Students use an Internet connection to enter the “classroom,” where the instructor posts lectures, provides resources, asks and answers questions, assigns projects, and assesses progress. Students discuss topics by posting comments as if in a traditional classroom.
Online courses follow the same academic calendar as on-campus courses, with a syllabus organized on a weekly module. The first week, students receive basic guidelines about postings and communication and learn how to navigate the virtual classroom.
Online classes are presently offered in Graphic and Digital Design, Fashion Design and Fashion Business, Fine Arts and Foundation, and Interior Design and Architecture Studies.
Register for online classes. (Note: Spring 2014 courses open for registration on December 9, 2013.)
Enrollment in each course is limited and registration is on a first come, first served basis. Some certificate classes may be offered only once a year, so register early if you need a particular course to complete your program.
To enter the classroom, all you need is an Internet connection and a browser. If any particular software is required for a course, this will be described in the course description. To enter your class, you enter the user ID and password that you'll receive from The New School after you register.
Once registered, you can purchase required books through the online bookstore and purchase required software at an educational discount. Purchase art supplies and other materials locally.
After you register, you will receive confirmation by mail with information about your classes, how to log in to your student account (MyNewSchool), required books and course packets, how to enter the online learning portal, library resources and other student services, such as the University Writing Center.
For students new to online learning, The New School provides an online technical orientation and guidance to additional resources. The orientation includes short exercises to familiarize students with the system. Visit the online student orientation center the first time you log in to the online learning portal (user ID and password required). The orientation remains available for reference throughout the semester.
Personal Technical Support provided by student services professionals is available throughout the semester by telephone or email.