The values of democratic access to higher education and lifelong education for all citizens have been central to The New School since its inception in 1919.
The New School for Public Engagement upholds these values by offering an extensive program of courses and certificates and public lectures, symposiums, and debates open to adult learners pursuing their own intellectual, creative, and professional interests. We offer courses in traditional and innovative academic fields as well as filmmaking, creative writing, languages, and business.
Similarly, open-enrollment courses in art, design, and architecture and music instruction are offered in the continuing education/extension programs of Parsons The New School for Design and Mannes College The New School for Music respectively.
Visit our Continuing Education site to learn more.
English Language Studies
Management and Entrepreneurship
Media Studies and Film
Visual and Performing Arts