Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What do graduates go on to do after completing an M.A. in Arts Politics?

There are a range of things our alumni go on to do after completing an M.A. in Arts Politics. Each year, the M.A. Arts Politics cohort is made up of individuals with a great diversity of experiences, interests, skills and goals. Please review our Alumni Page to see more information about the people who have passed through the program.

We have identified a few professional tracks with which our students and alumni seem to align. They are: Education (K-12, Musuem education, Teaching Artists, etc...), Curation, Scholarship (often pursuing terminal degrees such as PhD), Activism/ Organizing, Art (delving deeper into an artistic practice, sometimes pursuing an MFA).

Please note that many times our students exist among and between a few of these categories. We do not require students to identify themselves within these and we encourage the blurring of such boundaries. The definitiveness of these tracks seeks to provide prospective students with a larger sense of the department’s teachings and priorities.

What is the duration of the program?

The program lasts for one academic year, or 2 semesters (Fall & Spring). Students are enrolled full-time for 18 units per semester.

Applications are accepted once per year in January, for entry in Fall of the same year.

How big is the cohort?

The approximate size of the M.A. Arts Politics cohort is 18 - 20 students. This intimacy allows for artists and scholars to build working relationships and collaborations across the disciplines. It is a special part of 

Please read more about our student and alumni cohorts.

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition and service fees for the 2017 - 2018 academic year are available here. Additional fees, including those for international students, can be found here. Estimations for the 2018 - 2019 are expected to be confirmed by the NYU Board of Trustees in June 2018. An increase of 3.5% is to be expected each year.

Prospective students should also consider living expenses. These are not generally billed through NYU, with the exception of health insurance. NYU’s estimations are as follows:

Housing: $26,024

Books & Supplies: $824

Transportation: $1,110

Personal Expenses: $3,678

Basic Health Insurance: $3,484

We encourage all those applying to the M.A. in Arts Politics to begin researching funding opportunities as soon as possible.