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Daniel E. O’Leary President



Anthony J. Spiridigloizzi Vice President and Treasurer


Foundation Art


Fine Arts


Communications Design


Art and Design Education

Robert E. Baber Dean, School of Art Jill M. Heintz Admissions Director Peter Fagan Student Life Director



Rose Hartson Financial Aid Director


Academic Courses

Pamela Costello Residential Life Coordinator



Tammy Bennett Registrar


Financial Aid

Marc Cianciola Student Activities Coordinator


Tuition and Fees

Mary Finkle Student Counselor




Undergraduate Portfolio Guidelines


Student Life


Academic Calendar

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PrattMWP is the Upstate New York campus of the prestigious Pratt Institute. Here you will find the perfect balance of exceptional, personalized instruction in small classes and a friendly, comfortable lifestyle.

Start here for the first two years of your bachelor of fine arts degree.

Live and learn at one of the nation’s elite and fully accredited art schools.

Study Fine Arts, Communications Design, Art and Design Education or Photography.

Enjoy a modern campus that offers the best in living and learning facilities.

FACULTY – Artists and Teachers A faculty you can relate to. . . At PrattMWP, our faculty helps you to become the artist you always wanted to be. We owe our outstanding reputation to a faculty of professional teachers/artists who

Stephen Arnison Professor; Master of Fine Arts, University of Nebraska; Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Nebraska; Courses Taught: Painting, Drawing. Daniel Buckingham Professor; Master of Fine Arts, Alfred University; Bachelor of Fine Arts, Alfred University; Courses Taught: 3-Dimensional Design, Sculpture. David Cahill Assistant Professor; Master of Fine Arts, University of Massachusetts; Bachelor of Fine Arts, Alfred University;

have crafted courses in the

Courses Taught: Design Procedures, Illustration.

renowned Pratt curriculum. You will

Chris Irick Professor; Master of Fine Arts, University

find instructors who personally

of Massachusetts/ Dartmouth; Bachelor of Fine Arts, Texas Tech University; Courses Taught: Metal Crafts and Jewelry.

stimulate your creativity and help Cindy Koren Associate Professor; Master of Arts, Empire State College;

build new skills.

Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Buffalo; Courses Taught: Visual Communications, Typographic Design.

A faculty you can be proud of. . . Works created by our distinguished

Gregory Lawler Professor; Master of Fine Arts, Pennsylvania State University; Bachelor of Fine Arts, The Philadelphia College of Art; Courses Taught: Drawing, Painting, Light, Color and Design.

faculty members are widely shown

Ken Marchione Associate Professor; Master of Fine Arts, Yale University;

in public exhibitions and held in

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cleveland Institute of Art;

private collections throughout the U.S. and abroad. Our instructors

Courses Taught: Drawing, Painting, Light, Color and Design. Bryan McGrath Professor; Master of Fine Arts, Syracuse University; Bachelor of Fine Arts, State University of New York at Cortland;

have served as guest artists,

Courses Taught: Ceramics, Pottery.

advisors and lecturers at many

Dorene Quinn Professor; Master of Fine Arts, Alfred University;

colleges and universities throughout the world. Our adjunct instructors

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Pacific Northwest College of Art; Courses Taught: 3-Dimensional Design, Sculpture. Keith Sandman Professor; Bachelor of Engineering, Liverpool University;

are considered among the best in

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Central St. Martins; Master of Arts, Chelsea School of

their fields. In the classroom, faculty

Art; Master of Fine Arts, Syracuse University; Courses Taught: Black and White Photography, Color Photography.

members share their valuable Sandra Stephens Assistant Professor; Master of Fine Arts, School

insights into the world of art and

of Visual Arts; Bachelor of Arts, State University of New York at Stony Brook;

your future as a successful artist.

Courses Taught: 4-Dimensional Design. Lisa Gregg Wightman Professor; Master of Arts, State University of New York at Oswego; Bachelor of Arts, State University of New York at Oswego; Courses Taught: Relief Printmaking, Intaglio Printmaking, Drawing.


Lisa Gregg Wightman

Sandra Stephens

Keith Sandman

Dorene Quinn

Bryan McGrath

Ken Marchione

Gregory Lawler

Cindy Koren

Chris Irick


Daniel Buckingham

Stephen Arnison

FOUNDATION ART The primary objective of the

Foundation Year

Foundation core is to

The Foundation year course of study consists of Foundation Art, Survey of Art I & II (HA-115 & HA-116), and English (ENGL-101 & -103).

develop and expand students’ visual thinking through a critical practice of methods and processes of creativity. To accomplish this, students participate in a series of studio experiences that deal with the analysis of problems in perception, conception and imagination. The studio work encompasses both two- and three-dimensional forms in their optical, technical and symbolic natures. In addition, students receive an introduction to fourdimensional time arts through the use of computers and other media. At one point, students may deal with specifically designed structural problems, and at another point may examine these problems from expressive, social and historical perspective. Through this process, individual imagination, skill, ambition and preferences are examined.

Foundation Art The Foundation first-year core is a prerequisite to all the professional programs in the School of Art and Design. The Foundation core helps the student evaluate his or her previous art experience in light of new ideas and techniques. This grounding in underlying concepts and principles of the visual arts puts professional aims in a historical perspective. Before specialization in the sophomore year, the core curriculum encourages flexibility, adaptability and the experience of design and art as wide ranging enterprises. Transfer students will be evaluated for advanced standing, with proper documentation (transcript and portfolio), in the Office of Admissions.

Courses Foundation Art FDC-143

Drawing I: Figure and General 4 credits

In figure drawing, an understanding of the human body is developed in all its aspects — what the human body is, what it is made of, how it moves, and how it exists in space. The model’s poses, at first, are simple, becoming more complex as skill and understanding develop. The emphasis then shifts to the entire space of the page, the model within that space, and the relationship of one figure to another. In general drawing, exercises move from a simple description of the object (its texture, weight, volume) to the relationship of two or more objects in space, and the understanding of space in multiple space relationships, and finally, to the organization of the entire drawing surface. Emphasis is on the reality of drawing as against the reality of nature, stressing that the drawing process is both inventive and analytical. The student learns to develop line and tone to arrive at an integrated image and to work with a variety of media, including charcoal, inks, conte, and oil crayon. FDC-144

Drawing II: Figure and General 4 credits

This is a continuation of 143. FDC-157

3-Dimensional Design I 3 credits

This course introduces students to the materials, techniques and ideas that comprise the three-dimensional world of “made” things. Of course, natural forms are also considered. The basic abstract components: line, plane, mass and space are examined and explored through assignments and research. A three-dimensional sensibility is progressively developed when the basic components are manipulated by the effective use of direction, balance, axis, orientation, relationship; in other words, organization (composition). The aesthetic consideration of materials and tools in this context adds to the expressive equation of three-dimensional study. The process may begin with concept, material or observation; it continues by way of lectures, demonstrations, critical analysis and class discussion until each project is crafted to completion. FDC-158

3-Dimensional Design II 3 credits

This is a continuation of 157.





Light/Color/Design I

4-Dimensional Design I

4-Dimensional Design II

3 credits

2 credit

2 credits

Two-dimensional form, color structure and composition are investigated here through many ideas and principles. Emphasis is on training the perception of the way color relationships affect optical as well as psychological dynamics. A primary component of the course is the study of the many ways that light modulates our perception of color and form. Using art and nature as sources, students employ a variety of mediums to explore sensory and emotional, as well as intellectual, aesthetic concepts.

Through the use of computers, video, photo, sound, and lighting equipment, students are introduced to basic concepts of art and design in space and time. Assignments direct students in creating works that utilize attributes of time and movement, elements of moving image; serial, sequential, and narrative ordering, still and moving image editing, sound and image relations, and object and event analysis. In focusing on the relations between students’ spacing and timing skills, the 4-D course extends and supplements the other Foundation courses, and prepares students for further work with time-based media.

This is a continuation of 180.


Light/Color/Design II 3 credits

This is a continuation of 163. In the second semester, the course concentrates on the ways, both historical and experimental, of manipulating the two-dimensional surface to explore its endless expressive and structural possibilities.


FINE ARTS Since the Renaissance,

B.F.A. in Fine Arts

the fine arts have been

Students learn through studio work, group discussion, lectures, seminars, individual consultations and frequent visits to museums, galleries and artists’ studios. In the senior year, students are expected to create a consistent body of work which culminates in an exhibition.

understood as an intellectual discipline equal to literature. Certainly painting, sculpture, photography, and printmaking have figured largely in the formation of contemporary visual imagination. At Pratt, the relationship between art and design is

traditions is the best training for a fine artist. All fine arts students enroll in a common sophomore year. This enables

Bachelor of Fine Arts Students majoring in any of the fine arts areas must complete 134 credits. Common areas of study for all fine arts majors are required. F R E S H M A N Y E A R

Areas of Concentration Upon entering the junior year, students declare to major or concentrate in one of the following areas: painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics or jewelry.

fluid and symbiotic; immersion in a milieu rich in both

Curriculum Fine Arts

Elective Concentration for Alternative Careers Elective concentrations in the following areas are career-oriented options open to fine arts majors: fine arts/computer graphics, fine arts/film-video, fine arts/photography, fine arts/art education and fine arts/illustration. These programs combine a full and professional program in fine arts with opportunities to gain additional knowledge and skills important to pursuing alternative careers in the arts.

( P G S .

6 & 7 )


Drawing I & II: Figure and General (FDC-143 & FDC-144)


3-Dimensional Design I & II (FDC-157 & FDC-158)


Light/Color/Design I & II (FDC-163 & FDC-164)


4-Dimensional Design I & II (FDC-180 & FDC-181)


Survey of Art I & II (HA-115 & HA-116)


Introduction to Literary & Critical Studies I & II (ENGL-101 & ENGL-103) (36) Total credits



Drawing/Life Study (DRWG-205 & DRWG-211/DRWG-206 & DRWG-212)


Painting/Life Study (PTG-205 & PTG-211/PTG-206 & PTG-212)


Printmaking (PRNT-205/-206 & PRNT 305/306)


Sculpture (SCJ-205/SCJ-211 & SCJ-206/SCJ-212, SCJ-207 & -208 or SCJ-215 & -216)

and developing those skills


Fine Arts Seminar I & II (FAU-241 & FAU-242)

required to professionally


Survey of Art: 19th & 20th Century (HA-215 & HA-216)

realize them.


Liberal Arts Elective


Studio Art Elective


Social Science/Philosophy Elective

students to examine each of the different studio art areas prior to selecting a major in the junior year. The last two years of study lead to focusing aesthetic directions

(34) Total credits

The junior and senior year will be taken at the Pratt campus in Brooklyn.


Courses Fine Arts FINE ARTS Fine Arts Seminars are required of students in all areas of fine arts. SOPHOMORE COURSES FAU-241, FAU-242

Fine Arts Seminar I & II 2 credits each semester

The Fine Arts Seminars explore ideas and issues relevant to the Fine Arts curriculum. They address concerns of the studio arising from the social, historical and intellectual parameters of a time. The concerns are formal and philosophical as well as practical. Class discussions include such topics as personalities, events, exhibitions, writing of critics and artists, values and studio practice. The seminars are required coursework from the


SCJ-215 & SCJ-216

Printmaking I:

Metal Crafts and Jewelry I & II

2-4 credits

2-4 credits each semester

An introduction to printmaking process, creative concepts, and the development of personal imagery in the relief media. Students learn formative approaches to woodcuts, paper and cardboard cut, lino-cut, collage, and experimental relief media. Black-andwhite and color printing are emphasized along with color registration, subtractive printing, surprinting, multiple-block printing, and inking techniques. Survey seminars and critiques are held regularly.

This course is an introduction to basic metal craft jewelry-making techniques. It includes the design and construction of small- scale metal objects by cutting, shaping, forging and joining of non-ferrous metals with hard solder, stone setting metal marriages and wood inlay.

Photography I 2 credits each semester

Printmaking II:

This is an introductory course in the fundamentals of black and white photography. The basic technical skills cover the operation of the small camera, exposing and developing film, making contact prints, enlarging and finishing of black and white photographs. In addition to class critiques, slide presentations acquaint the student with the photographers who have shaped the medium.

2-4 credits

A second semester of study in relief printing for students who wish to continue advanced studio work. PRNT-305/-306

DRWG-205 & DRWG-206

Printmaking III/IV:

Drawing I & II

2-4 credits each semester

2-4 credits each semester

This course covers multi-dimensional visualization and delineation, and drawing as a process of perception and projection. Exploration of visual structures and concepts in history and contemporary movements is included. The number of credits varies according to time spent in the course.

The intaglio print as a highly developed medium of creative expression is pursued in-depth. Instruction is offered in line etching, engraving, dry point aquatint, relief etching, lift-ground etching, collograph, embossing and mixed media. Problems of personal image development and growth are discussed.

DRWG-211 & DRWG-212


Life Study I & II

In this course, students study the human figure as an expression and reflection of nature. Formal analysis in terms of visual and structural constructs is presented as well as the image used as media and medium for projection and expression of human consciousness. The number of credits varies according to time spent in the course.



sophomore through the senior years.

2-4 credits each semester


SCJ-205 & SCJ-206

Sculpture I & II 2-4 credits each semester


Photography: Color I 2 credits

In this course students are introduced to color photography, including additive and subtractive color, the Kelvin Scale, and color negative developing and printing. Aesthetic possibilities in color photography are reviewed in slide presentations. Students learn using automatic color print processors. Color darkrooms with appropriate chemicals and equipment are available for student use outside of scheduled class time.

In this course, development of formal perception and projection is stressed along with an introduction to basic concepts, material and processes of sculpture. SCJ-207 & SCJ-208

Ceramics I & II PTG-205 & PTG-206

2-4 credits each semester

Painting I & II

This is an introduction to ceramics use of the wheel, coil and slab in the creation of clay objects both sculptural and functional. The number of credits varies according to time spent in the course.

2-4 credits each semester

This course is an introduction to basic concepts as visual, procedural and gestural schema, incorporating controlled experimentation and broad focus in color, abstraction and visual harmonics.

SCJ-211 & SCJ-212

Life Study I & II PTG-211 & PTG-212

2-4 credits each semester

Life Study I & II

In this course, the human figure as an expression and reflection of nature is studied as well as a formal analysis in terms of visual and structural constructs. There is also intensive study of structural and superficial anatomy through work from life and analytical simulations. Range of movement and correlative formal possibilities of the human body are covered as well as comparative anatomy, formal modification and transformation through function.

2-4 credits each semester

The image (nature, human figure, still life) used as media and medium for projection and expression of human consciousness is studied in this course.


COMMUNICATIONS DESIGN As the world becomes more

B.F.A. in Communications Design

image conscious and image

This program leads students to one of three major creative careers:

laden, the demand for design increases. Hundreds of millions of dollars worth of graphic design, illustration and advertising are published or sold each day. PrattMWP's Communications Design program is geared to produce illustrators, advertisers and graphic designers who will be widely recognized, actively sought and well paid for their command of these highly coveted skills and talents. The program leading to a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Communications Design encompasses four levels of training: hands, eyes, mind and social conscience. This comprehensive approach pays great dividends in the job market, where Pratt graduates have distinguished themselves by earning top managerial positions at creative agencies throughout the world. Many professionals that have honed their talents at Pratt also credit the programs strong liberal arts component as critical to rapid promotions in their careers.


ILLUSTRATION — the art of picture-

making for the purpose of communicating ideas and information; GRAPHIC DESIGN — total information design, where pictures as well as words are created and designed to convey messages;

ADVERTISING ART DIRECTION — a more focused combination of visual and verbal information design to create a message that moves consumers to action.

Note that these majors are defined by their purpose, not by their production techniques. In Communications Design, all studio techniques and tools are taught to be useful in the design and illustration process. Photography, painting, computer graphics, film, typography, printmaking and more are all part of the curriculum. This is because the primary objective of the program is to develop and master the conceptual skills that distinguish top managers, directors and artists from technicians. A communications artist, above all, is a creative problem solver — one who can successfully convey a client’s message in an imaginative, visually arresting way regardless of the chosen media.

Graphic design, illustration and advertising — these are the three professions where word and image are created specifically to move ideas and information to the minds of others. Successful careers in these areas are enjoyed by those who know how to communicate a message in their artwork, whether it is in a corporate logo, book illustration, web page, package design or television advertisement. Unique among major American art and design schools, PrattMWP’s program of study for these three creative areas is built on their relationships, not their differences. They are not isolated in separate departments. The curriculum is designed to give instruction in a broad base of skills relevant to all three areas in the sophomore year, and then to provide studio courses that are increasingly specific to each in the junior and senior years. This allows students to choose their major after exposure to the bigger picture. Courses in creativity are interlaced with those in technical process to form a well-balanced curriculum. In addition, students study the history of design and the fundamentals of human institutions in order to broaden their social awareness. This knowledge helps insure that graduates will achieve early advancement in the professional world. During their education, students are encouraged to become environmentally conscious and socially concerned individuals with the goal that their training at PrattMWP will ultimately benefit society. The Communications Design program provides the graduates of the department with the ability to take advantage of future career changes if the opportunity occurs or if the industry requires this adaptation. For example, because the department’s illustration students are trained in basic production methods of graphic design, they can find jobs in this field after graduation while they are establishing their freelance illustration clientele.

Curriculum Communications Design

Courses Communications Design

Major in Advertising Art Direction (Total Credits: 134)


Visual Communication I & II F R E S H M A N Y E A R

( P G S .

6 & 7 )

2 credits each semester

In the Visual Communication courses you will explore the creative process of making images that can move ideas and information to the minds of others. The general principles studied and practiced in these courses are the foundation of creative thinking and successful solutions for graphic design, illustration, and advertising art direction communication problems.


Drawing I & II: Figure & General (FDC-143 & FDC-144)


3-Dimensional Design I & II (FDC-157 & FDC-158)


Light/Color/Design I & II (FDC-163 & FDC-164)


4-Dimensional Design I & II (FDC-180 & FDC-181)


Survey of Art I & II (HA-115 & HA-116)


Introduction to Literary & Critical Studies I & II (ENGL-101 & ENGL-103)

COMD-211 & COMD-212

(36) Total credits

2 credits each semester



Visual Communication I & II (COMD-201 & COMD-202)


Design Procedures I & II (COMD-211 & COMD-212)


Typographic Design I & II (COMD-215 & COMD-216)


Illustration I & II (COMD-221 & COMD-222)


Communications Imaging I & II (COMD-231 & COMD-232)


Survey of Art: 19th & 20th Century (HA-215 & HA-216)


Liberal Arts Elective


Studio Art Electives


Social Science/Philosophy Elective (34) Total credits

The junior and senior year will be taken at the Pratt campus in Brooklyn. Major in Graphic Design (Total Credits: 134) F RE SH M A N

Design Procedures I & II

Design Procedures is a set of two courses on the basic technical preparation of artwork for publication. Computer production techniques as well as hand-crafting presentation skills are taught in the context of simulated professional job processes. Course goals are to develop the basic skills that are necessary to technically produce publications in the graphic design and advertising professions, to provide instruction of publishing methods needed to produce assignment solutions for other Communications Design Department studio courses, and to develop an understanding of how technical processes relate to the creative design process.

COMD-221 & COMD-222

Illustration I & II 2 credits each semester

These are basic courses in the art of making pictures for the purpose of communicating information and ideas. Illustration images are inherently figurative, so drawing and painting from life and mind are a major component of study. Class sessions alternate between working drawing/painting studio workshops and critiques of assignments. COMD-231 & COMD-232

Communications Imaging I & II 2 credits each semester

These courses provide a thorough foundation of image capture and production techniques within the context of the communications design professions. While artistic expression remains important criterion in the evaluation of assignments, effectiveness of communication will ultimately determine the success of images in advertising, graphic design, and illustration. The first course is an overview of the principles and techniques that are specific to communications arts. This includes a basic comparison of digital and traditional optical imagery. The second course expands the subject to advanced lighting, location, production, and reproduction techniques as used within print and electronic publications, and how images will finally be used to serve the purpose of the publication. COMD-235 & COMD-236

Illustration Methods and Media I & II COMD-215 & COMD-216

2 credits each semester

Typographic Design I & II

This two-course sequence develops proficiency in the rendering of representational imagery through the handling of various drawing and painting media.

2 credits each semester

This course includes the history, design, and execution of lettering for reproduction. The computer is employed to introduce the student to the basic principles of typographic design and typesetting.



70 credits. Same curriculum as the major in Advertising Art Direction. The junior and senior year will be taken at the Pratt campus in Brooklyn. Major in Illustration (Total Credits : 134) F RE SH M A N



70 credits. Same curriculum as the major in Advertising Art Direction. Illustration Methods and Media I & II (COMD 235 & COMD 236) replace studio art electives during the sophomore year. The junior and senior year will be taken at the Pratt campus in Brooklyn. 11

ART AND DESIGN EDUCATION Teaching is a creative process. To direct, train and educate artists requires more than a knowledge of art. An effective teacher must communicate visual ideas, facilitate creative growth and engender a desire for learning to prepare artists for professional challenges. Students at PrattMWP prepare for their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in Art and Design Education by completing the foundation art courses in their freshman year then developing both their visual art skills and abilities in communicating those visual ideas to others. Students who major in Art

In the Art and Design Education department, teaching is a creative process modeled upon and nourished by intensive studio preparation. Students in our program engage in a variety of fieldwork experiences in which personal connections between studio, education theory, and classroom practice can be made. By learning how to articulate and communicate visual ideas to others, they gain insight into their own art. Making art and teaching art become complementary activities. Students graduate with two areas of expertise and greater opportunities for employment if they choose one of the two program options in art and design education: major in Art and Design Education; or a combined degree in Art and Design Education, 159 credits. By completing both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Art and Design Education at Pratt, students can reduce requirements of time and cost. This program can be completed in five years, which may include summer sessions. Both programs lead to New York State Initial Certification in Teaching Fine Arts, Grades Pre-K - 12.

and Design Education may


then go on to earn a New

Any student in the School of Art and Design or School of Architecture may take an internship relating to his or her interests, skills, and goals. The student may select from thousands of art- and design-related positions in New York City. After a series of interviews, the actual field experience begins. In many cases, what begins “for credit� leads to a paying job. Fifteen $2,500 Pratt Senior Intern Awards are available each year for undergraduate students in the School of Art and Design and School of Architecture who have completed an internship during their junior or firstsemester senior year. Eligibility for financial aid is usually a prerequisite for consideration. The criteria for selection are announced each year. Please contact Pratt Brooklyn for more information.

York State Initial Certification in Teaching Fine Arts in grades Pre-K through 12.


B.F.A. or B.F.A./M.S. in Art and Design Education

After Graduation The success of our offerings is attested to by an active organization of alumni who keep in touch with us and return to meet with our undergraduates. We help our graduates and undergraduates through job referrals, information about grants, graduate programs, and other professional matters. Our graduates support us by participating as guest lecturers in our classes, notifying us about employment opportunities, and advising us on way to keep the Department of Art and Design relevant.

Curriculum Art and Design Education New York State Education Department Regulations for the Undergraduate and Combined Degree Programs: Since the New York State Regents passed the new regulations for State Certification, we have made substantive revisions in our programs. Now, only the undergraduate major and combined degree students in Art and Design Education will be eligible for New York State Initial Certification as a Teacher of Fine Arts (the undergraduate minor does not meet the revised requirements). We will still offer an undergraduate minor in Art and Design Education. With the minor alone, students are qualified to teach art in private schools, museum education departments and after-school and continuing education programs, parochial schools, artist-in-the school programs, community centers, senior centers, nursing homes, and residences for the mentally ill. Students can take additional course work upon graduation and eventually qualify for Initial Certification. New or modified requirements for majors include one year of a foreign language i.e. Spanish, and 100 additional hours of fieldwork in a public school in lieu of the internship option.

Curriculum Art and Design Education

Combined Degree B.F.A./M.S. Art and Design Education



Art or Design Core


Studio Elective


Survey of Art: 19th & 20th Century (HA-215 & HA-216)


Introduction to Fieldwork/Study in Art and Design Education (ADE-215A and ADE-215B)


Contemporary Ideas about Art and Self (ED-250)


Issues in Education and Society (ED-309)


Child and Adolescent Development (SS-391)


Social Science/Philosophy elective


Liberal Arts Elective

The junior, senior and fifth years will be taken at the Pratt campus in Brooklyn.


Drawing I & II: Figure and General (FDC-143 & FDC-144)


3-Dimensional Design I & II (FDC-157 & FDC-158)


4-Dimensional Design I & II (FDC-180 & FDC-181)

See the Pratt Bulletin and Graduate Catalogue for course descriptions. By completing both degrees at Pratt, students can reduce requirement of time and cost in a program totaling 159 credits. Application must be made of the department chair by February 1 of the junior year. Students in the B.F.A./M.S. program will not be awarded a B.F.A. degree nor recommended for certification until the program is completed and both degrees are awarded. Course work for the degrees can be completed in five years which may include summers.

Light/Color/Design I & II (FDC-163 & FDC-164)


B.F.A. Art and Design Education New York State Initial Certification. Students may also go on to careers in museum and special education, arts administration, education technology, and design-related fields. F R E S H M A N Y E A R

6 6

Survey of Art I & II (HA-115 & HA-116)


Introduction to Literary & Critical Studies I & II (ENGL-101 & ENGL-103)

(34) Total credits 8

Drawing I & II: Figure and General (FDC-143 & FDC-144)


3-Dimensional Design I & II (FDC-157 & FDC-158)


4-Dimensional Design I & II (FDC-180 & FDC-181)


Light/Color/Design I & II (FDC-163 & FDC-164)


Survey of Art I & II (HA-115 & HA-116)


Introduction to Literary & Critical Studies I & II (ENGL-101 & ENGL-103)

(36) Total credits S O P H O M O R E Y E A R


Art or Design Core


Studio Elective Academics


Survey of Art: 19th & 20th Century (HA-215 & HA-216)


Introduction to Fieldwork/Study in Art and Design Education (ADE-215A and ADE-215B)


Contemporary Ideas about Art and Self (ED250)


Issues in Education and Society (ED-309)


Child and Adolescent Development (SS-391)


Social Science/Philosophy Elective


Liberal Arts Elective


(36) Total credits

(34) Total credits

The junior and senior year will be taken at the Pratt campus in Brooklyn.


Courses Art and Design Education



Contemporary Ideas about Art and Self

Issues in Education and Society

3 credits

2 credits

ADE-215 A

This course is designed to enable the student to develop a personal philosophy as an artist/designer and teacher through the exploration of the relationship between the creator, the creative process, and art and culture. Visits to museums and galleries and an examination of modern and contemporary artists will also serve as subjects for the class discussion. A semester-long project focusing on one object will demonstrate the variety of personal styles and expressive forms in the visual arts while complementing the required texts and discussion.

This course will encourage students to use available resources in the public media to gain critical understanding of the communication of ideas and issues in education and society. Both the source for public information and its format will be analyzed with film, video, tape, newspaper, selected readings, and guest speakers, providing multiple perspectives on issues such as violence in th schools and community. Educational research techniques and workshops on child abuse will be included in the course.

Introduction to Fieldwork/Study in Art and Design Education 1 to 6 credits

Students will observe, assist, and eventually teach in an art classroom. Issues raised in fieldwork journals, including lesson planning, classroom management, and evaluation, will be brought to the seminar for discussion and analysis. ADE-215 B

Introduction to Fieldwork/Study in Art and Design Education with Special Populations 1 to 6 credits

Students will observe, assist, and eventually teach to special needs students. Placement will be made with teachers who have had course work and extensive experience in special education. Issues raised in fieldwork journals, including inclusion, labeling, and lesson planning, will be brought to the seminar for discussion and analysis.


PHOTOGRAPHY Since the invention of pho-

B.F.A. in Photography

tography in 1839 artists have

The photography department is committed to the education of artist/professionals who have acquired a comprehensive understanding of the artistic and professional options inherent in the field of photography. The curriculum is designed to create a broadbased knowledge of photography from traditional photographic techniques to the digital darkroom, including aesthetics, history, and artistic and professional practice. The student moves from a highly structured program in the sophomore year to a more self-determined program in the senior year in which individual interests are emphasized. This approach is intended to facilitate the transition for student to independent artist/professional.

been using this medium as an aid in the recording of the visible world, and also as a medium for personal expression. New developments in the digital realm have further expanded these possibilities. At PrattMWP, the first foundation year concentrates on the use of traditional two and three-dimensional media to develop and expand the

Curriculum Photography F R E S H M A N Y E A R

( P G S .

6 & 7 )


Drawing I & II: Figure & General (FDC-143 & FDC-144)


3-Dimensional Design I & II (FDC-157 & FDC-158)


Light/Color/Design I & II (FDC-163 & FDC-164)


Photography I & II (PHOT-101 & PHOT-102)


Survey of Art I & II (HA-115 & HA-116)


Introduction to Literary & Critical Studies I & II (ENGL-101 & ENGL-103) (36) Total credits



Video I (FILM-109)


Film I (FILM-141)


Photography III (PHOT-201)

students’ visual thinking


Photography: Studio I (PHOT-320)

through a critical practice of


Photography: Color I (PHOT-265)


Photography: Color II (PHOT-266)


Photography: Digital I (PHOT-250)

creativity. The Photography


Photography: B/W Printing (PHOT-303)

student is also introduced to


Photography I: 1839 to WWII (HA-337)


Photography II: 1946 to present (HA-338)

medium of black and white


Survey of Art: 19th & 20th Century (HA-215 & HA-216)

photography. In the second


Social Science/Philosophy Elective

year the medium of black


Liberal Arts Elective


Studio Art Electives

methods and processes of

the traditional - or analogue

and white photography and its use as a vehicle for artistic expression is further

(34) Total credits

The junior and senior year will be taken at the Pratt campus in Brooklyn.

explored, as well as the mediums of color and digital photography. Film and Video classes are also included, as well as the study of the History of Photography. The third and final year are spent on Pratt’s Brooklyn Campus.


Courses Photography FRESHMEN COURSE PHOT-101 & PHOT-102

Photography I & II 2 credits each semester

These are introductory courses in the fundamentals of black-and-white photography. The basic technical skills cover the operation of the small camera, exposing and developing film, making contact prints, enlarging, and finishing of black-and-white photographs. In addition to class critiques, slide presentations acquaint the student with photographers who have shaped the medium.



Photography: Color I

Photography : Color II

2 credits each semester

2 credits each semester

In this course, students are introduced to color photography, including additive and subtractive color, the Kelvin scale, and color negative developing and printing. Aesthetic possibilities in color photography are reviewed in slide presentations. Students learn to print using automatic color print processors. Color darkrooms with appropriate chemicals and equipment are available for student use outside of the scheduled class time.

The emphasis in the second semester of color photography is on developing a personal color portfolio. Student use automatic color print processing equipment. Color darkrooms with appropriate chemicals are available for student use outside of scheduled class time.


Photography: Digital I 2 credits each semester


Video I

Students learn about the scanning of slides and prints and manipulation through dodging, burning, color correction, retouching and printing.

2 credits

Enables the art student to produce her/his own work in video, through the learning of basic production and post-production skills, and to develop critical skills in looking at video. The course consists of instruction, video screenings and discussions, and group critiques. It focuses on the production of short video works, with an equal emphasis on concept, content and equipment use. Experimentation is encouraged in all areas. FILM-141

Film I


Photography I: 1839 to WWII 2 credits each semester

Integrates the history of photography with a study of its aesthetics and criticism and covers technical and conceptual developments in photography from its inception in 1839 to World War II. Consideration of the cultural context is integral to this course, especially major art movements and their influence on photography. It is recommended that students complete HA-115, HA-116, HA-215 and HA-216 prior to taking this course.

2 credits

This class focuses on the use and operation of the filmmaker’s tools and their relationship to different uses of style in filmmaking. Students work with exercises in the use of Super-8 silent and sound cameras and editing equipment. Lens and optics, light meters, stocks and processing are studied. The class consists of assignments, exercises done outside of class and a final, individual film. PHOT-201

Photography III 2 credits each semester

This is a course for students with a basic background in small camera operation and darkroom procedures, with a greater emphasis on the photograph both as a fine print and as an interrelated trace of the students’ interests and perceptions. Class time includes discussions, slide shows, and field trips to current local photography exhibitions.



Photography: Studio I 2 credits each semester

A lecture-demonstration course for the serious photographer who has a firm grasp of basic black-and-white photographic and darkroom skills. It includes all aspects of artificial light photography, including the use of tungsten and electronic flash illumination for portraiture, still life, and interior photography. It is designed for students who want to learn specific studio lighting techniques. Electronic flash meters, and medium format are also covered.


Photography II: 1946 to present 2 credits each semester

Integrates the history of photography with a study of its aesthetics from World War II to the Pop Era and beyond through the 1980s. Consideration of the cultural context is integral to this course, especially major art movements and their influence on photography. Course requirements include weekly written assignments and structured class participation to hone critical skills in addition to exams. It is recommended that students complete HA-115, HA-116, HA-215 and HA216 prior to taking this course. PHOT-303

Photography: B/W Printing 2 credits each semester

This class covers a advanced black-andwhite printing and characteristics and performance of photographic lenses. Students review photo papers, chemistry, printing methods and archival printmaking techniques. Photo lens studies include color correction, aperture, focal length, zoom and varifocal lenses.

ACADEMIC COURSES Courses Art History

Courses Liberal Arts & Sciences

HA-115 ENGL-101

3 credits

Introduction to Literary & Critical Studies I


Survey of Art II 3 credits

This course begins with the protoRenaissance art of Giotto around 1300 and ends with the first works of David in the 1780s. It introduces the student to the major figures in Italian Renaissance, Northern Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo art. Prerequisites: HA-115 or equivalent.


Survey of Art: 19th-Century 2 credits

This course begins with David in the 1780s and ends with the art of CĂŠzanne and other post-impressionists around 1905. The main emphasis is on French 19th-century art, but the art of other European countries and America is also studied. Prerequisites: HA-115 &

Introduction to Literary & Critical Studies II 3 credits

Survey of Art I

This course offers a historical survey of western art from Paleolithic through Gothic, including architecture, sculpture, painting, and graphic art. Students learn to be articulate about style as well as to recognize the art of different eras. At least two classes are held in a museum to ensure that original art is studied as well as reproductions.


3 credits

This class serves as an introduction to literature, composition, critical analysis, and research. Students are required to write essays based on the critical analysis of texts across a range of genres. Emphasis is placed on writing as an extension of the thought process, and as a tool that can be integrated across academic and artistic disciplines. Emphasis is placed on mastering the elements of the thesis-centered essay and developing research skills. Students who earn a C or above will register for English-103 in the semester immediately following the one in which they took English101. Students who earn a C- or below will register for English 101 again in the semester immediately following the one in which they immediately took it. Students must earn a C or better in order to graduate. This course is a prerequisite to all other SLAS courses.

While students continue to practice the critical thinking and writing skills acquired in English-101, emphasis is placed on exploring literature and critical theory and their relation to the other arts in greater depth. Stress is also placed on developing a writing style characterized by coherency, clarity of expression, and analytical rigor. Students who earn a C- or below will register for English 103 immedial following the one in which they initially took it. Students must earn a C or better in order to graduate. This course is a prerequisite to all other SLAS courses. Students are required to take English 103 in the semester following the one in which they took ENGL-100 or ENGL-101. ENGL-210

Fiction 3 credits

This course is an in-depth study of the short story and the novel as literary types. Analytical, interpretive, and critical themes related to the readings are reviewed.

HA-16 or equivalents.


Survey of Art: 20th-Century 2 credits

This course begins with the art of the Fauves around 1905. It considers the development of cubism and other forms of abstract art around 1910 and the panorama of 20th-century movements, including Constructivism, Futurism, Expressionism, Surrealism, De Stijl and the International Style. European and American developments around mid-century and the art of the 1960s including Pop Art are studied. Prerequisites: HA-115 & HA-116, HA-215 or equivalents.





Creative Writing


Mass Media and Society

3 credits

2 or 3 credits

3 credits

This course is an exploration of imaginative composition through analysis of passages from selected authors and regular creative writing.

Aesthetic concepts and the logic of aesthetic judgment are discussed in this course.

This course examines the psychological and social impact of the modern mass media. Basic models of communication, persuasion motivation and attitude formation are presented and applied to the study of the effects of the media on mental and emotional development and on the formation of social attitudes. The course also examines the social implication of the effects of commercial and political propaganda and the ”marketing“ of political figures, as well as the social consequences of the development of a ”post-literate“ society. This course is clustered with HUM-355.


Introductory Sociology HUM-355

3 credits

The Literature of Popular Culture

This course covers basic concepts for the study of society: social processes operating in human groups, the influence of social and cultural forces on personal experience and social behavior, social stratification, major social institutions and issues of social change.

3 credits

An examination of the development of Mass Culture, its ubiquitousness, its pervasiveness, and its consequent impact on contemporary lives, values, and perspectives. Through discussion and analysis of characteristic examples of movies, television, pop music, spectator sports, best sellers, advertising and internet trends, students attempt to explore the ways we use mass culture and the way it uses us. HUM-357

Sex/Gender Roles in Literature 3 credits

Students investigate the fictional representation of social reality with respect to love, work, and domesticity from approximately 1910 to the present. This course will cluster with SS-357, Psychology of the Gender and Sex Roles. HUM-435

Myth into Film 3 credits

This course is an examination of certain notable cinematic works wherein film structure and content have attained the larger power and resonance of myth by building on archetypal patterns of experience and tapping primitive sources of response. Screenings of classic films, viewed in class, are preceded by an introductory commentary of background information and followed by interpretations of the mythic and cinematographic contributions to the achievement of the film.


The Family


3 credits

Psychology of Gender and Sex Roles

Topics covered in this course include sociological, psychological and legal views of the family, successive stages of family groups, marriage and family counseling, family disorganization and cultural changes.

3 credits


Anthropology 3 credits


This course provides an introduction to disciplines in the field of anthropology such as physical anthropology, ethnology and linguistics. Material constructions pertaining to the hypotheses and theories concerning human evolution, comparative cultural analysis and the nature and significance of language are examined. As a comparative discipline, anthropological study provides important insights into the structure and functioning of culture in kinship as well as class-based societies. This study encompasses a range of societies from simple hunting and gathering to industrialized ones. Visual material is an important adjunct to this course.

Psychology Through Film

SS-210 PHIL-200

General Psychology

Basic Philosophy: Problems and Issues

3 credits

2 or 3 credits

The course will consider and examine philosophical arguments dealing with basic issues in general philosophy. Topics for discussion and analysis will include the following: (a) epistemological issues concerning knowledge and belief, (b) metaphysical issues dealing with concepts of causality and freedom and dualist and materialist perspectives on the nature of reality, (c) issues and debates in the philosophy of mind on human and artificial intelligence, (d) the fundamentals of ethics.


This course covers a variety of issues relating to human sexual behavior from a theoretical, biological, and social perspectives. Sexual development, sex roles, gender identity (how we see ourselves as male and female) are discussed.

This course is a study of human mental processes and behavior. Problems of maturation, motivation, emotional and mental development, disorders and treatment are considered.

3 credits

This course will present fundamental topics in psychology through an examination of popular films, recent and classical, which articulate psychological themes. Material will be presented to permit discussion of the quality of information presented in these films and to examine popular conceptions and misconceptions of psychological matters. SS-391

Child and Adolescent Development 3 credits

Interrelated aspects of individual development from infancy through adolescence are reviewed as well as the psychological and biological factors influencing personality adjustment.

ADMISSIONS ACCREDITATION Pratt Institute is a coeducational undergraduate institution with graduate degrees offered at the Brooklyn campus, which is chartered and empowered to confer academic degrees by New York State. The certificates and degrees conferred are registered by the New York State Education Department. Pratt is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. 215-662-5606. The Pratt School of Art and Design and PrattMWP are each members of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

PrattMWP attracts highly motivated, talented students from a variety of backgrounds. Applications are welcome from all qualified students, regardless of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin or handicap. The Admissions Committee bases its decisions on a careful review of all credentials submitted by the applicant. Although admission standards at PrattMWP are high, extraordinary talent may sometimes offset a lower grade point average or test score. If a student is not accepted, this decision is neither a negative reflection on the student’s chances for successful completion of similar studies at another institution, nor does it preclude the student’s eventual admission to the Institute. Office of Admissions Hours

The Office of Admissions is open weekdays from 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and Saturdays by appointment mid-September through January. Guided Campus Tours

Guided campus tours are scheduled Monday through Saturday by appointment. Call the Office of Admissions at (800) 755-8920 or (315) 797-0000 x2248 to arrange a tour. ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES

fall semester of your senior year so that we can notify you if specific items are missing from your file.

College Entrance Examination Board Box 592 Princeton, NJ 08540

Application and Fee

or Achievement Tests American College Testing Program Box 168 Iowa City, IA 52240

All applicants must complete a basic application form. Applications can be obtained from the Office of Admissions or on our website at The completed application form should be returned to the Office of Admissions together with a nonrefundable $45 application fee ($90 for international applicants). Tr a n s c r i p t s

Freshman applicants should have an official copy of their secondary school transcript sent to the Office of Admissions. Please note that an unofficial document (i.e. transcript, GED, etc.) can be used for acceptance provided the official document is sent prior to enrollment. H i g h S ch o o l E q u i v a l e n c y

Students who did not complete secondary school but who have passed the High School Equivalency Examination (GED) are required to have an official score report sent to the Office of Admissions in addition to submitting an official transcript from the secondary school attended. R e c o m m e n d e d H i g h S ch o o l Cour se Work

The following subjects are strongly recommended for admission: English

4 units

Social Studies

1 unit


1 unit


1 unit

Academic Electives 3 units General Electives

1. Application with $45 fee, $90 for international students. 2. High school transcript. 3. Letter of recommendation. 4. SAT or ACT test scores. 5. A visual portfolio for evaluation is required of all applicants. Each of these is described in detail below. You need not wait until you have all of these completed to send in your application. In fact, we encourage you to send in the application as early as possible in the

PrattMWP’s ACT code is 2863. Advanced Placement Program

For a detailed list of AP transfer requirements contact the Office of Admissions. Special Considerations

Test requirements may be waived for applicants who have been out of school for five or more years or for other unusual circumstances. Students wishing to be considered for exemption from test requirements should address their requests in writing to the Director of Admissions. Po r t f o l i o E v a l u a t i o n / I n t e r v i e w :

How to Arrange for a Review

To schedule an interview and portfolio review, call the Office of Admissions at (315) 797-0000 x2248 or (800) 755-8920. We would be happy to also schedule a campus tour at that time. Prospective students who are unable to come for personal portfolio reviews should mail their portfolio to: PrattMWP Office of Admissions 310 Genesee Street Utica, NY 13502 Portfolios may be mailed in slide format or on a CD (jpeg format).

6 units

(General Electives should include studio art) L e tt e r o f R e c o m m e n d a t i o n

All applicants are encouraged to submit one letter of recommendation from either a teacher, guidance counselor or employer in a field related to the applicant’s professional goal.


All freshman applicants should submit the following:

PrattMWP’s SAT code is 2854.

Te s t s

Applicants are expected to take either the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) of the College Entrance Examination Board or the American College Testing program (ACT) no later than January of their senior year. Registration for the tests must be arranged by the student at least six weeks prior to the test dates. Applications and further information about these tests may be obtained from secondary school guidance offices or by writing directly to the testing agencies at the following addresses:

Visual Portfolio Guidelines

A portfolio review is required of all applicants. Your portfolio should include 15 to 20 examples of any type of two- or threedimensional work you have completed recently, including at least 10 drawings done from observation. You should also include a self-portrait. You do not need to mount, mat or frame your work. You should also include sketchbooks, newsprint pads and preliminary studies. Interview/Portfolio Review

We encourage all applicants to present their original work during an interview with your admissions counselor. You may submit your transcript and SAT scores later in the process. If you have not already submitted your application, you may do so at the interview.


If you are not sure whether your portfolio is complete enough for a review, we encourage you to come in early in the fall semester so that your admissions counselor can give you suggestions and guidance. High school juniors are also encouraged to come in for a review so that our admissions counselors can help you prepare for the application process and improve your chances for admission. Applicants who are unable to visit the campus may submit their work by mail in the form of 35mm slides, presented in a clear plastic slide sheet, or on a CD (jpeg format). On each slide at the top, indicate the dimensions, medium and title, and also your name. If you would like your slides or CD returned, you must include a stamped, self-addressed return envelope. Financial Aid

Applicants who intend to file for financial aid must submit the financial applications no later than March 1 for fall enrollment. See Financial Aid (next column) for more information regarding financial aid. Students are strongly advised to meet this March 1 deadline, failure to do so could jeopardize a student’s aid package. International Students

All international applicants for admission to PrattMWP must submit the following credentials (if the originals are not in English, they must be accompanied by an authorized and notarized English translation): • A completed application form with a U.S. $90 non-refundable fee. The U.S. $90 must be drawn on a U.S. bank or in the form of an international money order.


• Official transcripts (academic records) of all secondary school studies, as well as any post-secondary school studies. Applicants also must submit official results of all external examinations. These would include: General Certificate of Education, Hong Kong School Certificate of Education, Israeli matriculation or Bagrut, Secondary School Certificates, and Baccalaureate Part I and Part II. • At least one letter of recommendation. If possible, this letter should come from a teacher or employer in a field related to the applicant’s professional goal. PrattMWP does not provide a special form for the letter of recommendation. The recommendation should be submitted in a letter addressed to the Director of Admissions. • Additional credentials, such as portfolio, examinations, etc., which may have to be submitted to specific departments. Please refer to Portfolio Evaluation/ Interview for details. • TOEFL scores of 550 or better. • Evidence of the applicant’s ability to fund studies by submitting the Declaration of Finances form available from the Office of Admissions. Financial aid is not available to international students. International admissions are considered final only after all required documents have been submitted by the applicant and the Certificates of Eligibility (I-20, IAP-66) have been issued by the Office of Admissions.

FINANCIAL AID PrattMWP tries to ensure that no student is prevented from beginning or completing his or her education by lack of funds. Financial aid at PrattMWP is awarded on the basis of financial need and merit. Need is determined through specific application requirements (explained further in this section) and complex needs analysis. The student and family are expected to contribute based upon their ability to pay. The family’s contribution is considered in light of income, assets and benefits while the student is expected to pursue aid available from the federal and state governments and other sources. It is through a working partnership of the federal and state governments and industry scholarships that PrattMWP is able to maintain an effective financial aid program in a time of escalating costs. PrattMWP offers a number of grants, scholarships and awards on the basis of academic achievement and/or financial need. For complete information, please contact the PrattMWP Financial Aid Office.

after a decision regarding their admission has been made and their FAFSA has been received by PrattMWP. Other documents, such as federal tax returns, are due at the Financial Aid office by May 15, if requested. If financial need has been established and adequate funds are available, an aid “package” will be granted. It might consist of a combination of grants, scholarships, loans and employment. Outside awards that might be forthcoming are taken into consideration when Institute aid is offered. Students need not write and request specific types of financial aid since they will automatically be considered for any source of PrattMWP financial aid for which they qualify. A student’s financial aid package may also include a Federal Stafford Loan and/or Parent Loan. New York residents can apply for assistance through the New York Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid. FINANCIAL AID INSTRUCTIONS



Financial Aid Office

You must submit the following to be considered for Federal, State and PrattMWP aid (including bank loans) for the next academic year:


To be considered for financial assistance, freshmen and other entering students, including transfer students, must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the Department of Education Federal Student Aid Programs (web site: or call 1-800-4333243). It is highly recommended that the FAFSA be completed online at as soon after January 1 of the year you are applying as possible. A FAFSA on the Web Worksheet is available from this site as well. This form is optional but can help in organizing and gathering information prior to completing the FAFSA online. You may also obtain the worksheet by calling FAFSA at (800) 433-3243. Students may also download the FAFSA on the Web Worksheet at Do not submit more than one application! To be considered for PrattMWP aid, students must also file a PrattMWP Financial Aid Application which will be mailed to you. The FAFSA should be submitted no later than March 1 if the student wishes to be advised of aid on a timely basis. Filing past this date may jeopardize your eligibility for scholarships and grants. A FAFSA filed after March 1 will delay the awarding of financial aid and may jeopardize grants or scholarships. Students are automatically considered for financial aid


Call us with questions at (315) 797-0000 x2222. Filing deadline: March 1. Filing after this deadline may jeopardize your eligibility for institutional scholarships and grants. OT H E R D O C U M E N T S T H AT M AY BE REQUIRED DEPENDING ON YO U R S I T UAT I O N :

• Citizenship documentation if you are a non-US citizen. • Documentation on outside scholarships. • Various verification requirements. • Copy of Drivers License and Social Security Card. PRATTMWP GRANT PROGRAMS AND SCHOLARSHIPS What is the purpose of the program?

To attract academically and artistically gifted students and help them defray some of the costs of attendance through institutional funds. How much are the awards?

The awards range up to $12,500 for each academic year. How much do I have to pay back?

No repayment is required. 1. Financial Aid Forms for 2010–2011

A. Free Application for Student Federal Aid (FAFSA). You must file this form in order to become eligible for any type of Federal or State Aid.

B. PrattMWP Application for Financial Aid. 2. Signed Income Tax Returns for 2009

(Only if selected for verification) (Parents and Students) along with W2’s. On parents’ tax returns please include student’s name and social security number at the top of the forms. Mail to: PrattMWP Financial Aid Office 310 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13502 Deadline: May 15, 2010 for Tax Returns


Loan applications are currently completed through the PrattMWP website.

How do I apply?

All students must submit the PrattMWP Application for Financial Aid and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Other documents may be required based on a student’s particular situation. Undergraduate Criteria

Measurable Satisfactory Academic Progress for a full-time student means: • The student must complete a minimum of 12 credits each semester. • The student’s cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) must not fall below 2.0. • Students receiving PrattMWP and federal financial aid who drop below 12 credits (full-time status) during any semester will be subject to reductions of their financial aid package. • Students registered for 6 to 11 credits are only eligible for Aid for part-time study and loans and must maintain the same academic progress standards.


You can apply for a grant from the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) by filling out a Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA).



G PA * *






The Financial Aid Director may ask for additional information when your application is reviewed. Respond quickly—we cannot finalize your aid until we receive the requested information.
















** Grade Point Average


• Students must maintain a of a 3.0 GPA in order to continue to receive their merit scholarship. R e v i e w Po l i c i e s

The Office of Financial Aid will periodically review the GPA and number of credits earned by each financial aid recipient using his or her academic transcript. Credits earned include only those for courses with A through D grades. A student not meeting these standards will be placed on financial aid probation for one semester. After the grades for the probation semester are calculated, the student’s transcript will be reviewed. If the student still fails to meet the standards, all of his or her financial aid will be revoked beginning with the semester following the probation semester. Once the student meets the minimum standards, he or she may re-apply for financial aid. It is the student's responsibility to advise the Financial Aid office if they have had grade changes which bring their cumulative GPA back up to the minimum standard. STANDARDS OF ACADEMIC PROGRESS

FEDERAL PELL PROGRAMS Students may apply for the Federal Pell Grant program by filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Completed applications should be submitted for processing according to the application directions. Based on the results, the amount of the applicant’s award is determined by PrattMWP’s Financial Aid Office. Upon enrollment, funds will be credited to a student’s institutional account according to federal regulations. Method of Selection of Recipients and A l l o c a t i o n o f Aw a r d s

The Federal Pell Grant program is an entitlement program. The applicant must be enrolled as an undergraduate student and must show eligibility. Financial need is determined by a formula applied to all applicants. This formula was developed by Congress and is reviewed periodically. The family contribution is calculated using this formula. Federal Pell Grant awards are available only until completion of the first baccalaureate degree.





The chart below lists PrattMWP’s standards of degree progress for determining eligibility based on New York State criteria. Note that each program type shown on the chart requires that as you BEGIN each term shown:


• you must have earned at least the required number of credits listed; and • you must have achieved the minimum grade point index. Both of these requirements must be met before certification can occur. For purposes of certification, credits earned both at PrattMWP and at all previous colleges and university work, whether such credit has been transferred to the PrattMWP record, will be counted together as a total credit accumulation. If you do not meet the requirements, you may apply for a waiver. A waiver may be granted only once on the undergraduate level and once on the graduate level. A waiver may be granted only after you have met with the Financial Aid Director. To receive a waiver, you must be able to provide documentation of unusual circumstances that have affected your academic progress. Further information regarding the certification for New York State aid can be obtained by contacting the Financial Aid Office. ACADEMIC PROGRESS AND PURSUIT

What is a Federal SEOG?

A Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant is a federal grant program administered and awarded by the Financial Aid Office. It is a grant requiring no repayment, initiated to help undergraduate students with the greatest financial need. Application Procedures

All undergraduate students must submit the PrattMWP Application and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before a determination on eligibility will be made. Please read the instructions in the introductory sections on Financial Assistance for information on the FAFSA. Selection of Recipients and A l l o c a t i o n o f Aw a r d s


Application Procedures

All students must submit the PrattMWP Application and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before a determination on eligibility will be made. Selection of Recipients and A l l o c a t i o n o f Aw a r d s

Loans are available to students enrolled fulltime or part-time (6 credits) at PrattMWP. Aw a r d S ch e d u l e

Cumulative amounts which may be borrowed are: $15,000 by students who have not yet successfully completed an undergraduate program of study leading to a bachelor’s degree. An award amount is determined by PrattMWP and usually ranges between $500 and $2,000. Rights and Responsibilities of Recipients

The current interest rate, payable during the repayment period, is five percent of the unpaid principal. Repayment begins nine months after graduation or leaving school and may extend up to 10 years. The student must be making satisfactory academic progress and must not owe any refunds on Federal Pell Grants or any other awards paid, or be in default of any student loan. All first time borrowers must complete an entrance interview. An exit interview is required prior to graduation or leaving school. FEDERAL COLLEGE WORK-STUDY PROGRAM (FCWS) What is FCWS?

Federal College Work-Study is a federally assisted employment program that offers qualified students a chance to earn money to help pay for educational expenses. These funds are paid directly to students for job assignments and are not deductible from the Institute’s bill. Application Procedures

The award usually ranges at PrattMWP from approximately $500 to $900 annually.

All students must submit the PrattMWP Application and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before a determination on eligibility will be made. Eligible candidates will be notified by the Financial Aid Office on job assignments and the necessary forms needed before initiating employment.

Rights and Responsibilities of Recipients

Selection of Recipients and Allocation o f Aw a r d s

The student must be making satisfactory academic progress and must not owe any refunds on Federal Pell Grants or other awards paid, or be in default on repayment of any student loan.

PrattMWP makes employment reasonably available to all eligible students who are in need of financial aid. In the event that more students are eligible for FWS than there are funds available, preference is given to students who have greater financial need and who must earn a part of their educational expenses.

The applicant must: (1) demonstrate exceptional “need”; (2) not hold a previous baccalaureate degree. Aw a r d S ch e d u l e

Financial Assistance Standards

PrattMWP applies New York State minimum academic standards to all students receiving state and federal aid, and loans insured or guaranteed by the federal government. See chart below for details.

having exceptional financial need.

FEDERAL PERKINS LOAN (formally National Direct Student Loan/NDSL) What is the Federal Perkins Loan?

The Federal Perkins Loan is a low interest (5 percent) federal loan program to assist both undergraduate and graduate students

Aw a r d S ch e d u l e

Interest Rate


PrattMWP arranges jobs on campus, usually for up to 4 hours per week. Factors considered by the Financial Aid office in determining whether and how many hours, the applicant may work under this program are: financial need, class schedule, academic progress and specific skills. Level of salary must be at least the minimum wage.

Over a four-year period beginning July 1, 2008, the interest rate on subsidized Stafford Loans made to undergraduates will be reduced. The applicable interest rates for loans made during this period are as follows: First disbursement of a loan: Made on or after July 1, 2008 but made before July 1, 2009 - 6.0 percent Made on or after July 1, 2009 but made before July 1, 2010 - 5.6 percent Made on or after July 1, 2010 but made before July 1, 2011 - 4.5 percent Made on or after July 1, 2011 but made before July 1, 2012 - 3.4 percent The changes apply to subsidized Stafford loans first disbursed on or after July 1 of each year through June 30 of the next year. This change does not affect any prior loans made to borrowers; the terms and interest rates of those loans will remain the same. These reduced interest rates will apply only to subsidized Stafford loans; any unsubsidized Stafford loan for the same undergraduate borrower will continue to be made at the current fixed interest rate of 6.8%.


L o a n S ch e d u l e

The interest rate for PLUS loans first disbursed on or after July 1, 2006 is fixed at 8.5%.

Rights and Responsibilities of Recipients

Satisfactory academic progress must be maintained. Students must not owe any refunds on Federal Pell Grants or any other awards paid, or be in default of any student loan. Students are responsible for submitting signed time sheets to the Payroll Office. Employment forms such as a Job Referral Form, the W4 and I-9 must be completed prior to working. FEDERAL FAMILY EDUCATION LOAN PROGRAMS (FFELP) FEDERAL STAFFORD LOAN Application Procedures

Students will complete loan applications online at through the school student loan guarantor. The application is the routed to the lender. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed and received by PrattMWP before eligibility for the loan can be determined. New students will not receive funds earlier than 30 days after the start of classes. Refunds will not be disbursed to the student any earlier than one week after the end of the add/drop period. Selection of Recipients and Allocation o f Aw a r d s

To be eligible for a Federal Stafford Loan, a student must be: 1. A U.S. citizen or permanent resident. 2. Enrolled in or admitted as at least a half-time matriculated student at PrattMWP.

Annual Loan Limits

$3,500 – First Year $4,500 – Second Year $5,500 – other undergraduates $8,500 – graduate and professional students The annual loan limits for students enrolled in a program of study less than one academic year in length are pro-rated. Aggregate Loan Limits

$23,000 – dependent undergraduates. $46,000 – independent undergraduates. $138,500 – undergraduates and graduate combined. Note:

3. The student must not owe refunds on Federal Pell Grants or any other awards paid, or be in default of any student loan.

• All student loans will be disbursed in two installments.


Six months after ceasing to be at least a half-time student, the borrower must make formal arrangements with the lending institution to begin repayment. The following regulations apply:


The same terms and conditions as Stafford Loans apply to this Loan, except that the borrower is responsible for interest that accrues during deferment periods (including in-school) and during the six month grace period. This Program is open to students who may not qualify for subsidized Federal Stafford Loans. (Combined total cannot exceed Stafford limits.) Origination Fee

Borrowers pay a combined origination/ insurance fee of up to 3 percent. The fee is paid to the U.S. Department of Education; guarantors may not charge an additional fee.

Rights and Responsibilities of Recipients

• The minimum monthly payment will be $50 plus interest. Under unusual and extenuating circumstances the lender, on request, may permit reduced payments of $50. • The maximum repayment period is 10 years. • The maximum period of a loan from date of the original note may not exceed 15 years, excluding authorized deferments of payments. • Repayment in whole or part may be made at any time without penalty.

The Federal PLUS (loan) may be used to offset expected family contribution and any unmet need remaining in the aid package, but in no case can the amount of the loan exceed the student’s cost of attendance minus the student’s other financial aid. Applicants will apply online at through the school student loan guarantor. Although it is not required that the PLUS be from the same bank as a student’s Stafford, it is recommended. Applicants must also submit a FAFSA to the federal grant processor. There are no deferment privileges for parents based on the student’s in-school status. The only deferments are those relating to parents’ own in-school period, temporary total disability and unemployment during which time interest may be paid quarterly or added to the principal amount. Annual Loan Limits

Cost of attendance minus all other aid. Aggregate Loan Limits

No aggregate limit. Interest Rate

Origination Fee

up to 3 percent C r e d i t ch e ck

Parents who have no adverse credit history maybe eligible for PLUS loans. Disbursements

PLUS checks are made co-payable and sent directly to the school. All loans will be disbursed in two installments. ALTERNATIVE LOANS

Alternative loans may be borrowed but they are not considered Federal Title IV nor are they subsidized. You may review various alternative loan lenders by going to our website: and entering onto ELMSelect. STATE GRANT PROGRAMS 2010–2011 General Requirements

The Tuition Assistance Program is an entitlement program. There is no repayment as in the case of a loan. The applicant must: • be a New York State resident for at least 12 months prior to attending college and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien. • be enrolled full-time (minimum of 12 credits) and matriculated at an approved New York State postsecondary institution. • be charged a tuition of at least $200 per year. • make satisfactory academic progress.



The following information pertains only to New York State residents. Students from other states should check with the appropriate agency in their state for further information. Aw a r d S ch e d u l e

Currently awards range from $500 to $5,000. The amount of the award will be affected by costs of attendance and full or part-time enrollment status. Rights and Responsibilities of Recipients

The student must continue to make satisfactory academic progress in the program in which he/she is enrolled. The student must not owe any refunds on federal Pell Grants or other awards paid, or be in default of any student loan. TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (TAP)

(888) 697-4372 (518) 474-5642 Application Procedures

Applicants must apply annually to the NewYork State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC), 99 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12255. A student can apply by completing a FAFSA application. The Higher Education Services Corporation determines the applicant’s eligibility and mails an award certificate directly to the applicant indicating the amount of the grant. The applicant may present the institutional copy of the certificate at the time of payment of tuition. PrattMWP may defer payment on the basis of receipt of the award certificate. A l l o c a t i o n Aw a r d s

The TAP award is based on the applicant’s and his/her family’s New York State net taxable income during the prior tax year and on the tuition charge at PrattMWP. TAP (combined with any Regents Scholarship/ Fellowship, Child of Veteran Award or Child of Deceased Police Officer/Firefighter Award) cannot exceed the amount of tuition. The schedule used to calculate the award is determined by: • the level of study, • whether the student is financially independent of his/her parents, • marital status and tax filing status, • the number of previous TAP payments received by the applicant. TA P F i n a n c i a l I n d e p e n d e n c e

Financial Independence for TAP is defined in New York State Law. This definition applies only to TAP and differs from other forms of aid programs, such as Federal Pell Grant. The current definition of independent status is as follows: • 35 years of age or older on June 30, 2009; or • 22 years of age or older on June 30, 2009 and not: 24

(a) a resident in any house, apartment or building owned or leased by parents for more than six weeks in calendar years 2008, 2009, 2010; (b) claimed as a dependent by parents on their federal or state income tax for 2008 and 2009; (c) a recipient of gifts, loans or other financial assistance in excess of $750 from parents in calendar years 2007, 2008, 2009; or • under 22 years old on June 30, 2009. In addition able to meet at least one of the following requirements:

• have a tuition charge of at least $200 per year; • not be in default of a Federal Family Education Loan. A l l o c a t i o n o f Aw a r d s

If the student has paid his/her bill in full, a credit will be applied to the student account. APTS recipients should be aware that the award will be revoked if they do not receive a term GPA of at least 2.0. Students will be responsible for any amount owed. OUT-OF-STATE AID PROGRAMS

(a) married on or before December 1, 2009,

Other state scholarship programs and where to apply:

(b) both parents deceased, disabled or incompetent,


(c) receiving public assistance other than Aid to Dependent Children (ADC) or food stamps,

State Scholarship Program Commission for Higher Education P.O. Box 1320 Hartford, CT 06115

(d) ward of the court,


(e) unable to ascertain parent’s whereabouts. * The income measure is the family’s (or independent student’s) net taxable income from the preceding tax year plus certain non-taxable income, and (for independent students) support from divorced or separated parents. This income is further adjusted to reflect other family members enrolled full-time in post secondary study.

Higher Education Commission State Scholarship Administration Jeffery Building 16 Francis Street, #219 Annapolis, MD 21401-1700 Rhode Island

**This is pending state approval.

Rhode Island State Scholarship Roger Williams Buildings Providence, RI 02908

D u r a t i o n o f Aw a r d

Ve r m o n t

For each semester of TAP awarded, six TAP eligibility points are used. Undergraduates in four-year programs receive a maximum total of 48 points. Undergraduates in fiveyear programs (Architecture and HEOP only) receive a maximum total of 60 points. No student may receive more than eight years of undergraduate study.

Vermont Student Assistance Corp. 109 South Winooski Avenue Burlington, VT 05491


These programs are available to residents of those states only. PrattMWP knows of no other states which make awards to students at a New York college.

What is APTS?

The Aid For Part-Time Study Program is a grant program financed by New York State in conjunction with participating educational institutions throughout the State. The program provides up to $2,000 per year to help part-time undergraduate students meet their educational expenses. Who is eligible for APTS?

To be considered for an award a student must: • be working toward an undergraduate degree or enrolled in a registered certificate program as a part-time student enrolled for 3 but less than 12 semester hours per semester; • maintain good academic standing; • be a resident of New York State 12 months prior to attending college; • be either a U.S. citizen, permanent resident alien, or refugee; • not have used maximum Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) eligibility;

W A S H I N G TO N , D . C .

Washington, D.C., Grant Program Educational Assistance Office, Room 1050 1329 E Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20004


(Source of Information on Federal Stafford/Federal PLUS Loans)* *Note: Residents of Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington, D.C. may be eligible for state assistance to attend Pratt. For more information, please contact your state aid agency listed below. ALASKA

Alaska Commission on Post Secondary Education 707 A Street, Suite #201 Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 269-7970 ARKANSAS

Student Loan Guarantee Foundation of Arkansas 219 South Victory Little Rock, AR 72201 (501) 372-1391



California Student Aid Commission 1410 Fifth Street Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 526-8400

Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency 660 Boas Street Harrisburg, PA 17102 (800) 692-7392 (within PA) (717) 257-2860 State Aid: (800) 692-7435 (within PA) (717) 257-2500


Delaware Post Secondary Education Commission Carvel State Office Building 820 North French Street, 4th Floor Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 377-3240 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Higher Education Loan Program of Washington, D.C. 1030 15th Street, N.W., Suite 1050 Washington, D.C. 20005 (202) 289-4500 State Aid: Office of Post Secondary Education Research and Assistance D.C. Department of Human Services 1331 H Street, N.W., Suite 600 Washington, D.C. 20005 (202) 727-3688 HAWAII

Hawaii Education Loan Program 1314 South King Street, Suite 962 Honolulu, HI 96814 (808) 536-3731 M A RY L A N D

Maryland Higher Education Loan Corporation 2100 Guilford Avenue, 3rd Floor Baltimore, MD 21218 (301) 659-6555 NEBRASKA

Higher Education Assistance Foundation Cornhusker Bank Building 11th and Cornhusker Highway, Suite 304 Lincoln, NE 68521 (402) 476-9129 NEW HAMPSHIRE

New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation Post Office Box 877 Concord, NH 03301 (603) 225-6612 NEW JERSEY

New Jersey Higher Education Assistance Authority C.N. 543 Trenton, NJ 08625 (800) 792-8670 NEW MEXICO

New Mexico Educational Assistance Foundation Post Office Box 27020 Albuquerque, NM 87125-7020 (505) 345-3371


Rhode Island Higher Education Assistance Authority 274 Weybosset Street Providence, RI 02903 (401) 277-2050 TEXAS

Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation Post Office Box 15996 Austin, TX 78761 (512) 835-1900 VERMONT

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation Champlain Mill Post Office Box 2000 Winooski, VT 05404 (within Vermont) (800) 642-3177 (802) 655-9602 W A S H I N G TO N

Washington Student Loan Guaranty Association 500 Colman Building 811 First Avenue Seattle, WA 98104 (206) 625-1030 A M E R I C A N S A M OA

Pacific Islands Educational Loan Program United Student Aid Funds, Inc. 1314 South King Street, Suite 962 Honolulu, HI 96814 (808) 536-373I G UA M


See American Samoa P U E R TO R I C O

Higher Education Assistance Corporation Post Office Box 42001 Minillas Station San Juan, PR 00940-2001 (809) 723-6000 T R U S T T E R R I TO RY O F T H E PAC I F I C ISLANDS

See American Samoa M I C R O N E S I A N O C C U PAT I O N A L COLLEGE

Post Office Box 9 Koror, Palau 96940



New York State Higher Education Services Corp. 99 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12255 (518) 473-1574 State Aid: (518) 474-5642

Board of Education Post Office Box 11900 St. Thomas, VI 00801 (809) 774-4546


Application forms may be obtained from the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office. An application is necessary for each year of study. An official needs analysis from PrattMWP’s Financial Aid office also is required each year. Each first-time applicant must obtain tribal enrollment certification from the bureau agency or tribe which records enrollment for the tribe. Selection of Recipients and Allocation o f Aw a r d s

To be eligible, the applicant must: • be at least one-fourth American Indian, Eskimo or Aleut. • be an enrolled member of a tribe, band or group recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. • be enrolled in or accepted for enrollment at PrattMWP, pursuing at least a four-year degree. • have financial need. Rights and Responsibilities of Recipients

For grants to be awarded in successive years the student must make satisfactory progress toward a degree and show financial need. Depending on availability of funds, grants also may be made to graduate students and summer session students. Eligible married students also may receive living expenses for dependents. Students must not owe any refunds on Federal Pell Grants or any other awards paid, or be in default of any student loan. VETERANS’ ADMINISTRATION (VA) EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS

Application forms are available at all VA offices, active duty stations and American embassies. Completed forms are submitted to the nearest VA office. STATE AID TO NATIVE AMERICANS A P P L I C AT I O N P R O C E D U R E S

Application forms may be obtained from the Native American Education Unit, New York State Education Department, Albany, NY 12230. The completed application form should be forwarded by the applicant to the Native American Education Unit along with the following materials: • official transcript of high school record or photostat of General Equivalency Diploma. • letter(s) of recommendation from one or more leaders in the community attesting to personality and character. • personal letter, setting forth clearly and in detail, educational plans and desires. • signatures of the parents of minor applicants, approving education plans. • official tribal certification form. 25

Selections of Recipients and A l l o c a t i o n o f Aw a r d s

The applicant must be: • a member of one of the Native American tribes located on reservations within New York State. • have graduated from an approved high school, or have earned a General Equivalency Diploma or be enrolled in a program in an approved post-secondary institution leading to degree-credit status and the General Equivalency Diploma. • enrolled in an approved post-secondary institution in New York State. State Aid to Native Americans is an entitlement program. There is neither a qualifying examination nor a limited number of awards. Aw a r d S ch e d u l e

The award is $1,000 per year for a maximum of four years of full-time study, a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester. Rights and Responsibilities of Recipients

Students are responsible for notifying the Native American Education Unit in writing of any change in student status or program or institutional enrollment. Source: Native American Education Unit New York State Education Department Albany, NY 12230.

TUITION & FEES Fall 2010/Spring 2011 COSTS

The following approximate costs are in effect at the time of publication. They are subject to change by action of the Board of Trustees. The Institute reserves the right to change regulations at any time without prior notice; it also reserves the right to change tuition and fees as necessary. Tuition and fees are payable in full at the time of registration.




Application Fee


Application Fee / International Students


Acceptance deposit (Non-refundable)


Residence deposit (Non-refundable)



Security deposit

credits 1 to 11 $750.00 per credit credits 12 to 18 $22,400 annually credits 19+ $22,400 plus $750.00 per credit in excess of 18 credits


Administrative Fee for each term # (Includes Fall and Spring)


Parking (includes Fall and Spring term)


Mandatory Health Insurance per year (subject to change; may be waived with proof of personal health insurance)

Housing and Meal Plan Fees (Price includes both Fall and Spring semesters)


Housing Fees $6,200.00 Meal Plan $4,200 for 19 meals per week


Books and Supplies

Approximately $1,500 per year.



$420 full-time undergraduates (includes Fall and Spring) $210 part-time undergraduates (includes Fall and Spring) (11 credits or less)

Terms of Payment

Bills are payable by personal or certified check, money order, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover, payable to PrattMWP. Many parents who prefer to meet academic expenses out of monthly income, rather than in large cash payments, may make installment payment arrangements through the Institute’s Tuition Installment Plan. The Tuition Installment Plan is managed by Tuition Management Systems of Warwick, RI, and provides a way to pay educational expenses through manageable monthly installments, instead of paying one lump sum. TMS is not a loan, therefore, no interest is charged. The only cost is an annual non-refundable participation fee of $65 that is payable with the Participation Form. If you wish, the monthly installments can be automatically drafted from your bank checking account, thereby eliminating the inconvenience of writing a check each month. TMS will provide you with an easy-to-use worksheet to assist you in budgeting your educational expenses for the year. For further information, call or write: Tuition Management Systems 171 Service Avenue Second Floor Warwick, RI 02886 (800) 722-4867 Please notify the Student Accounting Office if you are using TMS.


PrattMWP Student Accounting Office 310 Genesee Street Utica, NY 13502




$420 Full-time students (includes Fall and Spring term) $270 Part-time students (includes Fall and Spring term) $40

International Student fee per semester

$260 Technology Fee (includes Fall and Spring) L AT E




After deadline, but before the first day of semester/session


Between the first day and the first 15 academic days of each session/semester

$150 For registration approved after the first 15 days of each session/semester $250 Cancellation Fee (assessed to students who register for a space in a class but do not attend or formally withdraw) R E T U R N E D


F E E S :


For returned checks under $100 in face amount


For returned checks $100-$500 in face amount

$100 For returned checks over $500 in face amount 1.25 percent interest fee per month, assessed on all delinquent accounts one month or older Tuition-Refund Plan

This elective insurance plan substantially increases the refund adjustments provided by the Institute so that students will receive 100 percent return in term fees in the event of withdrawal due to illness or accident (60

percent for mental or nervous disorders). For further information, call or write: A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. 50 Braintree Hill Park Braintree, MA 02184-9730 Tel.: (617) 380-8770 Fax: (617) 848-2208 Course Withdrawal Refunds

Procedures for official withdrawals are as follows: Students who want to withdraw must fill out the official withdrawal form, have the form signed by the Finance Office and submit it immediately to the Office of the Registrar. Refunds are determined by the date the add/drop or complete withdrawal form is signed by the Office of the Registrar. For all students, the following course withdrawal penalty schedules apply: PrattMWP Refund Policy: Full Refund

Withdrawal prior to and including the opening day of term. 8 5 p e r c e n t Tu i t i o n R e f u n d

Withdrawal from the second through seventh day of the term. 7 0 p e r c e n t Tu i t i o n R e f u n d

Withdrawal from the eighth through fourteenth day of the term. 5 5 p e r c e n t Tu i t i o n R e f u n d

Withdrawal from the fifteenth through twenty-first day of the term. No Refund

Withdrawal after the twenty-first day of the term. Return of the Title IV Funds (Federal Funds)

Students receiving Title IV funds and withdraw from the college may have to return a portion of their financial aid. This includes students who receive financial aid for personal expenses withdrawing during the semester. Calculation of Title IV assistance earned:

To calculate the amount of Title IV assistance earned by a student, the school must first determine the percentage of Title IV the student earned. Up through the 60 percent point in the term, the percentage of assistance earned is equal to the percentage of the payment period of enrollment for which it was awarded that was completed as of the day the student withdrew. If the student’s withdrawal occurs after the 60 percent point, then the percentage is 100 percent. That earned percentage is applied to the total amount of Title IV grant and loan assistance that was disbursed (and that could be disbursed) to the student, or on the student’s behalf, for the payment period of enrollment for which it

was awarded as of the day the student withdrew. Excess funds returned by the school or student are credited to the outstanding Title IV loan balances for the student or made on the student’s behalf for which a return of funds is required. Excess funds must be credited to the outstanding balances in the following order:

of the term. Additional charges or adjustments may appear on subsequent bills. Pending financial aid credits will be reflected on registration bills. These credits include Federal loans (Perkins, Stafford and PLUS). Aid credits may be removed from the account if the student fails to comply with necessary procedures. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the Financial Aid Office when problems or delays occur in application of financial aid credits.

1. Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan B i l l i n g S ch e d u l e

2. Subsidized Federal Stafford Loan 3. Federal Perkins Loan 4. Federal PLUS Loan 5. Federal Pell Grant 6. Federal SEOG 7. Other Title IV assistance for which a return of funds may be required. Individual fees are not refundable after the first day of the term. Refunds for withdrawals are not automatic and must be requested from the Student Accounts Office. Once your request is received, processing takes approximately 10 working days. Check registration schedules and the institute calendar for the exact liability deadlines each semester. Withdrawals may not be made by telephone. Withdrawl from courses does not automatically cancel housing or meal plans. Penalties for housing and meal plans are calculated based on the date you submit a completed Adjustment Form to the Residential Life office. Refunds on students credit balance

Credit balances on a student’s account after applying Title IV funds (Federal Student Aid Funds) will be automatically refunded and a refund check will be mailed to the student within 14 days of the latest of any of the following dates: 1) the date the credit balance occurs; 2) the first day of classes of a payment period of enrollment; or 3) the date the student rescinds his or her authorization to apply Title IV funds to other charges or for the institution to hold excess funds. Billing

Bills Are Mailed to One Address One copy of each bill will be mailed to the address the student lists as his or her “billing” address on registration records. A billing address may be established, changed, or deleted at any time by writing or visiting the Office of the Registrar. Due dates cannot be extended because bills have not been received. If no billing address is specified, bills are mailed to the permanent address.

For those students who have registered: Fall semester bills are mailed during the first week of July. Spring semester bills are mailed during the first week of December. Due dates cannot be extended because bills are not received. If you do not receive a bill, you may contact the Student Accounting Office prior to the due date to ascertain the amount due. Please consult the Costs section and your housing license if you need an earlier estimate. Consult the annual Academic Calendar for exact payment deadlines. Late Payment Fee

A late payment fee is assessed each semester on all bills remaining unpaid, in whole or in part, after the due date for the semester. Pa y m e n t s

Payments must include the student’s name and ID number. Checks and money orders should be made payable to PrattMWP in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank. Checks drawn on an international bank may delay credit to the student's account and may be subject to a collection fee imposed by the Institute's bank. Loan checks payable to the student or parent must be endorsed. Students may pay in person and receive a receipt by presenting the invoice and payment to the Student Accounting Office, between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Payment by mail avoids waiting in line. Please allow five working days for mail delivery and a minimum of three weeks for processing. R e t u r n e d C h e ck s

The Institute charges a processing fee of up to $100 when a check is returned by your bank for any reason. Any check in payment of an Institute charge which is returned by the bank may result in a late payment charge as well as a returned check charge. Registration (Fir st day of class)

We reserve the right to restrict registration eligibility for students with unpaid balances.

Billing Information

The bill for each semester is based on information available before the beginning 27

Collection Accounts

The student will be responsible for all collection costs associated with delinquent accounts forwarded to an outside collection agency because of non-payment. Adjustments

We strongly recommend that you keep each bill so that you will have an itemized record of charges and credits. If you contest a portion of the bill, you should pay the uncontested portion by the due date and immediately contact the appropriate office to request an adjustment. Adjustments should be pursued and resolved immediately to avoid a hold on your registration or grades. Federal Family Education Loans

(Stafford, PLUS) Loan funds are sent to the Institute by your bank either electronically (EFT) or by check. Funds will be disbursed in accordance with federal regulations and signature may be required. Upon receipt of loan funds, the Student Accounting Office will mail notification to the student’s local address with specific instructions for endorsing the check or signing an authorization sheet. Loan checks are made payable jointly to the Institute and the student/parent. Both payees must endorse the checks before it can be applied to the student’s account. (Parents must endorse PLUS checks). The student will be held responsible for the loan portion of the balance on their account whether or not he/she receives the loan. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the lender bank when delays occur. Overdue Accounts

A student whose Institute bills are overdue will not be allowed to register in the Institute, receive grades, transcripts, or diploma, or have enrollment or degrees confirmed until financial obligations are paid in full.

REGISTRATION In order to attend any course at PrattMWP, a student must: 1) be formally approved for admission; 2) have a program of courses documented and approved by the school’s Registrar on the appropriate registration form; 3) submit an approved registration form for tuition billing; 4) pay prescribed tuition and fees. Students are fully responsible for tuition and fees after they complete steps one through three above. If students do not complete step four before the first day of class, their unpaid registrations are cancelled and they are subject to the withdrawal penalties in effect at that time. Instructors will not admit students to classes in which they are not officially registered as evidenced by official class lists. Credit will not be recorded for a course taken without validated registration. Registration dates can be obtained by contacting the Office of Admissions in the Registration Schedule. Responsibility for a correct registration and a correct academic record rests entirely with the student. Students are also responsible for knowing regulations regarding withdrawals, refund deadlines, program changes and academic policy. Identification Cards and Services

As part of the registration procedure, students are issued identification cards which they must present to receive services and privileges available to students and to identify themselves to Institute officers as necessary. Persons who cannot or will not produce a student identification card are not recognized as students and are not entitled to student services. Pratt E-Mail Accounts and my.pratt Access

Pratt e-mail and accounts are assigned to all students who register for classes. is Pratt’s interactive student portal. It provides access to grades, schedules, graduation and transcript applications, and other student and registrationrelated information. No additional applications or activations are necessary. All student usernames are automatically assigned by the Pratt’s Information Technology Office. The Pratt e-mail address is the only form of authorized electronic communication at Pratt. All official communication sent electronically will be sent to this address. Students and faculty are required to take advantage of this valuable channel for communication.


New Student Initial Registration

Entering freshmen and readmitted students have a pre-determined schedule mailed to their permanent address prior to the fall start date. Payment of tuition and fees must be completed by the scheduled date to avoid a late fee. All entering students are required to participate in the orientation program before the start of their initial semester. Continuing Student Advance Registration

Advance registration is held each spring for fall semester and each fall for the spring semester. Registration information is distributed in student mailboxes prior to registration. In order to avoid late fees, all registered students who plan to continue in subsequent semesters are required to register in advance of that semester. Failure to register in advance will result in a late fee and will severely jeopardize students’ chances of obtaining the academic course schedule they desire. Late Registration

Students who do not complete payment during their designated registration periods are subject to late payment fees. The amounts and timing of these fees are described in the Tuition and Fees section of this bulletin and the PrattMWP Calendar. Registration or reinstatement after the first 15 days of a session or semester requires a written appeal. Program Changes Program Cour se/Section Adjustments

The program for which the student registers is the course of study the student must follow. No change of course(s) or section(s) is recognized as official by the Institute unless: • registration has been fully processed, • registration has been validated by the Finance Office, • written approval(s) for change of registered program(s) is obtained from the Registrar. Course Additions

No new registrations, voluntary course additions, or section changes are permitted beyond the second week of the semester. Course/Section Withdrawal

It is the responsibility of the student to report an official withdrawal from any course/section or any decision on the part of the student not to attend any registered course/section by filing a properly completed Drop/Add form with the Registrar. Students who do not officially withdraw from a registered course receive an F or

NR (no grade) for the course. Students who stop attending a course without having officially filed the Drop/Add form during the published refund periods will not be eligible for a retroactive refund. Failure to attend classes and notify the instructor, or failure to make or complete tuition payment does not constitute an official withdrawal. Students may withdraw from a course during the first seven weeks of the fall or spring semester. When the withdrawal form has been submitted to the Registrar’s Office, a WD designation is entered on the student’s academic record. No course withdrawal will be accepted after the seventh week. WD grades earned via the official withdrawal procedure may not be changed.

Personal Data Changes

Complete Withdrawal from the Institute

A, A-: Excellent

Official complete withdrawal must be reported on a Drop/Add form signed by the student, financial aid counselor and Director of Admissions. Withdrawal forms, available in the Registrar’s Office, must be presented in person to that Office after the necessary signatures have been obtained by the student. Students who withdraw without securing approval for a leave of absence (see below) or whose leave of absence has expired without renewal and who are subsequently readmitted will be bound by program and degree requirements in force during the academic year in which they are readmitted. Leave of Absence

If you are in good academic standing and have paid your Institute account in full, you can request a leave of absence by completing a “Leave of Absence Form.” Leaves are granted for up to one academic year, with extensions possible. If you return at the end of an approved leave, you don’t need to apply for readmission. You should get all signatures below that apply to you, and pay your $15 leave of absence fee before returning your form to the Registrar. Signatures need can include: 1. The Dean (all students), 2. Student Accounts Office (all students), 3. Residential Life Coordinator (resident students only), 4. Attend an exit interview if you have a Perkins Loan (NDSL), Stafford, or Supplemental Loan. Readmission

Students who take a semester or more off without an official leave of absence must apply for readmission. Applications for readmission are available for the admissions staff. Readmission applications require a fee of $40. You should allow tow to three weeks for processing, so apply early to avoid late registration and late payment fees.

Students are responsible for reporting personal data changes to the Registrar’s Office. Consult the Registrar’s Office for procedural details on reporting these changes.

understood date of submission—not exceeding the end of the following term—the Incomplete will be converted to a failure, with a numerical grade value of 0. NOTE:

Grade Reports

An unofficial grade report is automatically mailed to your permanent address about two weeks after each semester official transcripts must be requested through the Brooklyn campus and must be requested through GENERAL ACADEMIC POLICIES Procedures/Grades Grading System 1. L e tt e r G r a d e s t h a t A ff e c t t h e Academic Index

The student has consistently demonstrated outstanding ability in the comprehension and interpretation of the content of the course. (Numerical Value: A = 4; A- = 3.7) B+, B, B-: Above average The student has acquired a comprehensive knowledge of the content of the course. (Numerical Value B+ = 3.3; B = 3; B- = 2.7) C+, C, C-: Acceptable The student has shown satisfactory understanding of the content of the course. (Numerical Value: C+ = 2.3; C = 2; C- = l.7) D+, D: Less than acceptable The student lacks satisfactory understanding of course content in some important respects. (Numerical Value: D+ = 1.3; D = 1) F: Failure The student has failed to meet the minimum standards for the course. (Numerical Value: 0) NR: No record Given for either unreported withdrawal from a course or an unreported grade. All NR designations must be resolved by the end of the following term or the grade is changed to a failure with a numerical value of 0. INC: Incomplete A designation given by the instructor at the written request of the student and available only if the student has been in regular attendance, has satisfied all but the final requirements of the course and has furnished satisfactory proof that the work was not completed because of illness or other circumstances beyond the student’s control. The student must understand the terms necessary to fulfill the requirements of the course and the date by which work must be submitted. If the work is not submitted by the

The highest grade acceptable for recording is A (4) and not A+, and D (1) is the only grade preceding F (0) and not D-. 2. Letter Grades that Do Not Affect the Academic Index

INX: Extended Incomplete A designation, for certain authorized courses, permitting an extended period of time to complete course work. The INX is to be assigned only in those courses for which the use of INX as a temporary designation has been approved by the Provost’s Office (ENGL 101, ENGL 103). No numerical grade value is assigned to this letter grade. CR: Credit Indicates that the student’s achievement was satisfactory to assure proficiency in subsequent courses in the same or related areas. The “CR” grade does not affect the student’s scholarship index. The “CR” grade is to be assigned only if the following situations are applicable: the student is enrolled in any course offered by a school other than the one in which the student is matriculated and had requested from the professor at the start of the term a “CR/NCR” option as a final grade for that term, or the the instructor has first received approval to award “CR” grades from the Dean’s office. NCR: No Credit The student has not demonstrated proficiency. (See CR for conditions of use. No numerical value.) WD: Withdrawal from a registered class Indicates that the student was permitted to withdraw from a course in which the student was officially enrolled. (No numerical grade value.) AUD: Audit, no Credit Students must register for courses they plan to audit indicating “Auditor only, no credit.” Tuition and fees are the same as for courses which are taken for credit. (No numerical grade value.) R: Course Repeated for better grade (No numerical grade value.) 3 . G r a d e Po i n t Av e r a g e

The grade point average, a student’s average rating, is computed by multiplying only those credits evaluated by a numerical value, i.e., A = 4.0 C = 2.0 A- = 3.70 C- = 1.70 B+ = 3.30 D+ = 1.30 B = 3.0 D = 1.0 B- = 2.70 F = 0.0 C+ = 2.30 (If unresolved at the end of the following semester, INC = F= 00, and NR = F= 00.)


By adding the results of these calculations and dividing that sum by the total credits evaluated, we compute a GPA. For example, GRADE



4.0 3.3 1.7 1.0 0.0

x x x x x

3 3 3 3 3


12.0 9.9 5.1 3.0 0.0

The GPA is 30 divided by 15 or 2.00. INC (incomplete) and NR (no record) do not carry a numerical value for the first semester following the one in which they were given. Thereafter, if unresolved, the INC and NR carry a numerical value of 0. The following grades do not carry numerical values and are never calculated in the GPA: P Pass CR Credit U Unsatisfactory WD Withdrawal AUD Audit NCR No Credit INX Extended Incomplete Final grades for credit transferred from other institutions to your Pratt record are NOT computed in the GPA. 4. Final Grades Grade Disputes and G r a d e C h a n g e Po l i c i e s

All grades are final as assigned by the instructor. If a student feels that a grade received is an error, or that he or she was graded unfairly, it is the student’s responsibility to make prompt inquiry of the instructor after the grade has been issued. Should this procedure not prove to be an adequate resolution, the student should contact the Dean to arrange a meeting and appeal the grade. If this appeal is unsuccessful a further and final appeal can be made to the dean. It is important to note that only the faculty member who issued the grade holds the authority to change the grade. If a grade is to be changed, the student must be sure that the change is submitted within the following semester. Petitions for change of any grade will be accepted only up to the last day of the semester following the one in which the grade was given. Other than resolution of an initially assigned incomplete grade or of a final grade reported in error, no letter may be changed following graduation. 5. Credit

Each term is a minimum of 15 weeks; special sessions are of variable length. For courses which are passed, a credit is earned for each period (50 minutes) of lecture or recitation and for approximately one and one-half periods of laboratory or studio work each week throughout the term or the equivalent throughout the sessions. Each credit a student carries requires not less than three hours of preparation per week including lecture and recitation, laboratory 30

and studio work and homework. 6. Courses to be Repeated

A repeated course must be the same course as the one for which the previous final grade was awarded. Undergraduate students must repeat all required courses in which F is the final grade. With the approval of the advisor, the student may choose to repeat any course in which D is the final grade. The initial grade will be recorded as R (repeat) and only the subsequent grade earned will be averaged in the cumulative index. ACADEMIC STANDING

The student is responsible at all times for knowing his/her own scholastic standing in reference to the published academic policies, regulations and standards of the Institute. Attendance and Conduct

The continued registration of any student is contingent upon regular attendance, the quality of work, and proper conduct. Irregular attendance, neglected work, failure to comply with Institute rules and official notices, or conduct not consistent with general good order is regarded as sufficient reason for dismissal. The student is expected to attend all classes unless excused by the instructor. Any unexcused absence may affect the final grade. Good Standing

Institute polices on academic standing are intended to ensure that all students receive timely notification when they are subject to academic discipline or achieve academic honors. Students subject to academic discipline are encouraged to take advantage of support services available to them, including academic advisement, in an effort to help them meet Institute academic standards. Full-time Student Undergraduate

Undergraduate students must be registered for a minimum of 12 semester credits in order to maintain full-time status. Pa r t - t i m e S t u d e n t U n d e r g r a d u a t e

Undergraduate students are classified as part-time if they schedule or drop to fewer than 12 credits of registered course work. Qualitative Standards:

a. The school evaluates the academic standing of its students twice during the academic year. The evaluations take place at the end of each major semester (fall and spring). b. Academic standing is based on cumulative grade point average (academic discipline) and term grade point average (academic honors). Term and cumulative grade point averages are calculated using the guidelines published in this catalog. Beginning with the spring 1992 semester, a student’s GPA above 2.0 will be rounded to one decimal point in evaluating eligibility

for President’s List and Dean’s List honors and eligibility for restricted/endowed scholarships. Rounding is not utilized if a student’s cumulative average is below 2. c. Standard notification letters are mailed to students in the following categories: • President’s List Honors Recipients • Dean’s List Honors Recipients • Academic Probation Standing • Candidates for Academic Dismissal d. President’s List Honors Recipients are defined as follows: Students whose term grade point average is 3.6 or higher and who have completed 12 or more credits in that term with no incomplete grades. e. Dean’s List Honors Recipients are defined as follows: Students whose term grade point average is between 3.0 and 3.5 and who have completed 12 or more credits in that term with no incomplete grades. f. Students are, without exception, placed on Academic Probation in the first semester that their cumulative grade point average falls in the ranges shown below: Credits Completed 1 to 23 CGPA 24 to 58 CGPA

1.500-1.999 1.500-1.999

No indication of academic probation will appear on a student’s transcript, but a record of probation will be maintained in the student’s academic file. g. Student Services staff schedules progress meetings as necessary with each student during his or her probation semester. h. Students are limited to two non-consecutive probation semesters. Students who complete their first probation semester without achieving the required 2.0 cumulative average are subject to dismissal as described in item i. If a student has been granted two prior probationary semesters, and his or her cumulative average falls below 2.0 for a third time, that student is subject to dismissal. Students who are dismissed can apply for readmission to Pratt and can seek advice on readmittance from the Admissions staff. i. Students are subject to academic dismissal if their cumulative grade point average is 2.0 or less at the end of an academic probation semester. Students are also subject to dismissal without prior probation if they do not meet minimum cumulative averages for their grade classification: Credits Completed 1 to 23 CGPA 24 to 58 CGPA

< 1.500 < 1.500

j. Extenuating circumstances such as serious medical or personal disorders can lead to waiver of the Academic Dismissal. Probation may be offered to students who complete an “Appeal of Academic Dismissal Form” and obtain written approval from the

Dean of the School. k. Students must make reasonable progress in terms of credits completed each term in addition to meeting the standard for cumulative grade point average. These standards ensure that students are making steady progress toward graduation and can help students avoid excessive student loans. The total number of semesters a full-time student may be awarded financial aid is indicated in the table below. In order to be considered in good academic standing, and to remain eligible for financial aid, full-time students must meet the following completed credit requirements to start the term shown: Term 1 2 3 4 5

PrattMWP Program 0 12 24 38 52

l. Transfer students are evaluated for quantitative standards based on the number of transfer credits accepted. m. Part-time students have double the time frames shown above to complete their studies. Credit requirements for students who combine full-and part-time studies will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Undergraduate Portfolio Guidelines A portfolio review is required of all applicants. The portfolio should be a visual presentation representing your art and design experience and accomplishments. It should include 15 to 20 examples of any type of two- or three-dimensional work you have completed recently including at least ten drawings using pencil or charcoal. These drawings should be done from observation (still-life or figure). A self-portrait is also required. You do not need to mount, mat or frame your work. You should include sketchbooks, newsprint pads and preliminary studies. Interview/Portfolio Review We encourage all applicants who live within 100 miles of the Institute to present their original work during an interview. You may submit your transcript and SAT or ACT scores later in the process. If you have not already submitted your application, you may do so at the interview. If you are not sure whether your portfolio is complete enough for a review, we encourage you to come in early in the Fall semester of your senior year so that your admissions counselor can give you suggestions and guidance.

n. Students who are recipients under the New York State Tuition Assistance Program must also meet academic standards mandated by New York state. In addition, any account with the Finance Office and all other obligations to the Institute must be cleared and the student must be free of involvement in any disciplinary action.

Applicants who live beyond the 100-mile radius may submit their work by mail in the form of 35mm slides, presented in a clear plastic slide sheet, or on a CD (jpeg or tiff format). On each slide at the top, indicate your name, dimensions, medium and title. If you would like your slides or CD returned, you must include a stamped, self-addressed, return envelope.

Graduation Requirements

Transfer Applicants

To be eligible to participate in the graduation ceremony students must have completed 2 years of course work at PrattMWP and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher and have accumulated a minimum of 60 credit hours. R E L O C AT I O N TO P R AT T B R O O K LY N

Please read the following information regarding the relocation process from PrattMWP to Pratt Brooklyn carefully. If you have specific questions or concerns about your major in fine arts or communications design, or are considering changing your major, please see the Registrar. The relocation policy states that all students enrolled at PrattMWP are Fine Arts majors, Communications Design, Art and Design Education or Photography majors. They are pursuing the Pratt Institute Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (BFA). At the end of the freshman and sophomore year at PrattMWP, students automatically go on to Pratt Brooklyn as juniors in their declared major, assuming they are in good standing. Due to State education and Pratt Brooklyn requirements, Art and Design education majors should see the Admissions Director for specific details. Students are not considered transfer students; they are simply moving to Pratt Brooklyn to complete the junior and senior years of the program. Space is only guaranteed at Pratt Brooklyn when students successfully complete the first two years on the Utica campus; space is not guaranteed if students decide they wish to attend Pratt Brooklyn after the freshman year. Students who wish to attend Pratt Brooklyn after the freshman year must apply to the Brooklyn campus as a transfer student. Students who stay at PrattMWP for the first two years, but decide they want to change their major are automatically accepted to Pratt Brooklyn, but must petition the department in which they are interested. Admission requirements vary by department. Students who may be interested in changing their major should see the Registrar for complete information.

Please contact the Admissions Office for specific admission information. How to arrange for a Portfolio Review To schedule an interview and portfolio review, call the Office of Admissions at (800) 755-8920 or (315) 797-0000, x2248. If you have not had a campus tour, you may schedule one before or after your appointment.


STUDENT LIFE As a partner in the academic enterprise, the Student Life division: provides programs and services that promote students’ personal and professional development; foster a campus environment that is conducive to student learning; and advocates for and supports students as they meet the challenges of the PrattMWP experience. STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Student Activities encourage student participation in social, cultural, educational and recreational programs. Numerous studies show that students who are involved in college student activities have a much greater overall satisfaction with college than those who do not participate. Student activities at PrattMWP are planned to contribute to each student’s education and meet social and recreational needs. In addition to school-sponsored activities, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute hosts numerous public and private events in which students may participate. The Art of Leadership

Central to the mission of a Pratt education is that students become leaders in their chosen profession in the arts. The Student Life division offers students the chance to develop their leadership skills through The Art of Leadership. This program gets new students involved in leadership positions on campus and helps them get the skills to successfully hold leadership positions on campus and in their future. Students who participate in this program have the opportunity to add the essential leadership elements to their academic and artistic experiences and create a well rounded experience. The program is designed to enhance leadership potential; foster interpersonal, social, ethical and moral development; and instill an attitude of social awareness and responsibility. Participation in the Art of Leadership offers the opportunity for students to create not only memories of a lifetime, but the skills of a lifetime, too. Student Organizations

PrattMWP has student clubs and organizations that reflect the interests of the students at PrattMWP. These groups include: Student Council

Student Council is the governing body for the students at PrattMWP. The Student Council serves as the conduit for communication between the students and the administration of PrattMWP. The Student Council also assists with the development of new clubs and organizations.


Student Life Activities Board

SLAB’s purpose is to develop a wellrounded series of programming for the campus community including both social and educational programming. Residence Hall Association

The residence halls at PrattMWP have the RHA, charged with developing a program calendar to help create a cohesive residence hall community across campus. Membership in your RHA is a great way to develop important leadership skills that will stay with you long after you have left PrattMWP. Student Gallery Committee

The Student Gallery Committee is responsible for selecting, installing, and opening student art shows in the McCulley Student Gallery located in the Academic Building. This group works closely with faculty and students to select a wide array of student artwork. RESIDENTIAL LIFE

The Residential Life staff oversees and directs the daily operations, programs and activities in PrattMWP’s residence halls, including all student room assignments. The educational mission of the PrattMWP program is actively pursued within the residence halls. Because student development and learning go on both outside and inside the classroom, Residential Life services are designed to enhance students’ learning and living experience, develop and value community responsibility, and develop self-understanding.

The Residential Life staff takes its role very seriously as guarantor of a residence hall atmosphere conducive to study and work. We also strive to provide an atmosphere in which students are encouraged to make informed decisions on their own, take responsibility for their actions and learn from their experiences. Finally, we offer an opportunity to students for leadership development in the residence halls. Being a member of a community means sharing certain rights and responsibilities with one another. At PrattMWP, each floor in each residence hall forms its own small community, each residence hall forms a larger community, and together we are all a part of the PrattMWP community. PrattMWP is a residential campus and maintains three residence halls. All students are required to live on campus

unless they reside at their permanent mailing address no more than 30 miles from the PrattMWP campus. Due to the intense nature of the academic programs we strongly encourage students even within commuting distance to live on campus. Hart Street

This three-story building accommodates students in four-person suites. Each suite includes a kitchenette and private bath. Laundry facilities are located on the first floor of the building. Hart Street also offers housing for physically challenged students and has an elevator. Plant Street

This building houses students in two-person apartments. Each apartment has one bedroom, a living room, kitchen and private bath. Laundry facilities are in the basement.

tions. It is strongly suggested that students consider an optional meningitis vaccination.

Cottage Place


This four-story building accommodates students in four-person apartments. Each apartment has two bedrooms; with the exception of our six-person apartment, which has three bedrooms. All apartments have their own bathroom, kitchen and large living room. Laundry facilities and bike racks are in the basement. Cottage Place also accommodates physically challenged students.

All PrattMWP students must carry medical insurance. Students can either enroll in the PrattMWP program or carry their own provider. Insurance must cover student in Utica, N.Y.

Meal Plan

All residential students are enrolled in the 19 meal plan. Our plan provider is Bon Appetit. Meals are served in the dining room located in the Student Center. A plan for commuters can be arranged by the Student Life Director. STUDENT WELLNESS: HEALTH AND COUNSELING CENTER

Health and counseling services are available for all PrattMWP students. Hours of operation are posted each semester. All students must have documentation for measles, mumps, and rubella vaccina-

Counseling Center

PrattMWP maintains a Counseling Center located in 14 Cottage Place for all students. Services include personal and small group counseling facilitated by a masters level mental health Social Worker (LCSWR). Additional services include workshops and programs designed to help students adjust to college, alleviate stress, and be successful. STUDENT WITH DISABILITIES

The Student Life Director serves as the primary contact on campus for students requiring accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Students requiring learning assistance through Act 504/IEP plans should contact the Student Life Director arrange for learning accommodations.


We are dedicated to helping students succeed at PrattMWP. The Student Life Director can facilitate one-on-one tutoring in all academic courses as well as addressing concerns such as writing skills and study skills, time management, and tutoring for ESL students. These services are available to all PrattMWP students on a walk-in and appointment basis. Students who have been assessed and have IEPs are encouraged to register with the Student Life Director. CAREER SERVICES

Career development is a process that starts long before the student arrives on campus. The freshmen and sophomore years are critical years in the career development process. The Student Life Director assists students by providing career related counseling and assistance. CAMPUS JUDICIAL SERVICES

In order to uphold the mission of the PrattMWP program and the MunsonWilliams-Proctor Arts Institute, PrattMWP holds its students to high expectations of personal, academic, and artistic behavior. PrattMWPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s judicial process is designed to reflect the institutional values and mission statement. When necessary, student discipline is handled in an educational manner that holds at its core these values and mission.


Academic Calendar Fall Semester 2010

Spring Semester 2011

August 26 Friday New student housing check-in.

January 16 Sunday Residence halls open.


Friday to 29 Sunday New Student Orientation.


Monday Martin Luther King Day — no classes.


Sunday Returning student check-in.


Tuesday Classes begin.


Monday Classes begin.


Friday Last day to add a class or drop without a WD grade recorded.

September 6 Monday Labor Day—classes meet. 13

Monday Last day to add a class or drop without a WD grade recorded.

March 11

Friday Residence halls closed.

October 15 Friday to 17 Sunday Family Weekend.


Saturday to 20 Sunday Spring break — no classes.



Monday Classes resume.

Monday Columbus Day — classes meet.

November 12 Friday Last day for course withdrawal.

April 5


May 2


Saturday through 28 Sunday Fall break. Residence halls closed. Monday Classes resume.

December 10 Friday Last day of instruction. 13

Monday through 17 Friday Final critique and exams. Last day to change grades from previous Fall semester. Fall semester ends.

18 16

Saturday through Sunday January 2011 Winter break.

SUMMARY OF PRATTMWP POLICY ON HUMAN RIGHTS PrattMWP’s policy on Human Rights states unequivocally that all members of our community are expected to treat one another with respect and with equality, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic or national origin, religion or creed, physical or mental disability or status as a veteran. The policy touches all of us and calls upon us to be fair in all settings, academic and non-academic. Discrimination will not be tolerated at PrattMWP. If substantiated, an allegation of discrimination may lead to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal or termination from PrattMWP.


February 21 Monday Presidents Day—classes meet.

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Tuesday Last day for course withdrawl. Monday Last day of instruction. Tuesday to 9 Monday Final critique and exams. Friday Graduation Ceremony.

PrattMWP is located in Utica, N. Y., approximately four hours by car from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia and Montreal.

Utica, NY

The campus is easy to access from the east or west via the New York State Thruway (I-90), exit 31, or from the north or south via NY Route 12. The closest major airport is in Syracuse, 50 miles to the west. Uticaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s historic Union Station, just minutes from campus, is serviced by Amtrak and major bus lines.

Brooklyn, NY

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310 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13502 (315) 797-0000 ext. 2248 (800) 755-8920

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