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The M.A. in Arts Politics is an intensive one-year course of study in which artists and those working in the arts in all forms, community activists, and researchers delve into theory and practice from social, historic, cultural and political  perspectives.

Students work with exceptional practitioners from the field, as they re define what the field might be. We engage with community cultural institutions and policy makers from New York City, the country and the world.

The curriculum examines, in an activist key, the relation between art and society and the role of the artist in civic life. Art is treated as a kaleidoscope for experiencing the social world and a medium of cultural intervention in political processes.