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 participants will experience this vibrant, multi-cultural hub of the world. Students will see nine or more theatrical productions and other performances in three weeks; while visiting markets, museums, parks, architecture and historic sights. Through backstage tours and professional workshops, students will experience the world of a production from the point of view of audience, performers, directors, choreographers, and designers. Students will enjoy a variety of cultural, dining, shopping, and day trip opportunities while focusing on their study of the performing arts. Coursework involves short writing assignments, journal entries, group discussions, and a brief critical review of the productions attended.
Course of Study
This is an intensive three-week experience in London with a focus on attending theatrical productions and other performances to gain an appreciation for the perspectives of the playwright, director, designers, performers and audience. Activities include meetings with London theater and dance professionals, backstage tours and guest artist workshops. Other field trips and cultural events in London will be arranged.
Students are housed together in furnished rooms or apartments. 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: Accepted students must select "commit" or "decline" at the International Programs online application site to confirm participation
- Fall term: Orientation meetings
- Late November: Mini-term begins
- Mid-December: Program ends
For More Information
Contact Professor Dan Venning,
Assistant Professor, Departments of Theater & Dance and English.