Foreign Study: The London Theater FSP

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, 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.

 

Summer 2021 London Theater FSP Update

It is with immense disappointment that we have to announce that due to the ongoing global pandemic, the Summer 2021 Theater Foreign Study Program in London has been cancelled by the Guarini Institute.

We understand that this is yet another blow to theater students; we are as disappointed as you are, but we understand and respect that Dartmouth's primary concern in this moment must be your continued health and safety.

We are looking forward with huge anticipation to a joyful and theater-filled return to London in summer 2022. Please continue to watch our website and our e-newsletters for news and updates about our FSP and other off-campus theater programs!

The London Theater Foreign Study Program

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, management, 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 35: Acting for Musical Theater
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
THEA 54: Directing
THEA 65: Summer Theater Lab
THEA 80: Independent Study, with approval of the Chair

To Apply

Applications to the Guarini Institute's off-campus programs are open to all Dartmouth undergraduates in good standing who plan to complete the necessary prerequisite course(s) and obtain parental permission. Applicants must also have completed the First-Year Seminar Requirement. Acceptance to an off-campus program is based on application materials, recommendations and, in some cases, interviews. Due to enrollment limits, applicants are encouraged to apply for more than one program. Please be aware, not all applicants are guaranteed acceptance.

Applications for off-campus programs open on October 1st and close on February 1st.