Since 1984, Venice has been chosen as the site for Pratt’s summer program in fine arts and art history because of its artistic importance, its extraordinary visual richness, its sea breezes and its serene character.

“The program’s location in Venice is key… an invaluable experience for the student of studio art or art history.”  –Lea Barton, 1997

Our Activities

Pratt in Venice is a six-week, fully-accredited summer program that takes place in June and July. Undergraduate students may enroll for six to eight credits; graduate students may enroll for six to nine credits. Students study painting, drawing/printmaking, art history, and/or materials and techniques of Venetian art on site in Venice. The program integrates studio art with art history, and welcomes the interaction of the disciplines. Pratt collaborates with the Università Internazionale dell’Arte and Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice. Group visits outside of the city, including to Padua and Bassano/Maser, are included. Students from any department at Pratt may apply; applications from non-Pratt students are also welcome.

Dates to Remember – 2017

February 10 – Initial application due
February 10 – Scholarship application due
March 10 – $500 deposit due for accepted students
April 12 – Balance due
June 7 – Arrival date
June 7-8 – Program orientation
July 15-16 – Feast of the Redeemer
July 19 – Program concludes; check out

CBS reporter Seth Doane interviewed Pratt in Venice participants, including Jessica Kloville, Aurelia Moser, and Alex Watkins, for a news segment on American students studying in Venice during the Biennale. Doane followed Pratt students while visiting the Illuminations exhibition at the Arsenale. Check it out!

Courses On-site courses in Painting, Printmaking, Art History, and Materials & Techniques.

Courses

On-site courses in Painting, Printmaking, Art History, and Materials & Techniques.

Apply Join the program now! See details on how to participate.

Apply

Join the program now! See details on how to participate.

Study Trips Group study trips outside of Venice are included as part of the program.

Study Trips

Group study trips outside of Venice are included as part of the program.

Faculty & Staff A dedicated group of artists and art historians guide students in Venice.

Faculty & Staff

A dedicated group of artists and art historians guide students in Venice.

Facilities & Libraries Our students have access to studio and research facilities.

Facilities & Libraries

Our students have access to studio and research facilities.

Exhibition An annual exhibition featuring work and research by Pratt in Venice participants takes place in Brooklyn in the fall.

Exhibition

An annual exhibition featuring work and research by Pratt in Venice participants takes place in Brooklyn in the fall.

Pratt in Venice is a member of the Association of American College and University Programs in Italy (AACUPI).