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History of Design and Curatorial Studies

The New School

M.A.
24 months
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51750 USD/year
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About

This History of Design and Curatorial Studies program of The New School is offered jointly by Parsons and Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, brings an object-focused, practice-based approach to the study of European and American decorative arts and design dating from the Renaissance to the present.

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Overview

This History of Design and Curatorial Studies program of The New School offers practical and theoretical instruction in researching and displaying interiors and design objects such as furniture, ceramics, metalwork, textiles, and works in other media. New courses on curatorial studies and courses exploring the history of design in social and cultural context reflect the program’s broadened scope and relevance. 

Future Opportunities

Students graduate prepared to join alumni who work in some of the world’s most prestigious nonprofit, commercial, cultural, and academic institutions. Graduates obtain specialist and management positions in auction houses, museums, and historic houses; enter fields such as criticism and journalism, consulting and e-commerce, and teaching; and pursue advanced study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Survey of Decorative Arts 
  • Proseminar
  • Elective Curatorial/Museology
  • Independent Study: Thesis

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

42 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
92 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the online application
  • The application fee is $50. The fee is paid through the online application and is non-refundable
  • Transcripts
  • Résumé
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendation Letters
  • A minimum of two courses in art history or equivalent experience are encouraged
  • Writing Sample (Optional)
  • GRE scores (Optional)
  • All applicants whose first language is not English must submit valid TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    51750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25875 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    51750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25875 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • Per credit: 1,810 USD

Funding

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