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History of Design and Curatorial Studies

The New School

24 months
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53044 USD/year
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About

This History of Design and Curatorial Studies MA program offered by 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.

Overview

This History of Design and Curatorial Studies MA program offered at 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

Credits

42 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the online application
  • The application fee for first-year international applicants is $75
  • 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

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  • International

    53044 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26522 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    53044 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26522 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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