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        College of Performing Arts
        Welcome Center | Office of Admission
        72 Fifth Avenue (map)
        New York, NY 10011
        212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040
        performingarts@newschool.edu

    • The central coursework of the Performer-Composer MM program are designed to equip students with the artistic, technology, scholarly, and entrepreneurial knowledge and skills necessary to become successful, remarkable performer-composer-improvisers. This MM curriculum follows an intensive schedule of four semesters of continuous study (Fall-Spring-Summer-Fall), enabling you to immerse yourself deeply in your studies and complete your degree in only 18 months.

      Core CoursesCredits
      CMUS 5001 The Contemporary Performer2
      CMUS 5002 The Entrepreneurial Citizen-Artist2
      CMUS 5003 The Progressive Composer2
      CMUS 5004 The Historically Informed Musician2
      COPA 5440 Make Music New York2
      COPA 5205 Improvisational Artists Lab2
      Capstone 1 & 2 (3 credits each)6
      Stone Labs (2 credits per semester)8
      Private Lessons (3 credits per semester)12
      Total40

      Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and fulfill all requirements in a timely manner.

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Undergraduate Adult Learners

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