Program in Arts and Cultural Management School of Art Pratt Institute

Program in Arts and Cultural Management School of Art Pratt Institute

New York, NY
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January 5
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1 Degree Offered
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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.

A.C.M.P. Requirements and Academic Calendar

The A.C.M.P. program at Pratt Institute is a fast-paced, highly interactive curriculum designed for working professionals that may be completed in 2 years or 5 continuous semesters that are divided into 2 sets of 10-week classes.

The A.C.M.P. academic calendar is modeled on successful M.B.A. programs. Classes are held for 12 hours every other weekend, with a full week of instruction at the beginning, and an intensive summer session that includes 3 weekdays. Class attendance is critical, since each alternating weekend of classes is one-tenth of the entire course.

Students must take 42 credits to complete the program and receive a Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.) in Arts and Cultural Management from Pratt Institute. Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in a related field -- an arts discipline, social policy, or organizational theory -- and some arts/cultural work experience.

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.

Location & Contact

Program in Arts and Cultural Management

School of Art
Pratt Institute

144 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10011
United States

Dr. Mary McBride


Phone: 212-647-7538
Fax: 212-367-2480

Natalie Capannelli

Director of Graduate Admissions

Phone: 718-636-3551
Fax: 718-399-4242

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Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Arts Administration Master of Professional Studies (MPS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 15
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Thesis Required
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


57% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 97
    • Accepted 56
    • Acceptance Rate 57
    • Enrolled 18
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $90
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 5th January 5th Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 1st October 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's Degreesletters of recommendation, portfolio
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 600 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsFebruary 1
    • Types of financial support availableCareer or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Health Care Benefits, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students38
    • Female Percentage89%
    • Male Percentage11%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students38
    • Part-time Percentage53%
    • Full-time Percentage47%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino8%
    • Black / African American5%
    • White / Caucasian21%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian0%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown or International Student66%


  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty
    • Full-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Part-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Female PercentageNot Reported
    • Male PercentageNot Reported




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