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History of Art and Design, B.F.A

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
New York City, NY, United States
The mission of the History of Art and Design Department from Pratt Institute is to develop a broad knowledge of cultural artifacts with a global perspective that enlightens students’ understanding of the current historical environment and their place within it.
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As students at Pratt Institute develop their skills in their chosen fields, the study of art and design history will enrich and deepen the resources they are able to apply to their work, whether as designers, artists, writers, and scholars who pursue art and design history at a higher level. 

Learning outcomes

Through the study of art and design within historical and social contexts, students examine style and content, materials and techniques, and issues of gender, social class, patronage, economics of the market, politics, and religion. Critical inquiry skills are strengthened through evaluation, analysis, and comparison.

B.F.A. majors in History of Art and Design complete the regular Foundation Program, including the art history survey classes, and can begin to take upper-level electives in their sophomore year. In the required History of Art and Design courses, the goal is to give students a clear idea of the sequence of styles and major artists, and to develop their ability to discuss style and to understand cultural and social contexts. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 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
  • Art Historical Theory and Methodology
  • Chemistry for Art History
  • Art History: Senior Project

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
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