- Graduate School
- NEW YORK, NY
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At the College of Performing Arts, our renowned schools of drama, jazz, and classical music come together to form a progressive creative center at the heart of The New School. Here performing arts students work across disciplines to become a force of new artistry.
Established in the fall of 2015, The New School’s College of Performing Arts brings together Mannes School of Music, the iconic 100-year-old conservatory; the legendary School of Jazz and Contemporary Music; and the innovative and groundbreaking School of Drama.
The College of Performing Arts creates opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, innovative education, and world-class performances. Our Arts Management and Entrepreneurship MA, the Performer-Composer MM, and the new MFA in Contemporary Theatre and Performance draw upon the cross-disciplinary culture of the school.
Masters and Doctoral Programs
Most Popular Programs
- Music Performance20 Students
- Voice and Opera16 Students
- Musical Instruments14 Students
- Acting13 Students
- Music Theory and Composition10 Students
- Drama and Theatre Production4 Students
- Playwriting and Screenwriting2 Students
- Conducting1 Student
Performer-Composer MM at The New School
The Performer-Composer MM degree is designed for musicians whose passion lies at the intersection of composition, performance, and improvisation. Defy the confines of traditional genres. Improvise in your own unique language. Experiment with new technologies and new platforms. Develop your artistic voice, collaborate with like-minded artists, and lead the way into the future of music.
- Supportive/helped me grow100%
Tuition & Financial Aid
Return On Investment
- Did not graduate yet50%
Living in the Area
- Cost of Livinggrade C minus
- Crime & Safetygrade B minus
- Nightlifegrade A+
The New School College of Performing Arts Reviews
The whole school facility for artists was convenient because it provided me with everything I needed.
However, there were so many buildings in The New School that it was hard to find Mannes School of Music at once. I'd like you to give me more directions so I can find them.