Foreign Study

The Theater Foreign Study Program (FSP) offers students the opportunity to combine theater studies and professional practice in theater at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), one of the world’s great conservatories. The program is a unique chance for students to develop their craft while taking advantage of London’s incomparable theatrical tradition and vibrant cultural scene.

 

Foreign Study Program

Summer Term in London, England

England: London. Summer term.

The Theater Foreign Study Program offers students the opportunity to combine Theater Studies and professional practice in theater at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, one of the world’s great conservatories. The program is a unique chance for students to develop their craft while taking advantage of London’s incomparable theatrical tradition and vibrant cultural scene. 

This typical British conservatoire experience is designed for students interested in acting, directing, playwriting, design, stage management, dramaturgy, or criticism.

All FSP students will be enrolled in three courses:

  • THEA 60: Classical Performance I
  • THEA 61: Classical Performance II
  • THEA 62: Plays in Performance - Perception and Analysis

THEA 60 and THEA 61 will be taught by instructors from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. THEA 62: Plays in Performance - Perception and Analysis will be taught by a Dartmouth instructor and involves attending an average of two to three productions per week and participating in a weekly seminar. In addition to the many London theaters, including the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre, students will have full access to London’s cultural resources in music, dance, film, and museums. When practical, field trips to historical sites of theatrical interest and backstage tours of theater facilities will be scheduled.

Foreign Study Program

Prerequisites

Prior to participating in the Theater Foreign Study Program, the following prerequisites must be completed:

1. One course from the Theater History sequence:

THEA 15: Theater and Society I: Classical and Medieval Performance

THEA 16: Theater and Society II: Early Modern Performance

THEA 17: Theater and Society III: 19th and 20th Century Performance

2. One course in Theater Practice in either performance or design, from among the following courses:

THEA 10: Special Topics courses, with approval of the Chair

THEA 25: Solo Performance

THEA 26: Movement Fundamentals I

THEA 28: Dance Composition

THEA 29: Dance Theater Performance

THEA 30: Acting I

THEA 36: The Speaking Voice for the Stage

THEA 41: Stage Management

THEA 42: Scene Design

THEA 44: Lighting Design

THEA 48: Costume Design

THEA 50: Playwriting

Foreign Study Program

More Information

For additional information regarding the Theater Department FSP in London, the application process, enrollment and prerequisites, or anything else, please visit the Off-Campus Academic Programs web site.