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A word of caution about choosing your course of study: although summer days are long, the academic sessions are short. Instructors cover the same amount of material in five weeks as they do in a thirteen-week term during the academic year, and most of our foreign language courses cover an entire year's material in just eight or ten weeks. You should be prepared for an intensive classroom experience and choose your courses with care. Missing even one class can have a serious impact on your ability to complete the course successfully, and additional part-time work during your time here may seriously detract from your ability to devote the necessary time to your studies. Arriving late for the start of a given session or leaving early at the end are not acceptable and will not be allowed under any circumstances. To receive course credit, attendance throughout the entire session is required.
Yale Summer Session is a place to share your love of learning and contribute your own experiences to centuries of scholarly pursuit.
Outside of class, you will make friends, attend campus events and social activities, and have time for summer fun. Excursions to popular nearby destinations such as New York City, area beaches, shopping outlets and amusement parks are offered on weekends and in the evenings. There are also plenty of activities on campus, like intramural sports, clubs, and BBQs. The city of New Haven is also filled with many opportunities for enjoyment - there are great restaurants and museums and other activities!
Yale's Film Studies Department and Yale Summer Session offer a selection of outstanding courses by some of the university's most esteemed faculty members. Many of these classes are in such demand during the regular school year that only Film Studies majors have been able to gain admittance. Now they are open to all on a first come, first serve basis. Courses also take advantage of the summer format to provide students with intensive and focused experiences impossible to achieve during the regular school year.
SESSION A: June 2 - July 4
- FILM S182, The Blockbuster and the Bomb
- FILM S188, Sports and Media
- FILM S202, Independent Filmmaking Workshop
- FILM S203, On-Camera Workshop
- FILM S350, Screenwriting
SESSION B: July 7 - August 8
- FILM S166, Computer Animation: Art, Industry, Society
- FILM S180/AMST S321, The Hollywood Novel and the Hollywood Movie
- FILM S208, Money and Media: The Business of Hollywood
- FILM S230, The Cinema of War
- FILM S247/AMST S449/HIST S187, Film, Video, and American History
All tuition and fees including room and meal charges must be paid in full two weeks before the session begins. Housing reservations will be canceled if payment in full is not received by the same date. Yale students with outstanding balances (including balances due from previous terms) will not be permitted to register or check into campus housing. Any student who has not paid all charges in full for the session in progress by the end of the second week will be disenrolled from all courses and required to leave the program.
Yale College students requiring financial assistance should ascertain whether they are eligible for a Yale Summer Session scholarship. Students should allow at least two weeks for a scholarship application to be processed. Ph.D. candidates in the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences may apply for a Summer Foreign Language Institute Fellowship through Yale Summer Session. Master's degree candidates and professional school students should contact their own financial aid officers for information on the eligibility criteria for loans for summer courses and their availability.
Application Fee - $55.