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* Theatre & the Arts in London - London, England, UK
London, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Budget Sheets Summer
CSU Deadlines / Program Dates:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 12/01/2017 12/10/2017 06/10/2018 06/30/2018
Priority Deadline: December 1 - Final Deadline: February 15 (pending spots available)
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Program Coordinator:
Emily Garner Program Type: CSU Short Term Program
Areas of Study:
Interdisciplinary, Liberal Arts
Program Description:

Theatre & the Arts in London

United Kingdom

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Spend three weeks in the heart of London, immersed in an exciting city of cultural diversity and energy, rich in history, acclaimed as one of the artistic and theatre capitals of the world. Students gain insight and experience from attending world class productions, as well as professionally guided tours of art galleries, museums, historic buildings, plus a special visit to Shakespeare’s historic birthplace in beautiful Stratford-upon-Avon.
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Program At-a-Glance

WHEN:  June 10  - 30, 2018
Note: Depart the U.S. on June 9 in order to arrive on June 10.

CREDITS:  All committed students will be registered for TH 479: Theatre of London-Travel Abroad (3 credits) through CSU's Division of Continuing Education. All tuition and program charges will be billed at the start of the summer term.

COST: See Budget Sheet for details. The program fee includes tuition and fees for 3 credit hours through Continuing Education, accommodation in shared apartments in central London, local transportation pass, program excursion to Statford-Upon-Avon, cultural activities, 12-15 theatre performances, faculty/on-site support, health insurance, orientation, and education abroad administration. The above cost does not include international airfare, meals, passport, books, and personal spending money.

SCHOLARSHIPS: Applicants for this program are eligible for scholarships through the Office of International Programs.

PROGRAM LEADER: Price Johnston, Director of Theatre, Associate Professor of Lighting, Sound and Projection Design; Assistant Director of the School of Music, Theatre, & Dance

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Minimum 2.5 GPA. Instructor Approval. Good disciplinary standing. Open to undergraduate students (sophomores and above).

Academic Overview

The Theatre & Arts in London program allows students to explore the arts and theater scene in London through a three-week education abroad experience.  All students will enroll in TH 479 Theatre of London—Travel Abroad for three credit hours.  This course will explore the theoretical and critical context of artistic production and evaluation. Students will be guided and prepared in methods of artistic critique and key issues that inform production values. Students will interpret and present their course experiences by means of personal portfolios which will comprise in-depth critiques of three contrasting theatre productions.  In addition, students will take part in an exciting mix of performances in three distinctly different areas of London theatre:  the West End; Off West-End and the Fringe/Pub theatre circuit, as well as have numerous opportunities to explore areas of personal interest, such as the visual arts, dance, and music.

Program Leader
The course will be taught by Price Johnston, Assistant Director of the School of Music, Theatre and Dance. Price Johnston’s career in design has spanned theatre, dance, and opera in both the U.S. and abroad. With work in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Moscow, Athens (Greece), London, Atlanta, St. Petersburg (Russia), and Denver, he has designed over 180 productions. 


Situated in the heart of Europe's largest capital city, London, this course provides access to world-class theatre, world-famous performers, and an endless array of artistic venues. London is the capital of England, and is generally considered to be the theatre capital of the world and a major player in the international arts scene. The theatres of London often reflect and embody a long and distinctive history in their location and architecture, but they also offer a vibrant and exhilarating contemporary performance culture. The program also includes an excursion to beautiful Stratford-upon-Avon to visit Shakespeare's birthplace and the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Housing and Meals

Accommodations are provided in furnished apartments located in Central London (travel zones 1-2). Shared kitchen facilities are fully equipped, allowing students to purchase groceries and cook their own meals in addition to eating in local restaurants.
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