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Art and Design Education, B.F.A

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
New York City, NY, United States
The B.F.A. in Art and Design Education at Pratt Institute is a 126-credit program that prepares students to teach art or design education at the Pre-K–12 level, combining rigorous work in art and design education with extensive opportunities for core and elective classes in specific artistic disciplines.
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Overview

Art and Design Education Students begin their studies in the foundation year and subsequently continue their core studio classes and their education courses in the department.

Within the BFA in art and design education, students can opt to pursue one of two paths—either NY State Certification in Visual Arts, Pre-K-12, or an immersion in community art and design education. Both paths share the same courses—with the exception of two student teaching courses—and provide the following core experiences:

  • STUDIO CORE: 

    Students take a sequence of 18 studio credits in a core art or design discipline beginning in their sophomore year. Students choose their core based on their experiences in foundation during their freshman year and their studio interests. 

  • TEACHING EXPERIENCE

    Students pursuing either path take courses that immerse them in fieldwork and student teaching in K-12 public schools and other settings. In junior year, students decide which path they wish to pursue. In senior year students who choose the certification path fulfill their additional student teaching requirements in the public schools while students on the community art and design education path fulfill their remaining student teaching requirements in community-based settings. 

  • COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

    All students teach in Saturday Art School, a laboratory school for students from Brooklyn’s many neighborhoods. For over a century, Saturday Art School has provided children and adolescents with quality art and design educational experiences. 

  • INTEGRATIVE CAPSTONE

    Students on both paths complete a capstone course, Curating Learning, in which students integrate theory and practice through reflection and research in the field of art and design education. Students develop their voices as emerging professionals as they synthesize their learning in studio, liberal arts, and teaching.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    126 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

    Courses included:
  • Visualization/Representation
  • Space, Form, Process
  • Light Color Design Lab
  • Themes in Art and Culture
  • Literary and Critical Studies
  • Time and Movement
  •  From Studio to Classroom
  • Child And Adolescent Development
  • Literary and Critical Studies

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

Requirements:

  • Complete the online application.
  • High School Applicant Requirements: All international high school applicants must submit results from either the TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson Test of English (PTE), or SAT/ACT.
  • A minimum TOEFL 79 (Internet) is required for four-year programs. 
  • The required IELTS score for four-year programs is 6.5 and 6 for the associate's degree programs. The required PTE is 53 for four-year programs and 48 for two-year.
  • International applicants must submit official transcripts (academic records) of all secondary school studies as well as any post-secondary studies.
  • Transcripts must be translated into English for both high school and transfer applicants.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    53570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 53570 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    53570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 53570 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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