Summer and Global Programs

Each summer, the School of the Arts welcomes students of all ages and levels of artistic experience to Columbia’s campus in New York City and to Columbia's Global Centers around the world.
Our summer courses in Film, Theatre, Writing, Visual Arts, and Music are created and taught by School of the Arts graduate faculty, as well as by guest artists who are leaders in their fields.
Summer 2015 premieres include Comedy Writing, Producing the Low Budget Film and The Fundamentals of Playwriting.
Check out the full list of 2015 offerings in the list at the right of your screen - and join us for another memorable summer of art and creation in the world's artistic and cultural capitals.  

Comments from Past Summer Students
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I gained an incredible amount of knowledge in three weeks thanks to Professor Peña. His insight into the history of French Cinema was incredibly valuable, and I especially enjoyed watching feature films in class every day. I loved that we had such a variety of speakers – they all had unique perspectives to offer to the class.

-Contemporary French Cinema in Paris 2014

Don't bore your audience with the truth! Also invaluable lessons on formulating a screen play. Professor Gallo is a rockstar. He threw out so many gems of knowledge in a single sentence. It was amazing! 
-Introduction to Screenwriting 2014

During the six weeks when I took this course, the quality of my writing has improved significantly. The workshops every class were essential in improving each piece and the diverse group of students was very helpful too. The instructor does a wonderful job teaching writing from both a micro and macro level. 
-Nonfiction Writing 2014

This was a truly incredible course and one of the most memorable I've taken at Columbia or Barnard. The loose yet well thought out structure of the course provided for amazing class discussions, interesting materials and was very inspirational writing wise. 
-Poetry Writing Workshop 2014
Prof. Kim was the best. He was always very engaging, clear and prepared. He introduced so many new ways for me to think about film, through the readings and our discussions in class. The shot-by-shot analysis paper was one of the highlights of this class. I have never written a paper like this before and it helped me understand more deeply how/why filmmakers make certain decisions.
-Introduction to the Study & Theory of Film 2014
I wish we could do the Thursday night Writers' Room event every week for the rest of our lives!
-TV Writing Intensive 2014

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