School of Art and Design
144 West 14th Street
New York City, NY 10011
Master of Professional Studies in Arts and Cultural Management
The mission of the Arts and Cultural Management (ACM) graduate program is to build on Pratt Institute's international reputation for developing creative leaders. Our program mission is to develop leaders able to use their creativity strategically to foster creative expression, build creative community, and shape a commerce of ideas and images in an increasingly mediated world. The program is designed to emphasize the importance of cultivating creative capital by bridging the "three C’s": culture, community, and commerce. ACM program participants actively examine how to use the creative arts to develop and sustain thriving cultures and create prosperity.
Program participants collaborate with faculty and each other to achieve the following outcomes:
Program participants achieve these outcomes by:
The required statement of purpose should reflect the applicant’s personal vision of how the program fits their personal and professional goals, including how the applicant aims to use skills acquired throughout the program. Statements of purpose should be no longer than 500 words or two pages and must be submitted with the applicant's resume. A minimum 3.0 undergraduate cumulative index is required. For international students, a minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 600 is required for admission to the program. Applicants considered for admission will be interviewed over phone, email, or in-person with the program director.
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1,591 USD
Classification: Specialized Institution—School of art, music, or design
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999