Joe Roberts - Pratt Institute

Professor: Joe Roberts
Department: Communication
College: Pratt Institute
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: COMD201
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Joe is hilarious if you like him, and you have to choose to like him. He's extremely laid back, kind of snarky, and isn't going to beat around any bushes.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: COMD24005
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
A pretty laid back professor! I really enjoyed the freedom he gave us with our assignments I genuinely got a lot out of his class. At first he was incredibly intimidated by him but now I think he's hilarious. I always look forward to his class. He's a fair grader as long as you do your work and show up but won't call you out if not.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: COMD24003
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Joe has been a designer since long before any of us were born, and he certainly has the chops to prove it. He's blunt and to the point in critiques, which i personally find more helpful than being vague and open ended. He's got an amazing dry sense of humor. Even when he's roasting you it's fine because it's fine because it's always funny as hell.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: COMD201
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Joe Roberts is an incredibly honest guy. He will call you out if you haven't done enough work but gives a lot of freedom of content. Sometimes a little vague when giving an assignment, but gives you strong and specific feedback in critique. This class made me a seriously hard worker. Go the extra mile, Joe will respect and recognize it.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: COMD20103
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Joe is a really funny guy but his class is pretty dry unless you have really talkative people in it. Every class is just a 3 hour critique. There are long, silent pauses as this guy thinks which are super awkward but manageable. He doesn't give much homework, but it's all very concept-based work so be ready to think.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: COMD201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I love Joseph Roberts. He's snarky, sarcastic, and blunt as all hell. He'll tell you exactly how he feels about your work. He gives GREAT criticism. Even if it's bad, it's really constructive and he always gives opportunities for improvement. He loves class discussions and is always in a good mood. Take his class.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: COMD323
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Joe is a great teacher. He gives honest and useful feedback, but he doesn't sugar coat it. Knows a lot about the biz. Sarcastic and foul mouthed. I love it!
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: VC101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I LOVE LOVE LOVE JOE! he is a straight shooter, great sense of humor! if he shreds you, well honestly, you deserve it! people bring in half a**ed projects...well your grade will reflect it!
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: PACDE01
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
So I took Rob for packaging design and I must say it was a 50/50 class, sometimes he would be all into it and then out of nowhere he wouldn't be into the class. His class is intense and he will make you do lots of packaging stuff so get ready to work. He also gives you interesting assignments which is a plus.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: VISCO201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Pros: Great assignments, very helpful, is a genius in my opinion, knows what he's talking about, great guy/teacher, Fair grader. Cons: Feedback is a bit unclear at times, the class/critique in his class is longggggg, no breaks during class time.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: COMD323
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I had him for my Viscom class on my sophomore year. He is the most intellegence guy and know what he is talking about. Most of his comment is straight to the point and makes you think instead of giving you the order. This year I have him for Package design, again, it's an amazing class, interesting project. Learned a lot!
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: COMD420
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I have had Joe Roberts as a professor for three courses. The assignments from his classes have proven to be some of the most thoughtful and well executed pieces in my portfolio. No assignment is given without a written description and dates for completion. I highly recommend him to students who are serious about design and building your portfolio.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: COMD201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Tells you nothing and is a waste of time. Horrible
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: VISCOM
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
as long as u r funny, u can have not-so-good design. he likes everything to be funny and sarcastic.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: COMDCOMD
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Plays favorites and has a tendency to take out aggression on students. One day he was especially hungover (I assume) and gave me a cruel, mocking and totally unhelpful critique. Having blown his wad of evil, he proceeded to gloss over other people's incredibly lazy and blatantly plagaristic pieces. On the plus side, lots of cancelled classes.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: VISCOMM
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Like Hugh Laury from 'House' this guy is a witty tough guy. Has some very interesting and for the most part, helpful suggestions. Don't take him if you want to be sugarcoated with your work. He'll rip you apart. A lot of talking is done, and i wish there were more assignments given. A good class.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: AD1
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
what a waste of a class. never learned anything, not saving any work. he's a smart guy who will help you, but he doesn't put any effort into teaching. still got a great grade.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: VISCO2
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
a smart ****, who can teach you a lot if you hold back on first impressions. After the second week i realized how good he was. He brought out a lot in me. good teacher for those who can handle an ****. If your a baby, dont take him.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: SENPROJ
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Joe is a great teacher/mentor. If you dont agree with him on something speak your mind and defend your position. He respects that. People dont like him for his personal life and his candid critiques. This puts off people but its a great way to learn. He is a great asset to this school.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: ADV1
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Seems like he might have been burnt out this semester, especially after reading these really good reviews of him. Classes became more disorganized towards the end of the semester, to the point where everyone would bring in their laptop and go online until the end of class, unless it was during their critique. Despite this, I would take him again.
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