Study 3-D Design at a Top New York Art School: PrattMWP

A cornerstone of any fine art and design education is the study of the basic elements of 3-D design. Foundations courses FDC 150: Space, Form, Process (3 credits) introduce students to the materials, techniques, and ideas that comprise the three-dimensional world of "made" things. And, of course, natural forms are also considered.

The basic abstract components (line, plane, mass, and space) are examined and explored through assignments and research. A three-dimensional sensibility is progressively developed when the basic components are manipulated by the effective use of direction, balance, axis, orientation, and relationship – in other words, organization (composition). The aesthetic consideration of materials and tools in this context adds to the expressive equation of three-dimensional study. The process may begin with concept, material, or observation; it continues by way of lectures, demonstrations, critical analysis, and class discussion until each project is crafted to completion.

This course helps to build some of the most important art school Foundations that will allow students to translate the ideas in their hearts and minds to tangible, real-world media.


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


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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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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.