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Arts Management and Entrepreneurship, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #531 (QS) , NY,
The Master of Arts in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship at The New School’s College of Performing Arts is one of the first graduate programs designed specifically to help performers gain the critical skill set they need to become recognized artistic leaders—onstage and beyond.


The Master of Arts in Arts Management is offered by The New School

This innovative new program is designed for students who have just completed undergraduate performing arts programs as well as performing artists out in the world. The program enables musicians, composers, actors, directors, and playwrights to further develop their skills as performers while acquiring the competencies they need to excel as independent artists, reinvent existing cultural organizations, and launch their own arts-related enterprises.

In the MA in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship program, students have the unique opportunity to:

  • Develop the administrative, strategic, and technical skills creative entrepreneurs need to innovate and stand out
  • Take tailored core courses that immerse them in entrepreneurial theory contextualized for a growing arts economy
  • Expand the boundaries of traditional arts administration while learning from leading nonprofit and management practitioners
  • Continue developing as artists by participating in world-class productions and performances that take advantage of The New School’s state-of-the-art performing arts building, Arnhold Hall, along with other performing arts venues across New York City
  • Build a skill set applicable to a diverse range of career options in performing arts management, community arts, arts education, project management, arts administration, entrepreneurship, partnership management, and more

Programme Structure

  • Political and Public Advocacy for the Arts
  • Theory of Nonprofit Management and Governance
  • Marketing and Communication in the Arts
  • Performance or Artistic Practice Elective (Ensemble, Lab, or Co-Curricular Experience)
  • Financial Management in Nonprofits
  • The Arts and CommunityCENT
  • Entrepreneurship in Production and CreationCENT
  • Performance or Artistic Practice Elective (Ensemble, Lab, or Co-Curricular Experience)
For more information please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Application

Complete the complete the online application. Applicants must also complete the essay with the application. The essay will prompt you to let us know more about your interest in joining our community and why you would be a good fit for the new school.

  • Application fee
A nonrefundable $50 application fee is required as part of the online application.
  • Portfolio
  • Official transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1680 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1680 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1680 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1680 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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