Special Programs & Learning Opportunities to Enhance Art Students’ Course and Studio Work

At PrattMWP, learning and enrichment doesn’t end in the classroom and studio. Our art students are exposed to a wide array of special programs, events, experiences, and opportunities to grow as artists. Some of these programs include:

special programs 9406368045 oThe Easton Pribble Lecture Series

Named after the renowned late MWPAI Professor of Painting and Drawing Easton Pribble, the lecture series invites working artists to speak and share insights with the students about their career and professional practices.

MWPAI Film Series

The MWPAI Film Series presented by the Institute’s Performing Arts Division highlights the latest releases of independent and foreign films, with two showings on Wednesday and Friday. All showings are free to PrattMWP students providing exposure to the excellent films being produce outside of Hollywood. All films are shown in the Sinnott Family - Bank of Utica Auditorium in the Museum of Art  unless otherwise indicated.


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.

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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.