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    Carnegie Mellon Summer: Writing & Culture

    Carnegie Mellon Summer: Writing & Culture


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Six Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Writing
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: > $7,000+
    • Career Clusters: Business Management and Administration, Government and Public Administration, Human Services, Marketing, Sales and Service, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Why Writing & Culture? This is not a Language Arts course.

    In this program, you will explore film, art, and culture through historical and contemporary lenses.  You will produce a body of work anchored in what you have learned about digital poetics, about how films are written and made, and how visual design choices express knowledge. You will learn to think critically, express your thoughts creatively, and write effectively for college and beyond.

    Curriculum Overview:

    Classes are held Monday through Friday, usually 9:30-4, with a scheduled lunch break. Evening and weekend enrichment events as scheduled.

    This program provides highly individualized feedback and guidance, drawing on each student’s personal strengths and interests.

    Guided by the mentorship and instruction of our highly distinguished faculty members, you will analyze complex, ever-changing problems through astute investigations of culture and society through written text and visual media. You will also learn how to think through design choices for film production, cutting-edge poetic forms, and visual design. You will assimilate these concepts and ideas, using them to fuel your own body of work.

    Readings, Performances, and Discussions

    Exploration and Investigation

    Mentorship and Connections

    College and Career Pathways