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History of Art and Design

24 months
47616 USD/year
47616 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. 


At History of Art and Design at Pratt Institute 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. 

Students at History of Art and Design at Pratt Institute will:

  • demonstrate excellence in independent and critical thinking and understanding of the historic roles and responsibilities of art and design. 
  • 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

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Spring deadline is a priority one.


36 SCH


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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts: A scan of your official, course-by-course transcripts should be uploaded when you complete your online application. 
  • Two letters of recommendation are required from employers, professors, or others able to judge your potential for graduate study in your specific program.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Visual Portfolio
  • GRE
  • Writing Sample
  • Resume
  • English Language Test

Tuition Fee

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    47616 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 47616 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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