February 26, 2010

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

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

During summer at the School of the Arts, students choose from a diverse range of master classes, workshops, and courses, and attend numerous public arts events created specifically for the School of the Arts summer community. Programs are designed by School of the Arts faculty and guest artists to engage and appeal to all levels of experience, from emerging artists to professional practitioners.

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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