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    Academics

  • The College of Performing Arts, formed in the fall of 2015, brings together the iconic century-old conservatory of the Mannes School of Music, the legendary School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, the innovative and groundbreaking School of Drama, and a first of its kind Masters program in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship.

    Here students can move between disciplines and test the outermost limits of their artistry as they reinvent tradition, engage with social issues, and develop the entrepreneurial skills needed to become a 21st-century artist. Get personalized training from world-class faculty to further develop your creative and technical skills and who you are as an artist and citizen.

  • Mannes School of Music

    Mannes is internationally recognized for its musical and pedagogical excellence. Today, Mannes holds a reputation as one of the most progressive schools of its kind, thanks to a curriculum that address the demands of what musicians need to know, understand, and be able to do in the 21st century.

  • School of Drama

    At the School of Drama, we combine rigorous training with creative experimentation. Learn authenticity of expression and how to confront today's most pressing societal issues through the making of theater, film, and emerging media.

  • School of Jazz and Contemporary Music

    Known as a global center for progressive, inventive artists, our artist-as-mentor approach to learning is distinct. Work one-on-one with the world's leading contemporary and jazz musicians as you pursue what makes you a unique contemporary musician.

  • Arts Management and Entrepreneurship

    This is a Master's degree program specifically designed for practicing performing artists. While mastering your craft, develop capabilities to reinvent existing cultural organizations or launch your own arts-related enterprises.

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Undergraduates

To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Graduates

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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