Located in Greenwich Village in the heart of New York City, The New School is the only comprehensive university housing a world-famous design school, a premier liberal arts college, a renowned performing arts college, a legendary social research school, and many more schools and programs designed for students of every age and stage of life.
Imagine a university where scholars, artists and designers find the support they need to challenge convention and fearlessly create positive change in the world. Imagine a community where walls between disciplines are dissolved, so journalists collaborate with designers, architects with social researchers, media specialists with activists, poets with musicians. Imagine an intellectual and creative haven that never has and never will settle for status quo. The New School is just such a university community, attracting students from all over the world to its home in the heart of Greenwich Village. Founded in 1919 by those who imagined a school that would rethink the purpose of higher education, today The New School offers more than 10,000 students areas of study across more than 135 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. No matter what area of study students pursue, they discover a unique form of creative problem solving that will forever change the way they investigate and create - relentlessly questioning convention, collaborating across disciplines and taking risks. For undergraduates, The New School offers programs in art and design, liberal arts and the performing arts at: Parsons School of Design, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, and the College of Performing Arts, which includes Mannes School of Music, the School of Jazz and the School of Drama.
Liberal Arts in New York City
Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts is the newest and fastest-growing urban liberal arts college in New York. The vast intellectual and cultural resources of the city are integrated into the curriculum at every level - inside the classroom and in the city itself through a wealth of partnerships, internships, and service learning programs. Lang has a deep commitment to a liberal arts education that reaches across and beyond traditional areas of study. Students pursue connections between the humanities, fine arts, and social and natural sciences through a curriculum that includes both traditional and innovative majors, minors, and interdisciplinary programs.
Our Seminar Approach
Described by the Princeton Review as the best college in the country for encouraging debate and discussion, Lang has a rigorous program of study based on a seminar approach to teaching and learning. Students from across the country and around the world come to Lang to study with a world-class faculty, intern at prestigious organizations, and immerse themselves in the world of Greenwich Village and New York City.
Lang offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in the following areas of study: Anthropology; The Arts (concentrations in Arts in Context, Dance, and Visual Studies); Contemporary Music; Economics; Environmental Studies; Global Studies; History; Interdisciplinary Science; Journalism + Design; Liberal Arts; Literary Studies; Philosophy; Politics; Psychology; Screen Studies; Theater; and, Urban Studies. Lang also offers dual B.A./B.F.A. degrees with Parsons and the School of Jazz, and enables students to accelerate their progress toward a master's degree by combining their undergraduate work with graduate study at one of The New School's graduate schools. Dual B.A./M.A degree programs offered at Lang include Media Studies, International Affairs, Anthropology, Economics, Liberal Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Urban Policy Analysis and Management, Organizational Change Management, and Nonprofit Management.
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