As home to Parsons School of Design, The New School is the only comprehensive university that includes a major design school. Students learn to devise design-led approaches to complex contemporary challenges—from sustainability to social inequalities. Through design majors, minors and co-labs, all of our students can explore an expansive range of design studies.
Across The New School, our liberal arts programs offer bold ways to better the world through critical inquiry, engagement, and expression. Here, all students can study liberal arts with both scholarly rigor and intellectual freedom, whether through dedicated focus at Eugene Lang College of the Liberal Arts, our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students program, our graduate programs, or minors and electives.
Management programs, at Milano, Parsons School of Design, Media Studies and throughout our university, resonate with innovative entrepreneurial thinkers with a commitment to advancing progressive change. More than 20% of our students take these graduate and undergraduate programs to become designers of unique, elegant ways to lead and nurture group dynamics and policies for 21st century businesses, government agencies, and non-profits.
Our Media & Technology programs allow students to explore the impact of media in society as well as experiment with cutting edge design, hands on workshops, and production projects that include drones, virtual reality interfaces, mobile media applications, RED cameras and more. By using emerging technology to creatively address human needs, students across all disciplines can become insightful commentators and agents of change.
The New School has always been a mecca for performing arts. Today, our College of Performing Arts (Mannes, Jazz, Drama) transcends the boundaries of a typical conservatory education. Students use their artistry to alter the way music and drama can positively impact the world. Through majors, minors or electives, all students can study with master faculty and practitioners at the top of their fields, only found in NYC.
At The New School, social research is central to addressing the challenges of modern life. That is why we are home to The New School for Social Research, a renowned graduate school where students learn to see the world in intellectually intense, heterodox ways. Majors, minors and interdisciplinary institutes offer every student invaluable societal perspectives and critical thinking skills.