Public Engagement

International Culinary Center

  • The New School 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 Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students at The New School 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 Bachelor Program for Adults and Transfer Students. Applicants must have completed the ICC program to qualify for the transfer credits. For application procedures, follow the link above for the New School degree program.

    • Professional Culinary Arts (22 credits)
    • Professional Culinary Arts + Farm-to-TableĀ (22 credits)
    • Italian Culinary Experience: New York and Italy (22 credits)
    • Professional Pastry Arts (22 credits)
    • Art of International Bread Baking (9 credits)
    • Intensive Sommelier Training (7 credits)
    • Culinary Entrepreneurship (3 credits )

    Note: The maximum number of credits that can be transferred to the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students 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 the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students are required to take their first 12 credits in general education courses.

    Our mobility agreement with ICC enables undergraduates in Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students 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.