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  • Proficiency examinations in English and Techniques of Music (music theory, ear training, dictation, and piano) and a live audition are required of all applicants. Students must test at level 3 (low intermediate) or higher in English to be admitted.

    Note: The ESL + Music program fulfills the English language proficiency requirement for beginning study at Mannes. Most students take one or two semesters of ESL + Music before beginning their degree.

    To confirm your enrollment in this noncredit program, you must apply to the ESL + Music program: Complete and submit your application

    Once you are approved, the Center for English Language Studies will send you a letter notifying you of your acceptance to ESL + Music. 

    Students are encouraged to apply to ESL + Music as soon as possible, so that they can begin the F1 visa/I-20 application process.

  • Contact Us

    Admission Contact
    College of Performing Arts
    Welcome Center | Office of Admission
    72 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10011
    212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040
    performingarts@newschool.edu

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application

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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