18 months
614 USD/credit 12280 USD/year
614 USD/credit 12280 USD/year
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UIndy's Master of Arts in Social Practice Art is a new program at University of Indianapolis for students with degrees in Art & Design, Theatre, Dance, Music, or Creative Writing to evolve their existing creative practice to work with community groups, nonprofits, local government, and businesses in social practice and creative placemaking.


Students in this Social Practice Art program at the University of Indianapolis will be working, learning, and creating throughout Indianapolis, treating the city as a social practice and placemaking studio.

With additional courses in urban and community sociology, grant writing, and social entrepreneurship, graduates will be uniquely positioned to be a leader and collaborator across arts disciplines in a variety of business, nonprofit, and community endeavors.


  • A multidisciplinary approach lets you collaborate with students from other areas of art
  • Service learning throughout Indianapolis
  • Put your creative talents to work with community groups, nonprofits, local government, or business
  • Courses dealing with urban and community sociology, grant writing, and social entrepreneurship
  • A creative and professional background in a new and innovative field
  • Thesis can be completed in your home area, even if outside of Indianapolis

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • History and Theory
  • Contemporary Methods and Practice
  • Theory and Research Methods
  • Design and Practice
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Social Practice Art Practicum
  • Social Practice Art Thesis Research
  • Urban and Community Sociology
  • Writing and Editing for Nonprofits

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A major or minor in arts discipline (Art & Design, Music, Theatre, Dance, Creative Writing)
  • A completed application
  • $35 application fee
  • Statement of Purpose: describe your academic background and creative practice relevant to the program; explain how you want to turn your art practice into a social and community endeavor
  • A summary of previous work, volunteer, and professional experience
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from professional or academic recommenders
  • Official academic transcript from an accredited college or university from which you earned degree(s)
Professional CV:
  • All colleges/universities attended along with enrollment dates with majors, minors, and relevant coursework
  • Any awards or fellowships
  • Any art installations or shows, exhibits, performances, publications, readings, or presentations
  • Any international experience, languages, volunteer experience, or other relevant experiences

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    12280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 614 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    12280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 614 USD per credit during 18 months.

Living costs for Indianapolis

1017 - 1926 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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