Arts Politics

New York University

12 months
22812 USD/year
22812 USD/year
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Our M.A. in Arts Politics from New York University offers an intimate and intensive one-year experience that expands the possibilities of cultural production. 


We rigorously explore the interplay between critical theory and creative practice. We provide a one-of-a-kind encounter with activists, artists, theorists and curators from diverse disciplines and interests.

Students in the Arts Politics program from New York University take five core courses inside the Department of Art & Public Policy plus multiple electives across the university. Our flexible curriculum inspires M.A. students to develop highly individualized paths of creativity, research and professional development, while also allowing for collaborative exploration.


Tisch School of the Arts Human Resources (HR) is committed to recruiting and motivating talented employees to become part of one of the world’s leading arts schools. Working at Tisch is a unique experience in every capacity, and we invite you to take a look at our available opportunities.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Issues In Arts Politics
  • Cultural Activism
  • Memoir and Cultural Memory: Representing Postcolonial Displacements

  • Sensing Race: Affects, Phenomena, & Worlding Intimacies

  • Queer & Disability Theory: The Then & Now of Crip

  • Law, Culture, & the Lure of Resistance: Lessons on Institutional Critique

  • On the Concept of Law: Race and the Reorder of Things

  • The Transnational Turn: Ethics, Methods, and Race

  • Sensing Race: Affect, Phenomena, and Worlding Relationality

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Professional Resume
  • Statement of Purpose –  500 - 1,000 words
  • Writing Sample – 1,500 - 3,000 words
  • Two Letters of Recommendation – submitted using the online letter of recommendation system.
  • Copies of Academic Transcripts - from any schools in which you received a college degree or attended for two or more years.
  • English Language Proficiency Exam Scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22812 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11406 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    22812 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11406 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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Arts Politics
New York University