There’s a prestige to attending Pratt Institute, a design-oriented school with unique teaching methods located right in the heart of Brooklyn. Known among the art world as “Ione of the best art schools in the country,” students here enjoy the reputation and quality of a major art school, with “a slightly more affordable tuition than other prestigious art schools, due to its scholarships.”
Most of the professors here are “amazing” and “really help your skills grow”; these “talented young professors with no fear” are dedicated to their job and the major, and “always bring fresh ideas to the class.” The faculty is “very diverse” and each offers “unique opinions and experiences on the field,” though some classes can be “a hit-or-miss situation.” Students say the key to getting the most of your education “is to choose teachers that reflect what you want to do.” “All of my professors are enthusiastic about their work and encourage open minds and new directions 100% of the time,” says a student. “If I want to try something new, I’m always encouraged.” Many professors work professionally outside of Pratt, so “they really have current industry knowledge.” “Most of them are inspiring as teachers. All of them are inspiring as people and artists.”
Students say that the “cafeteria gets repetitive and boring”, but the registration process is the most complained about part of Pratt; the process of getting certain forms signed by many people is known as the notorious "Pratt Runaround." Otherwise, “it’s a very smooth place to do art and meet people interested in the same things as you.”
The campus grounds in Brooklyn are “beautiful” and “it doesn’t feel like a campus, more like a park, which is a great environment.” A lot of everyone’s time is spent “in the studio, in class, or at an internship,” but “fun activities can be endless if you can spare the time away from your work.” Also, the school tends to skew female with a high LGBT quotient, so “if you are a straight male it is a paradise.”
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