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MA Contemporary Art, New York

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  • Program Dates

    Program Dates

    January 25, 2021 – May 2022
    *For this cohort only, the program may be completed remotely or customized for in-person components.
    September 2021 – December 2022

    • Priority Deadline: March 15

    • Scholarship Deadline: May 3

    • Regular Deadline: June 1

  • Curriculum & Schedule

    Curriculum & Schedule

    For an in-depth look at the curricula, course descriptions, faculty, and sample weekly schedules for all New York Master's programs, please download the prospectus for January 2021.

    September 2021 prospectus coming soon.
  • Faculty


    Morgan Falconer (Program Director) is a critic and art historian. He has written about contemporary art for publications including The Times (London), The Economist, Frieze, The Burlington Magazine, The Village Voice, and Art in America. In 2015, Phaidon published his book Painting Beyond Pollock, a history of painting after 1945. He is currently working on a critical history of Postminimalism.
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  • Tuition & Fees

    Tuition & Fees

    Semester 1: 15 credits
    Semester 2: 15 credits
    Semester 3 Options:

    • Capstone: 6 credits

    • Capstone + 2 MA Courses: 12 credits

    Tuition: $1,747 per credit
    Travel Fee: TBD
    Materials Fee: $800
    International Student Fee: $200
    For more information on tuition and program fees, click here.
  • Field Study Trips

    Field Study Trips

    The January 2021 entry program will focus on the evolution of New York City as the art capital of the world. Taking an art historical and market-oriented approach, this Field Study will include lectures on architecture, cultural institutions, museums, gallery districts, auction houses, and more. Walking tours and site visits by appointment will also be available circumstances permitting, providing an immersive experience for students located in New York City. This course may be successfully completed remotely.
    All MA students in this cohort will be invited to two (2) optional future field study trips. Students will be notified as soon as this future trip is organized. Note: Students will not be charged for field study travel fees until they elect to participate. No Tuition fees will be required to participate in future optional field study trips.
    The September 2021 entry program will include two Field Study trips during which students will become immersed in the local art community. As a culmination of the Field Study course, the trip will contextualize art market, art historical, and art object information through daily visits to fairs, galleries, private collections, museums, artists’ studios, and more. Throughout the Field Study experience, students will have the opportunity to interact with local art world professionals and are expected to be active participants, through both individual presentations as well as seminar discussions. Destinations vary per year to include timely and relevant exhibitions, art fairs, and international art world events. Past trips have included Art Basel Miami Beach, The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) in Maastricht, Beijing, Venice Biennale, Art Dubai and the Sharjah Biennial, and SP-Arte in São Paulo.
  • Admissions


    Now accepting applications for all MA programs. Space is limited so we strongly encourage qualified candidates to submit their applications as early as possible. Terms and conditions apply.

    Some of your questions may be answered in the frequently asked questions section of our website. If you do not see your question, we are happy to help. All prospective students are encouraged to contact our Admissions Office to schedule a one-on-one information session to learn more about the program, the application process, tuition, financial aid, and more.

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