Admission to the Master's program in Arts Politics is based on an evaluation of previous creative and academic achievements, a clear sense of critical direction, and compatibility with the aims and ideas of the program. Successful applicants may come from various backgrounds, including practicing artists, critical studies, or arts institutions. MA students begin their full-time enrollment in September.
You can submit all application materials to this program online. The résumé, personal statement, and writing sample should be uploaded with the online application.
In addition to the general Tisch Graduate Application, please prepare the following:
A professional résumé including your creative and academic background; work experience; creative work; critical writing; civic, activist, and community-based engagements; and performances, installations, and published work.
A statement of purpose (two to three double-spaced pages) that addresses:
a) your critical, activist, and professional trajectory — specifically, the resources you have garnered and the constraints you have encountered;
b) your reflections on key and pressing issues in arts politics generally;
c) your expectations for how the program will affect your work and thought; and
d) the project or intervention you would like to engage in during and after the program.
A writing sample that reflects your ability to carry out sustained academic research and critical writing, and to successfully complete interdisciplinary graduate course work. A substantive essay is recommended, but longer samples are acceptable, e.g., samples or documentation of creative and critical work, or documentation or writings about activist, institutional, or organizational projects which you have initiated or taken a significant role in directing.
Two letters of recommendation, submitted using the online system.