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This school does not play around.Quite BrightDesign Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc
This school does not play around. It is not your hippie art school. People who come here come to work. That being said there is some arrogance and the expectation is that you are to work from morning to night, there is very minimal "down time" for other activities. It is possible to be a part of clubs and there are many activities but you have to make a conscious effort to work harder than others to be a part of these things. On a usual day I wake up at 7am do homework for 2 hours, go to class from 9am-5pm, and then work on homework from 5pm-1am. Its not a school that I would call fun. All this being said, the art world is very competitive and although its hard work i would not have changed schools. If you want a school that will make you competitive, hire-able and successful in the art world this is it.
3rd Year Female -- Class 1920
Education Quality: A+, Social Life: C-
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I was a freshman at Pratt institute forBrightFine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc
I was a freshman at Pratt institute for the 2016-17 school year. I was in the foundation department. I had a very challenging first year experience and I had no doubt that I should transfer somewhere else for the rest of my college career. I did not find my teachers to be of the high quality Pratt promises. The academic advisor for my fine art major did not help me on several occasions when I went to her for help, and within my first month at Pratt she was encouraging me to transfer out instead of helping me with the struggles I was experiencing. I went to the head of the foundations department to get help switching out of my classes taught by unproductive and under qualified teachers to no avail. I felt completely worthless at Pratt Institute and as though no faculty or staff member truly cared about the students that put so much time, money and energy into their eduction. I truly regret that I chose to attend a school that could overlook so many issues with faculty and staff and would make me feel so helpless.
1st Year Female -- Class 1920
Perceived Campus Safety: A+, Individual Value: F
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Visit Pratt and stayBrightFine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc
Visit Pratt and stay the night on campus if you can, hang out in the commons with students and talk to them. Many students go to pratt because it is in the city, not because they want to work hard or make art. Consider your ability to focus in such a busy city.
1st Year Female -- Class 2003
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Education Quality: D+
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