Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

Professional
West Village, New York, New York
(93 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

(93 Reviews)
Biophilic Design Seminar

12/8/2018
Renee C.

Attended: Biophilic Design Seminar


Great class! Hope she teaches more courses!

Computer Aided Design: Rhino CAD for Jewelers

12/6/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Computer Aided Design: Rhino CAD for Jewelers


Was a good introduction to Rhino if you have experience with 2D CAD programs, and a basic understanding of how to build/edit shapes. I wouldn’t suggest it for someone with zero background in CAD.

Introduction to Illustration: Illustration Portfolio

11/28/2018
Weiwei W.

Attended: Introduction to Illustration: Illustration Portfolio


This course was well structured and hands on. It guided me to work on my first illustration project which I really enjoyed.

WordPress for Designers

11/23/2018
Anonymous

Attended: WordPress for Designers


Steven Newman, Was a terrific professor. He has real working knowledge of how to put together your own website by using wordpress. I liked that he showed us real life examples he is working on for other clients and that he is a working wordpress Art Director/designer in the field. I learned so much by taking this class and now have my own online porfolio website that looks amazing. If you are interested in putting together your own website, a shop, your online portfolio or blog take this class! You will have an amazing website by the end and he will take the time to show you how. He is patient and has a very dry sense of humor. I really enjoyed taking the class with Steven and will also be taking the class he teaches for UX UI development. I highly recommend this class to anyone interested in learning about wordpress and how to put together a beautiful, professional looking website.

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

11/23/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Introduction to Adobe Illustrator


Carla Douglas, Is a wonderful professor. She has a great sense of humor and you will be laughing while learning illustrator. I had fun with all the projects drawing a figure, making a rotosketch, making an infographic, designing a package. She cares about her students and takes the time to make sure that everyone is up to speed with all the tools in illustrator. I will be taking illustrator advanced with her. And really enjoyed this class. She is one of the best and brightest professors at Pratt and I wish she were teaching other subjects as well in graphic design. She is a working Art Director in graphic design and has practical working knowledge to share with all her students. I highly recommend anyone interested in learning how to use illustrator to take this class. I had so much fun learning and she promoted a very supportive and caring environment for everyone no matter what level you are at. By the end of class people who did not know how to use illustrator at all had projects that were amazing!

Experimental Typography for the Web

11/23/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Experimental Typography for the Web


Angela Wyman, the professor for the class was very knowledgeable about type for the web. The projects were fun and interactive for online use and print. I also liked that we developed our own type on fontstruct and glyphs for use in illustrator and developed an online magazine. I will definitely be applying my new found knowledge of typography to advance my career going forward and thoroughly enjoyed taking this class. It would be great if she were teaching other classes at Pratt! You will learn and have so much fun taking this class, I highly recommend it.

AutoCAD® Advanced

11/23/2018
Anonymous

Attended: AutoCAD® Advanced


Very informative but could have been condensed into 8 classes not 10

Urban Sketching

8/10/2018
Karin H.

Attended: Urban Sketching


This class was very good. Mark is a great teacher. I hope he has more classes except in the afternoon or evening. Some places simply were difficult to figure out how to get to.

Introduction to Web Design

7/24/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Introduction to Web Design


Hi if you see the name Stefanie Francotti please avoid taking the class. She did not teach us anything about developing a website but mainly focused on little on ux ui development. Also most of our class time was spent on students presenting their homework assignments at the front of class...yawn. I did not learn much about web development at all which is what the class should have been about! If I could give the instructor 5 negative stars I would. 1 star is being way too kind. I had to complain to the head of the department Chris Ferrar to please ask the instructor to do demos on how to use sketch. Her reply was, "I do not like to do demos in front of class. And that we should be looking up how to do things on our own in the Material Design the website." Hello why take the class if we could just look onto a website#! She is young, inexperienced at teaching ( this is her first time teaching a class and clearly does not have a foot hold on how to develop a website but works as a ux ui design not a web developer!) and incredibly immature and snarky to students who are not favorites who actually ask for demos and help. She is probably ok at her job but preferred to keep alot of information in her head rather than sharing it with the class or people who are not favorites. Upon deciding not to teach the class for personal reasons she decided to give the class a 5 week project further alleviating the necessity for her to lecture or teach us anything new. It is almost as if she decided to coast for the next 5 weeks instead of teaching and just move from small group to group (focusing mainly on her favorite students and not the other people in class who were not her favorites). Also an instructor should treat everyone fairly in the class and spend more time helping those that are confused or not doing well. I actively saw her tell several students that she was not available for additional office hours because she was going on vacation for the holiday and did not like office hours in general, that they had to ask questions in class and or just email her. There was alot of favoritism going on in class and she spent more time with people who were doing well rather than helping those that were struggling in class. Avoid this class and save your money. I heard that the next instructor teaching this class is a friend of hers. Do not take this class!

Coding I: Intro to Web Development

7/24/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Coding I: Intro to Web Development


Angela Wyman, Was a wonderful professor for coding 1 Intro to web development. I highly recommend any graphic designers, designers, anyone who comes from a design background or who is just interested in learning about front end web development to take her class in the fall of 2018 on Monday from 12-3 pm. She has been teaching it for the past 5 years at Pratt continuing ed and put together the curriculum for coding 1 and coding 2. She is super knowledgeable, personable and has 15+ years as a front end web developer and graphic designer working in the industry and over 8+ years working as a professor and teaching it to people who are interested in learning how to put together a beautiful well designed website. You will be so happy with what you have learned after taking the class! Just take the class with her on Mondays from 12-3. Unfortunately, she is not teaching coding 2 this year and coding 1 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. I personally cannot recommend that anyone take those classes unless they find out what the level of work experience or level of expertise the new teacher will have and anyone taking those classes should definitely get confirmation from the director of continuing ed, Chris Ferrar, before taking those classes that the new lecturer has at least 10 years of working as a front end web developer in the industry and at least 5 years of teaching before signing up to take them from the new instructor. It is a very difficult topic and I only recommend anyone learning front end web development coding 1 or 2 from an experienced professional otherwise it will be a waste of time and money for you. Happy coding!

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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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Teachers at Pratt Institute

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