Study Level: MA / MFA / MSc / MDes
Sector: Product / Architecture / Interiors
Specialism: Interior Design
School / University: Pratt School of Design
Faculty / Division: DEPT OF INTERIOR DESIGN
Address: 200 WILLOUGHBY AVENUE
Postcode / Zip: BROOKLYN NY 11205
City: New York
Country: United States
Leader Title: ACTING CHAIR OF INTERIOR DESIGN DEPT
Leader Name: KARIN TEHVE
Contact Email: KTEHVE@PRATT.EDU
Telephone Number: +1 (0)718 636-3600
Beginning the Fall 2015 semester, Pratt will offer a new MFA in Interior Design to replace our current MS. Interior Design at Pratt provides the ultimate learning environment—New York City, interior design capital of the United States—and a challenging course of study for students preparing themselves for a career in a field whose potential has only begun to be recognized.
It is widely acknowledged that interior design education, as it is taught across the United States, began at Pratt. That so many of our alumni are found in the Who’s Who of Interior Designers is no surprise. The graduate program in Interior Design was ranked first in the country by U.S. News and World Report in its 2012 Guide to America's Best Graduate Schools and number two in the 2014 professional survey, DesignIntelligence.
The Graduate Interior Design Program at Pratt, like its undergraduate counterpart, will continue to be an architecturally oriented program with emphasis on spatial design as well as surface embellishment. All aspects of space—scale, proportion, configuration, and light, as well as textures, materials, and colors—are studied in relation to their effect on the human spirit.
Students are drawn from all parts of the world and, by way of the Qualifying Program, from a variety of disciplines, creating an intellectually and aesthetically stimulating studio environment. Our students are a select group- they come to Pratt to work hard and prepare to enter a field in which the designer must be multifaceted and able to provide innovative design solutions. Many of our faculty members are also practicing professionals who bring the realities of real-world interactions with clients and contractors into the classroom.