March 24, 2010

Columbia University School of the Arts: 2010 Summer Program, New York City

Columbia University School of the Arts
Michael Dames
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Master Classes, Workshops, Courses, Public Events
in Film, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts, and Writing

Columbia University School of the Arts is the place to be this summer for aspiring artists and professional practitioners from around the globe. Each year, several of the world’s top artists welcome more than 350 summer students to Columbia’s campus in New York City.

Join us in 2010 and choose from a diverse range of master classes, workshops, courses, and community events, designed by School of the Arts graduate faculty to engage and appeal to individuals at all levels of artistic experience.

Selected Programs
For full list of 40+ Summer Program offerings in Film, Writing, Theatre Arts and Visual Arts, and to enroll:

Film—TV Writing with Jamal Joseph, School of the Arts Film Program Chair (May 24-July 2): This course is taught as a simulated “writer’s room,” where aspiring television writers will collaborate and learn to develop, pitch and write a television episode.

Film—Auteur Study: Clint Eastwood with Film Program faculty member David McKenna (May 24-July 2): Through the presentation of 12 full feature films and clips from several others, this course examines the extraordinary 50-year career of Clint Eastwood.

Writing—Creative Writing Master Classes (June 7-17 and June 21-July 1):

Writing the Adolescent in Young Adult Fiction with Cris Beam

Love Poem as Trojan Horse with Josh Bell

Writing Historical Fiction with Jennifer Epstein
Dark Comedy: Writing Mean and Funny with Rivka Galchen

The Great Escape: What We’re Really Writing About When We Write About Travel with Aaron Hamburger

More than Memoir with Kelly McMasters

The Art of Reviewing with Ed Park

Make it Strange: Writing Stories from the In-Between with Karen Russell

Theatre Arts—Contemporary French Theatre and Performance at Reid Hall in Paris, with Gideon Lester and Tom Sellar (May 31-June 20) (limited spaces available): From a base at Reid Hall, Columbia’s historic campus in Paris, this course introduces students to contemporary theatre and performance in Paris. Students will visit public theatres and art centers, analyze theatre and dance productions by leading French and international artists, and consider these performances in their historical, aesthetic, and professional contexts.

Theatre Arts—Composition for the Stage: Explorations in Time/Space/Text/Music with Yale Drama Professor Robert Woodruff (July 19-31): A performance-based laboratory course exploring the interaction of time, space, text, music and elements of visual arts media with former Artistic Director of American Repertory Theatre Robert Woodruff.

Theatre Arts—New York Theatre Event: Off and Off-Off Broadway with Associate Artistic Director of Second Stage Theatre Chris Burney (July 6-August 13): Students will explore the elements involved in the creation of theatre today in the historic heart of American theatre: New York City.

Visual Arts—Basic Drawing, Introduction to Painting, Introduction to Printmaking, Photography, and more, taught by School of the Arts Visual Arts Program faculty.

For full list of 40+ Summer Program offerings, and to enroll:

The Columbia University School of the Arts Summer Program is presented in collaboration with the Columbia University School of Continuing Education and the Office of Global Programs.

Columbia University School of the Arts Summer Program

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Columbia University School of the Arts 2010 MFA Thesis Events
Film—23rd Annual Columbia University Film Festival
: April 26-May 7, New York; June 9-11, L.A.

Theatre Arts—MFA thesis productions, ongoing through May, New York

Visual Arts—
First-year MFA Exhibition
, April 7-17, opening reception April 3, 6-8 pm, Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University

MFA Thesis Exhibition, May 2-22, opening reception May 2, 2-5 pm, Fisher Landau Center for Art, Long Island City, New York

Writing—Anthology of MFA thesis work, published in May

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