Theatre in London
The London Theatre program is a 9-week intensive study program offered every other Spring term.
During the study term, you will attend live professional theatre performances, sometimes including mixed media concerts, opera, ballet, or modern dance. In addition to contemporary London theatre, you may elect to study performance with London theatre professionals, meet with guest speakers, and have ample free time to explore London’s museums and other historical sites. Finally, you will travel to Stratford-Upon-Avon, Bath, Stonehenge/Avebury, and Brighton.
Students will also be expected to attend a few pre-departure meetings throughout winter term, the information for which they will receive after their acceptance. These meetings are required, and will be scheduled at a time when no students have class.
This program is designed specifically for theatre majors, but students from related areas of the arts and humanities may also be eligible. Students may enroll for 12 -16 credits in Recent British Theatre, London Performing, and London Period Styles. Three of the 4-credit courses can be applied as upper division required credits for the major.
You will generally have weekends free, although occasionally a show or concert may be scheduled on a Sunday evening. Plan to attend performances at least 5 nights a week. You are free to travel before and after the program.
UO students: please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.
Non-UO students: Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.
Previous college-level coursework or other significant preparation in theatre arts required. You should have at least three upper-division courses in Theatre Arts, and at least one of the Theatre History sequence (TA 367, TA 368, or TA 369).
Students will also be expected to be complete the 1-credit TA 199: London Prep course the winter before departure.
Please Note: students are not accepted on a rolling basis for this program. Applications will be considered after the deadline.
The faculty director for the program is Tricia Rodley, Ph.D., Instructor for University of Oregon Theatre Arts. Acting instruction is arranged and is conducted by teaching professionals from various London theatre schools. Local arrangements are made with the assistance of Ms. Jane Passes of Scholar Services (London).
You will be housed in a residence hall with one to three other students,with some having shared bathroom facilities. Each room has a small refrigerator. You will also have access to a kitchen.
Transportation to acting classes is by public subway (a transportation pass is provided as part of the program). Nearby subway stops provide easy access to all of greater London. Transportation for out-of-town journeys is by chartered coach or public rail.