Mark Lim Marsh Skeele Mary Missett Maryam Jazzaa Matthew Ventre Matthew Podsiad Maxim Diamond Melanie Roher and Debra Magid Melissa Staiger Michael Hardiman Michael Newcomb Michael Barry Michael McComiskey Michael Sarno Michael Poast Michael Cogen, NCARB Michelle Ward Mike Kelly Mike Ernst N. Denisenko Ginelli Nancy Glover Nathalie Kelbach Nicholas Scalone Nicole Denisenko Ginelli Nina Edwards Noel Hidalgo Noel Hidalgo & Nathan Storey Norman Mintz Olivia Knott Olivia Vien Oscar Mora Paul Miller Paul Bretzger Paul Sunday Phil Gauntt Philip Martin Phyllis Rosenblatt Piero Baglioni RA Friedman Ramzy Telley Ray Matts Raymund Mendez Rebecca Foerster Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman Rhonda Schaller Richard Dunks Robert Friedman Robert Dadras Robert J. Miletsky Robin Simmonds Roy Pachecano Roy Lorieo
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