• Schedule of Classes


    M, WT, ThF (times TBD)

    9:00-11:40 a.m.



    Private lessons (recommended)

    1:50-3:40 p.m.



    Performance workshops/master classes


    Practice time, optional ensemble rehearsals, or concert/recital attendance

    Summer (Music courses are not available during the summer session.)

    M, WT, Th

    9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.



    2:00-4:30 p.m.





    Chamber Music

  • Course Descriptions

    Grammar of English

    In the Intensive English Program at the New School, students learn more than just a set of grammar rules. At all levels, the emphasis is on how students use grammar in speaking and writing. Grammar classes are lively and active, with reading, discussion, videos, songs, presentations, games, and writing as well as more traditional exercises and quizzes.

    Academic Writing

    Our writing program takes students through the process of writing paragraphs and essays from prewriting to organizing, drafting, and revising. At each level, students learn the sentence structure, vocabulary, and writing techniques that will help them express themselves clearly in academic English.

    Listening and Speaking

    In these classes, students have practice speaking and listening in a variety of informal and formal settings. They learn idioms and phrasal verbs, practice difficult pronunciation patterns and sounds, and acquire good presentation skills. Listening practice includes movies, Youtube videos, and lectures.

    Reading and Vocabulary

    Our reading program aims to increase our students’ reading speed, understanding, confidence and enjoyment through practicing reading skills, building vocabulary, and reading a variety of longer and shorter texts at the appropriate level. Students are expected to be able to talk and write about the texts in detail as well as answer questions about the texts on quizzes.

    Private Lessons (All ESL levels; weekly or biweekly option)

    Students enrolled in the certificate program can sign up for weekly or biweekly private instrumental or vocal lessons with members of the world-renowned Mannes faculty.

    Performance Workshops (All ESL levels)

    In this course, structured like a series of master classes, certificate students perform music with coaching from a Mannes faculty member. They practice speaking English by discussing the pieces they are playing in class.

  • 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

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application


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.


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