Public Programs And Events

Day of Learning and Open Campus Expo

Day of Learning and Open Campus Expo

New School University Center
General Public,  
Prospective Students 

Can one day of learning spark a lifetime of discovery?

From its founding in 1919, The New School has known that providing public access to innovative approaches in education can serve as the engine of groundbreaking social, personal and professional change. On December 10th, experience The New School’s unparalleled approach to learning with Open Campus, offering continuing education courses and programs for adults, youth and teens.

All afternoon, take advantage of FREE pop-up classes, open studios, campus tours, activities, course advising and info sessions, followed by an evening panel discussion on education access as an engine for social change.

Schedule of Events
12-4 pm - Advising, activities, campus tours and refreshments
12-1 pm - Parsons Pre-College Academy Open Studios
12:15-1:30 pm - Pop-Up Class: Design Thinking Fundamentals
12:15-1 pm - Pop-Up Class: Creative Writing: The School of Dreams
12:30-3:30 pm - Live Jazz performance
1:15- 2 pm - Pop-Up Class: Learning a Foreign Language at The New School
1:15-2 pm - Pop-Up Class: College Essay Writing Workshop
1:30-3:30 pm - Pop-Up Class: Fashion Design Sketching with Parsons
 2-3 pm - Youth & Teen Programs Info Session 
 2:15-3 pm - Pop-Up Class: Design Thinking in Practice
 3-4 pm - Pop-Up Class: Parsons Pre-College Academy
 3-4 pm - Pop-Up Class: Handbag Paper Prototyping
 3-4 pm - Pop-Up Class: Mood Boarding with Parsons
 3:15-4 pm - Pop-Up Class: Screenwriting at The New School
 3:15-4 pm - Pop-Up Class: College Essay Writing Workshop
 3:15-5:45 pm - Mannes Prep Philharmonic Open Rehearsal
 3:30-5 pm - Pop-Up Class: UnGeeking Music with Dr. Eric Chernov
 5-6:30 pm - Global Executive M.S. in Strategic Design and Management Info Session
 6-7 pm - Panel Discussion: "What is an Open Campus? Beyond the Ivory Tower"

Moderator: Cynthia Lawson
Associate Provost, Open Campus
Associate Professor, Parsons School of Design

Julia Foulkes

Professor of History, The New School

Rob Kingyens
Founder & CEO, Qubed Education

Ajay Singh Chaudhary
Executive Director, Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

This event is part of The New School's Day of LearningNth Degree Series. A panel discussion will follow.

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Graduates and Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctural, Professional Studies Diploma, Graduates Certificate, or Associate's programs, or to apply to the Bachelor's Program for Adult and Transfer Students, complete and submit the New School Online Application.