Performing Arts Interdisciplinary Option


London: Theater and Art History

GS 370 and GS 371 COR 2 A G   | Credits: 2 credits Fall, 2 credits Winterim | 
Offered every two years   | Fall Study--even years & January travel--odd years

We offer an exciting opportunity to study theatre, art and culture in London in, every other academic year.  This is a COR 2, A and G tag course, that meets in the fall of odd years  and travels to London during the winterim January term in even years.

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Financial aid available for qualified students.  Finanical Aid and Course applications are both on line and can be found here, or by contacting the Global Studies office at Phone: (608) 663-2285. 

Course Description:

This interdisciplinary and experiential course consists of two parts, the first conducted in weekly meetings during the fall semester and the second in London, England during Winterim.

The first part of the course offers an introduction to the study of theater and art history, and to the social and artistic history of London. Course participants will engage in readings and research relating to some aspect of our planned experience. This research will be presented to the rest of the class when we are in London.

The two-week trip to London will provide the opportunity to study theater and art history in one of the world’s premier cities for such study.

While in London, course participants will experience historical, modern, and contemporary theater and art. Class sessions in London will be designed to enrich experiential learning through faculty and student presentations.

Our itinerary will include plays, museums and art galleries, coordinated when possible so that we will view art from the era of a play we will be seeing, whether historical or contemporary. We will also visit cultural sites in and around London that have been important historically for artists and playwrights. Our trip concludes with a two night stay in Stratford-upon-Avon, tours of Shakespeare's birthplace and a production by the Royal Shakespeare Company.