Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

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

The mission of Pratt Institute is to educate artists and creative professionals to be responsible contributors to society. Pratt seeks to instill in all graduates aesthetic judgment, professional knowledge, collaborative skills, and technical expertise. With a firm grounding in the liberal arts and sciences, a Pratt education blends theory with creative application in preparing graduates to become leaders in their professions. Pratt enrolls a diverse group of highly talented and dedicated students, challenging them to achieve their full potential.

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

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

Reviews of Pratt Institute

(94 Reviews)
Urban Sketching

8/10/2018
Karin H.

Attended: Urban Sketching


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

Introduction to Web Design

7/24/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Introduction to Web Design


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

Coding I: Intro to Web Development

7/24/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Coding I: Intro to Web Development


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

Adobe InDesign

7/21/2018
Corinna C.

Attended: Adobe InDesign


The professor, Harley Goode was wonderful and has an amazing background of over 30+ years of experience as an Art Director in advertising. I learned so much from him. He was super knowledgeable and taught us so much about how to use InDesign and communication design and how to design a great ad for print, for the web and a billboard. The class went very quickly and was fun and the assignments were valid for landing a real job in advertising! He was also great about stopping to help anyone who needed help and willing to come in early and stay a bit later if you had any additional questions on technique. I highly recommend this class with Mr. Goode for anyone interested in learning the ins and outs of how to use indesign in conjunction with photoshop for communication design. This class has helped me gain insight in how to progress forward in my career and I am so grateful to have had his instruction and taken this class from him. He jam packed as much knowledge as possible for all of us in just 10 classes during the summer. It was more than I bargained for and I feel like I a got instruction on how to do real world communication design for a magazine or newspaper or billboard or digital ad in just this class alone. I wish the class was actually longer and that he taught other classes at Pratt like illustrator, photoshop, communication design and graphic design. We did alot of hands on assignments in class as he did demos for us so it was easier to learn by doing. And if you happen to bring a flash drive, you will have documentation of all you have achieved in just a few hours in his class. I really enjoyed all the homework assignments and have gained so much knowledge from Mr. Goode. I highly recommend this class from Mr. Harley Goode to anyone interested in learing about how to use InDesign for their own uses as well communication design. You will get more than you bargained for.

Drawing I

4/30/2018
Karin H.

Attended: Drawing I


This class was great. It was interesting, informative and very interactive. Mark is a great teacher, I will try to get another class with him. He is very knowledgeable and helpful. He gave suggestions as to other courses that could be interesting.

Introduction to AutoCAD®

4/15/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Introduction to AutoCAD®


Mr. Ramirez is an excellent teacher for AutoCad. He had a realistic syllabus for the semester and was fully prepared for each class. His teaching skills showed how well versed he is in all areas of the subject, be it for a beginner or if considering an advanced class. He was thorough and patient with each student, happy to repeat anything which someone may not have fully grasped the first time discussed and demonstrated.

Drawing the Face of the Buddha

4/6/2018
Karin H.

Attended: Drawing the Face of the Buddha


I did learn plenty here. I am not buddhist but this course was interesting and informative. The teach, carmen Mensink is fantastic and explained everything. Do have her teach another course.

Drawing the Face of the Buddha

4/4/2018
Carlos E.

Attended: Drawing the Face of the Buddha


The teacher was amazing - she’s knowledgeable not only in drawing but also in the spirituality of the Buddha, which makes the class all the more enjoyable and rewarding. Thank you!

Biophilic Design 2.0

4/3/2018
Ashley D

Attended: Biophilic Design 2.0


I am satisfied with Pratt Institute! Great place to develop your knowledge!

Biophilic Design 2.0

4/3/2018
Samuel P

Attended: Biophilic Design 2.0


Perhaps the most Progressive-thinking school in the Nation!!

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

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Teachers at Pratt Institute

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