The New School’s
BA/BFA pathway (called BAFA for short) is designed for students who want a comprehensive education in liberal arts and music or the arts. Students who are interested in this pathway must apply to complete the five-year curriculum (168-180 credits, depending on the chosen majors), which leads to the award of both a BA from Eugene Lang College and a BFA from either Parsons School of Design or the School of Jazz at the College of Performing Arts. Students who choose to pursue this pathway receive careful advisement to ensure that they meet the requirements of both degrees.
To pursue the BA/BFA pathway, students must be admitted to both colleges (Eugene Lang College and either Parsons School of Design or the School of Jazz at the College of Performing Arts). Students may apply during the initial application to The New School or after having completed up to one year of study at Eugene Lang College, Parsons School of Design, or the School of Jazz at the College of Performing Arts.
Lang students can double major, double minor, and double concentrate. Learn more about these curricular options.
Current Students: You can participate if you are pursuing a bachelor's degree at the Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students or Eugene Lang College. If you are a transfer student who meets the program requirements, you can begin taking master’s-level courses in your first semester.
In addition, you should have:
Prospective Students: Undergraduate applicants to the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students or to Eugene Lang College with an exceptional academic record will be selected for admission into the Bachelor's-Master's program without needing to complete a supplemental application. If selected, applicants will be notified in their acceptance letter.
fill out an application.
For fall admission: February 10
For spring admission: September 25
Admission ContactOffice of AdmissionEugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
79 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040