December 19, 2014

Summer Arts 2015: intensive studio programs

Columbia University School of the Arts
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The Visual Arts program at Columbia University School of the Arts is offering two exciting intensive studio programs next summer. Based on key elements of Columbia’s MFA program in Visual Arts, these six-week courses are designed for artists aspiring to graduate studies and for all artists seeking to engage in a rigorous studio art program.

Photography Intensive
Advanced Painting Intensive

Photography Intensive: New York City
Instructors: Professor Thomas Roma, Adjunct Professor Inbal Abergil
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The Photography Intensive engages students in all elements of photographic practice and the development of a portfolio. The course is appropriate for students at any level of experience, from beginner to advanced, as faculty provide individualized attention to the specific needs of each photographer. The curriculum is designed for students to quickly accelerate their understanding of the language of photography and to realize the creative possibilities in their own work. A combination of technical tutorials, individual meetings with internationally renowned artists and art professionals, as well as a series of seminars and group critiques, provide students with the tools they need to advance professionally and further develop the core elements of their practice. The Photography Intensive provides an exceptional workshop environment where students have 24-hour access to traditional and digital facilities, coupled with daily hands-on assistance from experienced faculty and staff, culminating in a group exhibition at the LeRoy Neiman Gallery. Students are expected to produce work independently throughout the six-week term and fully dedicate their time and efforts to the course. Admission to the Photography Intensive is on a first-come, first-served basis, and no creative materials or formal admissions process are required. Successful students will bring a deep desire to work hard and progress quickly. Attendance to all activities is required to pass the course.


Advanced Painting Intensive: New York
Instructor: Professor Gregory Amenoff
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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. The six-week, six-credit workshop is based on the elements and structure of Columbia’s MFA degree program and is tailored to those who are interested in challenging and advancing their work in an immersive and nurturing environment. Additionally, the workshop is geared to those who desire to develop both a strong visual portfolio and a written package appropriate for applications to MFA programs. Admission to the Advanced Painting Intensive is competitive. Students are required to submit creative materials for review. The online application will open in January 2015.

For up-to-date details on courses and to apply online, visit the Columbia Summer Arts website.


Columbia Summer Arts 2015: intensive studio programs in New York City

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