The Arts curriculum highlights the arts within a liberal arts framework, balancing broader academic study and research with creative experimentation and hands-on practice. It also advances The New School's traditional commitment to social engagement and cultural inquiry, treating the arts as a powerful tool for social awareness and progressive change.
Students can choose one of three Arts majors:
Students are encouraged to download the Program Requirement Worksheet for The Arts to track their progress.
Students must receive grades of C or higher in all courses taken to meet the requirements for the Contemporary Music, Theater, or The Arts major or minors.
Minoring in The Arts
Undergraduates from any division in the university who are not majoring in Liberal Arts can elect to minor in one of the following disciplines. Note, Arts majors may enroll in any minor of their choice, including an Arts minor different from the artistic discipline already being studied in their major.
Lang InterArts Curriculum
Lang InterArts (LINA) is a distinctive core curriculum that draws on the Dance, Music, Theater, and Visual Arts concentrations of The Arts program at Eugene Lang College. Reflecting Lang's liberal arts tradition, the LINA curriculum features discussion-based seminars and experiential courses that cross disciplinary boundaries to explore artistic traditions and creative practices in broad historical and cultural contexts, providing foundational tools for critical thinking across the arts. Some courses have a thematic focus (such as representations of identity, debates in performance studies, shock of the new, and femme fatale) while others have an interdisciplinary focus (such as romanticism in music and literature, inter-media, visual music, and ephemeral art). A specific number of LINA courses are required for students in each of the arts concentrations. These classes also attract many students from other programs and majors who want to be at the forefront of the current move toward interdisciplinary scholarship, pedagogy, and practice in the arts.