The West Harlem Art and Pratt Digital Media Arts have formed an important partnership that will create original digital works with Northern Manhattan artists and teams of Pratt students and professors. Learn about this great department and institution.


Enjoying a history of artistic accomplishment since its founding as the department of Computer Graphics and Interactive Media (CGIM) in 1987, the Department of Digital Arts (also known as DDA) is one of the first degree-granting programs in the digital arts. Part of the program’s strength is attributed to its interdisciplinary relationship within Pratt’s School of Art.


DDA has established itself as one of world’s leading academic digital arts programs. The faculty is composed of distinguished professionals who have achieved wide recognition for their professional accomplishments. Both faculty and alumni have been historically represented and honored in major national and international galleries, festivals and conferences. Our students have been honored with student Academy and Emmy awards for their graduating theses, and DDA alumni have gone on to be exhibiting artists, technologists, and creative specialists working as leaders in their fields.

There are approximately 150 full-time undergraduate and 60 graduate students in the department. Over 30 faculty members including full-time professors, adjunct and visiting instructors comprise the Department of Digital Arts.


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