School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies

School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies

Welcome to the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies at the New College, where students learn to think critically about the human experience and communicate effectively while working within, outside, and across the boundaries of traditional liberal arts disciplines.

Through rigorous, interdisciplinary coursework, students and faculty seek to break down the walls between different areas of study to understand where and how they intersect. Students gain powerful, life-enriching, practical skills that enable them to think outside the box and equip them to solve global challenges, making them excellent candidates on the job market.

Students work directly with accomplished faculty members who are actively engaged in interdisciplinary research. Our esteemed faculty also includes both Emmy- and Grammy award-winning artists and leading researchers in a broad range of fields.

Our graduates work in community-based organizations, non-profits, business, entrepreneurship, public relations, healthcare management, publishing, policy analysis, politics, social justice, brand strategy, grant writing, cultural and performance arts, education, human resources, and a range of professional settings where cultural competency, excellent written and oral communication, problem-solving and critical thinking skills are highly valued. Our graduates are also well prepared to seek advance degrees in a variety of disciplines including the arts, humanities, and the law.

Led by Director Louis Mendoza, the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies at New College offers 11 bachelor’s degree programs as well as six certificates. With a broad range of programs available, the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies provides an unforgettable and practical educational experience. Programs offered include:

Bachelor’s degree programs:




Labs / Spaces:

Lab/Space Contact
Art Space West Lauren Griswold
Dance Studio Lauren Griswold
Media Lab Lauren Griswold
Oral History and Ethnography Collaborative Lauren Griswold
Painting Studio Lauren Griswold
Photography Lab Lauren Griswold
Second Stage West Lauren Griswold
Sound Lab Lauren Griswold