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*WKU Faculty Led: London/New York - From the West End to Broadway
London, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winter
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: WKU applicants only
Program Cost: Winter
Program Dates:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Number of Credits:
3, 6
Credit Type:
WKU Credit
Field of Study:
Minimum GPA:
Good Academic Standing with WKU
Program Catagory: WKU Faculty Led
Faculty Leader:
Barber, Julie Lyn, Young, David
Colonnade Credit: Yes
Program Description:

 FLSA London/NYC


Dr. Julie Lyn Barber -
Dr. David Young -


Students can select 1-2 courses for up to 6 credit hours (with permission of instructors).

THEA 151 – Theatre Appreciation (NYC portion optional)*

A study of the literary, historical, and creative aspects of the theatre. This course is designed to develop an understanding and appreciation of the art of theatre from the point of view of the audience.
As a result of this course, students will be able to:
  • Read a play analytically
  • Identify the principal personnel and business models of professional theatre
  • Articulately discuss recent trends in American and British Theatre, and draw connections to earlier traditions
  • Express their analysis of live performances, verbally and in writing
  • Explain how social, cultural, and historical contexts have influenced and been influenced by theatre and theatre artists in various cultures and time periods 
THEA 341 – Culture and Performance (London and NYC portion required)**

This course is designed to provide a close study of the ways that performance shapes, reflects and challenges cultural values and discourse, across a wide variety of contemporary performances in both London and New York City. This conversation of contemporary performance will be viewed within the historical backdrop of the English theatre tradition through visits to museums and significant historical sites such as Stratford-upon-Avon and the Globe Theatre.
As a result of this course, diligent students will be able to:
  • Analyze the development of self in relation to others and society
  • Examine diverse values that form civically engaged and informed members of society
  • Evaluate solutions to real-world social and cultural problems 
THEA 499 – Studies in British Theatre (NYC portion optional)
A study of the British theatre highlighted by a tour to England and viewing of representational plays of the English theatre, including visitations to supplementary historical and cultural sites. This course will provide students with the opportunity to explore the Western theatrical tradition up close. Students will study in depth the contribution England has made to our shared culture and also speculate on where that shared culture is moving.
As a result of this course, diligent students will be able to:
  • Understand the significant role England has played in creating and maintaining the Western theatrical tradition
  • Be familiar with the range of performance venues in London
  • Have an increased understanding of the reciprocal relationship between performance and the culture(s) in which  it is performed and experience
  • Analyze, compare, and contrast live performances
*Fulfills Colonnade Explorations - Arts and Humanities.
**Fulfills Colonnade Connections - Social and Cultural.

Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
  • Categorize and Explain basic multicultural leadership perspectives and cultural competencies in an ever-changing global society.
  • Analyze and compare behaviors of effective multicultural leaders
  • Apply leadership theories and models through in-class exercises
  • Compare and contrast tools available for measuring and improving diverse and inclusive leadership
  • Distinguish the difference between leadership behaviors across time periods and cultural dimensions
Program leaders may determine stricter eligibility requirements, but at a minimum, all applicants earning credit in a program would meet these requirements:
  • Current WKU students eligible to enroll in WKU courses OR students from outside WKU may participate as non-degree seeking student.
  • Student must be in good academic standing.
  • A minimum of 16 years of age at time of departure (parental/legal guardian expressed, written consent required for those under 18 at time of departure).
  • Students must be free of active disciplinary sanctions as verified by Judicial Affairs.
  • Complete Study Away application and pay deposit.
  • Complete pre-departure program.
  • Full payment prior to departure.
  • Permission of instructor.
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