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  • The New School for Public Engagement and the International Culinary Center, two highly regarded New York City educational institutions, together offer a path to a bachelor's degree for students of select International Culinary Center programs. The New School awards transfer credits for completion of an ICC course of study as described below. A college degree can open many doors for aspiring chefs, not least by establishing a certain level of social and business sophistication.

    The New School's liberal arts program includes a unique and growing curriculum in Food Studies, a perfect complement to a professional culinary education and a great bridge to higher education and civic engagement for all people who are passionate about food and cooking. Beyond the kitchen, a college degree can open the way to careers in culinary management, consultancies, public relations, food writing, and more.

    The New School will award transfer credits to graduates of the ICC courses of study listed below who are admitted to the Bachelor of Arts/Science in Liberal Arts program of the School of Undergraduate Studies. Applicants must have completed the ICC program to qualify for the transfer credits. For application procedures, follow the link above for the NSPE degree program.

    • Classic Culinary Arts (22 credits)
    • Classic Culinary Arts Honors (22 credits)
    • Classic Culinary Arts with Technology Concentration (22 credits)
    • Classic Culinary Arts with Wine (22 credits)
    • Italian Culinary Experience: New York and Italy (22 credits)
    • Classic Pastry Arts (22 credits)
    • Classic Pastry Arts Honors (22 credits)
    • Art of International Bread Baking (9 credits)
    • Intensive Sommelier Training (7 credits)
    • Restaurant Management (3 credits )

    Note: The maximum number of credits that could be transferred to an NSPE undergraduate program is 84. Applicants from AMDA who have also taken college courses at other institutions can have those courses reviewed according to our standard transfer credit policies. Students who transfer fewer than 30 liberal arts credits to an NSPE undergraduate program are required to take their first 12 credits in general education courses.

    Our mobility agreement with ICC enables students in The New School for Public Engagement Undergraduate Programs to apply and enroll in one or more of the culinary or pastry professional training programs of the International Culinary Center (ICC) in New York City or California. The ICC courses will be valid for credit towards their bachelor's degree.

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