Parsons The New School for Design,
History of Design and Curatorial Studies M.A.
M.A. - History of European Decorative Arts; M.A. - History of American Decorative Arts
Offered jointly with the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, the History of Decorative Arts and Design program leads to a master’s of arts degree. Graduates go on to careers as historians, curators, and scholars in museums, universities, historic houses, auction houses, and galleries.
The curriculum focuses on the stylistic, historical, and theoretical contexts of European and American decorative arts and design from the Renaissance to the present. Object-based courses on furniture, interiors, ceramics, costume, glass, graphic design, metalwork, textiles, works on paper, and other media go beyond connoisseurship to address objects as intersections of social meaning and aesthetic theory.
*This program is also available at Parsons Paris
All degree programs at The New School are registered by the New York State Department of Education. The New School has been regionally accredited by Middle States Commission of Higher Education since 1960. Parsons The New School for Design has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) since 1966.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid Offered: Yes
Classification: Doctoral/Research Universities - Intensive
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 5,000 - 9,999