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  • Locations: Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States;
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Skidmore applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.75
Program Features: Academic Program Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Program Housing
Departmental Approval: Media & Film Studies Language Requirement: No
Credit Type: Transfer Credit Click here for a definition of this term Class Year: 02- Sophomore, 03- Junior, 04- Senior
Program Description:

25 professionals. 35 students. 15 weeks. One feature film. 

Cinema Sarah Lawrence is a full 15-credit “semester away” program open to Sarah Lawrence students and those from other accredited colleges and universities. The program runs every other spring semester. The semester will kick off with a week at the Sundance Film Festival before moving to Nantucket, Massachusetts, for 12 weeks of hands-on learning in the form of producing a feature-length film

Program Overview

  • Cinema Sarah Lawrence is a “semester away” program that gives students a full semester of college credits and a professional screen credit listed on IMDb
  • Provides intensive, experiential learning that is firmly grounded in the liberal arts
  • Semester kicks off with a week-long excursion to the Sundance Film Festival
  • 13 weeks on location in Nantucket, Massachusetts, includes classes, hands-on workshops, master classes with visiting artists, field trips, and more
  • 25 working professionals on the faculty guide and mentor students
  • Cinema Sarah Lawrence accepts no more than 35 students to ensure deep immersion and a transformative learning experience
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Who Should Apply 

Students from all accredited colleges and universities are welcome to apply to Cinema Sarah Lawrence. Many kinds of students—not just film students—benefit from our program, as the skills developed have multiple applications and are chiefly intended to foster critical thinking, joint decision-making, problem-solving, evidence-based inquiry, creative interpretation, contextual analysis, fair-mindedness, flexibility, risk-taking in the process of creative discovery, and much more. Students also acquire practical skills in the many specific jobs that are required to make a narrative feature film or television program. These skills can help them to advance significantly if they choose to pursue professional opportunities in the field.
Students interested in the following topics may be especially interested in the program:
  • Filmmaking
  • Film studies
  • Television production
  • Producing for film and television
  • Visual Arts (production design)
  • Theatre (acting, directing, costume and set design)
  • Photography (film stills)
  • Creative writing/story development (screenplay development and post-production)

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.