The mission of graduate studies in the History of Art and Design Department 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. Graduates 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.
The Program's Structure
The History of Art and Design Department develops courses, organizes excursions, and establishes internships to take advantage of our extensive working relationship with the city's museums, galleries, and cultural organizations.
Dual M.S./M.S. or M.S./M.F.A.
Dual master's degrees with Fine Arts or Library Science are available resulting in a M.S./M.F.A. or M.S.L.I.S./M.S. degree. For these programs 30 (instead of 36) credits of art and design history are required.
Pratt is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Facts & Figures
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Specialized Institution—School of art, music, or design