• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
This MA Arts Management and Entrepreneurship from The New School enables practicing musicians, actors, directors, and other performing artists to refine their craft in New York City while gaining critical business insights and skills in creative entrepreneurship. 
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Discover the first management degree designed specifically for active performing artists.

Students of this MA Arts Management and Entrepreneurship from The New School launch and lead innovative new projects and arts enterprises that create positive social change.  

Through collaboration and exploration with fellow artists from the Mannes, Jazz, and Drama schools within the College of Performing Arts at The New School, students develop the skills needed to build thriving careers in the performing arts industry.

Program Highlights

  • Develop the business skills that musicians, actors, and other performers need to stand out as independent artists or create new arts organizations
  • Expand the boundaries of performing arts entrepreneurship while learning from leading nonprofit and management practitioners
  • Learn from leading educators in business and management at Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy
  • Continue to develop as an artist by participating in world-class productions and performances at The New School and venues across NYC

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Political and Public Advocacy for the Arts
  • Marketing and Communication in the Arts
  • Entrepreneurship in Production and Creation
  • Performance or Artistic Practice Elective

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • 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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  • 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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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

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

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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Full-Time Tuition: $23,765

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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