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Graduate Departmental Requirements: Arts and Cultural Management M.P.S. (Fall only), Manhattan campus


School of Art

Culture and the creative sectors can drive regeneration and create sustainable and balanced growth. ACM can be the next step for developing a career in the business of culture. It is designed for those interested in using multidisciplinary approaches to lead and manage creative enterprises in the arts, entertainment, communication, and culture. Participants explore the changing role of cultural leaders and institutions, as well as the new media and methods that transform the way we design and manage cultural experience and engagement.

Participants will graduate with the strategic leadership skills necessary to align culture, community, commerce, creativity and caring. Our graduates are able to manage, market, innovate, resource, start and run creative enterprises. If you are interested in leading and managing cultural enterprises to develop creative economies, vital biosystems, and thriving communities.

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an international institution of acceptable standards. The required statement of purpose should reflect the applicant’s personal vision of how the ACM program can help them achieve their personal and professional goals, and how they hope to use the skills they acquire in their professional careers. The statement should be no more than 500 words. A resume is also required. 

The GRE or GMAT is not required or considered. A TOEFL of 82 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for Mainland China of 553, IELTS of 6.5, Cambridge English score of 176, or a PTE of 53 is required for international students. 

Expedited Application for the Arts and Cultural Management MPS

Pratt students and recent Pratt graduates are offered an expedited application process to this program. Please see details about this option as well as requirements for admission on this page.