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Program Term


Program Type

OHIO Credit

Academic Focus

Art (Visual, Fine, and Performing)

Application Deadline

October 7 at 11:59pm

For more information, contact

Andre Gribou
Faculty Director

Emily Englehart
Global Programs Coordinator


people in london


Spend spring semester living and learning in the heart of the British capital. 

Take courses in music, interdisciplinary art, and art history, 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. 

For more info on this program and upcoming events, check out the  facebook page.



Highlights and Excursions 

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!

Full performance viewing schedule is booked once onsite and adjusted as new performances are announced.  Just to give you an idea of what to expect, these are some of the events that participants previous 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
Westminster Abbey                                                                  
Hamlet  @ The Globe Theatre

Excursions outside of London include:

  • Liverpool
  • Oxford/Windsor
  • Straford-upon-Avon

Beatles statue with program director

Living Arrangements 

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.

Program Dates 

This program is not scheduled to run during Spring 2021.

This program is offered annually.

Study Away and COVID-19

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, participation in study away and abroad involves real and potential personal, financial and academic risk. Please click here to read information related to travel during the COVID-19 pandemic


Students will enroll in a full course load (12-20 credit hours).

Course offerings may vary, but have included:

  • MUS 1240           History of Rock I (Tier 2)         
  • MUS 2240           History of Rock II         
  • MUS 1200           Exploring Musical Styles (Tier 2)
  • MUS 4700X         History of Film Music 
  • MUS 4930           Independent Study                                        
  • 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
  • FILM 3430          Screenwriting
  • FILM 4720          Special Topics in Film

Independent study options may also be available. Please contact Professor Gribou for more information.

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The program fee for this program includes: Shared apartments; oyster card with start up; Excursions to Liverpool, Stratford, Oxford/Windsor ; program-related performances onsite

In addition to the program fee, students should plan for 6 credit hours of tuition*, administrative fee, and out-of-pocket costs. Below is the student budget worksheet for this program, which outlines these costs.  

An itemized Student Budget Worksheet will be published when the next travel dates are available.

Items that are not related to the program (ie. additional entertainment, souvenirs, extra travel, contingency funds) are not included in the cost estimates provided and should be budgeted for separately.  


  • Non-resident surcharge waived for the credit hours associated with this program. 
  • If you are nominated to this program, you will be required to pay a deposit to confirm your participation. The deposit is a down payment on the total costs to be billed by OHIO and is determined by the total cost of the program. 

Looking for Funding Opportunities? 

More information on financial aid and scholarships can be found on our funding pages.

Note: Students should apply for any OGO scholarships by October 1 even if they have not yet applied to the program! Students can apply to scholarships if they are still researching  options.  

Eligibility and Requirements 

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 conduct offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study abroad.  Click here to read the entire conduct policy 

This program accepts NON-OHIO students. For more information about this process visit the Non-OHIO student page.   

Participants must have a at least a high school diploma or the equivalent (e.g. GED) by the start date of the program to be considered for eligibility.  Students enrolled in College Credit Plus (CC+) are not eligible for study away programs.

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. Some countries also require a visa to legally enter or reside in the country.

U.S. citizens  will not  need a visa or other special document to enter the country for the length of this program. 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 this program. 

For more specific visa related information, please visit OGO’s  Visa Information Page 

Information for  Non-U.S. citizens  can be found  here