Recent Updates: Visit our COVID-19 Community Guide for information about in-person teaching and learning this fall. 

  • Our undergraduategraduate, and student teams host a wide range of admission events throughout the year. You can learn all about our programs, the process of applying or transferring, how to prepare an application, and life inside our classrooms and on our New York City campus.

    Throughout the fall semester, our in-person offerings will be limited to pre-scheduled admission counseling appointments and campus tours accommodating up to three families. Only those with appointments will be able to tour campus or meet with Admission staff. Visitors without appointments will be allowed to interact with Welcome Center staff briefly (up to ten minutes) in the Welcome Center lobby. 

    All visitors must:

    • Present proof of vaccination (e.g., CDC card—hard copy or picture, Excelsior Pass) to Welcome Center staff at the front desk
    • Attest that they are currently experiencing no symptoms and are not actively in quarantine or isolation due to a positive test result, exposure, or recent travel
    • Wear a mask in all university buildings and indoor spaces for the duration of their visit

    Visitors with appointments to meet with Admission or participate in a campus tour must also present proof of a negative PCR test result no older than seven days before the visit date. 

    Visitors who do not meet these requirements will not be allowed to stay in the building.

    The university will be closed from Friday, December 24, 2021, through Sunday, January 2, 2022. The Welcome Center will reopen on Monday, January 3, 2022.

    Performances, panel discussions, and other events are being hosted at CopaRemote.com.

    Anyone interested in connecting with a student currently studying at the College of Performing Arts is invited to email performingarts@newschool.edu to request a virtual meeting.

    Upcoming events:

    • College of Performing Arts: Undergraduate and Graduate Information Session
      Tuesday, November 16, at 7:00 p.m. ET
    • Meet the Faculty: The New School's MA Arts Management and Entrepreneurship Program
      Tuesday, November 16, at 7:00 p.m. ET
    • Learn All About the MFA Contemporary Theatre and Performance Program
      Wednesday, November 17, at 7:00 p.m. ET
    • Interview Preparation for Mannes School of Music
      Wednesday, December 8, at 6:00 p.m. ET
    • Interview Preparation for the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music
      Wednesday, December 8, at 7:00 p.m. ET
    • College of Performing Arts: Undergraduate Information Session
      Tuesday, December 14, at 7:00 p.m. ET
  • Take the Next Step

  • Admission Contact

    College of Performing Arts
    Office of Admission
    55 West 13th Street
    New York, NY 10011
    212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040
    performingarts@newschool.edu

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application

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.

Close