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International Studies

The Department has a Study Abroad course, Theatre Studies in London, and is putting the finishing touches on Studies in Theatre Cities, which will complement our London course. Offered in alternating years, this course's location city will change. Centres explored wild include New York, Edinburgh, Dublin and Chicago, all vibrant cities with world-renowned theatre.

We've also participated in exchange programs with Masaryk University in the Czech Republic, and as far afield as Queensland University in Australia. Students and faculty have ventured abroad, teaching and studying over the years.

New York City April 30 - May 15, 2015

Studies in Theatre Centres
DRAMA 286.3 provides an opportunity to study plays, both classical and contemporary, now being performed on and off Broadway. Experience New York City first-hand!

Part I: Saskatoon 
The course begins with a week of lectures at the UofS, on topics such as:

Overview of the theatre history in New York City
Theatrical style characteristic of New York and its rise to world prominence
The genesis of the companies and forms most particular to that city (e.g. SITI Company, Roundabout Theatre Company & La Mama)

These topics will be discussed with special reference to the plays to be seen while in New York city.

Part II: New York City

During our 12 days in New York City, students will see at least 8 plays of different types and will discuss productions of these plays, both as drama and as theatre. Workshops/ presentations by local experts will provide an ‘insider' perspective, while visits to several theatres, museums and historical sites add new dimensions to your learning.

Some museums, historical sites and outings will include the Modern Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET), Guggenheim Museum, Cooper Hewitt Museum and a food Cultural Tour.

Prerequisites

30 credit units of University study, including at least 6 credits in Drama and/or English. Applications will be welcomed from students not only in Drama and English but also from others who meet the prerequisites. Auditing students are also welcome.

Coordinators: Pamela Haig Bartley and Natasha Martina, Department of Drama

Professor Bartley and Professor Martina both have an extensive background studying and working in New York City and they look forward to sharing their expertise with the group.

Important Details: 2015 Program

Dates:
April 30 - May 2, 2015 in Saskatoon
May 4 - 15, 2015 in New York City

Application Deadline: February 1, 2015
Early applications will be accepted and are encouraged due to enrollment limitations.

For more information, contact:

Pamela Haig Bartley
Department of Drama, John Mitchell Building, Rm. 191
Phone (306) 966-5184

email: pamela.haigbartley@usask.ca

Natasha Martina
Department of Drama, John Mitchell Building, Rm. 185
Phone (306) 966-5183

email: natasha.martina@usask.ca

Applications

Application form - http://students.usask.ca/academics/goabroad/taught-abroad-programs.php

Submit applications to:

Andrea Eccleston
Program Office, Arts Building, Rm. 235 (in person Arts Building, Rm. 515)
Phone (306) 966-4194

email: andrea.eccleston@usask.ca

Cost

(a) UofS tuition: approx. $549.00 (individual registration & payment)

(b) Program fee: approx. $2,380.00 (includes accommodation in New York City, tickets to 8 Broadway and Off-Broadway performances, three workshops with theatre professionals, entrances to all museums and food cultural tour)

(c) Air fare to New York City: est. $700.00 (participants will make their own individual flight arrangements)

(d) Other costs:

(transportation in New York City: estimate $80.00; travel & medical insurance; meals and personal expenses)

Payment schedule:

A $500.00 non-refundable deposit is due upon acceptance into the program. The remainder of the program fee is due by March 2015. Program fee payments by money order or certified cheque only.

Financial Assistance

Arts & Science students may also apply for College study abroad awards. Deadline: April 1st. Application details may be obtained from the College Study Abroad website: http://students.usask.ca/goabroad

LONDON AND STRATFORD-UPON-AVON 2014

Theatre Studies in England
DRAMA 285.3 provides an opportunity to study plays, both classical and contemporary, now being performed on the London stage. Experience London and British theatre first-hand!

Part I: Saskatoon
The course begins with a week of lectures at the UofS, on topics such as:

Theatre history in London
Elizabethan theatre
Modern European theatre
West-End musical tradition
These topics will be discussed with special reference to the plays to be seen while in England.

Part II: London and Stratford

During our 12 days in England, students will see at least 8 plays of different types and will discuss productions of these plays, both as drama and as theatre. Workshops/ presentations by local experts will provide an ‘insider' perspective, while visits to several theatres, museums and historical sites add new dimensions to your learning.

In addition to eight days in London, we will be travelling to Stratford-upon-Avon to see a play at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and visit sites such as Shakespeare's birthplace, Hall's Croft, and New Place.

Prerequisites

30 credit units of University study, including at least 6 credits in Drama and/or English. Applications will be welcomed from students not only in Drama and English but also from others who meet the prerequisites. Auditing students are also welcome.

Coordinator: Dwayne Brenna, Department of Drama

The London study abroad program draws on Dr. Brenna's knowledge of the London theatre. His academic area of specialization is the 19th and 20th century British theatre, and he did his postgraduate training in London at Royal Holloway, University of London. In addition to his teaching and administrative duties in the Dept. of Drama, he is very involved as a theatrical practitioner and scholar/ author.

Important Details: 2014 Program

Dates:
  May 5- May 9, 2014 in Saskatoon
May 10 - 23, 2014 in England

Application Deadline: February 1, 2014
Early applications will be accepted and are encouraged due to enrollment limitations.

For more information, contact:

Dwayne Brenna
Department of Drama, John Mitchell Building, Rm. 193
Phone (306) 966-5185

email: dwayne.brenna@usask.ca

Applications

Application form

Submit applications to:

Andrea Eccleston
Program Office, Arts Building, Rm. 235 (in person Arts Building, Rm. 515)
Phone (306) 966-4194

email: andrea.eccleston@usask.ca

Cost

(a) UofS tuition: approx. $540.00 (individual registration & payment)

(b) Program fee: $1,740.00 (includes hostel accommodation in London and Stratford; transportation between London and Stratford; tickets to productions; out-of-country overhead)

(c) Air fare to London: est. $1,500.00 (participants will make their own individual flight arrangements)

(d) Other costs:

(transportation in London: estimate $150.00; travel & medical insurance; meals and personal expenses)

Payment schedule:

A $500.00 non-refundable deposit is due upon acceptance into the program. The remainder of the program fee ($1,240.00) is due by March 8, 2013. Program fee payments by money order or certified cheque only.

Financial Assistance

The first twelve paid for-credit registrants will receive a $500 travel study award, offered jointly by the College of Arts and Science and the Global Commons (students must file an application with the Global Commons). Arts & Science students may also apply for College study abroad awards. Deadline: April 1st. Application details may be obtained from the College Study Abroad website: http://students.usask.ca/goabroad

Get a taste of London

London is one of the world's greatest cities, known in particular for its rich cultural life. London has hundreds of theatres, large and small, world-famous and humble offering theatre options catering to every taste. Students will have opportunities to visit London cultural sites such as the National Art Gallery, Theatre Museum, and Victoria & Albert Museum. Take in some of its world-class museums, such as the Tate Modern Gallery and British Museum (and lesser-known attractions such as the Sherlock Holmes Museum). No first-time trip to London would be complete without visits to famous sites, such as Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, and St. Paul's Cathedral.

This group-study program offers a great introduction to England. Once you've been bitten by the London bug, you will want to come back to experience it again and again.