History of Art and Design

Pratt Institute

24 months
45888 USD/year
45888 USD/year
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The mission of graduate studies in the History of Art and Design at Pratt Institute is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to pursue careers as art and design historians and professionals in museums, galleries, and libraries, or to pursue graduate work at the doctorate level. 


Through comprehensive study of global art and design within historical and cultural contexts and intensive research and scholarship in specialized areas, students develop a critical understanding of the field as well as research and analytical skills. 

Learning outcomes

History of Art and Design graduates at Pratt Institute demonstrate excellence in independent and critical thinking and understanding of the historic roles and responsibilities of art and design. Internships at museums, libraries, non-profit art organizations, and galleries provide opportunities for students to work in professional areas of their interests and prepare for future careers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Film Criticism
  • Issues in Art History
  • Women in Photography
  • Survey of Design History 1750 to the Present
  • History of Illustration
  • Issues in Design History
  • Concepts of Design 
  • Aspects of Japanese Design
  • Problems in Design History
  • History of Interior Design 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All graduate students must file the application using our online system. There is a non-refundable $50 application fee.
  • Transcripts: a scan of your official transcripts should be uploaded when you complete your online application. Request an official copy from your school, either digitally or physically, scan it, and upload it. 
  • International students must have all transcripts translated into English by a certified translation service.
  • Two letters of recommendation from employers, professors, or others able to judge your potential for graduate study in your specific program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    45888 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45888 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    45888 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45888 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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