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Jewelry, B.F.A

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
New York City, NY, United States
Undergraduate Jewelry program from Pratt Institute is part of the Department of Fine Arts, offering students a rich and rigorous educational experience. This internationally competitive program in the field of contemporary jewelry prepares students for a career that is filled with countless opportunities for success.
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Pratt’s Brooklyn location places it in close proximity to New York City’s jewelry and fashion design companies—among the best in the world—providing a wide range of creative stimuli and professional networking opportunities for the jewelry student. Countless museums and galleries further enrich the cultural experience. The historic Diamond District, located in mid-town Manhattan, provides convenient access to industry suppliers for tools, materials, and specialty techniques.

Learning outcomes

The Jewelry course of study at Pratt Institute places strong emphasis on design, craft, theory, social responsibility, and professional development. Jewelry courses cover every facet of traditional metalworking skills, digital processes, design, history, theory, ethical practices, and professional development.

Electives can be selected from not only the Fine Arts Department, but throughout the entire Institute, complimenting the core jewelry curriculum and providing a cross-disciplinary experience applicable to each student’s goals and interests. 

Fully equipped metalworking and enameling studios are at the student’s disposal, along with computer labs, 2D and 3D printing labs, laser cutting, CNC machining, woodworking, plastics, powder coating, and electroforming. All junior and senior jewelry majors are assigned an individual bench space in a designated studio with their peers, where collaboration and community are fostered.

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 
  • Visualization/Representation/Concept
  • Light Color Design Studio
  • Time and Movement
  • Jewelry
  • Seminar: Ideation and Conceptualization Jewelers
  •  Perspectives in Jewelry Cad/Cam Tech

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • To apply as an international student, complete the online application after reading the application requirements for your level: Links to each level (high school applicant, transfer) are on the Navigation Menu. 
  • 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. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    51754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51754 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    51754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51754 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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