Who We Are

Continuing and Professional Education at The New School takes a contemporary approach to learning, offering courses and lectures from practitioners at the top of their fields. We offer a wide range of subjects for learners of all ages, so you can thrive here whether you’re pivoting professionally, jump-starting your college experience, or pursuing a lifelong passion.

Our Community

Our programs are tailored to learners at varying points in their journey. For more than 100 years, people have trusted us to help them meet their moment — no matter what milestone they’re facing. 

We help professionals acquire in-demand skills to advance or shift careers in an ever-changing job market. We clear a path for college and high school students to explore creative disciplines, and we guide them through creating their first design portfolios or preparing for their music college auditions. We set the stage for young artists and musicians to develop their passion through study of creative disciplines like art, design, and music. And we welcome lifelong learners looking to stay on top of central issues in today’s society.

If you’re fast-tracking your career with online courses or certificate programs, joining us during the school year, or attending summer intensives, you’ll benefit from a forward-thinking approach to education in a rich and dynamic environment.

Our Expertise

We champion every student’s creativity and growth. By combining integrated disciplines with collaborative problem solving, we deliver an immersive, transformative experience enabling students to develop essential skills. With the leadership of Parsons School of Design — ranked the #1 design school in the United States — our faculty impart the critical expertise students need to adapt to and advance in a constantly evolving world.

Our Colleges

We offer extensive enriching programming in a range of disciplines. Whatever path you’re on, our world-renowned faculty will teach you the skills you need to advance to the next level.

  • Parsons School of Design
  • Parsons Paris
  • College of Performing Arts (including Mannes Prep)
  • Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
  • Schools of Public Engagement
  • The New School for Social Research
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