Arts in the Summer

Arts in the Summer

Every summer, Columbia University welcomes hundreds of students to the New York City campus to study the arts. The School of the Arts offers courses in Film, Theatre, Visual Arts, and Writing, taught by renowned professors who are experts in their field.

Neither a transcript nor a B.A. is required to apply. 

In most cases, just a simple application is required (special requirements for the Advanced Painting Intensive* can be found here). Please visit the link below that best describes you to get started. 

Current Columbia Students

Visiting Students

Adults & Professionals

Pre-College Programs (includes high school students)

Subject Areas

Choose courses from subject areas offered by the School of the Arts.

Theatre Includes The New York Theatre Event, a course that takes students to Broadway!  See courses >
Film Includes courses in screenwriting, television, producing, and more. See courses >
Writing Includes workshops and craft seminars in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. See courses >
Visual Arts Includes courses in photography, painting, drawing, and printmaking. See courses >

*For more information about the Advanced Painting Intensive, please visit the School of the Arts website. Additional faculty and course details can be found by visiting the School of the Arts summer programs webpage.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees can be found in the Visiting Students section.