In order to deliver the best and safest program for our students, all programs will move to online or hybrid learning for Summer 2021. We are excited to deliver dynamic and engaging courses and cocurricular activities online. Applications remain open, and we encourage students to apply.

Columbia students do not need to apply, but they do need to register. All visiting students will need to apply to the School of Professional Studies and register upon acceptance.

 

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Film

Israeli Cinema


SESSION A: MAY 3–JUNE 18, 2021 - STUART WEINSTOCK
TIME TBD - ONLINE


Beginning with artistic influences from abroad and culminating with native self-examinations, this course will provide a survey of Israeli film history, recurring foci of Israeli cinema, and introductions to influential filmmakers from early director and impresario Menahem Golan to Orthodox writer/director Rama Burshtein.

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World Cinema: Latin America


SESSION A: MAY 3–JUNE 18, 2021 - RICHARD PEÑA
TUES THURS, 2:00-6:00PM - HYBRID


An overview of the major developments in the art and industry of cinema in Latin America, ranging from its earliest days to the most recent works of the digital era.

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Producing the Low-Budget Film


SESSION B: JUNE 28–AUGUST 16, 2021 - SARAH SEULKI OH
MON WED, 9:00AM - 12:10PM - ONLINE


This class will teach students the essential steps necessary to develop, plan and prep for any low budget film production.

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Screenwriting I: Introduction


SESSION A: MAY 3–JUNE 18, 2021 - LOREN-PAUL CAPLIN
TUES THURS, 10:00AM - 1:10PM - ONLINE


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.

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Intro to the Study and Theory of Film


SESSION A: MAY 3–JUNE 18, 2021 - VITO ADRIAENSENS
MON WED, 9:00AM - 12:10PM - ONLINE


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

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Visual Arts

Silkscreen


SESSION B: JUNE 28–AUGUST 16, 2021 - TBD
TUES THURS, 5:30PM - 8:30PM - HYBRID


This course introduces silkscreen and covers the fundamentals of screen printing.

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Basic Drawing


SESSION B: JUNE 28–AUGUST 16, 2021 - TBD
TUES WED THURS, 5:30PM - 8:30PM - HYBRID


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

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Painting I


SESSION B: JUNE 28–AUGUST 16, 2021 - TBD
TUES WED THURS, 5:30PM - 8:30PM - HYBRID


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.

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Photo I

SESSION A: MAY 3–JUNE 18, 2021 - INSTRUCTOR TBD
MON WED, 6:15PM - 9:25PM - ONLINE
SESSION B: JUNE 28–AUGUST 16, 2021 - INSTRUCTOR TBD
MON WED, 6:15PM - 9:25PM - ONLINE
SESSION B: JUNE 28–AUGUST 16, 2021 - INSTRUCTOR TBD
TUES THURS, 6:15PM - 9:25PM - ONLINE


An introductory course in the technical, aesthetic, and conceptual foundations of photography, with an emphasis on the student’s own creative practice.

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Writing

Beginning Fiction Workshop

SESSION A: MAY 3–JUNE 18, 2021 - JESSI JEZEWSKA STEVENS
MON WED, 1:00PM - 4:10PM - ONLINE


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

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Fiction Workshop

SESSION A: MAY 3–JUNE 18, 2021 - ERROLL MCDONALD
MON WED, 5:30-8:40PM - ONLINE
SESSION B: JUNE 28–AUGUST 16, 2021 - LYNN STEGER STRONG
TUES THURS, 1:00-4:10PM - ONLINE


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.

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Nonfiction Workshop

SESSION B: JUNE 28–AUGUST 16, 2021 - ROBERT DEWHURST

MON WED, 5:30-8:40PM - ONLINE


This is a creative-writing workshop on the craft of contemporary nonfiction. We will explore a notion of nonfiction as a heterogeneous and often hybrid genre, mapping some of its many modes: memoir, reportage, ethnography, cultural critique, manifesto, and more.

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Poetry Workshop

SESSION A: MAY 3–JUNE 18, 2021 - TIMOTHY DONNELLY
SESSION B: JUNE 28–AUGUST 16, 2021 - DOROTHEA LASKY
TUES THURS, 5:30-8:40PM - ONLINE


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 and perspectives on their work.

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Writing Children's Books

SESSION B: JUNE 28–AUGUST 16, 2021 - PETER CATALANOTTO
TUES THURS, 9:00AM - 12:10PM - ONLINE


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.

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How to Write Funny

SESSION B: JUNE 28–AUGUST 16, 2021 - PATRICIA MARX

MON WED, 5:30PM - 8:40PM - ONLINE


A workshop for funny people who want to write funnier, un-funny people who want to write funny, and everyone else. We will read, listen to, and watch comedic samples from well-known and semi-known humorists.

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Art Writing for Writers

SESSION B: JUNE 28–AUGUST 16, 2021 - THOM DONOVAN

MON WED, 5:30PM - 8:40PM - ONLINE


In this course we will look at some of the most dynamic examples of "visual writing."

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Travel Writing

SESSION A: MAY 3–JUNE 18, 2021 - PORTER FOX

MON WED, 5:30 - 8:40PM - ONLINE


This class will talk about outlining, writing in blocks, withholding, revealing and chronology. Weekly assignments will cover dialog, digression, modifiers, POV, active verbs, pacing, research, voice and present action.

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Writing the Young Adult Novel

SESSION A: MAY 3–JUNE 18, 2021 - RACHEL CARTER
TUES THURS, 5:30PM - 8:40PM - ONLINE


This course will introduce students to the elements and techniques that go into crafting a successful young adult novel. We’ll study work from a wide range of YA authors.

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Theatre

The New York Theatre Event

SESSION B: JUNE 28–AUGUST 16, 2021 - MORGAN JENNESS
WED FRI, 7:00PM - 10:00PM (HYBRID)


We will be looking at the rich legacy of the Off-Broadway theater – the groups, writers, directors, actors and other theater artists who were nurtured and sustained in its fertile soil, and who continue to shape the landscape of contemporary theater - off Broadway including regional theater and Broadway itself.

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