Columbia Summer 2022

Arts & Humanities

The Columbia University Summer Session offers more than 50 courses in the arts and humanities for anyone at any level for students, and for professionals, at any stage in their careers. From expert instruction at Columbia’s Morningside Heights campus to the renowned cultural institutions and performance spaces of New York City, students can learn, explore, and experience the energy of the city through a diverse co-curricular program. Arts in the Summer courses are taught by School of the Arts graduate faculty and Summer Session students are welcome to extend their learning by visiting New York’s landmark cultural sites—1,000+ art galleries, 300+ films, 80 television shows, 40+ theaters—and through university-run field trips and activities. With mini-tracks in Drama & Theatre, Film, Creative Writing, and Visual Arts, the City of New York can be your studio for refining your craft, deepening your understanding of classical art and literature, or exploring a new interest.

Explore last summer’s offerings, which featured courses on subjects such as Shakespeare; Printmaking; How to Write Funny; Black Film & Media; and Masterpieces of Western Art; among others. Check the Directory of Courses for updates, as Summer 2022 courses are being added on a rolling basis. Registration opens on March 1.

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Registration Information

Course information will be updated in December 2021, but you can get an idea of last year’s courses here. Registration for courses will open on March 1, 2022.

Are you a high school student?

Specific information about programs for High School Students can be found here.