Arts

Freshman orientation, 2011. Steven Bennett was playing cello in his dorm room on the 15th floor of John Jay Hall when he heard a knock on his door. When he opened it, another student with a broad grin exclaimed, “Cello!”

Before they graduate from Columbia’s School of the Arts, M.F.A. students in the theater management and producing  concentration are required to put together a project that has some connection to the University.

Before they graduate from Columbia’s School of the Arts, M.F.A. students in the theater producing and management concentration are required to put together a project that has some connection to the University.

Literary Lions at Columbia University

They write books, poems, scripts, essays, librettos and screenplays. Their works have been published around the world and produced in venues from Broadway to Hollywood, and everywhere in between.

Arts at Columbia
Associate Professor Trey Ellis is an Emmy-nominated screenwriter, an American Book Award-winning novelist and playwright. He has written screenplays for, among others, Columbia Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, HBO and Showtime.
Arts at Columbia
Film Professor Jamal Joseph has written and directed for Black Starz, HBO, Fox TV, New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. and A&E. His produced screenplays include Ali: An American Hero, New York Undercover, Knights of the South Bronx ...
Alan Ziegler, Columbia University

Professor Alan Ziegler’s most recent books are Short: An International Anthology of 500 Years of Short-Short Stories, Prose Poems, Brief Essays, and Other Short Prose Forms (editor), Love at First Sight: An A

David Henry Hwang, Columbia University

The work of David Henry Hwang, an associate professor and head of the School of the Arts’ playwrighting concentration, includes the plays M.

A scene from Father Comes Home from the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3

A scene from Father Comes Home from the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3

Columbia University and Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith are pleased to announce that Suzan-Lori Parks’ Father Comes Home from the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3 is the 2015 winner of the Edward M.

Georg Friedrich Haas

Georg Friedrich Haas with his three upright Yamaha pianos, one tuned according to standard pitch and the other two to pitches smaller than a half step to accommodate his own microtonal compositions and his teaching. Photo by Eileen Barroso.

When the Berlin Philharmonic performed the Georg Friedrich Haas piece dark dreams at Carnegie Hall last October, critics were ecstatic and some audience members booed.

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