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    The New School is a place where education has always been interwoven with public life. Since our founding, our university has served as a meeting place where influential people and ideas intersect, where issues are debated the moment they surface, and where leaders break new ground on a diverse set of topics.

    Each year, The New School hosts more than 1,000 public events with some of the most famous and engaged people, organizations, and institutions around the world. These events range from interviews to readings, performances to screenings, connecting what students learn in the classroom with what’s happening in the world. 

    New School public programs and events, both in person and online, offer viewers a chance to ask questions, discover new ideas, make connections, and find a community of people ready to engage. Unmatched in quality and quantity, public programs are a hallmark of the New School experience.

    "I saw a public program with Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart my freshman year — it was great! I learned that you really have to be thoughtful about what you want to do as an artist."

    —Rafah Mahmud, BFA Dramatic Arts, School of Drama

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    To learn about upcoming events, visit our events calendar or sign up for our monthly newsletters.

    Watch live events online through our Livestream channel and view past events on our YouTube channel.

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    Department of Public Programs

    Marketing and Communication

    The New School

    universitypublicprograms@newschool.edu

    212.229.5667 x4423

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Undergraduates

To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Graduates

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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