Study Abroad

All students in the School of Theatre, Television, and Film are encouraged to study abroad. An international experience opens up creative minds and our students return to the United States utterly transformed.

BA Performance majors are required to have an International Experience. This means they can do a traditional semester study abroad, or a year; or study in a conservatory environment, international workshops, classes, short-term summer experiences, almost anything with a cultural component as long as the culture is different from their own. The great advantage of our BA program in Acting and Musical Theatre performance is its breadth of experience, its flexibility and its broad scope. It is meant for the intellectually curious and the actor who feels that they are more than their resume and their headshot. Some examples include:

    LAMDA: The London Academy of Dramatic Arts. Semester or year classes available by audition; short-term summer workshops in acting and Shakespeare are also available and very popular.

    RADA: The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. A study abroad semester by audition; recently they have begun offering summer classes as well.

    BADA: British American Drama Academy: An intense four-week summer acting program at Oxford University.

    MAI: Music Academy International: A four week musical theatre intensive in Mezzano, Italy taught by faculty from the top American musical theatre programs.

    Lima, Peru: A short-term summer acting workshop, in classes with theatre students at the University of Lima, taught by our TTF Prof. Adrian Alita

    Edinburgh, Scotland: A 4-6 week summer experience that includes the world-renowned Edinburgh Festival of the Arts, trips into the Highlands, Glasgow, Dundee, and amazing tours of Edinburgh itself.

More information on Performing Arts Study Abroad programs can be accessed through Performing Arts Abroad.

Some other countries/cities that our Performance students have gone to:


Scholarship money is available through the International Student Center and our Scholarships page.