The New School is one of only a few universities in the United States offering a five-year dual-degree program that enables undergraduate students to earn both a Bachelor of Arts in a liberal arts field and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in either jazz and contemporary music or art and design.
- Earn two undergraduate degrees in only five years of study.
- Fully explore both an academic and an artistic area of interest, drawing on the complementary strengths of two colleges at The New School.
- Prepare for diverse career pathways that draw on your creative capacities and critical thinking skills.
Students pursuing the BA/BFA dual degree complete a five-year curriculum (168 to 180 credits, depending on the majors chosen). Upon graduation, you simultaneously receive a BA degree from Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts and a BFA degree from either Parsons School of Design or the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music.
Learn more about the features and degree requirements of The New School's two BA/BFA options:
All BA/BFA students receive careful advisement to ensure that they meet the requirements of both degrees.
Apply to the BA/BFA Program
To pursue the BA/BFA dual degree, you must be admitted to both colleges (Lang and Parsons or Lang and Jazz). You can apply to the BA/BFA program as part of your initial application to The New School or as an Internal Transfer applicant after your first semester of study at Lang, Parsons, or Jazz.
Is the BA/BFA Right for You?
Learn more about the key abilities and characteristics of successful BA/BFA dual-degree students at The New School.