Global Institute: Creative Arts

FALL SEMESTER IN LONDON

Earn a Certificate in Creative Arts

Learn about the creative arts sector in one of the world's most dynamic and innovative cities. 

Experience the cultural diversity and artistic creativity of London showcased in its many arts and entertainment venues such as concert halls, galleries, performance spaces, exhibitions, and festivals. 

The Creative Arts Institute is a certificate program offering you a curriculum focused on the creative arts and arts administration and an internship placement providing valuable experience within the creative arts sector. A Certificate of Study in Global Creative Arts is awarded upon successful completion of the program.

September 5, 2018
thru December 15, 2018
Program Fee: $17,995
Application Deadline June 6, 2018

The London Experience

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Experience

Explore the diversity of cosmopolitan London with our My Global City events: Tour Camden, enjoy the food on Brick Lane or visit The Globe.

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Live

Live like a Londoner and stay in shared apartments or opt for a homestay, all within a one-hour commute to the CAPA London Center.

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Learn

Required curriculum: Arts Administration: The Creative Industries in a Digital World and the Global Internship Program; plus choose 2-4 courses from the designated optional curriculum for a total minimum of 15 credits.

 

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Intern

You'll intern with agencies and organizations directly connected to the creative arts where you'll acquire real-world professional skills. This is a great way to enhance your resume!

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When I explored London for the first time, I instantly knew that it was the place for me. I matured so much and learned so much about myself that it made all the effort worthwhile. I can safely say that it was the best semester of my college life.

Jorge Galvez

Clark University

Program Inclusions

  • TuitionEarn 15-18 credits per semester (courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted; the internship placement and accompanying course earns 3-6 credits). Credits are issued by the University of Minnesota.
  • HousingYou can opt to live in homestays or shared apartments, ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​all within commuting distance of the CAPA London Center.
  • Local Transit PassA Zone 1-2 London Underground pass is included for use on the Tube (subway) and buses for students living in apartments. Zones 1-3 is included for students in homestay.
  • ActivitiesSocial events including an arrival reception, mid-term dinner and a farewell ceremony.
  • InternshipParticipate in an internship opportunity, earn credit and gain valuable skills. Note: internships in London requires a visa.
  • My Global CityThis program offers a variety of immersive social experiences throughout your program such as feasting on a multi-course curry dinner on Brick Lane, exploring different parts of the city on foot, and visiting famous historic sites.
  • ExcursionA half-day panoramic coach tour of London, a full-day excursion to Stonehenge and Bath, and your choice of one of the following full-day excursions: Stratford-upon-Avon and Kenilworth Castle, Salisbury and Glastonbury, Oxford by Rail, or Brighton by Rail.
  • 24/7 Emergency SupportCAPA maintains a comprehensive health and safety plan with staff available 24/7 in the event of an emergency.
  • InsuranceAs a student in our program, you’ll receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.
  • SupportThe CAPA London team is available throughout your program to help you make the most of your experience.

Courses

Arts Administration: The Creative Industries in a Digital World  

This course will focus on the ways in which the Creative industries are structured, and how arts administrators successfully share creativity with the public and leverage the commercial opportunities of creative production. Key topics to be explored will include the arts as a business; managing financial imperatives and the artistic process; promoting and presenting cultural products. Case studies will be drawn from a variety of fields such as film, digital media, gaming, theatre, museums, and publishing, and students will have the opportunity to engage directly with practitioners successfully working in various fields of arts and culture and those managing the interface between creativity and business in London.

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LNDN ARTA/BUSN 3338

Contemporary British Film  

This course charts the development of British film during the period 1994-2012 through the critical study of key films, and examines the way that these films both emerge from and transform the earlier British cinema tradition.

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LNDN FILM 3311

Creative Connections: Advertising and Marketing in Britain  

This course provides an understanding of the ways in which advertising is effectively planned to achieve the objectives set in the overall marketing plan, with reference to London as a global center for creative and production excellence and comparative analysis of British advertising methods and styles. Syllabus is coming soon; contact us for more details.

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LNDN COMM 3322

Detective Fiction: Crime and The City  

This course addresses the development of the modern detective novel, British and American, from the late 19th century into the 21st. The focus of the course will be on cities as sites of criminal imagination, and on detectives as explorers of the city's hidden connections.

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LNDN LITR 3315

Ethics in the Media  

This course addresses the principal ethical issues facing print and broadcast journalism that arise almost daily in media coverage of matters of public controversy, such as crime, war, and privacy. Problems of regulation and codes of practice are also examined alongside London's global importance as a media hub and the distinctive media culture of the UK.

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LNDN COMM 3321

Global Internship Program: London (3 credits)  

This course is a unique academic experience that provides students with the opportunity to discuss and analyze theories and models of work organizations in a cross-cultural context. It also creates a framework for personal reflection on issues related to professional development, using the internship experience as a vehicle for students to contextualize and discuss the wider significance of internship activities.

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LNDN INTP 3347

Global Internship Program: London (6 credits)  

This course is a unique academic experience that provides students with the opportunity to discuss and analyze theories and models of work organizations in a cross-cultural context. It also creates a framework for personal reflection on issues related to professional development, using the internship experience as a vehicle for students to contextualize and discuss the wider significance of internship activities.

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LNDN INTP 3348

Modern Art in London: From Sublime to Ridiculous?  

This course examines modern works of art from the late nineteenth century through to the present. The course begins by analyzing the ways in which the seeds of Modern Art were sown at the end of the nineteenth century, before moving on to work made during the twentieth century - particularly art produced in response to the First and Second World Wars; and culminates with reference to contemporary practice.

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LNDN ARTH 3312

  • Writing Intensive
Post-War British Pop Culture  

This course will look at some key theories of popular culture, and include case studies of selected examples from the British Isles since 1945. The main aim will be to enable students to think independently about this topic. It will compare British and American experiences of popular culture, the differences, similarities and cross-influences.

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LNDN COLT 3311

  • Writing Intensive
Shakespeare and London  

A selection of Shakespeare's plays (from his early, middle, and late periods) is explored to uncover his style and craft within the genres of comedy, history, and tragedy. Ultimately, students engage in Shakespeare's timelessness and learn to appreciate how vitally his ideas, themes, and concepts move from the concerns of his day to our own. Students will pay $70 for this course upon arrival in London, which pays for theater tickets.

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LNDN LITR 3312

  • Writing Intensive
Theater in the City  

This course places students at the heart of the experience of theatre. Topics include the qualities, conditions, and boundaries of drama; audience engagement; philosophical issues raised by the theatrical experience; the origins of theatre; the changing roles of performers and spectators over time; and the theater's prospects in the 21st century. Students will pay $70 for this course upon arrival in London, which pays for theater tickets.

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LNDN THTR 3310

  • Writing Intensive
Witchcraft and Magical Performance in London  

This course will chart the representation of the occult in the city from the Early Modern period to the present day. Focusing particularly on the performance and presentation of occult and magical phenomena and its reception by the general public and social elites during specific time periods, the course will offer students the opportunity to understand why magic has fascinated us and continues to do so. Students will pay $40 for this course upon arrival in London, which pays for theater tickets.

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LNDN THTR 3314

Writing the City: London  

This course looks at the impact of the city on the craft of creative writing and explores how various subjects like the river, urban spaces, solitude, ethnicity, or particular districts function in London narratives. It examines the role of memory and experience in literary psycho-geographical accounts of the metropolis.

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LNDN CWRT 3317

  • Writing Intensive

The Experience of a Lifetime Awaits

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