Summer 2015 Programs
There's a lot going on at Sarah Lawrence College this summer! To see which of our offerings match your interests, browse the courses below or narrow the results by selecting the filters that best apply to what you're looking for. See you on campus!
Summer Seminar for Writers
Sunday - Friday
June 21-26, 2015
Founded in 1993 by Thomas Lux and Jane Cooper, the Summer Seminar is a chance for writers to experience the Sarah Lawrence pedagogy, to work with a faculty of acclaimed writers and passionate teachers, and to spend a week in a stimulating atmosphere, where writing—and thinking about writing—is at the core.
Writer's Workshop for High School Students
Monday – Friday
July 6 – 10, 2015
The Sarah Lawrence College Writer's Workshop for High School Students offers young writers an opportunity to explore the creative process with skilled writers and artists, and to experience the joys of writing in a supportive environment. No previous creative writing experience is necessary—only a commitment to learning, a fascination with words, and a desire to be part of a community that values art and experimentation.
Exploring Musical Theatre
July 12 - August 1, 2015
This is an exciting and rigorous program with a special focus on musical theatre, including acting technique, vocal technique, vocal coaching, choreography, and creating and developing original work. If you love musical theatre, this three-week intensive will develop and strengthen the skills needed to propel your creative work to the next level.
July 12 – August 1, 2015
This summer, immerse yourself in the craft of creative writing. Led by members and guests of Sarah Lawrence’s celebrated writing faculty, students will be immersed in the craft of writing. They will participate in a fiction workshop and a poetry workshop, and enjoy readings, craft talks, and free writing periods that are designed to supplement learning.
White Mountain Summer Dance Festival
July 11 – August 1, 2015
Now celebrating its 35th year, White Mountain Summer Dance Festival offers three weeks of intensive dance training on the Sarah Lawrence campus. WMSDF is an exploration of movement and creativity for students, educators, and anyone looking to enrich and deepen his or her understanding of the moving body and the creative process.
Summer Film Intensive
June 28 – July 31, 2015
Now in our eighth year together, Sarah Lawrence College and the International Film Institute of New York are happy to offer a unique opportunity to learn the art of filmmaking in an in-depth, supportive, and intimate program. Students will gain hands-on experience and instruction in all aspects of filmmaking, focusing on four core elements: writing for the screen, directing, production, and post-production.
For full program details and to register, visit the International Film Institute's Web site.
Study Abroad Programs
Students from other colleges and universities are welcome to join SLC students in our three exciting summer study abroad programs:
Telling Personal Stories: Oral History Intensive
Telling Personal Stories: Oral History Intensive is geared towards students who are drawn to and want to learn the art of telling real life stories. Taught by members of Sarah Lawrence’s award-winning writing faculty, students who attend this intensive—either as a commuter or residential student—will learn the theory and best practices of oral history interviews, and will have numerous chances to apply what they learn with interview subjects.
Social Justice Intensive
This summer, immerse yourself in the study of social justice at Sarah Lawrence College. The social justice intensive provides students theoretical, historical, and present day perspectives on issues such as economics, gender, sexuality, and race. Students will learn, discuss, and then apply their knowledge of the issues in a project of their own conception and design, guided by members of Sarah Lawrence’s award winning faculty.
Publish and Promote Your Book
June 27, 2015
Looking to publish your book? This unique one-day conference will help you connect with New York City literary agents, meet with major publishing house editors, pitch your book to agents and editors, and more! Presented by SLC’s Writing Institute, this conference is a must for writers who want to learn from the experts.
More information and registration coming soon! Read a recap of last year's conference»