Theater Department FSP to London Summer term

The Theater Foreign Study Program offers students the opportunity to combine Theater Studies and professional practice in theater at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), one of the world’s great conservatories. The program is a unique chance for students to develop their craft while taking advantage of London’s incomparable theatrical tradition and vibrant cultural scene.

This typical British conservatoire experience is designed for students interested in acting, directing, playwriting, design, stage management, dramaturgy, or criticism.

All FSP students will be enrolled in three courses:

THEA 60: Classical Performance I

THEA 61: Classical Performance II

THEA 62: Plays in Performance - Perception and Analysis

THEA 60 and THEA 61 will be taught by instructors from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

THEA 62: Plays in Performance - Perception and Analysis will be taught by a Dartmouth instructor and involves attending an average of two to three productions per week and participating in a weekly seminar. In addition to the many London theaters, including the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre, students will have full access to London’s cultural resources in music, dance, film, and museums. When practical, field trips to historical sites of theatrical interest and backstage tours of theater facilities will be scheduled.


Prior to participating in the Theater Foreign Study Program, the following prerequisites must be completed:

1. One course from the Theater History sequence:

THEA 15: Theater and Society I: Classical and Medieval Performance

THEA 16: Theater and Society II: Early Modern Performance

THEA 17: Theater and Society III: 19th and 20th Century Performance

2. One course in Theater Practice in either performance, management, or design, from among the following courses:

THEA 10: Special Topics courses, with approval of the Chair

THEA 25: Solo Performance

THEA 26: Movement Fundamentals I

THEA 28: Dance Composition

THEA 29: Dance Theater Performance

THEA 30: Acting I

THEA 35: Acting for Musical Theater

THEA 36: The Speaking Voice for the Stage

THEA 41: Stage Management

THEA 42: Scene Design

THEA 44: Lighting Design

THEA 48: Costume Design

THEA 50: Playwriting

THEA 54: Directing

THEA 65: Summer Theater Lab

THEA 80: Independent Study, with approval of the Chair


Applications to the Guarini Institute's off-campus programs are open to all Dartmouth undergraduates in good standing who plan to complete the necessary prerequisite course(s) and obtain parental permission. Applicants must also have completed the First-Year Seminar Requirement. Acceptance to an off-campus program is based on application materials, recommendations and, in some cases, interviews. Due to enrollment limits, applicants are encouraged to apply for more than one program. Please be aware, not all applicants are guaranteed acceptance.

Applications are due online by 11:59 pm on February 1, 2021

Click here to apply at the Guarini Institute for International Education website