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
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 the performing arts. Performing arts majors come here to hone their stagecraft and go on to change the world through their art, whether it’s through dance, music, theater, or therapy. Today, our College of Performing Arts (
Drama) transcends the boundaries of a typical conservatory education. Through performing arts majors,
minors, or elective classes, all students can study with master faculty and practitioners at the top of their fields found only in NYC. As they pursue a performing arts degree or certificate, performing arts majors learn more than just technique, they
learn how their art can make a difference and how to be a force of new thinking, creative expression, and healing. Learn more about how The New School helps students bring their art to new levels by exploring the performing arts programs below.
At The New School, studies in social science are central to addressing the challenges of modern life. Whether you’re passionate about the intersection of economics and media, democracy and sustainability, or gender and society, you’ll find social science degree and certificate
programs designed to encourage heterodox thinking in an intellectually intense environment at The New School. Learn more about the different ways to pursue social science studies at
The New School for Social Research,