creative-media-institute-LOGO-copy-e1416765829136The Creative Media Institute produces programs for pre-college students interested in expanding their understanding of and experience in nonfiction, fiction, and experimental media study and creation. The CMI immerses participants in focused study and provides space for reflection, experimentation, and the opportunity to create something new every other day.

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The Creative Media Institute is inspired by workshops that existed in the early days of Hampshire College. In the 1970s and 80s founding faculty members Jerome Liebling, Elaine Mayes, and others brought together legendary artists working in film, photography, and later video to teach, share works, and to aid one another in expanding the reach of their mediums. John Marshall, Jean Rouch, Richard Leacock, Helen Levitt, Hollis Frampton, DA Pennebaker, Ann McIntosh, Diane Arbus, Jonas Mekas, and others all spent multiple summers at Hampshire. Among the many students who attended were filmmaker Su Friedrich, author Scott MacDonald, and Hampshire College alumni and filmmaker, Ken Burns.

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