Begin your Photography Career at PrattMWP – the Upstate Campus of Pratt Institute, One of New York’s Leading Photography Schools!

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

You’ll spend your first two years at Pratt’s intimate upstate campus, working closely with full-time faculty in our photography classes and studios to develop foundational skills. This rare access to our top educators gives our students a competitive edge over those who attend other photography schools.

After all, what is photography without strong foundations and knowledge? PrattMWP's Photography program emphasizes an awareness of fine arts traditions as well as the professional disciplines of the contemporary media artist. Students work in documentary, experimental, and in narrative. The department promotes critical thinking and independence across the spectrum of media making.

Then, for their junior year, our students are guaranteed transfer to Pratt’s Brooklyn campus where they’ll complete their world-renowned Pratt photography training and enter the busy art world of New York City. Alumni move on to exciting careers in photography based a wide array of interests such as:

  • Commercial Photography
  • Studio Photography
  • Portrait Photography
  • Product Photography
  • Food Photography
  • Fashion Photography
  • Glamour Photography
  • Landscape Photography

PrattMWP students have continued on to photography jobs across the country in all types of photography. 

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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

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.

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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.