Who We Are

Continuing and Professional Education at The New School takes a forward-looking approach to learning, offering courses and lectures from practitioners at the top of their fields. We offer a wide range of subjects for learners from pre-college students beginning their creative journey to executives from some of the world’s most influential organizations. Here you can thrive whether you’re pivoting professionally, jump-starting your college experience, or looking to add a new skill to your professional toolkit.

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 clear a path for high school and college students to explore creative disciplines and guide them through building their first design portfolios or preparing for music college auditions. We set the stage for young creatives to develop their passion by studying creative disciplines like art, design, and music.

We help professionals acquire in-demand skills to advance or shift careers in an ever-changing job market. Our Executive Education programs are designed to equip executives with the mindset they need to navigate and leverage uncertainty, unleash creativity, challenge the status quo, and find bold and sustainable solutions for success. Executives and entrepreneurs will learn to apply a user-centered, holistic approach that unlocks Return on Design (ROD)—improved performance, increased resilience, dynamic new customer experiences, and maximized growth.

Whether you're fast-tracking your career with online courses or certificates, looking to transform your organization or industry in collaboration with fellow leaders, or dedicating a summer to creative practice, you'll benefit from 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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