Digital Filmmaking

We will create ambitious video projects while taking inspiration from the history of filmmaking and its latest innovations. Storytelling through film will be our focus.

Intro to Art History

Selecting movements from prehistory to the present, works of art are examined in the context of their era’s dominant ideas, political events, economic factors, and

Intro to Urban Design

This course consists of a study of the forms of cities throughout history, both built and unbuilt. Through readings, discussions, and drawings, the design of


This course offers an opportunity to investigate the formal elements of both digital and film photography, while exploring the potential for creative expression and visual

Dramatic Fault Lines

Dramatists expose the lies and illusions that can rend the social, familial, or political fabrics individuals often take for granted. Students will explore how those

The Art of Detection

The modern detective story is said to have its beginnings in Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” (1841). Poe may have given

Inside Out

Coming to Terms With Climate Change. This course will use non-fiction, fiction, poetry and documentary film to establish an understanding of the origins and implications

Virginia Woolf

This course will focus on writings by Virginia Woolf, the great 20th-century novelist and essayist. Challenging and rewarding, Woolf’s work is deeply engaged with the

Boarding School Books

This course will present opportunities for students to explore, interrogate, and reflect upon the experience of elite, residential learning. In the course of reading fiction

Literature of Passing

Sarah Resnick in The New Yorker frames the idea of racial passing in an article on Brit Bennett’s novel, The Vanishing Half: “From the antebellum

River and Rock- Spring

Spring in Deerfield thaws ice to water and paints a grey world bright. In this place-based course, students will partake of field trips to consider