• Proficiency examinations in English and Techniques of Music (music theory, ear training, dictation, and piano) and a live audition are required of all applicants. Students must test at level 3 (low intermediate) or higher in English to be admitted.

    Note: The ESL + Music program fulfills the English language proficiency requirement for beginning study at Mannes. Most students take one or two semesters of ESL + Music before beginning their degree (see Mannes Admission website for more information).

    Accepted students will receive details of how to confirm their enrollment at Mannes School of Music:

    1. Submit your tuition deposit as soon as possible at my.newschool.edu to confirm your intent to enroll.
    2. Follow the link provided to you by Mannes Admission to confirm your attendance in the summer, fall, or spring term(s) of ESL + Music.

    Confirmation forms for the summer session must be received by May 1. Students are encouraged to confirm attendance as soon as possible so that they can begin the F1 visa/I-20 application process.

  • Contact Us

    Admission Contact
    College of Performing Arts
    Welcome Center | Office of Admission
    72 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10011
    212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040
    performingarts@newschool.edu

  • 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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