• Current sophomores in the BM in Orchestral Instruments at Mannes School of Music are able to pursue a combined dual degree in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship. Students who apply and are accepted into the dual degree program can complete both their current undergraduate (BM) degree and graduate degree (MA in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship) in five years.


    Applications are accepted from rising sophomores in Mannes BM programs with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.8, who demonstrate skill and capacity in the performing arts and entrepreneurial vision. Students will work closely with an advisor to complete requirements for both degree programs by the end of their fifth year. The application deadline for the Fall 2018 semester is February 1, 2018. Students will be notified of their acceptance by April 1, 2018.

    To apply, complete the online application and upload application requirements by February 1, 2018.

    1. Unofficial DegreeWorks Transcript

    2. Writing Samples

    • Statement of Purpose/Artist Statement: In approximately 500 words, explain why you have decided to apply to the MA in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship at The New School's College of Performing Arts. Briefly describe your artistic, professional, and academic accomplishments. How will this program help you meet your professional and artistic goals? Finally, please include anything else you think is relevant for the Admission Committee to know.
    • Essay: What does it mean to be a performing artist in the 21st Century? Discuss how you will address potential challenges presented by a constantly changing artistic landscape. What opportunities exist? How will you leverage these opportunities?

    3. Artist Portfolio

    • The portfolio must be completed in Acceptd only. Submit a portfolio of up to twenty items that demonstrates your work and experience which make you an excellent candidate for the MA in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship. These items may include video or audio files of live performances, audio files of studio recordings, drawings, scenarios, research outcomes, photography, video clips, websites, blog URLs, essays, or examples of your work in other formats that you feel best convey your work and process. Please include a brief description of each project, along withits title and date of completion. Also, provide an outline of your specific role in any team-based project. If you have dynamic media or other time-based work, you can also upload it using Acceptd.
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