Graduation is a time for new beginnings. It's the conclusion of one episode and the beginning of another. And Pratt professors say this graduating class has something special. Interim Dean of the School of Art Ken Marchione says, "They have really embraced getting an art education, right from day one as freshman. They're hard workers, you can stop in here in the evening and they'll be in the studio working and taking advantage of their time just to continue to make art."
Students say one of the advantages of Pratt at Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute is the manageable size of the campus and how it allows them to focus on the task at hand. Communication Design major Connan Moody says, "There aren't many distraction outside of school, so when it comes down to it you get to learn how to manage your time and how much time each type of project takes you." Dan Sabatini added, "Since you're in such a small class you really get to know the faculty and they spend one on one time with you and they're not only instructors they're artist themselves. Art you really need that attention from the teachers, it's not all about formulas or definitions."
Students say that the teachers are a big reason why the school is unique. Bianca Abreu says, "Although they are adjust and they need to be able to do their own things and get their own work out there, they focus on the student's that's their priority and it makes you feel important. It gives you the confidence to work harder and I think that no other school can offer that."