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Drama Scotland Study Abroad Info Session

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 4:00pm
A curved road in Edinburgh lined with cars, people, and tan brick buildings

We are pleased and excited to announce that the application portal will soon open for Drama's Study Abroad Program in Edinburgh, Scotland, this summer!!!! 

Stay tuned for details on how to access the online brochure, instructions for applying, and information about financial aid.  

We will be hosting an informal information session at 4pm Tuesday, December 13, in Hutchinson Hall 211. 

About the Drama program in Edinburgh:  

Dates: August 1-31, 2023 

This unique study abroad program offers qualified students an immersive 12 credit theatre studies experience. Since 1947, the Edinburgh Festivals (International, Fringe, Book, Music) have grown into the largest and most prestigious performing arts festival in the world. Its global appeal allows students to study the latest trends in theatrical performance during a four-week period.  

With over 2,500 performers and 250,000 visitors each year, the Edinburgh Festivals are a celebration of culture, art and performance hosted by one of Europe's great historical cities. The class lives in a three story flat situated in the middle of the city, within easy walking distance of most festival venues.  

Students create a community that lives, studies, and shares experiences together that it is the centerpiece of this program. During class time, we'll meet and discuss not only dramatic literature and its adaptation in performance, but also devised theatre, histories of the production companies we'll be seeing, and theoretical approaches to watching performance on a global scene as part of an international touristic experience.  

Students will view over 30 shows during their course of study, and participate in a weekend excursion to historical and cultural destinations in Scotland, including Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands. Regular classes, master classes and seminars with guest artists will round out the program. These experiences comprise a "lab" portion of the program, in which we'll be working through some of the ideas we talk about in class by watching many, many performances, including full-length shows by high-profile theatre companies and shorter, original works and dramatic adaptations at the Fringe.