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Film

Contemporary Global Documentary
Summer 2020

This course partially satisfies Columbia's Global Core requirement. We will compare different national contexts of contemporary documentary, including projects made for platforms such as Netflix and created within the media industries of Mexico, India, China, Nigeria, Russia, and Israel.

INSTRUCTOR

Joshua Glick

TIME

Monday, Wednesday, 2:00pm-5:45pm

Introduction to Screenwriting
Summer 2020

In this class students will enter with an idea for a film, and during the first eight sessions build a coherent treatment; that is, a summary of the events and major emotional arcs of the film's three acts.

TIME

Tuesday, Thursday, 10:00am-1:00pm

Introduction to Study & Theory of Film
Summer 2020

This course seeks to take stock of cinema’s legacy by offering an overview of major topics in the history, analysis, and critical study of the medium.

TIME

Tuesday, Thursday, 10:00am-1:50pm

Producing the Low Budget Film
Summer 2020

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.

TIME

Monday, Wednesday, 10:00am-1:00pm

Television Writing Intensive
Summer 2020

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. 

INSTRUCTOR

Joe Cacaci

TIME

Monday, Wednesday, 10:00am-5:00pm

Thursday, 6:00pm-9:00pm

World Cinema: Mexico
Summer 2020

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

TIME

Tuesday, Thursday, 10:00am-1:50pm

Theatre

New York Theatre Event: Off and Off-Off Broadway
Summer 2020

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.

INSTRUCTOR

Morgan Jenness

TIME

Wednesday, Friday, 7:00pm-10:00pm

Visual Arts

Advanced Painting Intensive
Summer 2020

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.

TIME

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 10:00am-6:00pm

Basic Drawing
Summer 2020

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

TIME

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 5:30pm-8:00pm

Painting I
Summer 2020

This is an intensive, six-week painting course moving from the basics of paint materials, techniques, issues of color, light, narrative and most of all representation.

TIME

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 5:30pm-8:00pm

Photography I
Summer 2020

An introductory course in black-and-white, Photography I is a prerequisite for advanced photography classes held in the fall and spring. Students are initially instructed in proper camera use and basic film exposure and development.

Days vary per session

TIME

6:00pm-9:10pm

Photography II
Summer 2020

Prerequisites: (VIAR UN1700) (Formerly R3702) This course expands on concerns first encountered in Photography I and addresses aspects of creative photography through project development and advanced camera and lab techniques.

TIME

Monday, Wednesday, 6:00pm-9:10pm

Printmaking Intensive
Summer 2020

The Printmaking Intensive focuses on teaching students new and traditional printmaking techniques and developing skills on all levels through tutorials, individual and group critique, and lectures by nationally known artists.

TIME

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 10:00am-6:00pm

Printmaking: Silkscreen
Summer 2020

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.

TIME

Tuesday, Thursday, 6:00pm-9:00pm

Writing

Beginning Fiction Workshop
Summer 2020

The beginning workshop in fiction is designed for students who have little or no previous experience writing literary texts in fiction.

TIME

Monday, Wednesday, 5:30pm-8:40pm

Fiction Workshop
Summer 2020

This course is an exciting way for students to either brush up on their writing skills or create a foundation for future projects. The class will focus on craft and content, and students will receive feedback and specific, goal-oriented advice on how to write fiction.

Times vary per session.

How to Write Funny
Summer 2020

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

INSTRUCTOR

Patricia Marx

TIME

Monday, Wednesday, 5:30pm-8:40pm

Learning to See: Writing the Visual
Summer 2020

In this course we will look at some of the most dynamic examples of "visual writing." To begin, we will look at writers writing about art, from the Romantic period through the present. The modes of this art writing we will consider include: the practice of ekphrasis (poems which address or derive...

INSTRUCTOR

Thom Donovan

TIME

Monday, Wednesday, 5:30pm-8:40pm

Nonfiction Workshop
Summer 2020

A creative writing workshop on the craft of contemporary nonfiction. We will explore nonfiction as a heterogeneous and often hybrid genre, grasping the form’s quicksilver nature by mapping some of the shapeshifting ways that nonfiction can behave: memoir, reportage, ethnography, manifesto, and more.

TIME

Monday, Wednesday, 5:30pm-8:40pm

Poetry Workshop
Summer 2020

The Poetry 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 to seasoned workshop participants looking for new challenges & perspectives on their work.

Times and days vary per session.

TIME

Tuesday, Thursday, 5:30pm-8:40pm

Travel Writing
Summer 2020

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

TIME

Monday, Wednesday, 5:30pm-8:40pm

Writing Children's Books
Summer 2020

The hallmark of a successful children’s book is a strong story that captivates children and resonates with adults. In this course, students will learn how to distinguish between crafting a story and merely describing events.

TIME

Tuesday, Thursday, 9:00am-12:10pm

Writing the Young Adult Novel
Summer 2020

Young Adult literature is one of the fastest growing and most marketable genres. This course will introduce students to the elements and techniques that go into crafting a successful young adult novel.

INSTRUCTOR

Rachel Carter

TIME

Tuesday, Thursday, 5:30pm-8:40pm