March 7, 2017

Curate/create/educate/synthesize/transform:six summer programs in curation, art, and design

Hampshire College
Lily Bartle. View of The Dense Image: Appropriation in Contemporary Art at the Digital Projection Gallery, Hampshire College, 2014. Photo: Karen Koehler.

Summer programs for college students, graduates, post-BAs, and professionals

For a 10% tuition discount apply to the Institute for Curatorial Practice by March 24, 2017, all other programs by March 31.

Institute for Curatorial Practice: June 1–July 1, 2017
TheInstitute for Curatorial Practice (ICP) focuses on the practice of curation: material, digital, and imaginary. Working with major museum collections, the program involves intensive object study while simultaneously investigating the “curatorial imaginary,” an expanding field driven by developments in new media. All students create exhibitions for the digital domain using objects from five college museums. ICP applicants are encouraged to apply for our paid internship program, which will run July 6 to August 11, 2017. More info

Screenwriting for Film and Video: June 5–30, 2017
Screenwriting for Film and Video is a four-week immersion into the script writing process. We invite students interested in film, video, creative writing, and art to utilize the resources of our world renowned Film, Photography, Video program this summer. Screenwriting for Film and Video will analyze different scripting techniques in traditional and experimental, and non-fiction film and video. With special attention to development and format, the projects created in this program will be an exploration of the author’s passion, voice, and vision. More info

Ecojustice, Education and Artistic Practice Institute at Hampshire Farm: June 5–30, 2017
Ecojustice, Education and Artistic Practice Institute (EEAP) is a four-week summer intensive program designed for undergraduate and post-BA students, practicing/aspiring environmental educators, working artists, activists, and teachers committed to environmental justice. By linking practices in environmentalism to land art, landscape painting, and poetry, the program’s primary collaboratory/studio/classroom will be the Hampshire College Farm, but we will avail ourselves of the many local farms, naturescapes, art studios, museum spaces, and nature centers scattered throughout the Pioneer Valley. More info

Institute for Linguistics, Image and Text: June 5–30, 2017
The Institute for Linguistics, Image and Text (LIT) is a four-week intensive summer program designed for students who are intrigued by the linguistic workings of the human mind and artistic expression. The goal is to synthesize theories of linguistic narration with the practices of artistic creation (written and visual). The program will consist of class discussions, focused group work, and local field trips to museums, cinemas, and other cultural sites in the Five College consortium. More info

Institute for Transforming Social Justice: June 5–30, 2017
The Institute for Transforming Social Justice (ITSJ) is a four-week intensive summer program designed for students, activists, artists, and practitioners who have a passion for creating social justice. Led by four Hampshire College faculty members, with talks by community activists, practitioners, and artists, the program will engage strategies for social justice, including community-based research and practices, policy analysis, and participatory action. More info

We also offer a TESOL teaching training initiative. More information

To apply to any of the summer programs clickhere.
Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

These summer programs are designed to reflect Hampshire’s academic philosophy by linking critical engagement to experience-based education. We invite those who are interested to experience the institution’s innovative, cross-discipline, immersive, and self-directed approach to various topics of study during the month of June in Amherst, Massachusetts. Hampshire recommends the equivalent of 4 academic credits for the completion of any summer program.


Summer programs in curation, art, and design at Hampshire College

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