Pratt Institute for Design

Founded in 1887, Pratt Institute is a global leader in higher education dedicated to preparing its 4,600 undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers in art, design, architecture, information and library science, and liberal arts and sciences. Located in a cultural hub with historic campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Pratt is a living lab of craft and creativity with an esteemed faculty of accomplished professionals and scholars who challenge their talented students to transform their passion into meaningful expression.


Head of School

Thomas F. Schutte serves as President and Trustee of Pratt Institute. Mr. Schutte served as a Trustee of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities in New York State. His extensive career in higher education as a teacher, administrator, and executive spans more than 30 years. His administrative duties began at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania as an Assistant Dean, followed by two Presidencies, first at the Philadelphia College of Art, and then serving for a decade at the Rhode Island School of Design. He has assumed several community responsibilities while serving at Pratt, including the chairmanship of the Brooklyn Arts Council and board membership at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Economics and Geography at Valparaiso University and an MBA at Indiana University before taking a Ph.D. in Business Administration at the University of Colorado.

Courses Overview: Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Bachelor of Fashion
Bachelor of Art and Design Education
Bachelor of History of Art and Design
Master of Arts in Design Management
Msater of Arts in Communication Design


Noteworthy Alumni

Jeffrey Banks, Ben de Lisi, Betsey Johnson, Vera Maxwell, Norman Norell and Jeremy Scott.

Life in New York

Welcome to the cultural capital of the known universe. At Pratt Institute, you’ll be living, working, and creating alongside some of the world’s most interesting, most creative, and most inspiring minds. It’s partially because we’re in Brooklyn. It’s also because we’re in New York. It’s mostly because we’re Pratt. You’ll put in the work; inside the studio and classroom, and out in the world. A world that just happens to include the world’s greatest city and all the opportunities that New York provides. But even if you don’t leave campus, you’ll find a full array of services, programs and activities right here. It’s where you’ll grow as a thinker and artist. It’s where you’ll have our support every step of the way. And it’s where you will rise to every challenge you’ll find at Pratt.

Tuition and Scholarship Information

Pratt offers various kinds of assistance from need and merit-based financial aid including tuition scholarship, and grants to loans, assistantships, work-study employment, and tuition management programs. For more information on Financial Aid click here and for tuition values click here.