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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
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  • Restrictions: Elon applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Description

Theatre Academy London (TAL) offers an immersive experience and theatre-training to develop and add depth to students’ work. All sessions offer a theatre-going class where students will take advantage of the theatre schedules in this greatest of theatre cities, including visits to The Globe and to Stratford-upon-Avon. Students will have backstage visits to London’s great national companies such as the National Theatre, as well as have guest artists from the shows to come and speak about their work and careers.
 

About the Location 

London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. At its center stand the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations. London is one of the most ideal places to study abroad. Besides having one of the most diverse populations in the world, it is a thriving center of politics, art, science, music, theatre, literature, business and more. This program is offered in conjunction with Florida State University (FSU) International Programs and the Theatre Academy London.


Academics 

Elon students will take four to five classes per semester.  For each of these courses, Elon students will be in the same class sections as students from Florida State University and other universities. Student will have access to the FSU London Study Centre library, with professional library staff and are free to make use of the FSU London Study Centre computer labs, including full-time IT support

The following classes are scheduled to be offered, though offerings are subject to change:

Fall Semester Offerings (proposed):
Course Title
THE3061 Introduction To London Theatre (mandatory)
THE4923 Theatre Encounters Workshop
TPP2710 Voice I (Contemporary Voice)
TPP3510 Movement Techniques I (Physical Theatre)
TPP4113 Acting Techniques III: Acting Problems in Genre and Style (Scene Study)
TPP4531 Stage Combat
TPP4600 Fundamentals of Playwriting
TPP4712 Voice Techniques III (Classical Voice – Shakespeare)

Spring Semester Offerings (proposed)
Course Title
THE3061 Introduction to London Theatre
THE4433 Gender, Race, and Performance
THE4935 Scene Study
THE3510 Movement Techniques I (Physical Theatre)
TPP4600 Fundamentals of Playwriting
TPP4730 Dialects for the Stage

In addition there are co-curricular events and provisions that complement the classroom component of the program:
- London Eye excursion
- Theatre performance at the Globe Theatre (Shakespeare)
- One weekend trip within the United Kingdom, to destinations such as Edinburgh, Liverpool, Cornwall, Yorkshire, Bath, etc.
- One day trip outside London, to destinations such as Oxford, Blenheim, Windsor, etc.
- London-based excursions, to destinations such as Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, etc.
- Transportation pass (Oyster Card) with 50 GBP credit
- Weekly pizza/salad nights shared with other FSU programs
- Continental breakfast on class days
- Farewell event
  • Grades count toward an Elon GPA.
  • Study abroad courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis, regardless of the host institution's policy.

General Program Dates

  • Fall  – late August/early September to mid-December
  • Spring – Early January to late April

Cost

The program fee excludes the following items:

  • Airfare
  • Passport fees
  • Visa fees, if applicable
  • Textbooks and supplies
  • Supplemental class fees*
  • University-assessed per credit hour technology fee**
  • Food (except as noted above)
  • Personal travel/activity/spending money


*Students who register for the Theatre in London (THE3061 or THE3931) course will be responsible for paying the co-curricular ‘lab’ fee of £150, which covers the cost of theatre tickets. 
*Students who register for the Gender, Race and Performance (THE4433) course will be responsible for paying the co-curricular ‘lab’ fee of £70, which covers the cost of theatre tickets. 
*Student who register for the Stage Combat (TPP4531) course will be responsible for paying the co-curricular ‘lab’ fee of £20, which covers the cost of examiner’s fee for the British Academy of Dramatic Combat qualification. 

Students pay these fees in GPB in London rather than as part of their program fee.

Costs for study abroad vary program to program and will not be exactly the same as on-campus costs of attendance at Elon.

For cost information for this program, please see the budget sheets (coming soon!).


Scholarships/Travel Grants

GEC Access Scholarships are designed to help provide access for all undergraduate students to participate in an Elon-approved Global Engagement (Study Abroad or Study USA) program. The application for a GEC Access Scholarship is a questionnaire embedded in the outgoing program application--there is no external application. Please see the GEC Access Scholarship brochure for information on eligibility, conditions, and notification. 

For additional information on scholarships or other funding for global engagement, see the Financial Planning for Global Study page.

If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your global engagement program. Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.


Housing 

Students will be housed in co-educational apartments, within the London Study Centre or in comparable apartments within a short distance of the London Study Centre.  Students will be housed with Florida State University program participants. The Study Centre consists of 24 multi-roomed apartments. Each is equipped with showers, bathrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, bed linen, towels, and more. A weekly housecleaning service is included. The Study Centre is monitored by a 24 hour reception/security staff and requires secure swipe-card access. The building also provides a student lounge and free laundry facilities. Located only a few minutes from the Study Centre are Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Covent Garden, and many museums and theatres. To learn more about the accommodation, visit http://international.fsu.edu/London/campus.html.


Applications

Students must complete the online MyElonGlobal application by the published deadline. See the Deadline and Events Calendar for the most up-to-date deadline information. Applications are generally accepted one semester in advance.

Initial approval is granted by Elon, and final acceptance is granted by the host institution.


Orientations

A successful semester and summer abroad is dependent upon adequate preparation. Students will participate in a series of mandatory orientations during the semester prior to studying abroad. These orientations will address issues of academic, cultural, logistical, financial, and personal preparation, as well as health and safety. Failure to participate in the required orientations will result in dismissal from the program. Any financial losses incurred by this dismissal, including program fees and international airfare, are the student's full responsibility.

View the pre-departure orientation schedule for the summer and semester programs.

Additional Information and Links

Connect with the GEC, global engagement alumni, and prospective students on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. And keep in touch with us using #ElonGlobal! 

Contact Global Ambassadors to learn more from global engagement alumni. Global Ambassadors are GEC student representatives that have participated in one or more Study Abroad or Study USA programs and have been trained to help you prepare for your own global engagement. They are looking forward to hearing from you!

Embassy, Consulate, and Visa Resources  
UK Embassy in Washington, D.C.
US Embassy in London, England


Embassy, Consulate, and Visa Resources
Transportation & Airport Connections from London

General Travel Resources

LGBTQIA Resources


Testimonial:
Testimonial:
I was lucky enough to study with a specialized theatre program also in London I was given the opportunity to see 22 shows. This study abroad experience helped me to expand and change as an artist and a citizen of the world. This experience helped me realize a new love for theatre.
     — Claire Lord, Fall 2017
Read what others have said about this program.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/18/2018
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Rolling Admission 01/10/2019 04/25/2019
Fall 2019 02/14/2019
**
Rolling Admission 08/28/2019 12/12/2019
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: October 9 to 11:59 p.m., November 15. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by December 4 and GEC Access Scholarship support by January.

Rolling Period: December 4 to 11:59 p.m., February 14. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by February 14 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by April.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the deposit credit deadline, April 9. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.

Spring 2020 09/12/2019
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: April 2 to 11:59 p.m., May 2. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by May 21 and GEC Access Scholarship support by early summer.

Rolling Period: May 21 to 11:59 p.m., September 12. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by September 12 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by October.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the deposit credit deadline, November 7. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.


** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis and applicants will be notified of their application status within two weeks of submission.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.