Summer Programs at the School of the Arts
Each summer, 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. Summer arts courses are created and taught by School of the Arts graduate faculty, as well as by guest artists who are leaders in their fields.
Admissions to summer programs at the School of the Arts is open to all who want to study with us. The application is fast and easy and neither a transcript nor a BA is required (with the exception of the Advanced Painting Intensive).
Columbia students do not need to apply (with the exception of the Advanced Painting Intensive), but they do need to register. All visiting students will need to apply to the School of Professional Studies and register upon acceptance.
Summer 2023 Deadlines
I learned not to fear colors. Not only that, I learned to love them deeply. Before I would only draw with pencil or in black and white, but after this course my medium needs color in it. It has changed how I view the world – every day is more interesting now that it is bursting with color.
Our instructor brought a magic to the classroom. His knowledge of poetry, both conventional and contemporary, his gift for finding the value in every student's work, his ability to find ways to further improve upon this value, were incomparable.
For questions related to admissions, registration, tuition, housing, transcripts, examinations, grades, university resources, and important dates, please email [email protected].
For course-related questions, such as curricula, syllabi, materials, prerequisites, and faculty, please send an email directly to the Summer Departmental Representative for the course. They are:
Departmental Representative for Film
Departmental Representative for Writing
Departmental Representative for Visual Arts: Painting
Inquiries about Theatre courses should be sent to [email protected]