We drove up really early on a Saturday to make it to the 8 am start time at Pratt for Accepted Students Day. My husband is the hero for driving us at 5 am in the morning from Boston to Brooklyn.
My son realized during the session that the major he signed up for, Art and Design Education, was, in fact, a slot that Pratt was saving for him when it came time to enroll mid-Freshman year. He actually wanted to declare UNDECIDED but could not find that option.
It took multiple emails and a few weeks of unease to switch over to Industrial Design but thanks to the wise council from his oldest sister at RISD, he is now an Industrial Design major. This is important because two seniors who were leading tours told us that sometimes it’s difficult to switch because the major can be full. Because Art and Design Education is in the School of Art, he needed to switch to the School of Design, and that is a slightly more difficult switch than within a school.
My son is also interested in Gaming Development which is in the School of Art but he figures that he can always take classes later on. Pratt’s freshman year is a Foundation Year in which all the first year students take the same classes in drawing, 3D, graphic design, and a modern version of Art History.
He’s excited about Pratt and we can’t wait to see what he creates there!
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