Application Deadline: January 15, 2021

The application for enrollment for Fall 2021 is now open.

Admission is based on an evaluation of previous creative and academic achievements, a clear sense of critical direction, and compatibility with the aims and ideas of the program. Successful applicants come from various backgrounds, including practicing artists, those working within the arts, community organizers and those with many years professional experience or more recently out of an undergraduate program.

To apply, complete the online application and upload supporting materials as instructed.

Required Supporting Materials:

  1. Professional Resume - listing creative and academic background, work experience, creative work, critical writing, civic, activist, and community-based engagements, performances, installations, published work, etc
  2. Statement of Purpose –  500 - 1,000 words, double-spaced pages, addressing the following questions:

    (a) What has prepared you to come to the Arts Politics M.A. Program? Why now?

    (b) Describe your work, and the relationship between Art and Politics that has arisen in your practice. What questions are you currently exploring?

    (c) What do you want to learn from your time in the Arts Politics M.A. Program? Is there a project or intervention that you want to engage?

  3. Writing Sample – 1,500 - 3,000 words, double-spaced pages. We are eager to know how your thinking and analysis are reflected in your writing. Please share a sample of your writing that conveys your ability to carry out sustained academic research and critical writing. A substantive essay from your previous scholarly, creative or activist work is recommended.

  4. Two Letters of Recommendation – submitted using the online letter of recommendation system.

  5. Copies of Academic Transcripts - from any schools in which you received a college degree or attended for two or more years.

International students must also complete the requirements as outlined in the International Application Requirements page.


Applicants may be asked to interview via Skype after an initial application review.

*Completion of the GRE is not required for admission into the MA Arts Politics program

**The online application fee is $65 and can be paid via credit card or e-check.