UMW Theatre in London
|In this 3-week experience, students will witness and reflect upon world-class theatre productions in London, England. Along with Faculty Leader Marc Williams, students will visit theatres and other significant arts and culture sites in London and endeavor to understand the role theatre has played—and continues to play—in shaping cultural identity in London and beyond.
Students will stay in hotel accommodations in London zones 1 or 2 in double occupancy rooms.
Students will earn 6 credits (THEA 451 AND 452) via transfer credit. All students will need to complete the CIE Study Abroad Course Approval form prior to departure which will facilitate the credit transfer process. Transcripts will be received from Lincoln University, the school of record for KEI (program partner).
Students will attend theatre productions and consider how each performance can be viewed as a simultaneous reflection of three societies: that of the playwright, the characters, and the audience. In addition to theatre attendance, class meetings and discussions will be held on site in places like Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, Theatre Royal at Drury Lane, or the theatre collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Site visits, readings, and assignments will place theatre performances in social and historical contexts that will deepen students’ engagement and prompt meaningful reflection.
UMW Theatre in London participants can also satisfy their Beyond the Classroom or Diverse and Global Perspectives general education requirement by contract with the Faculty Director.
Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in order to participate. This program is open to all UMW students regardless of major though preference will be given to upperclass Theatre majors. As per UMW credit transfer policies, a C grade of above is required for courses taught abroad to transfer back to UMW. The program is also open to non-UMW students and UMW Alumni.
Faculty-Led Program Scholarships are available to UMW students (deadlines apply).
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