Applications will open in early-September 2017 for the Summer 2018 term.
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*Priority Deadline: December 1, 2017
**Regular Deadline: February 1, 2018
*Program may fill before regular deadline; therefore, early application is advised
**Post-priority applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the regular deadline
Follow in the footsteps of some of the greatest playwrights of all time, and immerse yourself in the world of theatre and culture in London. This study tour of London is open to all majors from all colleges; no theatre experience is required. The course includes study of performance, design, architecture, art and culture with London as our classroom. It includes one week of instruction in Fayetteville the week prior to the trip and four weeks in London with excursions to other destinations, like Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath. Students experience modern as well as classic drama as performed on the English stage. A typical summer features a broad spectrum of theatre from the earliest dramatic forms to the most current in London and Stratford-upon-Avon, including plays at Shakespeare's Globe, RSC, National Theatre and in the West End as well as musical performances and other cultural events. Students are granted significant free time so that they will be able to explore the city on their own, as well as plan weekend trips and activities outside of London. Student residences (3-4 students/room) are centrally located studio flats with easy access to bus and subway stations. Participants share rooms with access to kitchen facilities and a common room.
Leadership for the Theatre in London trip comes from Fulbright College, including Professor Casey Kayser from the Department of English and Professor Shawn Irish from the Department of Theatre. Both professors have significant experience in theatre studies and in study tours to Britain.
Complete a minimum of 24 credit hours* by the beginning of the program abroad.
Possess a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better at the time of application.
*Students who have completed less than 24 credit hours may be admissible upon recommendation of faculty leader with support of the dean of the sponsoring college.
Six (6) credit hours
Courses: Courses offered at Undergraduate level; Graduate credit upon consent of instructor
ENGL 3223/ENGL 3923H Drama: A Critical Introduction to the Genre (3 credit hours)
(Students from Fulbright College may request that this be substituted for WLIT 1123 or WLIT 1123H; graduate credit upon consent of the instructor)
The readings for this course are based on a selection of the plays we see in England. The material ranges broadly, embracing all periods and dramatic types, but Shakespearean plays are always included. The emphasis is on the poetic, thematic, and structural aspects of the plays. Attendance at all tours, performances, and other scheduled activities is mandatory. Course requirements include reading the plays and leading discussions in Fayetteville and completing blog posts/essays related to the performances and excursions while abroad. Students taking the class for Honors credit have a more stringent requirement for their posts. No previous theatre experience is necessary or required.
THTR 4953 or THTR 3923H Theatre in Britain (3 credit hours)
(may substitute for THTR 1003; graduate credit upon consent of the instructor)
This course treats the various aspects of theatre production with specific emphasis on the dozen or so plays we see in England. The lectures focus upon such aspects of production as acting, directing, design, scenery, lighting, sound, costume, etc. Attendance at all tours, performances, and other scheduled activities is mandatory. Course requirements include reading the plays and leading discussions in Fayetteville and completing blog posts/essays related to the performances and excursions while abroad. Students taking the class for Honors credit have a more stringent requirement for their posts. No previous theatre experience is necessary or required.
Student residences (3-4 students/room) are centrally located studio flats with easy access to bus and subway stations. Participants share rooms, kitchen and bath facilities. Classroom space is provided either in the same building or nearby. Accommodations in Stratford-upon-Avon include a full English breakfast. Faculty reside at the same building as students.
Students will have opportunities to go on many fantastic excursions. Theatre outings include 10-12 plays from London’s finest venues including The Barbican, The National Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and London’s West End. For edgier fare, a play in London’s Fringe Theatre scene is scheduled. Activities include a one-day sightseeing tour of London as well as visits to the Tower of London, Windsor town and Castle, Hampton Court Palace, Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Also included is a two night stay in Stratford-upon-Avon with admission to all the Shakespeare properties, 2 plays at the Royal Shakespeare Company and an afternoon at Oxford, England with a tour of the University. We also tour Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, and a guided tour of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Additional activities include museum trips (Tate Modern, British Museum, National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery). The program offers ample time for weekend travel and for visits to galleries and historical sites, shopping, and sightseeing in and around London.
Financial aid and scholarships are available to U of A students.
In many cases, you can also use your current scholarships and financial aid to help finance your program. If you receive scholarships, grants, or loans as a U of A student, please contact your Financial Aid Advisor in Silas Hunt Hall (479-575-3806) to see how much of your current aid package you’ll be able to utilize towards this summer study abroad program or to apply for loans. Participants on this program may also be eligible to apply for these institutional and national scholarships below. Criteria for scholarships vary, and students should read eligibility requirements carefully.
U of A students should check out other funding opportunities on our website
This list is not comprehensive.
For assistance with the application process, costs, travel arrangements, etc., contact the Office of Study Abroad.
For additional information about courses or program content, contact the faculty leaders:
Department of Drama
Check out our quick info sheet to see what former students have said about their cultural experiences, out of pocket expenses and budgeting, packing, and technology abroad!
Theater in Britain_info sheet.pdf
“I feel like I’ve had a brief glimpse of a whole new and different way of life than I’ve ever experienced before. This is a huge and breathing city filled with theatre, art, foods, culture and history. Unlike anything I could have ever fully understood before I saw it for myself.”
"The program exceeded my expectations. It was the best month of my life. Every event, play, and experience changed my life for the better, and I could not have better spent this month of my summer."