A Florida center of excellence in the visual and performing arts, New World School of the Arts opened its doors to the first college class in 1987. Created by the Florida Legislature as a center of excellence in the performing and visual arts, NWSA is an educational partnership of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College, and the University of Florida. NWSA provides a comprehensive program of artistic, creative, and academic development through a curriculum that reflects our community and the rich multicultural state of Florida. New World School of the Arts confers the AA degree through its partnership with Miami Dade College, and the Bachelor of Fine Arts / Bachelor of Music degrees through its partnership with University of Florida. NWSA is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance, Music, Theater and Art & Design.
New World School of the Arts’ rigorous conservatory-style teaching has empowered students in our community and beyond to become leaders in the arts, training and cultivating a generation of artists who have become the artistic leaders of tomorrow. With hundreds of successful and award-winning alumni gracing stages, concert halls, museums, galleries, films, television shows and radio programs around the word, New World School of the Arts has moved swiftly to the top tier of arts training conservatories in the nation. Its outstanding teaching faculty of professional artists and staff, small class sizes, talented students, and network of supporters are at the core of its recognition as a world-class institution of learning in dance, music, theater, and visual arts. Today the school’s accomplishments contribute greatly to the growing reputation of South Florida as a vibrant center of artistic and cultural activity.
Providing access is one of New World School of the Arts most important missions. Blind to academic standing at the onset, NWSA’s acceptance policy is based solely on artistic talent. This allows students from all backgrounds, ethnicities and socioeconomic status to compete for their spot in the school’s coveted arts programs based on their individual talent. Once accepted, students are expected to achieve both academically and artistically. NWSA students have demonstrated over the years that a rigorous arts curriculum not only helps foster their passion and create the next generation or artists, but it also helps students engage and achieve excellence in any academic discipline.
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The Academic Calendar displays events relating to student registration deadlines, degree applications, CLAST exams, and other important dates. For events view the Performance and Exhibition Calendar. If you have any questions regarding a specific event, please contact the office of Student Services at: 305-237-3472.