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History of Design and Curatorial Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #561 (QS) , NY,
This History of Design and Curatorial Studies from The New School, which Parsons offers in conjunction with 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. 

About

Housed for more than 30 years at Cooper Hewitt — the only U.S. museum devoted exclusively to historical and contemporary design — the program enables students to work directly with the museum’s collections and its curators, conservators, educators, and designers. 

This History of Design and Curatorial Studies from The New School is part of Parsons' School of Art and Design History and Theory (ADHT).

Alumni

Graduates hold curatorial posts in museums and collections worldwide and specialist positions in auction houses and galleries. They serve in a range of capacities related to interpreting and promoting art and design and educating the public about them.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    42 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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General Requirements

  • Transcripts
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Personal Essays
  • Writing Sample
  • Résumé
  • Tests and Test Scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1810 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1810 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1810 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1810 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Full-Time Tuition: $25,875

Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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