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Industrial Design, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
New York City, NY, United States
The Industrial Design program at Pratt Institute is set to prepare students to become professional designers of the 21st century, capable of tackling these momentous changes.
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Whether working with industry or acting as entrepreneurs, students will be able to create products, systems, and environments which help to innovate and improve everyday objects and situations.

To become professionals, Industrial Design students from Pratt Institude learn aesthetic values of visual abstraction, from line and color to development of complex three-dimensional form.

Students study to practice design as an iterative process that includes ideation, sketching, prototype making, and testing of their projects. Hands-on skills, learned in a model shop, are complemented with digital skills, practiced in computer labs. From their sophomore year on, students are taught the importance of critical thinking: the art of observation and discovery, and ability to uncover and formulate real-world problems in need of design solutions.

Faculty members in the Industrial Design department are professional educators and designers; many of them are principals of their own successful businesses and recipients of prestigious industry awards. 

Throughout their years of study, students are exposed to cultural richness and diversity of New York City, with its world-class museums, galleries, and art and design events. Brooklyn, in particular, has recently become a hot spot of young entrepreneurial craft and design culture, and students can learn a great deal from immersing themselves in the activities of the bustling contemporary design scene.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Pratt B.I.D. alumni are designers, artists, educators, entrepreneurs, researchers, and corporate leaders. This diversity comes from a program of study that allows freedom to explore. In the sophomore and junior years students take core courses, which provide grounding in drawing, color, 3-D form, model-making, and digital computer skills. 

At the same time they take design studios, which introduce them to critical thinking, problem solving, and environmental responsibility. A variety of studio options are open in the junior and senior years where students can take specialized studios that respond to their individual interests and skills, such as:

  • Product design
  • Furniture
  • Tabletop and Food design
  • Shoes and Athletic gear
  • Exhibition design
  • Interdisciplinary design

By the end of senior year students complete a capstone studio, which follows students’ choice of subject and delineates the direction of their future careers.

English Language Requirements

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General 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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