Returning Lost Land on a Retreating Landscape by Pratt Institute interior design student Tiffany Paler.
Editor’s note: This listing was updated on November 1, 2022.
Pratt Institute offers two Interior Design degree programs – a BFA and an MFA – as well as a minor. The BFA teaches students to generate creative solutions that “integrate an understanding of light and colour, craft and making, material research, evolving technologies, sustainable practice and current issues.” Critical inquiry is a key part of the program at the Brooklyn-based school, where students are encouraged to hone their understanding of global cultural history and diverse contexts.
The MFA builds on this focus, for students who are interested in the practice of interior design as “an academic discourse as well as a professional endeavour.” Students can specialize in areas such as emerging technologies, sustainability, exhibition design , theory, and self-directed topics. Recent student projects have included the design of a wellness centre for cat-assisted art therapy and the envisioning of a safe space for victims of domestic violence.
Joe D’Urso, Lou Switzer, Richard Carlson, Laura Bohn, Naomi Leff, Arnold Friedmann