As a CAPA study abroad theater student, you'll engage with the world of theater in the classroom and beyond! You’ll see a variety of shows, from rebooted classics to challenging and exciting new works in a range of venues and enjoy additional activities that will further enrich and expand your theatrical experience.
In recent terms, students have enjoyed an exclusive post-show meeting with the cast of The Woman in Black; explored Shakespeare on Screen with actors from the BBC’s The Hollow Crown; toured Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre; encountered the haunted past of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane; visited the National Theatre’s workshops to see the puppets from War Horse; and worked with a leading UK magician.
CAPA also has its own black box theater space in the London center with a fully-equipped lighting rig and sound system. It can host student performances, visiting shows, and a range of creative workshops. At CAPA, you can enjoy the world of theater as an audience member or a performer. Either way, you’ll feel you’re at the heart of the drama!
Explore the diversity of cosmopolitan London with our My Global City events: Tour Camden, enjoy the food on Brick Lane or visit The Globe.
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
This course will introduce the student to the variety of skills required to write a stage play. Beginning with a range of stimuli from their experience of London people, places, events and ideas, students will develop their ideas into fully-fledged one-act plays. Focusing on a toolbox approach, and carefully considering the various elements of dialogue, characterization, structure and themes, the course will culminate in the presentation of a reading of each writer's play at CAPA's studio facility: The Street. Each play will be read by a group of professional actors. Students will pay $40 for this course upon arrival in London, which pays for theater tickets.
LNDN THTR 3312