2021 New School Graduate Programs at a Glance

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graduate programs at a glance Parsons School of Design College of Performing Arts The New School for Social Research Schools of Public Engagement Parsons Paris


• 9:1 • 10,000+ • 34% • 126 • #1 • 82%

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international students

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Parsons School of Design is the top art and design school in the United States1 of admitted graduate students awarded merit-based institutional financial aid 2

1 Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings (2021). 2 2020–2021 academic year.


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At The New School, you’ll discover a community cultivating the New in scholarly research, art, design, and performance.

A century ago, a few great minds reimagined a higher education. Their mission was to challenge convention and champion the world-changing power of lifelong learning and creative scholarship. The New School was the result. Today our diverse and international community carries forward this legacy by addressing urgent challenges—from climate change to social inequity—while reimagining the future. Here journalists collaborate with designers, architects with social researchers, and musicians with activists to create new solutions and career paths that are rewarding and authentic. They conduct focused research in centers and labs devoted to advancing progressive approaches to fields including capitalism studies, social entrepreneurship, urban development, migration, and environmentally sustainable practice. At our university in the heart of New York City, you learn from scholars and practitioners who lead in their fields, working with the people and organizations who are transforming the world today.

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Graduate Programs The New School offers renowned graduate, professional degree, and certificate programs. Our offerings include programs in art and design at Parsons School of Design; social sciences and liberal studies at The New School for Social Research; music, drama, and arts management at our College of Performing Arts; and public and environmental policy, sustainability management, media, communications, creative writing, and international affairs at the Schools of Public Engagement. Many of our graduate courses are held in the evening to accommodate busy schedules, and some graduate degrees can be completed partly or fully online. In the New School tradition of combining in-class learning and applied work, these programs enable graduate students to connect with industry leaders and launch academic and professional careers in established and emerging fields. PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN

Global Political Economy and

Architecture MArch

Gender and Sexuality Studies

Architecture/Lighting Design MArch/MFA dual degree Communication Design MPS Data Visualization MS Design and Technology MFA Design and Urban Ecologies MS Fashion Design and Society MFA Fashion Management MPS 1 Fashion Studies MA Fine Arts MFA History of Design and Curatorial Studies MA

Finance MA graduate certificate 6

Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment

Historical Studies MA

Environmental Policy and

Liberal Studies MA

Sustainability Management MS

Philosophy MA,7 PhD

Concentrations in

Politics MA, PhD

Psychology General Psychology MA8 Clinical Psychology PhD Cognitive, Social, and

Management and in Policy

Public and Urban Policy MS, PhD Sustainability Strategies graduate certificate 6 School of Media Studies

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Documentary Media Studies

Psychology PhD

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Sociology MA, PhD

Media Management MS, graduate certificate 4, 6

Interior Design MFA

COLLEGE OF PERFORMING ARTS

Media Studies MA 4

Interior Design/

Arts Management and

Creative Writing Program

Industrial Design MFA

Lighting Design MFA 2 Lighting Design MFA Photography MFA 3 Strategic Design and Management MS 4,5 Textiles MFA Transdisciplinary Design MFA

Entrepreneurship MA

Creative Writing MFA

Performer-Composer MM

Nonfiction; Poetry; and Writing

School of Drama Performance MFA Mannes School of Music

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Composition MM, PDPL

Fashion Studies MA

Guitar MM, PDPL

Fashion Design and the

Instrumental Performance MM, PDPL MM concentrations in Brass; Harp/Percussion/Strings; Winds

THE NEW SCHOOL FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH Anthropology MA, PhD Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism MA

for Children and Young Adults

Contemporary Theatre and

Collaborative Piano MM, PDPL 10

Arts MFA

Concentrations in Fiction;

Programs in International Affairs International Affairs MA, MS

MA concentrations in Cities and Social Justice; Conflict and Security; Development; Governance and Rights; and Media and Culture

Orchestral Conducting MM, PDPL Piano MM, PDPL Theory MM, PDPL Voice MM, PDPL

Economics MA, MS, PhD

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Graduate Minors Master’s and doctoral students at The New School have the opportunity to engage in cross-disciplinary study and university-wide collaboration through our growing array of graduate minors. These structured pathways of study immerse you in disciplines outside of your primary field, expose you to alternative modes of research and practice, and broaden your skills and career options. newschool.edu/graduate-minors

1 Students can complete the program on campus or online. 2 Double major. 3 Program starts in the summer. 4 Students can complete the program on campus, online, or through a combination of both options. 5 Global Executive option available; starts in the summer.

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The New School’s graduate minors currently include:

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Anthropology and Design Capitalism Studies Civic Service Design Creative Community Development Design Studies Design and Urban Justice Global Mental Health Global Urban Futures Historical Studies 11 Impact Entrepreneurship Language Studies Methods and Concepts of Political Economy Migration Studies Transmedia and Digital Storytelling

6 The graduate certificate is an Advanced Certificate program open to students who have completed an undergraduate degree. 7 Optional MA concentration in Psychoanalytic Studies. 8 Optional MA concentration in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling. 9 The Professional Studies Diploma (PDPL) is an Advanced Certificate program

open to students who have completed an undergraduate degree. 10 Collaborative Piano PDPL is in Voice only. 11 Available only to PhD students at The New School for Social Research.


Our International Community The New School is truly a global university, welcoming students and faculty of many national origins. This diversity makes The New School an ideal place to engage in cross-cultural academic collaboration and prepare to succeed in a globalized professional landscape. We offer a host of services to help international students adjust to life in our thriving academic and artistic community. newschool.edu/isss

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116 countries represented on campus #1 most international university in the United States1

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Centers, Institutes & Labs In labs, centers, facilities, and research institutes across campus, students combine academic rigor and intellectual freedom, generating groundbreaking work that challenges traditional approaches to problem solving. Listed below are interdisciplinary centers active on our campus. Art, Design, and Theory Curatorial Design Research Lab

International Affairs and Global Perspectives India China Institute

Designed Realities Lab

Observatory on Latin America (OLA)

Development through

Transregional Center for

Empowerment, Entrepreneurship & Design (DEED) Lab

Democratic Studies (TCDS) Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility

Capitalism Studies Institute on Race and Political Economy Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA)

Social Research Center for Attachment Research Center for New York City Affairs

E-Lab Parsons DESIS (Design for

Performing Arts

Social Innovation and

Philip Glass Institute

Sustainability) Lab

The Stone at The New School

Teaching, and Learning) Sheila C. Johnson Design Center

Philosophy and Intellectual Culture

Vera List Center for Art and Politics

The Husserl Archives

Environment and Sustainabilit y

Institute for Philosophy and the

Design Center

New Humanities

Institute (GSSI) Graduate Institute for Design, Ethnography, and Social Thought (GIDEST) Housing Justice Lab Institute for Critical Social Inquiry

Politics, Policy, and Societ y

Urban and Community

Center for Public Scholarship Digital Equity Lab

New York City

and Toddlers Collaboratory

Sándor Ferenczi Center

Parsons Healthy Materials Lab Tishman Environment and

Center for Research with Infants

​​Gender and Sexualities Studies

PETLab (Prototyping, Evaluation,

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Safran Center for Psychological Studies Development Urban Systems Lab


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NYC HIGHLIGHTS 01 Apollo Theater 02 Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum 03 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 04 The Metropolitan Museum of Art 05 Lincoln Center 06 Carnegie Hall 07 The Museum of Modern Art 08 United Nations 09 New York Public Library (flagship)

Housing The university offers graduate housing—most master's and PhD students live in the Kerrey and the 20th Street residences—but many graduate students choose to live off campus. Our residence halls offer a safe, supportive environment. Residence hall staff organize many social, educational, and cultural activities. For more information, visit newschool.edu/housing.

10 Quad Cinema 11 Beacon’s Closet Vintage Clothing 12 Joe Coffee 13 Blick Art Materials 14 Strand Bookstore 15 Webster Hall 16 The Public Theater/Joe’s Pub 17 Chelsea Market 18 Whitney Museum of American Art/ entrance to the High Line park 19 The Stonewall Inn 20 New Museum

NEW SCHOOL BUILDINGS Residence Halls 21 20th Street Residence Hall 22 301 Residence Hall 23 Kerrey Hall 24 Loeb Hall 25 Stuyvesant Park

ACADEMIC & ADMINISTRATION 26 Fanton Hall/Welcome Center 27 University Center 28 Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts 29 Lang Annex 30 Parsons East 31 School of Drama 32 Albert and Vera List Academic Center 33 Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 34 Arnhold Hall/College of Performing Arts Sheila C. Johnson Design Center/ Parsons School of Design 35 2 West 13th Street 36 39 West 13th Street 37 68 Fifth Avenue 38 66 Fifth Avenue Administrative Offices 39 71 Fifth Avenue 40 79 Fifth Avenue 41 Buildings Office

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Financial Aid The New School is committed to providing access to education. We fund institutional scholarships, fellowships, grants, and stipends through a comprehensive financial aid program. We also participate in government grant, loan, and work-study programs as well as programs for veterans of the U.S. armed services. All admitted students are considered for merit aid on the basis of academic and creative ability. U.S. citizens and eligible noncitizens can apply for need-based federal financial assistance by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form at fafsa.ed.gov and using The New School’s code of 002780. newschool.edu/financial-aid


Admission The New School seeks students who want to defy academic orthodoxy, take intellectual risks, and do research and work that promotes social change. Each program has its own criteria for admission. Below is a list of general application requirements:

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An online application and fee Academic transcripts Letters of recommendation A CV or résumé A Statement of Purpose or Artist Statement Creative work/portfolio (required for some programs) Academic writing sample (required for some programs) A TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Duolingo, or Cambridge score (required for non-native English speakers)

newschool.edu/admission Language Proficiency Requirements

For complete information, visit the college websites or contact the Office of Admission.

Application Deadlines

Parsons School of Design Fall: January 5 Parsons Paris Fall: January 15 The New School for Social Research Fall: December 15 (PhD programs); January 7 (MA/MS/certificate programs) Spring: October 15 Mannes School of Music Fall: December 1 Spring: October 15 School of Drama Fall: December 1 College of Performing Arts Fall: January 15 Schools of Public Engagement Fall: January 15 Spring: October 15 The Admission Committee reviews applications only when all required materials have been submitted. Applications submitted after the deadline are considered if space is

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School Admission Email Addresses

College of Performing Arts performingarts@newschool.edu Schools of Public Engagement nsadmissions@newschool.edu Parsons Paris thinkparsonsparis@newschool.edu

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Alumni Careers

New School alumni, and even current students, thrive in rewarding careers in an array of leading industries and institutions. Below is a selection of recent employers. ART & DESIGN

Madison Square Garden

Acne Studios

Metropolitan Opera

PUBLIC SECTOR & NONPROFITS

Adidas

Parkwood Entertainment

American Red Cross

AIGA

Sotheby’s

International Rescue Committee

Alexander McQueen Art Institute of Chicago

New York City Council

Calvin Klein

COMMUNICATIONS, ADVERTISING & STRATEGY

CFDA

BBDO

BMW

Design Within Reach Gensler Indianapolis Museum of Art LVMH Ventures Madewell Marvel Entertainment New York Times Nike Prada Proenza Schouler Refinery29 SHoP Architects Studio Ashby Under Armour

ARTS & CULTURE Jazz at Lincoln Center Jewish Museum

Huge IDEO

United Nations U.S. Department of State Washington Center for Equitable Growth Women in Need

Pentagram

TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION

MEDIA

AIG

Bravo

Amazon

Condé Nast Epic Records ESPN Fast Company HBO NBC Universal NPR Publicis Univision VICE

Apple Chobani Google IBM Instagram MakerBot Samsung SoulCycle Uber Whole Foods

Vogue ZOOM Media

For important information including accreditation, student rights, campus safety statistics, and tuition and fees, visit newschool.edu/your-right-to-know. Published 2021 by The New School. The New School is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. Photo Credits: Ryan Blum-Kryzstal, Moran Dankner, James Ewing, Ben Ferrari, Emil Hernon, Alexandra Lederman, Matthew Mathews, Siobhan Mullan, Jacob Arthur Pritchard, Sarah Rocco, Martin Seck, Matthew Septimus, Michael Kirby Smith, Matthew Sussman, Phillip Van Nostrand

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