Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

Professional
West Village, New York, New York
(126 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

(126 Reviews)
Drawing for Product Design I

2/21/2020
Gabriele R.

Attended: Drawing for Product Design I


Mark Lim is an amazing teacher and mentor. I am a graduated industrial designer and I wanted to improve my hand sketching skills and be able to enhance my portfolio. During the course he will guide you from the very basics to advanced skills, revealing unbelievably effective tricks to produce gorgeous sketches.

Universal & Culturally Sensitive Design

2/14/2020
mary o.

Attended: Universal & Culturally Sensitive Design


This class was okay. I would have liked to explore the Culturally Sensitive Design with a bit more than basic ADA guidelines.

Mixed Media Surface Design

12/8/2019
bill s.

Attended: Mixed Media Surface Design


Nice studio--Seth is a great teacher--Pratt is first class--good location for the class-- Mary Kay Schabel

Adobe InDesign

11/24/2019
Jennifer D.

Attended: Adobe InDesign


I LOVED this class! I knew absolutely nothing about InDesign when I signed up and became very competent in the program and in designing ads. Professor Goode is a lively, fun teacher who is so good at what he does and creates a great atmosphere in the class. Would really recommend if you want to learn more about Adobe Creative Suite programs!

Tools and Methods of Visual Representation

11/4/2019
mary o.

Attended: Tools and Methods of Visual Representation


This class was pretty good. The instructor is very conversational. I was hoping there would be a little bit more structure in the projects, but they are fairly open ended (which has its pros and cons).

Introduction to Motion Graphics

10/28/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Introduction to Motion Graphics


I’m unimpressed with this course. My preference in these types of crash courses as that you get as much as you can from the instructor. Unfortunately, this class was unengaging and would have learned more if I invested in a Lynda or skillshare membership. This feedback is strictly based on the style of teaching. I found that certain things about this class were unique given the style of the instructor. For example, I found that having all the lessons on word press readily available was a nice touch. I found his attention to detail on helpful tools and resources were great bonuses to the class. I also love that he records all of the classes for us to reference on later. However, I found that the way the class time was broken up was not productive, at all. The first 15-30 minutes of each class would be an individual exercise of the skill we’d be learning in class. Next few minutes would be a stand-up-and-walk-around-gallery-viewing of everyone’s work on seeing how each person tackled the exercise. Next, we spend about 15-20 minutes watching YouTube or Vimeo on artists that demonstrate work similar to the exercise we’d be learning in the class. Then the next hour or so, we’d focus on an in-depth understanding of how to use the skill in real life. Short break. Following the break, we’d spent at least 30+ minutes looking at everyone’s’ homework on screen where there’d be zero constructive feedback. Then the remaining class time would be spent on learning alternative methods on the lesson of the day. I felt that this class was slightly all-over-the-place, not well prepared for, and absolutely unchallenging. I took this class to learn HOW to create motion graphics, not watch it. I found that if I wasn’t watching a YouTube video or someone’s homework...I was watching the instructor go through the whole lesson, only to allow us to replicate it once or twice. The pace of this class just did not make sense. I know that I could have 100% done more to motivate myself in the class based on what was given, but felt that this style was slightly lazier compared to what I am used too.

Adobe After Effects I

7/17/2019
Andrea

Attended: Adobe After Effects I


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

Intro to HVAC Systems

7/2/2019
Jessica I.

Attended: Intro to HVAC Systems


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

Adobe Illustrator (Advanced)

5/28/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Adobe Illustrator (Advanced)


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

Adobe After Effects I

5/28/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Adobe After Effects I


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

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