Summer Programs at Sarah Lawrence College
Summer at Sarah Lawrence College provides creative and academic immersion into subject areas that represent the strengths and talents of our faculty and undergraduate offerings, making the experience of study and creation at Sarah Lawrence accessible to pre-college and adult students as well as undergraduates. Each program is designed to meet students at their current talent and skill level, and to help them develop and grow through individualized attention and the creation of original work. Students who participate in the summer session spend their time at Sarah Lawrence as part of a vibrant community of students who share their same artistic and academic goals and interests. In 2015 we welcomed more than 110 students from 10 countries and 21 states. Our programs culminated in live readings, presentations, viewings, and performances at the end of each session.
Below is a look at the programs offered in 2015. To stay in the loop on what programs will be offered in Summer 2016, join our mailing list.
Summer Seminar for Writers
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
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
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.
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
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
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:
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
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.