From Pratt’s inspirational campus in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn, the Fashion Department offers students a concept-led, craft-based education at the heart of one of the world's cultural epicenters.
Fashion education at Pratt Institute is trans-disciplinary in nature, closely allied with illustration, photography, film, performance, visual studies, and material culture. The practice of fashion is taught as one’s cultural embodiment within a social framework and learned through rigorous attention to production, craft, and contemporary aesthetics. Students build a vision and a language through conceptual processes, emphasizing curiosity, imagination, improvisation, and play. They communicate that vision through proficiency in construction and illustration skills, fluency with materials, traditional techniques, and digital technologies as well as synthesis of germane research. Interdisciplinary and collaborative classroom opportunities set the program apart, offering students tools and creative engagement beyond the fashion milieu.
One of the world's most prestigious independent colleges, Pratt is globally recognized for its distinguished academic record. Graduates in fashion carry the hallmarks of the department into the working world, where they are recognized for a commitment to ingenuity, authenticity, creativity, and personal vision as well as an informed versatility. Their creative approach both reflects and challenges the needs of contemporary culture.