Educational Opportunities

Each summer, Columbia University School of the Arts welcomes more than 300 students to work with internationally renowned artists and arts scholars on Columbia’s campus in New York City and at Columbia’s Global Center in Paris – the unparalleled cultural and academic opportunities of an Ivy League University in two of the world’s most renowned arts capitals.

Summer students choose from a diverse range of master classes, workshops, and credit and non-credit courses in Film, Writing, Visual Arts and Theatre, taught by School of the Arts and visiting faculty. Courses are designed to engage and appeal to individuals at all levels of artistic experience, from beginning to professional artists.

Highlights of the 2012 Summer Program:

New! The Television Writing Intensive

The Television Writing Intensive is a six-week, six-credit program that provides a concentrated and encompassing introduction to the field of television writing, designed to prepare students for the professional worlds of sitcoms, one-hour dramas and crime procedurals.

Screenplay Revision WorkshopScreenplay Revision Workshop is an intensive workshop dedicated to the analysis and rewriting of a feature-length screenplay. Students will bring a completed script in three acts (no less than 90 pp.) into the class, and begin by receiving a detailed analysis of the work by both the instructor and fellow students. Then, with the instructor’s guidance, students will devise a reasonable plan for revising the pages during the time of the workshop.

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Summer Workshops in Theatre and FilmJuly 11–29, 2012Southampton, New York

The MFA in Theatre is part of a new graduate arts campus under the auspices of Stony Brook University, a flagship SUNY school. Location, community and the best artist-teachers in the world are what make Southampton Arts one of, if not the most ideal place to earn an MFA. Building upon the success of our renowned Creative Writing program, we began by adding successful summer workshops in playwriting, screenwriting, theatre directing, and digital filmmaking. It was a natural progression to create a new graduate program in theatre—one that provides first class, inter-arts training with emphasis on new work.

The MFA in Theatre at Southampton Arts offers tracks in Playwriting, Directing, Dramaturgy and Film. Students train with internationally acclaimed artists in an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment. We provide advanced training for experienced artists who wish to hone and expand existing skills.

WGAE members are eligible for a 10% discount to the Summer Conference (residential students only).

For more information, please visit the Southampton Arts website.