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About This Program

Make movies that make a difference. Combining 16mm filmmaking craft with high definition (HD) digital techniques and tools, this program immerses students in the history and practice of making movies. Students learn to communicate through the unique language of cinema and leverage its power to question, provoke, educate, amaze, and change. Students work collaboratively to create meaningful and artful short film projects that will be showcased publicly by the end of the course.

Program Dates

Notice: This program will no longer run in 2024. Browse other college/adult intensives and summer programs.

What You’ll Gain

  • Experience creating a technically accomplished short film
  • Understanding of the impact movies have on society
  • Knowledge of the communicative language of cinema and its expressive techniques
  • Appreciation of the modes of filmic expression beyond the conventional scripted narrative
Students working at film production workstations

The program is open to all students, regardless of skill level, who meet the age requirements, complete the application, and demonstrate interest in art and design.

Application Overview

All interested students must submit an application and pay a $50 non-refundable application fee. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. The summer program team will share application statuses within 7-10 business days of submission. Registration opens on January 3, 2024. Early applications are encouraged as capacity is limited. Students who apply early and are approved in November and December will be able to log in and register on January 3, 2024 and secure their seat.

Application Deadline: April 24, 2024 (April 1 for International students)

Age Requirement

This program is for students ages 16-18*. We require that students be 16 by the start date of the program. Students who will turn 16 during or after the program will not be permitted to participate in the program, without exception.

Written Personal Statement (150-200 words)

The title of the program is "Film, Art, Change: Making Movies to Make a Difference." What does this represent to you? How do you think film can make a difference?

Language Requirement

International Students for whom English is not the primary language of instruction at their home institution must demonstrate English language proficiency, as Summer Intensive Studies classes are taught in English. A TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 79 or higher on the Internet-based course, an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 6.5 or higher, or a DET (Duolingo English Test) score of 105 or higher is required. Visit TOEFL, IELTS, or DET for more information.

International Students: Visa Requirement

Students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents ("Green Card holders") must enter the U.S. to study in this program on a student visa under the appropriate student immigration status. A student visa is required when a student is enrolled in a full-time, credited program, such as Summer Intensive Studies. Please review the International Students & Scholars Services page for details.

Registration

All interested students must submit an application and pay a $50 non-refundable application fee. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. The summer program team will share application statuses within 7-10 business days of submission. Once approved, applicants will be invited to enroll in a course.

Tuition
$5,145 plus $245 university fee

Application Deadline:

April 24, 2024 (April 1 for International students)

Registration Deadlines:

Session 1: May 15, 2024 (April 1 for international students)

Session 2: June 8, 2024 (May 1 for international students)

College Credit

Students earn grades and three college credits upon successful completion of the program. We strongly recommend that participants consult an academic advisor at their home institution for further details of approval, transfer, and fulfillment of graduation requirements.

Academic Transcript Request

The New School has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide transcript ordering via the Web.

Summer Program Refund Policy

Refund Schedule

Please note: All refund schedules are effective until 11:59pm ET on a specified date.
Course Drop or Withdrawal Date Percentage of Tuition Refunded
On or before May 1 100% minus $200 cancellation fee
May 2 through May 15 50% minus $200 cancellation fee
May 16 and later 0%

Session 2 (July 8-26) Refund Schedule

Please note: All refund schedules are effective until 11:59pm ET on a specified date.
Course Drop or Withdrawal Date Percentage of Tuition Refunded
On or before June 1 100% minus $200 cancellation fee
June 2 through June 15 50% minus $200 cancellation fee
June 16 and later 0%

The New School reserves the right to cancel courses. If a course in which you are enrolled is canceled, you will be notified and asked whether you wish to transfer to a different course or receive a full refund.

This summer program offers the option of on-campus housing. Following confirmation of your registration, an additional letter is sent by email with instructions on how to apply for housing. Access to on-campus student housing is in high demand and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you require on-campus housing, we strongly recommend applying as soon as the application process opens.

Housing Fees
Pre-College: $2,086 for three weeks (includes $375 starter meal funds and $175 Activity and Coordination Fee) 

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