Each summer, the School of the Arts welcomes more than 300 students to work with internationally renowned artists and arts scholars on Columbia’s campus in New York City and at Columbia's Global Centers around the world. Developed by our own graduate faculty, courses are designed to engage and appeal to individuals at all levels of artistic experience, from beginning to professional artists. Highlights of the Summer 2013 season include a Travel Writing and Photography Workshop in Jordan; courses in Literary Translation, French Cinema, Plein Air Drawing, and Creative Writing in Paris; and in New York City, Intensive programs in Photography, Painting, Printmaking and Ceramics and the return of our popular TV Writing Intensive.
COMMENTS FROM PAST SUMMER STUDENTS:
The dedication of all of our teachers was incredible. Every day I was motivated to work harder and I hope to carry this energy onward. I would definitely recommend it to my peers. Thank you for everything!
Advanced Painting Intensive 2012
The Advanced Printmaking Intensive was an opportunity to put life’s distractions away and focus as much time as possible on work and equipment we otherwise may not come in contact with. We had access to the expertise of very knowledgeable printers.”
Advanced Printmaking Intensive 2012
This class was REMARKABLE. There was no room for any improvements. If anything were changed about Professor Kim's syllabus, it would be a shame. I learned so much and was very inspired. The choices of the films, the readings, and the lectures were all incredible.
Introduction to Study & Theory of Film, 2012
The most important thing I learned in this course was a non-restrictive definition of what documentary can be. I also received a comprehensive view of independent and Hollywood-style filmmaking, and a greater appreciation for the art of cinematography. I loved this class!
Topics in American Film Cinema, 2012
I learned to identify and understand the various elements that make good poems...I learned how to embrace the struggle of the revision process and how to discus poetry in a productive way. I learned about my own poetic voice. I learned not to be afraid of poetry.
Poetry Workshop, 2012
I wish we could do the Thursday night Writers' Room event every week for the rest of our lives!
TV Writing Intensive 2012
I learned more in my two weeks of More Than Memoir than I've learned in my four years as a writing and literature major.
More than Memoir, Summer 2011
This course has changed the way I see theatre and has helped me to make cultural comparisons in the arts – something that is already enriching my approach to playwriting.
Contemporary French Theatre & Performance in Paris, 2010