• Academics

    Academics

    Our multidimensional academic approach frees students from conventional boundaries, allowing them to learn deeply from many perspectives. They can explore courses across our colleges and disciplines and become immersed in multiple areas of learning related to their areas of interest. The benefits of this academic freedom are enormous.

    By stretching yourself beyond traditional academic pathways, you will grow intellectually and creatively, expand your problem-solving capabilities, and become prepared to impact a complex world. Your critical thinking skills will be honed as you prototype innovative solutions and receive firsthand experience through seminar-style and project-based learning. At The New School, our rigorous academic approach goes beyond developing scholarly knowledge to help you uncover and actualize your passion and vision.

    Ultimately, you will forge a unique path that will forever change the way you investigate and create throughout your life.

    Academics

    The New School is the only university where a world-renowned design school, a progressive liberal arts college, a distinguished performing arts college, and legendary graduate programs and colleges come together to seek out new ways to create a more just, more beautiful, and better-designed world. Learn more about our colleges and programs.

    Our renowned faculty members create active partnerships with students. They are leading intellectuals and practitioners in their fields, bringing scholarship, experience, and collaboration to the classroom. They advise you about career paths and invite you to join their projects or help you design your own.

    Our multidimensional academic approach fosters critical thinking and creative problem solving. At The New School, a place where hard work and autonomy coalesce, students are afforded the freedom to explore and chart a unique course of study. Through our integrated curriculum, students can pursue multiple pathways and disciplines.

    Open Campus, our progressive approach to continuing and executive education, offers courses online and on-site that help you enhance your intellectual and professional skill sets and join a dynamic community of diverse thinkers and creators. It's more than a course-it's a new kind of network.

    Study abroad through The New School and see the world in new ways. With our study abroad programs, students immerse themselves in another culture and develop an enhanced sense of self-awareness while growing academically and creatively.

    Our approach to advising means you have one place to go for academic and career help. You will receive ongoing, holistic support from professional academic and career advisors who work with you as you design your personalized degree pathways and prepare to effect change in the world after graduation.

    The New School's labs, centers, facilities, and institutes provide creative, collaborative spaces that extend academic exploration and creative development beyond the classroom. Students work side by side with faculty to generate groundbreaking work that challenges traditional approaches to problems and their solutions.

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application

Undergraduates

To apply to any of our Bachelor's programs (Except the Bachelor's Program for Adult Transfer Students) complete and submit the Common App online.

Graduates and Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctural, Professional Studies Diploma, Graduate Certificate, or Associate's programs, or to apply to the Bachelor's Program for Adult and Transfer Students, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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