LIVE FROM LONDON! IT’S THE FINE ARTS STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM Fall 2015!
Spend 14 weeks living and learning in the heart of the British capital next fall.
Take courses in Music, Media Arts, fulfill a Tier II, Tier III or Junior Composition requirement, and much more, with Professor Andre Gribou, teacher of the most popular course at OHIO - History of Rock Music.
The College of Fine Arts invites ALL students and ALL majors to join us for an unforgettable experience. Your classroom will be the best theaters, music venues and museums in the world. Take the train up to Liverpool and see where the Beatles got their start. Spend a day in Stratford and see where Shakespeare lived and worked - and got his start.
We will attend music/theater/performance events every week: from performances by the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon to new plays premiering in the newest venues....from Rock Icons at The Royal Albert Hall to bands you haven’t heard of - yet - playing at a nearby pub. And one of the most extraordinary collections of fine arts museums in the entire world!
Just to give you an idea of what to expect, these are some of the events that participants in the spring 2012 and spring 2013 programs attended:
Macbeth with James McAvoy @ Travalgar Studio
Elvis Costello @ The Royal Albert Hall
The Book of Mormon @ The Prince of Wales Theatre
The London Philharmonic Orchestra performing The Rite of Spring/Prokofiev Violin Concerto
Richard Thompson @ The Barbican
The Magistrate with John Lithgow @ The National Theatre
The Suit directed by Peter Brook @ The New Vic
Sigur Ros at O2 Academy, Brixton
Pina Bausch Dance Theatre @ Sadlers Wells
Andras Schiff Masterclass @ The Royal College of Music
Judas Priest and Saxon @ The Hammersmith Apollo
A Clockwork Orange @ The Arcola Theatre
Private Q & A with Ken Scott, engineer and producer for The Beatles, Elton John, David Bowie, Supertramp, Devo, etc
She Stoops to Conquer @ The National Theatre
Chick Corea/Gary Burton Duet Concert
Fairport Convention @ Union Chapel
Comedy of Errors presented by The Royal Shakespeare Company @ Stratford-upon-Avon
Royal Ballet of Flanders-Artifacts by William Forsyth
Opera Shots @ Covent Garden
Afro Cuban All Stars
Emanuel Ax Master Class @ The Royal College of Music
Big and Small (Gross und Klein) with Cate Blanchett
Arvo Part Retrospective Concerts by The BBC Symphony Orchestra
BBC Television Centre Tour
Misterman with Cillan Murphy
Museum of Popular Music
Liverpool Tour including the Magical Mystery Tour and Cavern Club
Hamlet @ The Globe Theatre
Possible additional destinations outside of London for fall 2015 include Stonehenge & Bath, Greenwich, Windsor, and Kingston-Upon-Thames.
Click here to see a short video recap of the spring 2014 program.
For more info on this program and upcoming events, check out the facebook page.
Eligibility and selection process
This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students in all majors. No prior knowledge of the fine arts is necessary to participate. Students must have a minimum 2.5 gpa.
Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a judicial offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study abroad. Click here to read the entire judicial policy.
This program accepts non-Ohio University students.
Applicants must be matriculated OHIO students. Non-OHIO applicants must have successfully completed high school or its equivalent.
Students will share wi-fi equipped flats in an apartment block in the heart of London. Each flat includes a kitchen with full cooking facilities. A laundry service is available on site.
Courses and credits
Courses offered in previous years:
MUS 1240 History of Rock I (Tier 2)
MUS 2240 History of Rock II
MUS 1200 Exploring Musical Styles (Tier 2)
MUS 4930 Independent Studies in Music
MDIA 1020 Media and the Creative Process
MDIA 2131 TV and Film Comedy (Tier 2)
MDIA 1091 Intro to Mass Communication
MDIA 1010 The Evolution of Media
MDIA 2160 History of Broadcast Media
MDIA 3600 Producing for Video
MDIA 2201 Short Form Media Screenwriting
MDIA 4932 Independent Readings in Media
IART 1170 Intro To The Arts: Arts in Contexts
IART 3600J Writing in The Arts (Junior English)
T3 4603 Cultural Traditions and The Arts: 19th and 20th Centuries (Tier 3)
AH 2110 History of Art I
AH 2120 History of Art II
ART 1100 Seeing and Knowing the Visual Arts
Students will be enrolled in a full course load.
Independent study options may also be available. Please contact Prof. Gribou for more information.
Find out about scholarships for this program.
Additional Information on the United Kingdom
To learn more about this study abroad destination, please visit the CIA World Factbook.
Health and safety
Ohio University Office of Global Opportunities suggests you follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for healthy travel to your destination: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.aspx. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
Refer to the State Department site for information related to safety and security at this destination: http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1765.html.
Requesting accommodation for disabilities
If you plan to participate in an Ohio University-sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accommodation, you should contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS) to schedule an appointment to complete an Global Opportunities Disability Accommodation Request Form. We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow sufficient time to determine what accommodations may be made for this program.
Entry and exit requirements
U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year, apply for your passport now: http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html.
Some countries also require a visa to legally enter and reside in the country. Entry and exit requirements for this country can be found at http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/travel_1744.html. US citizens won’t need a visa or other special documents to enter the country for the length of this program. You will need to show sufficient funds to support yourself while in-country.
Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
For more specific visa related information please visit OGO's Visa Information Page.
Information for NON-US citizens can be found here.
For more information, contact:
450 Robert Glidden Hall
Office of Global Opportunities
Walter International Education Center
Yamada International House, 56 E. Union Street, Athens OH 45701 (740) 593-1840