Sarah Lawrence is a prestigious, residential, coeducational liberal arts college, and consistently ranked among the leading liberal arts colleges in the country. In close proximity to New York City, our historic campus is home to an inclusive, intellectually curious, and diverse community.

Sarah Lawrence College Summer Programs provide creative and academic immersion in subjects such as writing, musical theatre, and film. Programs meet students at their current talent and skill levels and help them grow through individualized attention and the creation of original work.

Exploring Musical Theatre
Sunday, July 10 – Saturday, July 30, 2016 

Participate in an exciting and rigorous program this summer with a special focus on musical theatre that includes acting technique, vocal technique, vocal coaching, choreography, and creating and developing original work. In acting, you will work on scenes from musicals and explore, take risks, and make mistakes in an environment free of judgment. Learn to connect character and singing through creative and healthy use of the vocal instrument. Discover ways to convey meaning through movement with a focus on honing your personal choreographic voice. Take part in the vibrancy of a creative ensemble which will work toward the development of a “work in progress” performance piece. 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.


Learn more at https://www.sarahlawrence.edu/pre-college/summer/musical-theatre.html


The International Film Institute of New York
Summer Film Intensive
Sunday, June 26 – Saturday, July 30, 2016

As part of a long-running partnership, Sarah Lawrence College and the International Film Institute of New York are happy to offer you a unique opportunity to learn the art of filmmaking in an in-depth, supportive, and intimate program. Gain hands-on experience and instruction in all aspects of filmmaking, focusing on four core elements:

    • Writing for the screen
    • Directing
    • Production
    • Post-production

Lectures feature hands-on camera work, augmented by special guest speakers and behind-the-scenes visits to Manhattan production studios and editing facilities. After you shoot three film exercises focused on different filmmaking techniques, you’re ready to write, direct, produce, shoot, and edit your own short video. You choose the format: narrative, documentary, or experimental. You may choose to stick to a script with actors, costumes, and a controlled set, or you may approach your shoot with the spirit of improvisation. The final product is your completed short—to which you own the exclusive rights—ready for your professional portfolio, graduate school application, or Web distribution.

Learn more at https://www.sarahlawrence.edu/pre-college/summer/film-intensive.html


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