Prague, Czech Republic

May 27 – June 16, 2019

Theatre Studies Abroad
DRAMA 286.3 provides both a theoretical and practical understanding of the world of theatre through the mediums of theatrical design, performance, scenography and architecture. Experience ten-day Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space Festival in Prague, Czech Republic.

Part I: Saskatoon 

The first three days of the course will take place in Saskatoon where the students will be provided with a theoretical understanding of specific design and performance pedagogues and practitioners. Focus will be placed on artists who make it their mission to treat design and performance as a symbiotic relationship within the creation process.

Part II: Prague, Czech Republic

The next thirteen days will take place in the city of Prague where the students will gain first hand exposure to theatrical designers, creators and performers from around the world. They will be exposed to both professional and emerging artists who will share their work through exhibitions, symposiums, and masterclasses. The PQ festival makes it their mission to blur the hierarchy of the typical theatrical roles and rather strive to demonstrate it is more of a collaborative art form among artistic disciplines. Along with attending the ten-day festival the students will also participate in several scheduled excursions highlighting the cultural and historical aspects of Prague.

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 welcome, but must be an active student and must register in the class prior to departure. 

Faculty Coordinators: Assistant Professor, Carla Orosz and Associate Professor, Natasha Martina - Department of Drama

Important Details: 2019 Program

Dates:
May 27 - June 16, 2019

Application Deadline: January 15, 2019
Early applications will be accepted and are encouraged due to enrollment limitations.

For more information, contact:

Carla Orosz
Department of Drama, John Mitchell Building, Rm. 189
(306) 966-5182
 carla.orosz@usask.ca

Natasha Martina
Department of Drama, John Mitchell Building, Rm. 185
(306) 966-5183
 natasha.martina@usask.ca

Applications

Application forms are available online from the Study Abroad Website: http://students.usask.ca/academics/goabroad/taught-abroad-programs.php

For more information and to submit applications, contact:

LaVina Watts, Study Abroad Coordinator
Arts Building, Rm. 921
(306) 966-4194
 AandS.Abroad@usask.ca

Cost

The College of Arts and Science has generously provided $200 per student taking the course for credit and $100 for those auditing (if applicable) to help reduce the program fee for each student. The program fee below reflects the reduced amount.

(a) UofS tuition: approx. $615 (individual registration & payment)

(b) Program fee: approx. $1380 - $200 from A&S = $1,180, which includes:

  • shared accommodation, entrance fee to the 10-day festival, tickets for 7 performances, attendance at 3 masterclasses, bike tour of Prague, Prague castle tour, Marionette museum tour, Prague river cruise, group dinner

(c) Airfare: approx. $1,500

(d) Other costs: individual meals, personal expenses (gifts, souvenirs), textbooks or other course materials, personal on-site transportation, possible medical insurance; etc.

Payment schedule:

A $500 non-refundable deposit is due upon acceptance into the program likely within a week after the deadline but no later than January 31st.

The remainder of the program fee is due at the end of February 2019 (details will be specified in the acceptance letter). Program fee payments may be made by money order or cheque only, payable to the University of Saskatchewan.

Financial Assistance

All students accepted to participate in the program will receive the $1000 Global Engagement Scholarship to help offset costs related to studying abroad.  The study abroad coordinator submit the group application.  Students do not need to apply themselves. NOTE: Students must be taking the course for credit towards a degree to be eligible.

Eligible UofS students may apply for additional funding. For further information please visit:

http://artsandscience.usask.ca/undergraduate/scholarships.php

https://students.usask.ca/academics/goabroad/awards.php

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
(306) 966-5185
dwayne.brenna@usask.ca

Applications

Application form

Submit applications to:

If you have questions you can contact:
Programs Coordinator
AandS.Abroad@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.