Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts offers college students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a four-week, four-credit course in New York City. Intensive hands-on courses are offered in Fiction Writing, Film Studies, Dance, and Journalism + Design.
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Interested in having a unique experience abroad, but not enough time for a full semester away? Apply for a short-term study abroad program at The New School! We offer college students the opportunity to learn overseas in a range of fields such as Media, Film, Literature, Theater, Urban Studies, Politics and of course, Foreign Languages. Destinations offered include China, Rwanda, South Korea, Italy, Germany and more!
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Parsons School of Design offers summer programs in New York and Paris for pre-college, college, and adult learners. Pre-college students can enroll in Summer Intensive Studies in New York, Mumbai, Holland, London, and Paris, or Parsons Pre-College Academy. College-age and adult students can sign up for Summer Intensive Studies New York, Summer Intensive Studies Paris, and Summer Studies in Constructed Environments. There are three summer programs for graduate students: Art and Design Education and Leadership in the Arts, both in New York City, and Decorative Arts Graduate Seminar in Paris. Please check the Parsons Summer Programs website for additional pre-college offerings.
Discover the writer's life in New York City. The intensive three-week Writers Colony program provides a supportive yet demanding atmosphere in which to develop as a writer, whether you are launching a new project or developing a work-in-progress. Members of The New School's distinguished faculty guide workshop discussions of students' work and provide their own written feedback. Summer literary salons bring notable writers in for conversations with the students and faculty of the colony.
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The School of Drama now offers an exciting four-week Summer Acting Intensive for students who are either rising juniors or seniors in high school or are at least 15 years of age. Led by professional faculty and teaching artists involved in New York City theater, this program enables students to develop acting techniques and skills through training, coaching, workshops, and artistic engagement in a collaborative environment.
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This new pre-college intensive course combines 16mm filmmaking craft with high-definition (HD) digital techniques and tools, immersing students in the history and practice of making movies. Taught by School of Media Studies faculty, students gain a critical understanding of how re-imagining the city through multimedia storytelling engages, provokes, delights, and informs audiences. Their artistic and socially engaged short film projects are screened publicly at the end of the course.
In addition to the summer programs highlighted above, Schools of Public Engagement, Parsons School of Design, and the extension program of Mannes College The New School for Music offer open-enrollment continuing education courses each summer in a wide range of subject areas, including Social Sciences, Humanities, Media Studies and Film, Writing, Foreign Languages, English Language Studies, Management and Business, Food Studies, Art and Design, and Music.
You want to work for social justice at the global level, but most United Nations study programs take you sightseeing. Do you want just the tour or do you want to really immerse yourself in international affairs?The United Nations Summer Study (UNSS) program, offered by The New School’s Graduate Program in International Affairs, puts graduate and undergraduate students on the ground in the United Nations and in New York City. Unlike other UN study programs, UNSS takes you beyond a narrow focus on security and diplomacy to investigate development, human rights, humanitarian action, peacebuilding, and environmental issues. UNSS course work prepares you to understand and engage with contemporary issues, policies, and debates in international affairs. UNSS internships and practicums, not found in any other UN summer program, enable you to gain hands-on experience in the UN system.
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