Film

Acting for Film and Television
Summer 2017

This 12-session workshop examines acting techniques for film and television giving special attention to methods derived from the teachings of Sanford Meisner.

Auteur Study: Steven Spielberg
Summer 2017

Steven Spielberg may be the world’s most influential living film director. His uncanny grasp of visual storytelling and his auteurist signature can be found on every film he has directed, as well as many he has produced.

Digital Documentary in the Age of the Internet
Summer 2017

This course explores how prominent filmmakers, public television stations, international human rights groups, and amateur videomakers have made use of and shaped today’s changing documentary formats.

INSTRUCTOR

Joshua Glick

Introduction to Screenwriting
Summer 2017

A good screenplay is a bit like a magic trick. It seems seamless, effortless, entertaining, and slightly mystifying.

Producing the Low Budget Film
Summer 2017

Creating a good film requires more than a compelling script—it requires great producing. This class will teach students the essential steps necessary to develop, plan and prep for any low budget film production.

Television Writing Intensive
Summer 2017

The TV Writing Intensive is a six-week, concentrated and encompassing introduction into the field of television writing designed to prepare students to join the professional worlds of half-hour comedies and one-hour dramas across network, cable and digital platforms.   

Topics in World Cinema: Mexico
Summer 2017

The global success of film directors Alejandro González Iñárritu, Alfonso Cuarón, and Guillermo del Toro has attracted much attention to the New Mexican Cinema. Yet this «Nuevo cine mexicano» cannot be understood without knowing the traditions of Mexico’s intricate film history.

INSTRUCTOR

Breixo Viejo

Theatre

New York Theatre Event: Off and Off-Off Broadway
Summer 2017

In this course students explore the elements involved in the creation of theatre today in the historic heart of American theatre: New York City. The core elements of theatrical craft are discussed: playwriting, directing, acting, design and producing.

Visual Arts

Advanced Painting Intensive
Summer 2017

The Advanced Painting Intensive mentors a group of up to twelve students through individual and group critique, technical tutorials, exposure to the New York gallery and museum worlds, and lectures and critiques by nationally known visiting artists.

Basic Drawing
Summer 2017

This drawing course focuses on the fundamentals of visual vocabulary. Students work from observation using still-life objects and the human figure.

Painting I
Summer 2017

Photography I
Summer 2017

An introductory course in black-and-white photography, Photography I is required for admission to all other photo classes. Students are initially instructed in proper camera use and basic film exposure and development.

Photography Intensive
Summer 2017

The Photography Intensive engages students in all elements of photographic practice and the development of a portfolio. The experienced faculty are responsive to the specific needs of each photographer and the course is appropriate for students at any level.

Printmaking: Silkscreen
Summer 2017

This course introduces silkscreen and covers the fundamentals of screen printing. The silkscreen or screen printing process, also known as serigraphy, is a printmaking technique developed from stenciling.

Writing

Coming of Age in Latin American Literature
Summer 2017

In this seminar, students will explore the trials, tribulations, and awakenings involved in coming of age.

Direct Encounters: The Japanese Poetic Tradition
Summer 2017

**THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2017**   Japanese poet Matsuo Bashō (1644-1694) once wrote:   Cold rain starting and no hat – so?  

Fiction Workshop
Summer 2017

This course is an exciting way for students to either brush up on their skills as a fiction writer, or create a foundation for future projects.

How to Write Funny
Summer 2017

A workshop for funny people who want to write funnier, un-funny people who want to write funny, and everyone else.

INSTRUCTOR

Patricia Marx

Literary Translation Workshop:
Creative (Mis)translation

Summer 2017

In this short course, we'll see how the problems of translation "translate" over to the writing of fiction and poetry.

Memory Maps: An Introduction to Creative Nonfiction
Summer 2017

In this class, we will approach narrative writing as mapmakers of memory: We will visit the terrain, determine our location, establish the scale, insert symbols, and learn how to refine what we have mapped.

INSTRUCTOR

Anelise Chen

More than Memoir
Summer 2017

Many of us want to write memoirs, but families—good or bad—are loaded territory. How do we navigate wisely?

INSTRUCTOR

Cris Beam

Poetry Workshop
Summer 2017

The Poetry Writing Workshop is designed for all students with a serious interest in poetry writing, from those who lack significant workshop experience or training in the craft of poetry to seasoned workshop participants looking for new challenges an

Travel Writing
Summer 2017

How does a traveler become a travel writer? What makes good travel writing? Why does it matter today? This course examines and breaks down the very specific craft of travel writing.  

INSTRUCTOR

Porter Fox

Writing Children's Books
Summer 2017

In this course, students will learn how to distinguish between the crafting of a story and the mere describing of events. They will gain a thorough understanding of the creative process from inspiration to publishing house submission.

Writing the Young Adult Novel
Summer 2017

Young adult fiction is a popular and still-growing category in book publishing that encompasses all genres—fantasy, paranormal, romance, historical, science fiction, dystopian, coming-of-age realism, literary fiction, and more.

INSTRUCTOR

Rachel Carter