Student Life

student life 9409117746 oStudent life at PrattMWP is one of the top reasons to apply. While our students benefit from the highly ranked Pratt curriculum and a top degree in art, they are able to begin their art education on an intimate campus that builds their confidence and offers rare opportunities to show their art and work closely with full-time faculty.

Art students enjoy true art school and on-campus experiences, yet the PrattMWP campus is part of a broader arts community. The arts college shares it campus with the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, which houses world-class collections, exhibit, events, and classes.

PrattMWP offers one of the most affordable ways to pursue a career in art, without sacrificing quality or the student experience.

Check out the Top 10 Reasons Students Choose to Begin their Pratt B.F.A. at Pratt’s Utica Campus – PrattMWP.


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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Applying to PrattMWP College of Art and Design

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.