UK: Fine Arts in London
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Art (Visual, Fine, and Performing)
October 7 at 11:59pm
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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
Hamlet @ The Globe Theatre
Excursions outside of London include:
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.
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.
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.