Investigate 4-D Design at a Prestigious Art Institute: PrattMWP in Utica, NY

4-D design is a key component of any student’s design and fine art education. In the Foundations course FDC 180: Time and Movement (3 credits), students are introduced to basic concepts of art and design in space and time through the use of computers, video, photo, sound, and lighting equipment. Assignments direct students in creating works that utilize attributes of time and movement, elements of moving image; serial, sequential, and narrative ordering, still and moving image editing, sound and image relations, and object and event analysis.

In focusing on the relations between students’ spacing and timing skills, the 4-D course extends and supplements the other art school Foundation courses, and prepares students for further work with time-based media.

Pratt is one of the world’s top art schools because of its heralded art curriculum, which emphasizes the development of strong foundational skills and understanding. 4-D design is an integral part of a PrattMWP art education.

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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

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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.

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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.