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Theatre, Dance and Media Studies

I underwent an incredible change. Before going abroad, I was very sensitive and concerned about what people said about me or thought about me. A successful artist must have thick skin, which I quickly developed last semester.

Alice Gehrke '16, Accademia dell'Arte, Italy, Spring 2015

Dance students study off-campus to gain new perspectives on their field, to learn about dance performance in a new setting, and to develop cross-cultural understanding by becoming immersed in another culture. 

Many dance students pursue coursework in their second major while abroad, and look for non-curricular opportunities to pursue their dance interests. The list below indicates which universities/programs offer dance courses. Look at other major and minor pages for non-dance interests. 

Australia – Macquarie University, Sydney (D)

Fall, spring (southern hemisphere calendar)  Language: English.  Prereqs: 2.5 GPA, 3.0 for internship; previous coursework in field to qualify for advanced courses.  Housing: Dormitory or off-campus apartments.  Details: Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies offers courses in dance, communication, film, and media. Non-tuition educational expenses:  Significantly higher

Belgium - Vesalius College, Brussels (D)                                              

Fall, spring  Language: English.  Prereqs: 2.7 GPA French or Dutch language study an asset.  Housing: Host family or other private accommodation.  Details: Department of communication studies.  Credit-bearing internships possible.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Same

England/Italy –  ACM London & Florence: Arts in Context (P)

Spring  Language: English.  Prereqs: c. 3.0. Previous course work in studio art, art history, theatre, history and/o literature strongly encouraged.  Housing: Dormitory in London, host family in Florence.  Details: Eight weeks in each city, one week break between cities; three-week intensive Italian option in early January for those who start in Florence. Study two cities through architecture, painting, sculpture, literature and theatre; wide range of field trips, plays and speakers.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Significantly higher

Ghana – ISEP: University of Ghana, Legon (Ex, D)

Fall, spring  Language: English, beginning Twi language course.  Prereqs: 3.0 GPA, previous coursework with African content recommended.  Housing: Dormitory.  Details: African dance courses.  African studies program. Student dance and theater groups. Sports and volunteering available.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Exchange-same, direct-lower.

India – ISEP: University of Hyderabad  (D)

Fall (July semester start), spring  Language: English.  Prereqs: 3.0 GPA. Previous coursework relative to the understanding of India.  Housing: Dormitory.  Details: Indian dance courses, Indian studies, communication studies.  Local and national language studies available.  Independent/directed studies available for highly-motivated students. Non-tuition educational expenses:  Lower

Indonesia-SIT: Arts, Religion and Social Change, Bedulu  (P)           

Fall, spring  Language: English.  Prereqs: c. 3 GPA.  Coursework relvant to program focus.  Housing: Three home stays (Bedulu, Tabanan, Yogyakarta.  Details: Seminar on program themes, Bahasa Indonesian language, field methods & ethics, independent study. See course descriptions and ISP sample titles here. Non-tuition educational expenses:  Lower

Ireland - University of Limerick (D)

Fall, spring  Language: English  Prereqs: 2.9 GPA  Housing: Dormitory.  Details: Irish dance and music and voice and dance. Non-tuition educational expenses.  Lower.

Malta-ISEP:  University of Malta, Msida (D)

Spring or academic year Language: English. Prereqs. 2.75 GPA. Housing:  Dormitory.  Details.  Dance studies program focuses on applied studies, historical and social contexts, analysis, technology, and communication.  Theater studies program focuses on practice and the history and theory of theatre and performance.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Same

United Kingdom - Goldsmiths College, University of London (D)

Fall (11 weeks), spring (19 weeks)  Language: English.  Prereqs: 3.0 GPA is generally required Housing: Dormitories.  Details:  Dept of Drama and Theatre Arts offers opportunities to study performance, practice, dramaturgy, theatre history. The Goldsmiths Dept of Media and Communication is ranked No. 2 in the U.K. See the study abroad page for information on available modules (courses). Non-tuition educational expenses:  Higher.

United Kingdom - University of Sunderland (Ex, D)

Fall, spring  Language: English.  Prereqs: 2.75 GPA.  Housing: Dormitory.   Description: The dance program covers both academic theory and practical skills. Modules include ‘Key Dance Practitioners’, ‘Physical Dance Theatre’ and ‘Dance Practice and Application’. Courses also cover production topics such as creative use of lighting, props and costumes.  The drama department offers opportunities to study performance and production and to work on collaborative projects in the community and on campus. Media studies include many applied courses. Non-tuition educational expenses.  Exchange: Same. Direct: lower.

United Kingdom - University of Bristol, England

Fall (late-September-mid-December with assessments in the first half of January), spring (late January-early June) Language: English.  Prereqs: 3.2 GPA.  Housing: Dormitory. Details: Theater studies and performance. Non-tuition educational expenses: Same

United Kingdom - University of Sussex (D, Ex)

Fall, spring  Language: English.  Prereqs: 3.0 GPA.  Housing: Private accommodation in Brighton, Hove, or other communities for single semester students.  Dormitories for academic year students.  Details: Drama studies ranked among the top programs in the U.K.  School of Media, Film, and Music offers courses in film studies, media practice, media & communications, and media & cultural studies. Non-tuition educational expenses:  Same

United Kingdom - University of York (D, Ex)

Fall (one term), spring (two terms)  Language: English.  Prereqs: 3.0 GPA.  Housing: Dormitory. Description: Theater (acting, acting for the camera).   Non-tuition educational expenses:  Same in the fall, higher in the spring because of longer residency required for completion of two terms.

United Kingdom - University of East Anglia, Norwich, England (D)

Fall, spring  Language: English.  Prereqs: 3.0 GPA.  Housing: Dormitory.   Description: One of the U.K.'s best and longest-established programs in film, television and media studies.  Classes taught by film, TV, and media studies scholars and creative practitioners. Non-tuition educational expenses:  Higher

United States - ACM: Chicago Arts, Entrepreneurship, and Social Justice, Chicago (P)

Fall, spring  Prereqs: Prior coursework related to intended focus. Housing: Apartments. Details: Core course on Chicago, seminar on arts and creativity, 2-day/week internship, independent study project.  Chicago as classroom.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Same



D:  Direct enrollment in a university as a visiting student

Ex: Enrollment in a university as an exchange student

P:  Provider program.  Program organized for students attending U.S. colleges and universities.

Non-tuition educational expenses:  Cost of room and board compared to Beloit College. Other expenses to consider:  airfare, local transportation, visas, health insurance, immunizations, books, student activity fees, recreational travel and other activities. Higher:  Up to $2,000 more than Beloit College room and board for one semester. Significantly Higher:  $2,001 or more above Beloit College room and board.