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A Rich Environment for the Arts — May 24–June 14, 2018

Observe, participate and study in the rich arts environment of London with a particular emphasis on museum studies and theatre production. What makes London the international arts capital that it is? What is it about the culture, the environment, and the people that makes all the arts disciplines grow in many divergent directions and yet continue to be so vital to the culture of a country? Why are the arts so important to the people of London and the entire United Kingdom?

This program will examine which elements of English culture have given rise to the rich English tradition of the arts. By concentrating primarily on the areas of museum studies and theatre production, students will immerse themselves in the many arts opportunities available in London and will attempt to determine how the culture of the city and the country have not only encouraged the various arts disciplines to flourish but also have demanded a wide range of visions and styles to develop within each of these arts disciplines. Students will analyze how the visual and performing arts influence each other and determine how successes in one discipline breed successes in many.

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Curriculum
Overview

Seminars will meet each morning of our residency to analyze the previous day’s arts experiences while preparing for the day’s events. Lectures will include references to various social, cultural and artistic disciplines to suggest a means of analyzing the synergy between the cultural environment and the artistic products. The weekly schedule will include five to six theatre productions and three to four intensive museum or gallery visits.

Earn 1 unit:

  • THTR 312 Contemporary British Theatre Production Practices
Orientation

There will be two seminar classes scheduled during the Spring 2018 semester to learn the details of the program and to prepare everyone for the experience.

Attendance at both sessions in mandatory.

What's Included
  • Tuition for 1 unit
  • All in-country ground transportation
  • Stonehenge excursion
  • Stratford-upon-Avon excursion
  • London coach tour
  • Housing
  • Theatre tickets
  • Museum admissions
Not Included
  • Airfare to London
  • Food/meals
  • Long-distance phone calls
  • Spending money
Housing

Students will be housed in a hotel in the Kensington area of London area convenient to the seminar site and to public transportation to museums and the theatre district.

Excursions

The course will begin with an overnight trip to Stratford-on-Avon and Stonehenge which is included as part of the program.

Application, Timeline & Fees

Application & Deposit: $300 nonrefundable deposit with application

  • Application DeadlineExtended to Friday, February 23, 2018!
  • 1st Payment: March 17
  • Final Payment: April 17

Cost: Approximately $6,100 (does not include round-trip airfare to/from London, England)

Submit payments in the Student Accounts office (payable to University of Richmond, designated England Study Abroad).

Director
Associate Professor of Theatre
Acting
Directing
Shakespeare
Theatre in Russia
Application Information

All interested students, both UR and non-Richmond, may apply online using Gateway Abroad, the same online application system used for semester- and year-long study abroad programs.

Follow this link to begin your online application: studyabroad.richmond.edu/?go=SummerSSA

  1. Select the Apply Now button/link
  2. UR students may log into the system using your UR netID and password
  3. Non-UR students should review the Non-Richmond Students instructions
  4. complete the online application and select your program

Contact Us

Office of Summer Studies
Professional & Continuing Studies
Special Programs Building
28 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8133
Fax: (804) 289-8138
summer@richmond.edu

Monday-Friday: 8:30am–5pm
Closed for University holidays