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Pursue your Passion for the Arts this Summer!

Are you interested in exploring your creative side this summer? It is the perfect time to take a course in the arts with Brandeis Summer School!

Summer class options include:
FA 165A: Contemporary Art – ONLINE CLASS!

This course addresses art at the turn of the 20th century with attention to intersections of art and identity, politics, economy, and history. It will begin with discussions of art in the United States as New York City established itself as the capital of contemporary art and then move to consider art communities around the world that have become prominent as the art world, like politics and the economy, have become increasingly globalized.

ENG 21A: Young Adult Literature

Like myth, Young Adult literature brings us to the most elemental aspects of literary experience, and it does that in the most compelling and interesting way. It takes the experiences of young adults as seriously as they should be taken, and offers joy and consolation to its audience. In this course students will examine what is genuinely great about the work of Young Adult authors like J.K. Rowling, Suzanne Collins, Philip Pullman, and Lois Lowry. You’ll study how literature works, and in particular what makes narrative powerful.

ENG 79A: Screenwriting Workshop: Beginning Screenplay

There’s never been a better time to become a screenwriter. Breakthroughs in technology, production, and distribution have heightened the demand for good scripts. Whether you want to write a micro-budget indie or a Hollywood blockbuster, this course provides all the essential tools you’ll need. Learn the fundamentals – structure, story arc, character development – and develop the first act of your feature screenplay. You’ll also watch and analyze recent movies. You’ll never look at a movie the same way again!

FA 3A: Introduction to Drawing I

Through a solid understanding of its form and principles, students will be encouraged to instigate intuitive and open responses to perceptual and conceptual sources. Students will address the role of drawing as part of their creative process.

FA 178B: Seminar on Chinese Calligraphy: History and Practice

This seminar examines the art and history of Chinese calligraphy. The goal is to introduce students of different Chinese-language levels (not limited to native-speakers) to canonical works of calligraphy as well as the enthusiasm and creativity these works have generated through the ages. From anonymous oracle bones and stone inscriptions to famed masterpieces, such as Wang Xizhi’s “Lanting Pavilion Preface,” and from original renderings to copies of others’ compositions, this course showcases the kaleidoscopic range that makes calligraphy a visual-linguistic art form beyond “words.” The multifaceted functions of stylized writing—such as for political, religious, and expressive purposes—will also be explored.

ENG 180A: The Modern American Short Story

Short stories bring you to the heart of narrative in a way that no other kind of literature does. Novels, plays, and movies have time to do world-building, and therefore they can give you a sense of what’s unique about their world. But short stories have to be far more direct, have to interact with readers in their own world. Over 5 weeks students will explore many of these worlds as they read and discuss several short stories every class!

THA 130A-1 & 2: Suzuki

Developed by the Japanese theater artist Tadashi Suzuki, the Suzuki method of acting training develops physical strength, stamina, and agility while engaging the imagination and will of the actor. Through a series of walks, statues, and marches, students are taught to breathe and move from the core of their bodies. This training allows students to act from physical impulse, resulting in a deep and personal experience of language and the world of play. This class also counts as one activity course toward the physical education requirement.

View all of the Summer Arts Courses and Syllabi Online.

Enroll today! Space is limited!

 

Questions? Email us at: summerschool@brandeis.edu

At the top of the class – Features – The Justice – Brandeis University

Once Upon A Time… There was a great article featuring the Films of Disney course! For those of you that could not enroll for this term, the course will be offered THIS summer! So now you can live happily ever after.

At the top of the class – Features – The Justice – Brandeis University.

Prof. Flesch – One of Newsweek’s “Four Great College Professors”

Did you know that Newsweek Magazine named Brandeis Professor of English Literature William Flesch one of their “Four Great College Professors”?:
http://www.newsweek.com/2009/08/11/in-search-of-great-professors.html

This summer, Prof. Flesch is offering three great summer classes at Brandeis:

Antique English PenENG 33a – Shakespeare
Survey Shakespeare’s most powerful dramatic plays representing all periods of Shakespeare’s dramatic career.

ENG 147a – Film Noir
Study the classics of the film noir genre like “The Killers,” “The Maltese Falcon,” “Touch of Evil” as well as more modern contributions to the genre like “Chinatown,” and “Bladerunner”.

ENG 180a – Modern American Short Story
Explore the masterworks of American short fiction from the last hundred years.  Read stories by Henry James, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Cather, Flannery O’Connor, Hammett, West, Pynchon, Denis Johnson, and Stuart Dybeck.

Summer School is a fantastic opportunity for students to take a class with one of the top teachers in the country in a smaller, more intimate, summer class setting.