Professional Programs at Sarah Lawrence College

As Sarah Lawrence our goal is to instill in our students a lifelong intellectual curiosity and nimbleness, as well as the confidence and entrepreneurial spirit to embrace a broad range of personal, professional, and creative pursuits. We thus prepare students to think and act independently so that they will tackle the problems of, and thrive in, a complex and rapidly evolving world.

This goal has manifested itself in the lifelong learning opportunities we offer individuals through our professional development programs. Whether you are looking to enhance or expand your professional expertise, gain skills to advance in your career, or are interested in living a life of learning at every age and stage of your life, Sarah Lawrence has something for you.

Filmmaker's Week: January 6–10, 2020

Filmmaker's Week: January 6–10, 2020
Offering day or evening options, this one week course is an in-depth study of the filmmaking process from script to screen. With more hands-on opportunities and take-home assignments, students will gain a better understanding of critical craft elements necessary for the success of any project.

Advance Care Planning for Primary Care Practitioners

Advance Care Planning for Primary Care Practitioners

Sarah Lawrence College’s End-of-Life Care Program aims to create a new culture of medical care around end-of-life issues. Advance Care Planning for Primary Care Practitioners is a three course, online, self-paced certificate program for health care professionals.

Art of Teaching

Art of Teaching

The Sarah Lawrence College Art of Teaching program is an integrated Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) program of study that sponsors Saturday seminars and other professional development opportunities for teachers.

Center for the Urban River at Beczak

Center for the Urban River at Beczak

The Center for the Urban River at Beczak (CURB) is an alliance of Sarah Lawrence College and the Beczak Environmental Education Center.  The mission of CURB is to advance environmental knowledge and stewardship by providing high quality interactive environmental educational programs including experiential classroom and field-based programs for students of all ages (Pre-K – college) and professional development for teachers and child development professionals.

Child Development Institute

Child Development Institute

The Child Development Institute was established in 1987 to develop programs for early childhood and elementary school teachers, administrators, child development professionals, parents and the community at large.

Filmmakers Collective

Filmmakers Collective

As part of a long-running partnership, Sarah Lawrence College and the International Film Institute of New York (IFI) offer a unique, five-week summer intensive to individuals who want to learn the art of filmmaking in an in-depth, supportive, and intimate program. 

Summer Seminar for Writers

Summer Seminar for Writers

Participants in this renowned summer writing program come from all over the U.S. and beyond to Sarah Lawrence's campus just outside of New York City to experience six amazing days of workshops, craft talks, generative sessions, and readings. Students choose to study along one of the following tracks: fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, screenwriting, or mixed genre.

The Writing Institute

The Writing Institute

Enroll in a noncredit course at The Writing Institute, where everyone—from the novice to seasoned writers, pre-teens to retirees—can find a class where they will explore their talent, engage with a genre, and bring their inner writer to life.