As a CAPA study abroad theater student, you'll engage with the world of theater in the classroom and beyond at The Street, a dedicated black box theater specifically designed to accommodate theater students abroad and located inside CAPA's London Center. This fully equipped theater features cutting technology and a flexible workshop, rehearsal, and performance space.
As a theater student with CAPA, you'll analyze and explore the diversity of forms, environments, and functions that create the rich landscape of London theater. You'll 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.
Explore the diversity of cosmopolitan London with our My Global City events: Tour Camden, enjoy the food on Brick Lane or visit The Globe.
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.
CAPA's theater offerings are designed to give you a background in theater as an art form and a vocation. Choose from a variety of courses taught by theater professionals.
Our London Theater program offers a variety of theater and related courses, including Writing a Play, Witchcraft and Magical Performance, and Theater in the City. Additionally, you may choose courses from the wide variety of our Global Cities offerings.
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.
LNDN ARTA/BUSN 3338
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.
LNDN LITR 3315
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.
LNDN THTR 3310
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.
LNDN THTR 3314