The London Theatre program is a 9 week intensive study program offered every other Spring term (odd years).
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. In addition, you will travel to StratfordUponAvon, Kenilworth and either Sudeley or Warwick Castle, Bath, Stonehenge/Avebury, Salisbury or Wells cathedral, and a daytrip to Brighton or to Dover Castle and the medieval town of Canterbury.
Previous college-level coursework or other significant preparation in theatre arts including at least one course in theatre history.
Please Note: students are not accepted on a rolling basis for this program. Applications will be considered after 11/01/2020.
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.
You will generally have weekends free, although occasionally a show or concert may be scheduled on a Sunday evening. You are free to travel before and after the program.
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
The faculty director for the program is John Schmor, Ph.D., Associate Professor 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.
Dates and Deadlines
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If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.
Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.