Overview

Immerse yourself in the city through a survey of fashion, photography and film — three forms of self-expression that speak volumes in New York's cultural landscape.

This course will encourage students to experience New York City as a backdrop for self-expression, visiting cultural landmarks to build observational and storytelling skills through the lenses of fashion style, photography and film. As students develop their observational skills, they will also begin to explore the craft behind each of the three art forms. Each discipline will have projects and critical thinking exercises that ask students to employ creativity and thoughtful analysis of political, social and historical themes.

This multidisciplinary approach to learning encourages students to sample different fields and employ critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills. The program is geared towards students eager to discover their passions, try something new and prepare for college. From site visits and excursions to lectures by expert practitioners, the Explorations program is curated to give students a newfound sense of direction for their future studies by shedding light on a diverse selection of subject material.

Site visits may include:

The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum of the Moving Image
The Garment District
International Institute of Photography
The New York Times newsroom and/or printing press.

Past speakers in these disciplines have included:

Leandra Medine, founder of the popular site Man Repeller
Jeffrey Henson Scales, New York Times Photography Editor
Lee Manansala, Film Editor
Angelo Santos, filmmaker & editor

Cost and Session Information

Day Program: $5,150*

Residential Program: $5,750*

Dates: July 21 - August 02

*Listed program costs do not include course-specific lab and materials fees. Learn more on our website.

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