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Undergraduate Programs


Think of your experience as a thesis.

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we want to hear it

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The time is now

your life experience has value. Whatever path you’ve taken to college, we’re ready to welcome you. The New School understands that your needs are different from those of an 18-yearold undergraduate. That’s why our Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students offers you the opportunity to self-design your degree, giving you the freedom and flexibility to tailor your academic path to your unique goals. You’ll have access to the resources of a leading New York City university and support from a faculty advisor every step of the way. Since 1919, The New School has been a “center for discussion and instruction for mature men and women.” It began offering a bachelor’s degree program for returning veterans and other adults in the 1940s and continues this rich tradition today. Our forward-looking university is composed of five extraordinary schools and colleges, where students across disciplines find the support they need to be a force of collaboration, innovation, and cross-cultural expression.

Complete your degree. here’s how. • Transfer up to 84 previously earned college credits

• Self-designed degree option • Designated core faculty advisor • Credits awarded for college-level learning from life and work experience

• Study on campus in Greenwich Village, the heart of New York City Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students

• Learn anytime, anywhere, with the option of completing your degree online

• Flexible schedule allowing you to study full-time or part-time, day or night, online or on campus

• Financial aid available to eligible full-time, part-time, and international students

• Small discussion-based classes • Dual-degree bachelor’s–master’s option • Internship and project-based learning opportunities


mentals Course. Choose one:*

2620 Landscapes of the City or

2621 Dynamic Metropolis or 2100 Urban Worlds: Social Justice and

ed City

y Elective. Choose one:* 2502 Historical Preservation: Space and

n or 3702 Topics in Urban History: Berlin or 3501 NYC: Past, Present, and Future or 3876 Explorations in Alternative


ds Elective. Choose one:* 2013 Urban Tool Box or 3140 Policy, Research, Social Change 3200 Spatial Thinking with GIS

505 Visualizing Data Core Lab. Choose one:* 3031 City Studio: Action Research for

Change or 3400 Community/Art/Development or 3800 Urban Practice and Design

gies Core Project. Choose one:* 3510 Homelessness: An International ctive 3035 Placemaking 3301 City in Motion: Radical

New York City

A degree just for you. The New School’s Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer

bachelor’s degree

Students gives non-traditional students and adult learners the


freedom and flexibility to tailor their degree to their unique stories and to pave a path that prepares them to achieve their goals in a complex and rapidly changing world. Students may

Liberal Arts BA, BS (self-designed degree)

entirely self-design their degree or choose one of our majors.

Creative Writing BA

Whichever degree path our students choose, faculty, advisors,

Environmental Studies BA, BS

and staff support them in incorporating their experiences and unique voices into their degree.

Food Studies BA, BS Global Studies BA

courses in these subject areas:

Media Studies BA, BS Musical Theater BFA

Anthropology and Sociology


(AMDA Integrated graduates only)

Arts and Social Engagement

Literature, Culture, and

Psychology BA

Creative Writing Cultural Studies Environmental Studies Ethics, Power, and Justice Film and Media Production

Democracy Management, Leadership,

Urban Studies BA

and Entrepreneurship Museum and Curatorial Studies

Minors: Cross Disciplines, Reap the Benefits

Film and Media Studies

Philosophy and Religion

Minors at The New School offer

Food Studies

Politics and Economics

you the opportunity to explore a

Foreign Languages


wide range of disciplines, including

Gender and Sexuality

Race and Ethnicity Studies

Studies Global Studies History Jewish Culture

Screenwriting Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Urban Studies

The New School

Choose from hundreds of

those offered at Parsons School of Design, Eugene Lang College, and the College of Performing Arts. Learn more at minors.

Associate’s Degree Program An associate’s degree is available


in food studies.

DESIGNED BY YOU Seret Scott-Williams BA Liberal Arts Seret Scott-Williams left college to join the civil rights movement as a member of the Free Southern Theater. She works as an actor on Broadway, a theater director, and a playwright.

Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students

seret scottwilliams


“I chose the courses that interested me, and my advisor helped me fit them into the degree program I designed. It was exciting to share ideas with students who are one-third my age.�

finding new inspiration .

David Brown BA Liberal Arts Lifelong New Yorker and avid learner David Brown served in the military and has worked in fields ranging from commercial real estate to textile sales.

Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students


“I struck up a conversation with a Parsons student, and we talked for an hour about drawing, design, and innovation. Where else could a liberal arts student have the chance to easily collaborate with a design student? These connections don’t happen anywhere else.�

don’t wait until you think you’re ready

you’re ready

life experience matters Ted Kerr BA Liberal Arts Ted Kerr, a writer, artist, and activist from Canada, was a student in the Riggio Honors Program for Writing and Democracy. His internship at Visual AIDS in New York City led to a full-time position there.

Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students


“The life experience I brought to The New School improved my education—and I think it added to the classroom. The program made me a better student, a better researcher, and a better writer.”

new path to your future Francisca Sanhueza BS Food Studies Francisca Sanhueza worked for a fruit export company and as a food stylist and graduated from culinary school in her native Chile. She says, “Food is my life.�


“I thought I would take food studies and photography courses to develop my food styling business. Instead, my courses led me to a totally different career path, focusing on food as a vehicle for social justice.�

Take the next step Jean De Meuron BS Liberal Arts Film lover Jean De Meuron interned at Paramount Pictures and Resolution, assisted the vice president of Public Affairs at Viacom International Media Networks, and worked as a producer in his native Switzerland.

Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students


“I wanted a good degree that would help me work for one of the major film studios. I chose The New School for its innovative mix of courses. Students and alumni at The New School are on different paths and at different points in their lives, and they learn from one another.�

Begin anywhere.

Imagine an ideal and attain it.

Parsons School of Design Bachelor’s Programs Architectural Design BFA Communication Design BFA Design and Technology BFA Fashion Design BFA

Strategic Design and Management MS 1

Psychology BA

Theories of Urban Practice MA

Screen Studies BA

Transdisciplinary Design MFA

Sociology BA Theater BA

Parsons Paris Bachelor’s Programs

Illustration BFA

Art, Media, and Technology BFA

Integrated Design BFA

Fashion Design BFA

Interior Design BFA

Strategic Design and

Product Design BFA Strategic Design and Management BBA Associate’s Programs

Management BBA Master’s Programs Fashion Studies MA History of Design and Curatorial Studies MA

Fashion Design AAS Fashion Marketing and Communication AAS Graphic Design AAS

Politics BA

Textiles MFA

Fine Arts BFA

Photography BFA

Philosophy BA

Eugene Lang College of

Interior Design AAS

Liberal Arts

Master’s Programs

Bachelor’s Programs

Architecture MArch

Anthropology BA

Architecture/Lighting Design

The Arts BA

Urban Studies BA

College of Performing arts Master’s Program Arts Management and Entrepreneurship MA

Mannes School of Music Bachelor’s Programs Composition BM Guitar BM Harpsichord BM Orchestral Conducting BM Orchestral Instruments BM Piano BM Theory BM Voice BM

Contemporary Dance BA

Graduate Programs

Contemporary Music BA

Collaborative Piano MM, PDPL2

Concentration in Digital

Culture and Media BA

Composition MM, PDPL2

Product Design

Economics BA

Guitar MM, PDPL2

Environmental Studies BA, BS

Harpsichord MM, PDPL2

dual degree MArch/MFA Communication Design MPS

Data Visualization MS Design and Technology MFA

BA concentration in Urban

Design and Urban Ecologies MS

Ecosystems and Public

Fashion Design and Society MFA

Policy; BS concentration in

Fashion Studies MA

Urban Ecosystem Design

Orchestral Conducting MM, PDPL2 Orchestral Instruments MM, PDPL2 Piano MM, PDPL2

Fine Arts MFA

Global Studies BA

Theory MM, PDPL2

History of Design and

History BA

Voice MM, PDPL2

Curatorial Studies MA

Interdisciplinary Science BA

Industrial Design MFA

Journalism + Design BA

Interior Design MFA

Liberal Arts BA, BS

Interior Design and Lighting Design double major MFA Lighting Design MFA Photography MFA

Self-designed program Literary Studies BA Concentrations in Literature and in Writing

University Programs

School of Drama

Schools of Public

Nonprofit Management MS

Bachelor’s Program


Organizational Change

Dramatic Arts BFA

Bachelor’s Program for

Organization Development

Integrated training in acting, directing, playwriting,

Adults and Transfer Students

aesthetic inquiry, design,

Bachelor’s Programs

and new dramatic media

Creative Writing BA

Master’s Programs Acting MFA Directing MFA Playwriting MFA

School of Jazz and Contemporary Music Bachelor’s Program

Management MS

Environmental Studies BA, BS

graduate certificate Public and Urban Policy MS, PhD Sustainability Strategies graduate certificate

BA concentration in Urban Ecosystems and Public Policy; BS concentration in Urban Ecosystem Design Food Studies BA, BS Global Studies BA Liberal Arts BA, BS Self-designed program

School of Media Studies Graduate Programs Documentary Media Studies graduate certificate Media Management MS, graduate certificate Media Studies MA

Jazz and Contemporary Music BFA

Media Studies BA, BS

Concentrations in Composition,

Musical Theater BFA

Teaching English

Psychology BA

to Speakers of

Urban Studies BA


Other Languages

Associate’s Program


Graduate Programs

Food Studies AAS

Teaching English to Speakers of

in Instrumental, and in Vocal

SOCIAL RESEARCH Graduate Programs Anthropology MA, PhD Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism MA Economics MA, MS, PhD Global Political Economy and Finance MA Gender and Sexuality Studies graduate certificate Historical Studies MA Liberal Studies MA Philosophy MA, PhD Politics MA, PhD Psychology MA Clinical Psychology PhD Cognitive, Social, and Developmental Psychology PhD Sociology MA, PhD

Other Languages (TESOL) MA,

Creative Writing Program

graduate certificate

Master’s Program Creative Writing MFA

Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs Master’s Programs International Affairs MA, MS

Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment Graduate Programs Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management MS Leadership and Change graduate certificate


Global Executive option available.


The Professional Studies Diploma (PDPL) is an advanced certificate program open to students who have completed an undergraduate degree.

Our University at a Glance

A Few Facts that Set Us Apart

Founded in 1919.

#1 for small classes Among national universities, The New School has

Located in Greenwich Village, in the heart of NYC, with a branch campus in Paris.

the highest proportion of classes with fewer than 20 students.1

#1 art and design school Parsons School of Design is the top art and design

Houses five schools and colleges.

school in the nation.2

Offers more than 130 degree and diploma programs and majors and more than 50 minors. Has more than 10,000 degree-seeking students. Students come from all 50 states and 116 countries.

#1 most international university We have a higher percentage of international students than any other U.S. university with more than 10,000 students.3

#1 for sustainable building The American Institute of Architects named the New School University Center one of the greenest buildings in the United States—and it’s the largest LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold–certified urban university building.

The New School offers a range of programs. See details at

Membership and Accreditation

For full information on the university’s accreditation, visit accreditation.

irrevocable contract between the student and The New School. The university reserves the right to change without notice any matter contained in this publication, including but not limited to tuition, fees, policies, degrees, programs, names of programs, course offerings, academic activities, academic requirements, facilities, faculty, and administrators. Payment of tuition or attendance at any classes shall constitute a student’s acceptance of the administration’s rights as set forth above. The New School is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For important information including student rights, campus safety statistics, and tuition and fees, visit your-right-to-know.

The information published here represents the plans of the university at the time of publication and does not constitute an

Published 2018 by The New School. Produced by Marketing and Communication, The New School.

The New School is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. MSCHE is a regional accreditor and federally recognized body. The New School has been accredited by MSCHE since 1960. All degree programs at the New York City campus of The New School are registered by the New York State Department of Education. Both NYSED and MSCHE provide assurance to students, parents, and all stakeholders that The New School meets clear quality standards for educational and financial performance.

U.S. News & World Report (2018) Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings (2018) 3 U.S. News & World Report (2018) 1


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