New World School of the Arts, located in Miami, Florida, is a center for excellence in the visual and performing arts. It provides a comprehensive educational program of artistic training, academic and creative development, and preparation for professional careers in the arts.
New World School of the Arts is Floridas premier center of excellence in the visual and performing arts. As a conservatory, NWSA develops talented students in the areas of dance, music, theater, and visual arts to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor in Music college degree. New World School of the Arts is located in the heart of downtown Miami, at the Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College.
Students at NWSA benefit from numerous and unique opportunities including world renowned faculty and guest artists, internships, foreign exchange visits, and artistic and cultural events unique to South Florida. NWSA encourages tours of the campus so that prospective students may enjoy one of New Worlds many exciting concerts, performances, or art exhibitions.
The Dance Program at New World School of the Arts is conservatory-based, grounded in classical ballet and modern dance technique, leading exposure to newer and World dance forms. Supporting studies are chorography, music, dance history, anatomy and kinesiology, movement analysis, and dance production. NWSA is recognized internationally for students exceptionally high performance and artistic levels, distinguished professional faculty, outstanding dance curricula, productive relationship with many international and national ballet and modern dance companies, the multi-cultural nature of its faculty and student body, and excellent facilities provided for dance.
In the Music Program at New World School of the Arts, instrumental majors focus on technical and interpretive development as individuals. They learn how to shift roles from soloist to ensemble performer through participation in recitals and in large and small ensembles, with repertoire from the baroque to the present day. Semester by semester, they acquire a personal repertoire of works in multiple styles, and the versatility need to perform such a wide range of works. Vocal majors focus on bel-canto vocalism, expressive communication of text, and acting. Special attention is given to preparation for auditions and competitions, and development of a personal repertoire of concert, sacred, symphonic and operatic works. As students mature vocally, they perform frequently in public to build confidence and to expand their interpretive and theatrical skills. The Music Program also offers the Private Lesson Program, in which each student has the privilege of studying one-on-one with the New World artist faculty. This involves rigorous daily practice, and each student is required to perform a solo jury at the end of each semester.
Students in the Theater Program at New World School of the Arts learn their craft through acting technique, movement, and speech classes. Performance is an essential part of training, and it is approached in a sequential, progressive manner to give the student vision, strength, and sense of purpose in the theater. In addition to regular classes, all students are exposed during the year to guest acting teachers, directors, and theater experts that make them aware of the standards and tendencies of the contemporary theater through workshops, seminars, lectures, and individual coaching sessions. In addition, students are given the opportunity to develop technical theater skills, to act in and direct experimental studio projects, and to create original scripts for the annual New Playwrights Festival.
Students in the Visual Arts Program at New World School of the Arts pursue individual growth and development through the study of drawing, design, painting, photography, computer graphics, sculpture, ceramics, and mixed-media techniques. They have educational and experiential opportunities available to them through community collaborations and partnerships with places like the Moore Space in the Design District, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Art in Public Places, and the Miami Art Museum. Internships with established community artists and designers, and international student exchange programs in exciting locations like Italy and Mexico also serve to expand students horizons and enhance their educational, cultural, and artistic perspectives.
Admission to New World School of the Arts is determined by a performance audition or a portfolio review. Students may audition for more than one program, though the course of study is limited to one. Freshmen and Sophomores are considered lower division students while Juniors and Seniors are considered upper division students.