Program Overview







Learn about the profound diversity of London's art scene spanning theatres, opera houses, dance companies, orchestras, concert halls, and lively popular independent music scene along with a burgeoning film industry. Explore how arts journalists are uniquely skilled at writing for different media, broadcasting, print, and online sources and how they tailor their work to a specific demographic. 

London experiences are an exceptional opportunity to learn remotely from leading industry experts, get personalized tips of the trade, and engage with exclusive guest speakers. 

Work with London-based faculty in Oxford-and-Cambridge style one-on-ones and develop international relationships with resume-building opportunities. London faculty are excited for you to join them this summer! Check out what they have to say to you:

Academic Details

Earn 4 UO credits. The credits are approved at the University of Oregon as 300-level J credit and count towards an elective (see SOJC for approval). CRN 42789. For non-UO students, credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Begin an application to learn more.

The draft syllabus for this experience will be updated soon to reflect remote activities. Experiential activities will/may include:


Course Equivalencies

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.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.

Faculty and Staff

London-based faculty, Christopher Cook, began his career in television, producing for BBC-2 and Channel 4. He continues to broadcast regularly on BBC Radios 3, 4, 5 and the BBC World Service.

Christopher teaches ‘Cultural Studies’ for the University of Syracuse on their London Programme, courses on ‘Theatre and Culture; and the History of Theatre for the British American Drama Academy and was Visiting Professor at the University of the Arts, London until 2013. He has been a visiting Gresham College Professor where he has lectured on the visual construction of UK television news programmes and the making of modern celebrity. And he is presently a Visiting Research Fellow in the Theatre Department at Birkbeck College in the University of London.

Christopher is a regular contributor to BBC Music Magazine and International Record Review and has written for The Gramophone. He chairs pre-concert events for the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Hallé Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Study Evenings at the Royal Opera House where he also interviews for their ‘Meet the…’ programmes and Glyndebourne Opera. For the past four years he has curated pre-performance talks at English National Opera.

Christopher was the Director of the Cheltenham Festival of Literature in 2004 and was Chair of the Cheltenham International Music Festival until 2013. He is currently Vice-Chair of the Trustees of the Bishopsgate Institute in the City of London.

He is also a walking encyclopaedia of the arts!

You will also be supported by our delightful GEO London team. They will be inviting you to a virtual pub quiz, remote walking tours of their beloved city (when it is safe of course!), and make sure you get a taste of London from afar. Check out their Instagram page to see program highlights

Dates and Deadlines

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