• Application Instructions

      • Take the Next Step

    • Application Instructions

      All applicants are required to apply online. Save your work frequently and print a copy for your records. You must complete all required fields and uploads prior to submission.

      Any additional supporting documents that need to be sent by mail must include an Application Materials Cover Sheet. All supporting materials must be received before your application can be reviewed.

      Applicants for this Master of Arts degree must have completed a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent upon enrollment.

      See below for additional information regarding submission of transcripts and recommendations.

      How to Apply


      Complete the online application. Applicants must also complete the essay with the Application. The essay will prompt you to let us know more about your interest in joining our community and why you would be a good fit for The New School.

      Application Fee

      A nonrefundable $50 application fee is required as part of the online application.


      Submit a statement of purpose of approximately 1,000 words addressing why you have chosen arts management and entrepreneurship as your proposed field of study; whether you have field experience that would contribute to your prospective studies; and, your post-graduation plans.


      The portfolio must be completed in GetAcceptd.com only. Your portfolio will be evaluated in three areas:

      • Creative practice and artistry
      • Entrepreneurship, leadership, and management
      • Socially engaged practice  

      Submit a range of materials that provide evidence of your work in these three areas. In the creative practice and artistry area, video and/or audio files are required. Additional portfolio items can include writing samples, images, web applications, work samples, et cetera. 

      Please upload up to nine (9) items to Acceptd demonstrating your relevant work and experience in these areas. Please edit the length of each individual submission to maximum 5 minutes. If submitting an item representing a group performance, please indicate the time-stamp for a passage in which your work is featured. 

      In addition to the nine (9) items mentioned above, please upload the following three (3) items:

      1. A current resume. 

      2. A cover letter. In this cover letter please reflect on your capacity to commit to a full-time program given other commitments; and, provide context for each of the items in your portfolio. Specifically tell us the date, time & location for the work; your role; and, how this item demonstrates your skills in the areas of entrepreneurialism, leadership, or management skills; and, socially engaged practice or social justice values/goals. 

      3. A duplicate copy of the Essay that you submitted with your application through Perceptive.

      This means you will have a maximum of twelve (12) items in your portfolio.

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application


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.


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