PrattMWP College of Art and Design in Utica is the extension campus of the renowned Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Utica is located about four and four and a half hours from New York City and is conveniently located near Albany, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo. It’s an ideal environment for students who are not ready for or interested in starting their bachelor’s degree in a large city like New York City.
Top Ranked College
PrattMWP was ranked among the top US design schools by Graphic Design USA. Pratt Institute is ranked among the top design schools by BusinessWeek, number one for fine arts and studio programs by USA Today, and number five out of the top ten most influential design schools of the past half century by Graphic Design USA.
World-Class Majors in Art and Design
PrattMWP offers the first two years of Pratt Institute’s prestigious bachelor’s degree programs in
Art and Design Education (teacher preparation/certification)
Communications Design (graphic design, illustration, advertising art direction)
Fine Arts (painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics)
How Does a PrattMWP Education Work?
Pratt Institute offers students the option of starting their Pratt BFA degree at PrattMWP and then finishing their degree at Pratt’s main campus in Brooklyn, New York. After completing two years at PrattMWP, students automatically relocate to the main campus as juniors with no application required. Upon completion, students graduate with their degree awarded by Pratt Institute. PrattMWP provides students with the same prestigious education for the first two years that they would receive at Pratt’s main campus in Brooklyn.
Although the majority of students relocate to Brooklyn, they may also apply to any other college as a transfer student.
Why do students choose PrattMWP?
1. Pratt’s outstanding rankings and reputation
2. An automatic relocation to Pratt’s main campus in year three (junior year)
3. A professional faculty of artists and designers and an intimate and nurturing environment with small class sizes and modern, fully-equipped studios, as well as on-campus residence halls.
4. Generous merit-based scholarships and significantly lower tuition cost: all students are automatically considered for scholarships, which range up to half tuition, with no separate application required. Tuition is also substantially less than most top art and design schools.
Some statistics that may interest you:
Total Enrollment: approximately 200 hundred students (freshmen and sophomores)
International Enrollment: about 26 percent of the freshman class is from outside the US, creating a diverse and unique environment
Number of incoming freshmen: 105 each year
Average entering high school GPA: 3.3
Tuition: $28,630 per year—much less than Pratt’s main campus and less than most of the other top art and design schools
Scholarships: all accepted students are considered for generous merit scholarships at the time of acceptance; no separate application is required. They are based on portfolio, grades and test scores, and they range up to half-tuition.
Applying: the application deadline is January 5. Students applying to PrattMWP apply using Pratt Institute’s online application, where they may select PrattMWP or Pratt or both. All application materials must be sent to Pratt’s main campus admissions office in Brooklyn. Full instructions are online (www.mwpai.edu/admissions).
Students interested in an individual visit are also invited to participate in the winter open house on Saturday, December 12. It includes optional portfolio reviews, meetings with faculty, presentations, campus tours and more.