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| My main concern with Pratt is that it seems to intend to produce artists. But what these kids don't seem to realize is that you have to actually know something outside of yourself to produce art of any substance. My fellow students don't seem to care about politics, philosophy, or even what's going on in the city. Most rarely leave the campus unless its to get drunk at a bar halfway down the block. Half of them really don't even care about art. They're just here because they don't know what else to do with their time. To be a filmmaker you need to love film, to be a writer you need to love the written word, and to be an artist you need to love some sort of art. That's just how it is. If that's not the case you are wasting money, your time, and everyone else's time, who is forced to see your work that you half assed three hours before class. This school literally celebrates not giving a fuck. However, ironically, most of the kids here seem to think that going to art school is required in order to be an artist. That's bullshit. Also, if you are a non-art major, such as writing, art history, and even film, the art kids will occasionally treat you like shit. |
|Mar 10 2013|| 3rd Year Female --
Class 2014 |
| When I decided to apply to Pratt Institute I was very excited because all I read were great comments about it. However when I came here... I saw that those "great" comments were not great at all... Everything was a lie. |
You spend sooooo much money here and you get nothing in return!
I expected to actually learn something. I expected teachers to show me, to teach me things I did not know before. However all you do here is guess what the teachers are telling you! You go to class and all they do is give you the assignment without any explanation about how you need to do it! Then you go into class the next day and all they do is get mad why you did it wrong!
The teachers explain nothing! Even though you are a freshmen, they expect you to already know EVERYTHING! They scream at you and do not care about how you feel! YOu go to them to get some help all they say is: "I have no idea. Figure it out yourself!" That is what you get by paying $60,000 straight out of your pocket! The teachers like to take out their anger at you - they tease you through the projects. They do not care that you have spent days without any sleep. They break your projects and feel good about it! They make your life miserable from the day you walk into the studio! You do something, the teachers tells you she/he likes it and then at the review she/he tells you it sucks and you have to re do it by the very next day!
The administration is TERRIBLE! Everyone is lazy! You ask for something and they look at you like: "Why the hell do you want me to do that?" It takes them days, weeks, for them to complete your request! They are slow, lazy, disrespectful!
Dinning services staff - I don't even know how they got to work there! LAZIEST and most ARROGANT people I have seen in my life!
Think before you decide to attend this college! Visit, talk to people in the school, ask LOTS of questions! If possible spend a day to see what the life is like!
My general impression: The college is nothing of what people say it is! It is terrible!
|Nov 01 2012|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2016 |
| I got into Pratt and a small elitist art college in DC. My mom warned me that no one would take care of me if I went to Pratt. That was the dealbreaker for me; I had to go to Pratt. Oh, if only at 17 years old could i have listened to my mother...|
I was a reclusice and pensive a.k.a creative child. I kind of a kept to myself and did my thing in high school. If this sounds like you, dont go to Pratt, it will destroy your life.
Even if you are working 100+ hours a week for 4 years, you will never succeed. Simply, because there is no solid direction at Pratt. What Pratt teaches is on level with psycho tr?pic torture: layer upon layer of different direction/assignment. Few still teach strict programs (where you do the same thing over and over) , some who try and teach creativity (laughs) and many who have no idea what they are teaching but then take the failure of their class on students. Believe me, its not funny, its a horrible nightmare of hell with fire.
Secondly, if you are blessed with money and a lot of luck, you might live near campus. If you are supppper lucky, you might have just enough space to work in private . However, most likely, you will not be lucky ( remember this is not Disney world) . You will live farrrr from campus, or with a heroin addict who rapes you in the night and steals your stuff. You will lose all your sanity and dignity. But dont worry, Pratt has stream lined its academic program. So you are ready to navigate the unemployment office online.
|Jun 14 2012|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |