The Department of Theater and Dance welcomes applications for a three-week mini-term in London. The largest city in Western Europe and the European Union, London is a global capital of culture, fashion, finance politics and trade. Steeped in history, London is home to more than 100 theaters, including 50 in the West End.
Up to 16 students will experience this vibrant, multi-cultural hub of the world, visiting museums, parks, architecture and dramatic historic sights. Students will see up to ten theater as well as dance performances in three weeks. Through backstage tours and professional workshops students will get inside the professional production world from the point of view of performers, directors, choreographers, and designers. Students will also enjoy a variety of cultural, dining and shopping opportunities while focusing on their course of study in the performing arts.
Course of Study
This is an intensive three-week experience in London with a focus on attending theater and dance productions to gain an appreciation for the perspectives of the playwright, director, choreographers, designers, performers and audience. Activities include meetings with London theater and dance professionals, back stage tours and guest artist workshops. Students will write reviews of a selection of performances seen. Journals or comment papers may be additionally assigned. Optional field trips and cultural events in London will be arranged.
Students are housed together in fully furnished two-person studio apartments, including kitchenettes. A portion of mini-term fees is returned to students for per diem meal costs.
(For specific dates, contact the International Programs Office, Old Chapel, Third Floor.)
April: Application deadline is the third Friday of spring term.
May: $350 Non-refundable deposit due at the Cashier's Office in McKean House, and receipt brought to the International Programs Office
Fall term: Orientation meetings
Late November: Mini-term begins
Mid-December: Program ends
For More Information
Contact Professor Brittney Belz, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Theater & Dance.
Dates / Deadlines:
Union College807 Union St.Schenectady,