Theatrical Arts Study Abroad Program
Program details: London—a modern metropolis rich with famous sites and cultural events—where students earn academic credit while integrating their study with excursions to historical, literary, and theatrical sites in and around the city, all after extensive state-side preparation to enrich the experience. In London, see all types of theatre—musicals, comedies, dramas, cutting-edge works, classical and contemporary pieces alike—and witness what’s happening in one of the world’s preeminent theatre districts. And some students will also perform at the renowned Chichester Festival. Added to this are guided visits to museums, castles, and landmarks such as the Tower of London, the Globe Theater, and Stratford-upon-Avon, plus opportunities for numerous other activities. Students will study under three study abroad directors, Chris Clark, Lisa Hall Hagen, and Kate McPherson, while residing for five amazing weeks in the Kensington area of London.
Tentative dates: On campus: May 14-18 (required preparation). In London: May 23-June 27.
Anticipated curriculum: Shakespeare (ENGL 2300 or ENGL 463R), Stuart British Literature (ENGL 3630), Introduction to Theatre (THEA 1013), Performance Practicum for Stage and Screen (THEA 219R), Theatre History and Literature (THEA 3723 and 3733), and Theatre Internship (THEA 281R and 481R. Students will take six credit hours. ENGL 2300 is GE Humanities credit, while THEA 1013 is GE Fine Arts credit.
Estimated participation fee: $3,995. Apply by December 16, 2011, for this price.
Participation fee covers:
Five weeks of housing in London; five-week London Transport pass; excursions in London; group trips to Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, Chichester, etc.; entrance fees for group activities; tickets to plays in London and Stratford; international health insurance.
Participation fee does not cover:
Round-trip airfare (appox. $1,100), UVU tuition (approx. $150 per credit hour), meals (except for some meals on excursions), passport, discretionary spending, independent travel.
Directors: Chris Clark, assistant professor of theatrical arts, 801.863.8345, firstname.lastname@example.org; Lisa Hall Hagen, assistant professor of theatrical arts, 801.863.6272, email@example.com; Kate McPherson, professor of English, 801.863.8055, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application deadline: December 16, 2011. Submit application, two letters of reference, $195 non-refundable application fee, and $300 program deposit. If you miss the deadline, you are still welcome to apply until the program is full, but please note that the participation fee will be higher and program space is limited. Applications are available at the International Center in WB147 or at www.uvu.edu/international/isp.
Financial aid: Pell grants and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to this program, based on eligibility. Applicants must have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (BA105) and complete all necessary application forms for financial aid.
Scholarships: UVU will provide need-based scholarships to qualified participants. For an application, visit www.uvu.edu/international/isp.