Theatre in London

Language Requirement: None
Academic Standing by Program Start: Sophomore or above
Location: United Kingdom
GPA: 2.5
Program Overview

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.

*GEO programs are under continuous review during this period of global uncertainty and limited travel. All program details outlined on this page, including program cost, are subject to change if global or location-specific conditions require modifications to program structure.

Academic Details

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.

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

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).

Housing Description

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.

Additional requirements

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.

Dates and Deadlines
TermYearPriority DeadlineDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Spring Quarter202110/1/202012/4/20203/30/20216/2/2021
Spring Quarter202210/1/202111/1/2021Early AprilEarly June

Travel Advisories

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Priority Discounts

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.