The Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies provides advanced training in the study of media and cultural techniques. Focusing on one special topic annually, it affords a select group of fourteen graduate students the opportunity to work with distinguished international scholars from all fields of media studies in an intimate and highly focused context and provides a platform for participants to engage in dialogue with other doctoral students from around the world working in similar or related fields. In addition to the seminar sessions, workshops, and lectures, the summer school program includes slots every day that are reserved for extended one-on-one consultations with the faculty.
The directors of the summer school lead five morning seminars. Afternoon sessions taught by the summer school faculty provide further opportunities for interaction and participation. A series of evening events such as invited lectures and film screenings explore other facets of the annual summer school topic.
Participants receive a reader with texts and material for the seminars. The working language of the Summer School is English.