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  • How to Apply - Graduate

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        Admission Contact
        College of Performing Arts
        Office of Admission
        55 West 13th Street
        New York, NY 10011
        212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040
        performingarts@newschool.edu

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    • Below you’ll find a checklist of required application materials for our Master of Music and Professional Studies Diploma programs, as well as specific instructions for each program. All required materials should be submitted before the posted deadlines.

      The College of Performing Arts will hold on-campus auditions for both spring and fall entry. 

      Spring 2023 Composition and Theory interviews will be held online. Fall 2023 Composition and Theory interviews will have hybrid options.

      Application Deadlines

      Fall
      Application: December 1
      Prescreening: December 1 (Composition, Conducting, Piano, and Voice only)
      Final Audition Recordings: February 1

      Live Auditions: Late February/early March—applicants will be invited to schedule in December


      Spring
      Application: October 15
      Prescreening: October 15 (Composition, Conducting, Piano, and Voice only)
      Final Audition Recordings: November 1

      FAFSA (U.S. Citizens and Eligible Non-citizens)
      Fall Applicants: February 1
      Spring Applicants: November 1

      While we strongly encourage all applicants to apply by or before these deadlines, we will accept applications and recorded auditions/portfolios on a rolling basis after the deadline if space allows. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible if that deadline has passed. Please email us at performingarts@newschool.edu with any questions.

      Prescreening Requirements

      Only Composition, Conducting, Piano, and Voice applicants require prescreening. All other disciplines should submit final recorded video auditions at any point during the application process, but no later than the deadline listed below.

      Prior Degree Completion

      Graduate degree applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university or the equivalent degree from a foreign college or university. Applicants in the process of completing the bachelor's degree may apply for admission. Admission to the program requires completion of the bachelor's degree.

      The Application Process

      Additional Information for Specific Applicant Populations

      Some applicants are required to submit additional information. If you identify as an applicant from one of these populations please submit the required information below.

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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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