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    Academics

  • Established in the fall of 2015, the College of Performing Arts brings together an iconic century-old conservatory, 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 master's program in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship.

    Here students can move between disciplines and test the limits of their artistry as they reinvent tradition, engage with social issues, and develop the entrepreneurial skills needed to become 21st-century performers. Personalized training from world-class faculty helps them develop their creative and technical skills and their identity as artists and citizens.

  • Mannes School of Music

    Internationally recognized for musical and pedagogical excellence, Mannes holds a reputation as one of the most progressive schools of its kind, thanks to a curriculum that teaches students what they need to know, understand, and be able to do as 21st-century musicians.

  • School of Drama

    At the School of Drama, we combine rigorous training with creative experimentation. Learn to express yourself authentically and confront pressing societal issues through the making of theater, film, and emerging media.

  • School of Jazz and Contemporary Music

    This center for progressive, inventive artists offers a distinctive artist-as-mentor approach to learning. Work one-on-one with the world's leading contemporary and jazz musicians to develop your identity as an artist.

  • Arts Management and Entrepreneurship

    The MA Arts Management and Entrepreneurship program is designed specifically for practicing performing artists. Students acquire skills that enable them to reinvent existing cultural organizations or launch their own arts-related enterprises while mastering their craft.

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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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