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  • Are you ready to create change on and off-stage? Your creative journey starts here. Apply to the School of Drama and join a dynamic and thriving community of  young directors, writers, actors, creative technologists, and an award-winning faculty.

    We want to get to know you through your application, to hear your voice and explore your potential as an artist.  

    We recognize that the application process might seem challenging; selecting the right school is an important decision. Our college admission team is available to help you navigate this critical journey and make a choice that will affect your intellectual and creative potential in profound ways.

    Learn how members of the College of Performing Arts community are bringing their innovative approach to creating and learning to our current situation at the CoPA Remote website.

  • If you have questions about how COVID-19 affects you as an applicant or admitted student, please visit our FAQ

  • How to Apply


    We are here to guide you through the application process. Find instructions about how to apply to Drama for each area of study, including details about application requirements, important deadlines, and information about the audition process.


  • We understand that pursuing higher education involves a major financial investment. You are about to embark on a creative and academic journey that will pay dividends for years to come. We are committed to working with you to make that journey possible.

  • Find answers to some of the commonly asked questions about applying to School of Drama. Learn more about required admission materials, the audition process, or questions about our campus and programs.

  • Plan a visit to our campus in New York City's Greenwich Village, and see firsthand what it's like to live, study, and play in one of the greatest cities in the world. We host events throughout the year including campus tours, open house days, and auditions.

  • Have more questions about applying to the School of Drama? Let us know - we're here to help. Reach out to our admissions team now.

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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.


To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.