Learn Graphic Design at a Top Design School

Total information design is where pictures as well as words are integrated to convey a message. As a Graphic Design student, you will learn to balance conceptual problem-solving with technical skills required to craft effective and impactful messages, design systems, and express ideas. From websites to mobile apps to product packaging, you will gain the skills to communicate creative visual solutions across all media platforms. You will work with cutting edge technology and the latest computer software to make your visions come to life. At PrattMWP, You have the flexibility to choose your favorite graphic medium and become an expert in that field.

The Graphic Design concentration benefits from the multidisciplinary approach of the Communications Design department. Coursework includes visual communication, typography, design procedures, and illustration. You will learn how to prepare artwork for publication through simulated professional job projects.   

With a real-world focus, a supportive environment, and world-class faculty providing personalized guidance and feedback, PrattMWP will prepare you for a successful career as a graphic designer, author, professor, or any occupation you choose to pursue. 


PrattMWP boasts one of the greatest academic art programs and learning environments in the northeast.

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First-Year Foundation

Drawing, 3-D Design, 4-D Design, Light/Color/Design, Liberal Arts

Students spend the first
two years of their Pratt art degree working closely with full-time faculty in a serious, focused art environment.

Fine Arts

Drawing, Jewelry, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture and Integrated Practices

PrattMWP students
show their work in our professional galleries to established, captive audiences.

General Education Core

Communications Design

Graphic Design, Illustration

Prepare for a Bright Design Career at the Highly Ranked
Pratt Visual Communications Design Program.


If your goal is to earn a photography degree from a top New York photography school, PrattMWP is an outstanding option.

Art & Design Education

Teacher Preparation/Certification

Art Teacher Certification Program

PreCollege Programs


Academic Calendar

Student Life

The Student Life Office provides a safe and inclusive environment
to promote the holistic development of PrattMWP students,
not only as artists but as actively engaged and responsible community members.

Sophomore Award Winner Gallery 2020

Special Programs

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Visiting Campus

More than 43 languages are spoken in the city of Utica.

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Community Art

Beyond college education and studio time, PrattMWP students have even more opportunities to delve into their artistic passions through the Munson-Williams-Proctor
School of Art.