Pratt Institute Offers Master's Degree in Arts and Cultural Management
Pratt Institute is one of the top art, design, and architecture schools in the nation. It is known for its broad range of programs, award-winning faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities. Pratt Institute awards undergraduate and graduate degrees in its schools of architecture, art and design, information and library science, and liberal arts and sciences.
Located in Brooklyn, New York, with an additional campus in Manhattan, Pratt Institute attracts students from 48 states and over 80 countries. Current total student population is over 3,400 undergraduates and about 1,400 graduate students.
Master of Professional Studies in Arts and Cultural Management
Pratt Institute offers the Master of Professional Studies in Arts and Cultural Management (M.P.S.) degree through its School of Art and Design. The Arts and Cultural Management graduate program (A.C.M.P.) was developed to prepare arts and cultural professionals for leadership and senior-level management roles within the fields of philanthropy, nonprofit, public, and private sector arts and cultural agencies. The program also prepares arts and cultural professionals to run their own organizations.
The program provides future managers with the theoretical, analytical, and practical skills needed to respond creatively to the changing cultural, economic, and social environment. Ethical decision making, innovative problem solving, and sustainable practice are the curriculum's primary characteristics.
Prestigious Faculty with High Professional Standards
Pratt Institute is known for its accomplished faculty of professional artists, designers, critics, historians, and practitioners whose works are recognized and respected around the world. Many are recipients of prestigious national accolades, including Tiffany, Fulbright, and Guggenheim Awards.
Applicants must demonstrate experience and interest in applying the arts to shaping our shared world. The program provides the strategic leadership skills to enable participants to manage, market, innovate, resource and run creative enterprise and to use the arts to connect culture, community and commerce. The required statement of purpose should reflect the applicant's personal vision of how this program fits in with his/her personal and professional goals including how the applicant hopes to use the skills he/she acquires in this program. The statement of purpose should be no more than 500 words or two pages. A TOEFL score of 82 Internet (IELTS of 6.5) is required of international students. The GMAT is optional and not required.
Combining Business Skills with Social and Political Awareness
A.C.M.P. coursework covers nonprofit management practices, public policy, and other contemporary issues. The importance of developing business acumen is emphasized, with courses such as Organizational Behavior, Financial Planning and Budget Management in the 21st Century, Nonprofit Law and Governance, Fundraising for Arts and Culture, and Strategic Marketing for Arts and Culture. The program also delves into the broader social and political issues that arts and cultural institutions face through courses such as Art in the Urban Environment, Managing Innovation and Change, and Cultural Plagiarism in the United States.
Capstone Experience Is Hands On
Students have the opportunity to take 1 of 3 experiential learning options as their capstone experience. These include an internship, Team Pratt (3 students are retained by an arts/cultural organization to address a specific management problem), or case study development. Each option is divided into Thesis Part I (2 credits), taken in the fall semester of the second year, and Thesis Part II (2 credits), taken in the spring of the second year.
Facilities, Resources, and Career Development
All of Pratt Institute's programs are supported by state-of-the-art computer facilities. In addition, Pratt has extensive gallery space which features the work of students, alumni, faculty, and other well-known artists and designers throughout the academic year.
Pratt also maintains an online database -- PrattPro -- which lists jobs, internships, and mentors exclusively available for Pratt students and alumni.
Financial Aid at Pratt Institute
Pratt Institute offers a variety of financial support services designed to help students fund their education. Funding can include grants, loans, work-study, or scholarships. Tuition management programs are available to help students pay in installments over time.
Most awards are based on financial need and academic ability. To apply for need-based aid including student loans, students should complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan
Pratt Institute is situated on 25 beautifully landscaped acres in the historic Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn, New York. Its Manhattan campus is located on 14th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues and houses the Graduate School for Information and Library Science, and also the graduate programs in Communications and Package Design, Design Management, and Arts and Cultural Management. Both campuses are accessible to public transit lines and regional trains.
Degrees & Awards
|Master's Degree Requirements||Statement of purpose|
Tuition & Fees
|Financial award applicants must submit:||FAFSA|
|Application deadlines for financial awards||February 1|
|Types of financial support available||
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
|Black or African American||5.26%|
|White or Caucasian||21%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||Not Reported|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||Not Reported|
|Two or more races||2.63%|