Columbia Artist/Teachers (CA/T)

CA/T

Who We Are
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A dual mission since 2002: accessible teacher training for all Columbia MFA students and community enrichment through the arts.

Founded in May 2002, Columbia Artist/Teachers (CA/T) is a faculty of Writing Program MFA candidates. CA/T provides MFA teachers with training and teaching opportunities on and off campus, with students of all ages and levels. We collaborate with local schools and various community organizations in New York to establish no-cost arts education programs designed specifically to the needs and goals of the institutions. These writing workshops and seminars present the opportunity for an educational artistic outlet, developing literary talents, encouraging sharing, discussion, critical thinking, and creative expression. Our instructors are experienced, dedicated, and passionate about teaching writing and the arts. CA/T is advised by Professor Alan Ziegler, the Writing Program Director of Pedagogy, and led by Dorothea Lasky, Columbia Artist/Teachers Director.

Why CA/T?
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CA/Ts enhance their own understanding of writing and literature while gaining experience that will serve them in obtaining—and excelling in—post-MFA teaching positions.

CA/Ts are encouraged to design curriculum and develop programs that support their aspirations as arts educators.

CA/T faculty are supported in their early teaching careers by a caring network of fellow teachers, alumni, and staff.

Students who are not pursuing their MFA in writing (visual arts, sound arts, theater, film) and are interested in teaching for the program should contact CA/T Faculty Advisor Alan Ziegler or Program Director Avia Tadmor to inquire.

 
Teaching Sites & Development Opportunities
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Elementary and High School Students
/ Double Discovery Center
/ Wadleigh School
/ High School of Fashion Industries
/ Bronx Studio School
/ Frank Sinatra School of the Arts
/ Brooklyn High School of the Arts
/ Kurt Hahn Expeditionary Learning School
 
Community Organizations
/ Gilda's Club
/ The Door
/ Common Ground
/ National Alliance on Mental Illness
 
Columbia University Students
/ INTRO
/ Columbia Veterans Workshop
/ Veteran's Hospital, Bronx, NY

 
Links
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Writing Program
415 Dodge Hall
Mail Code 1804
2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
Phone: (212) 854-4391
writing@columbia.edu
 
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Columbia University School of the Arts offers MFA degrees in Film, Theatre, Visual Arts, and Writing, an MA degree in Film Studies, a joint JD/MFA degree in Theatre Management & Producing, a PhD degree in Theatre History, Literature, and Theory, and an interdisciplinary program in Sound Arts.