Public Engagement


  • The Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students at The New School acknowledges the learning experience of students at Collaborative Arts Project 21 (CAP21) and will award transfer credits to graduates of a CAP21 program of study who are admitted to the program. The transfer agreement applies only to students who successfully complete one of the CAP21 programs described below.

    "Learning across disciplines is a fundamental New School value—a value our collaboration with CAP21 expands in a significant way. We are thrilled to offer performers the opportunity to develop technical skills to hone their talents, combined with an in-depth understanding of the theory behind the craft." –David Scobey, Executive Dean, The New School for Public Engagement

    CAP21 Professional Program Graduates

    Students apply to the Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts program. Upon admission, The New School awards 60 “non-liberal arts” transfer credits for completion of the CAP21 professional program. The remaining 60 credits for the New School BS degree must be earned by taking liberal arts courses (as defined by The New School; additional non-liberal arts credits will not count toward the degree).

    CAP21 Summer Professional Program Graduates

    Students admitted to the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students will be awarded 6 “non-liberal arts” transfer credits for the CAP21 summer professional program. The remaining 114 credits for the bachelor's degree must include a minimum of 60 liberal arts credits as defined by The New School.


    • The maximum number of credits that could be transferred to the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students is 84. Applicants from CAP21 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 the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students are required to take their first 12 credits at The New School in general education courses.