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CREATIVE ARTS

SPRING 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 Certificate program offers 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.

 

January 8, 2020
thru April 18, 2020
Program Fee: $18,345
Application Deadline October 10, 2019

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. Plus, CAPA offers students Health & Wellness support.
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learn

Required curriculum: Arts Administration: The Creative Industries in a Digital World and the Global Internship Workshop; 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!  Learn More

Learn About Studying with CAPA in London

 

CAPA program fees are comprehensive and include tuition, housing, excursions, My Global City events and activities, 24/7 emergency support, insurance, and more!

Tuition

Earn 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.

Housing

You can opt to live in shared apartments or a homestay (with your own room and two meals a day), all within commuting distance to the CAPA center.

Local Transit Pass

A 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.

Excursions & Activities

Half-day coach tour of London, full-day excursion to Stonehenge and Bath plus choose one from: full-day excursion to Oxford, Brighton, Stratford-upon-Avon and Kenilworth Castle, or Salisbury and Glastonbury. Social events include an arrival tea, midterm dinner, and a farewell ceremony. 

Internship & Volunteer

Participate in an internship opportunity, earn credit and gain valuable skills. Note: internships in London requires a visa.

My Global City

These events always include; a walking tour of the Iconic South Bank on your first weekend; taking a riverboat tour to Greenwich; touring multi-cultural Brixton, A Beatles and Abbey Road Magical Mystery Walking Tour, feasting on a multi-course curry dinner in Brick Lane. Other activities reflect what is on in the city at the time.

24/7 Emergency Support

We maintain a comprehensive health and safety plan with staff available 24/7 in the event of an emergency.

Insurance

As a student on our program, you’ll receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.

Support

The CAPA London team is available throughout your program to help you make the most of your experience.

spring Courses

Arts Administration: The Creative Industries in a Digital World  

This course will focus on the structures of creative industries, and how arts administrators successfully share creativity with the public and leverage the commercial opportunities of creative production. Students will explore such topics as the arts as a business, managing financial imperatives and the artistic process, and promoting and presenting cultural products; examine case studies from a variety of fields such as film, digital media, gaming, theater, museums, and publishing; and engage directly with practitioners successfully working in 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 will chart the development of British film from 1994-2012, a period of confidence and success mirrored by a major structural and financial reorganization in the industry. Students will critically analyze key films and how they both emerge from and transform earlier British cinema tradition; develop an understanding of important British genres and film-making tropes; explore the ways in which British films reflect and respond to contemporary social and political conditions and events; and develop an awareness of specific ways in which UK and US film differs.

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LNDN FILM 3311

Creative Connections: Advertising and Marketing in Britain  

This course will explore the topics of advertising and marketing in Britain. Students will develop 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 conduct a comparative analysis of British advertising methods and styles. A complete syllabus will be available soon.

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LNDN COMM 3322

  • Globally Networked Learning
Detective Fiction: Crime and The City  

This course will address the development of the modern detective novel—British and American—from the late 19th century into the 21st century. Students will focus on cities as sites of criminal imagination, and on detectives as explorers of the city’s hidden connections; develop an understanding of the concept of the detective story and why crime fiction is one of the most popular forms of narrative; and explore specific connections between detective fiction and the urban environment, social dynamics, and the writers’ attitudes to such topics as diversity and ethnicity.

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LNDN LITR 3315

Ethics in the Media  

This course will address principle ethical issues facing journalism, advertising, entertainment media, and online content. Students will examine the moral obligations of the producers as well as the responsibilities borne by consumers; develop an understanding of applicable ethical principles and philosophies; apply these to present day cases in the media through case studies; and critically engage with content in order to analyze ethical issues present in the production and consumption of media on an individual and societal level.

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LNDN COMM 3321

Global Internship Course: London (3 credits)  

The Global Internship Course is designed to be completed alongside an internship placement, allowing students to earn academic credit. Students will attend weekly, discussion-led sessions that include educational support and mentoring in a classroom environment; develop personal and professional skills, learn to contextualize their internship experience socially and culturally, and employ the use of Globally Networked Learning technology to conduct a comparative global analysis with other CAPA students. At times, this analysis will be facilitated through CAPA Masterclasses led by professionals in a diverse range of fields.

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LNDN INTP 3347

Global Internship Course: London (6 credits)  

The Global Internship Course is designed to be completed alongside an internship placement, allowing students to earn academic credit. Students will attend weekly, discussion-led sessions that include educational support and mentoring in a classroom environment; develop personal and professional skills, learn to contextualize their internship experience socially and culturally, and employ the use of Globally Networked Learning technology to conduct a comparative global analysis with other CAPA students. At times, this analysis will be facilitated through CAPA Masterclasses led by professionals in a diverse range of fields.

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LNDN INTP 3348

Modern Art in London: From Sublime to Ridiculous?  

This course will examine modern works of art from the late 19th century through to the present. Students will analyze the development of modern art, particularly in response to World Wars I and II, through to contemporary practice; experience a diverse range of works on display in London; investigate attitudes and ideas in modern art; explore the effect of historical events, sociological changes, and advances in technology on the art world; gain an appreciation of a variety of materials and techniques; and develop an understanding of the global art market.

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LNDN ARTH 3312

Post-War British Pop Culture  

This course will explore theories of popular culture from the British Isles, from 1945 through to the present day. Students will compare British and American experiences of popular culture, the differences, similarities, and cross-influences; examine countercultures and subcultures in Britain; explore their connections to music and political movements; develop an understanding of cultures that are based on ethnicity and sexuality, as well as concerns around diversity and related hate crime; and visit urban environments that will help contextualize these subcultures both historically and politically.

This course is available both as a semester and a four-week summer intensive. Please note that the syllabus is for the full semester program. The syllabus for the four-week summer intensive is currently under development and will be available soon.

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LNDN COLT 3311

Shakespeare and London  

This course will explore a selection of Shakespeare’s plays to uncover his style and craft within the genres of comedy, history, and tragedy. Students will 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; develop skills of paraphrasing and textual analysis; analyze the relationship between plays; and examine the structure of different dramatic genres. Students will pay $70 for this course upon arrival in London, which pays for theater tickets.

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LNDN LITR 3312

Theater in the City  

This course will place students at the heart of the experience of theater. Students will engage with the key ideas underpinning the creation of theatricality, and attend a range of different performances and tours of specific theater spaces. They will explore such topics as the qualities, conditions, and boundaries of drama, audience engagement, philosophical issues raised by the theatrical experience, the origins of theater, 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

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. Students will focus particularly on the performance and presentation of the occult and magical phenomena and its reception by the general public and social elites during specific time periods; develop an understanding of why magic has long been a subject of fascination; visit sites such as the Society for Psychical Research or the British Magic Circle; and attend a live performance of the magical or ghostly in London. Students will pay $40 for this course upon arrival in London, which pays for theater tickets.

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LNDN THTR 3314

Writing A Play: The Art and Craft of Making Theatre  

This course will introduce a variety of skills required to write a stage play. Students will consider a range of stimuli from their experience of London people, places, events, and ideas; focus on a toolbox approach to carefully consider the various elements of dialog, characterization, structure and themes; develop their ideas into fully fledged one-act plays; and have their play read by a group of professional actors before an invited audience at CAPA’s studio facility: The Street. Students will pay $40 for this course upon arrival in London, which pays for theater tickets.

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LNDN THTR 3312

  • Writing Intensive
Writing the City: London  

This course will introduce creative writing in relation to the city and the particular challenges of writing about place. Students will examine how various subjects such as the river, urban spaces, solitude, ethnicity, particular boroughs, and characters (both fictional and real) function in London narratives; develop an understanding of the role of memory and experience in literary psycho-geographical accounts of the metropolis; utilize their observations of London to practice creative writing; and investigate the potential of place within the narrative of various genres.

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LNDN CWRT 3317

  • Writing Intensive

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