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.
Students may be able to declare and complete up to two (2) majors and/or two (2) minors as part of their course of study.
Students completing a double major receive one degree, with both majors noted on the transcript. Completing a double major requires fulfillment of all the requirements for both degree programs. The senior capstone may be either a joint project or the senior seminar from one of the degree programs (with approval from the chairs of both programs). No more than three (3) courses can be applied toward both degrees. Students interested in a double major should consult with advisors in both programs to find out whether completing the two majors, even with double counting of three courses, would significantly increase the length of time they would need to graduate.
Similarly, students can complete two minors, where offered, by fulfilling all the requirements for both minor programs. Since a minor requires fewer courses in total, no more than two (2) courses can be applied toward both minors (or to a major-minor combination).
Where concentrations are offered within a major, students can complete two concentrations, but no more than two (2) courses can be applied toward both concentrations.
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
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New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040