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Summer Film Program

LONDON SUMMER ABROAD

Plan for next summer now and save! Start your application by December 15 and save $300 on the program fee.

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Immerse yourself in film and media studies with this unique, hands-on program that enables you to explore the technical sides of media production as well as theoretical concepts and histories of film and media in London and beyond.

In collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh, you’ll be able to choose between two classes or one class plus participation in an internship placement. You’ll experience a culturally rich summer abroad accented by of high-level academic expertise and an opportunity to work on your portfolio using the world-class production capabilities of the Derek Jarman Lab, located on-site at the CAPA London Center. Earn 6 credits.

Arrival: June 3, 2021
Departure: July 17, 2021
Program Fee: $9,295
Application Deadline March 10, 2021
All prices, dates, and deadlines are subject to change.

The London Experience

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Experience

Explore the diversity of cosmopolitan London with our My Global City events: tour Camden, the birthplace of Punk culture; taste an authentic curry on Brick Lane; or see a performance at Shakespeare's Globe theater.
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Live like a Londoner and stay in a shared apartment 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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Courses consist of seminars, weekly screenings, and practical film production. Students may also choose to take either The City Made Strange course and/or the Urban Scavenger course. Students choosing one course may choose  another course from the CAPA Global Cities London Summer Curriculum or an internship and Global Internship Course. 
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intern

Choose an optional internship directly connected to film and media where you'll acquire real-world professional skills. This is a great way to enhance your resume! Learn More

CAPA London Program Inclusions

 

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

Courses & Credit

Earn 6 credits with two courses or one course plus an optional internship and accompanying Global Internship Course.

Housing

You can opt to live in a shared apartment 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 homestays.

Excursions & Activities

Enjoy a full-day excursion to Stonehenge and Bath. Social events include an arrival tea, midterm dinner, and a farewell ceremony. 

Intern & Volunteer

Participate in an internship opportunity, earn credit through the required accompanying Global Internships Course, and gain valuable skills. Note: Students interning in London require a visa.

My Global City

Explore London through CAPA's My Global City events which may include touring multicultural Brixton, feasting on a curry dinner on Brick Lane, a Greenwich riverboat and walking tour, or an Abbey Road Beatles Magical Mystery Tour.

Comprehensive, 24/7 Support

CAPA provides comprehensive support services for students to utilize during their time in London. The team is available throughout the duration of the program to assist and support students 24/7 with any emergency situations. Students will also have access to the Guardian study abroad safety app which includes emergency assistance and other support resources.

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Insurance

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

Safety, Health & Wellness 

CAPA is committed to the health and wellness of our students while they are studying abroad in London. We maintain a comprehensive health and safety plan to ensure a safe and productive learning experience, and provide a variety of health and wellness tools and resources.

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Program eligibility requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Prior experience in film or related fields is preferred but not required. 
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.8 (on a 4.0 scale).*
  • Be the equivalent of at least a 2nd semester Sophomore (strongly recommended).
  • Submit your completed application along with supporting documents and your deposit by the program deadline.
  • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing with your home institution.
    *Students with a GPA below the requirement may be admitted on a case by case basis. Please contact us below for details or chat with an Admissions Advisor today.

Summer Courses

Courses consist of seminars, weekly screenings, and practical film production. Students may also choose to take either The City Made Strange course and/or the Urban Scavenger course. Students choosing one course may choose  another course from the CAPA Global Cities London Summer Curriculum or an internship along with the required Global Internship Course. 

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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The City Made Strange: London on Screen in Horror and Science Fiction Cinema  

This course will examine science fiction, horror, and noir/neogothic cinema and television from all eras, with emphasis on works that give London a major role in their story. Students will analyze such examples as disaster or alien invasion films that see the city as a site of devastation, horror films which render a familiar city frightening and strange, or noir explorations of London’s underbelly.

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Urban Scavenger  

This course will explore the camera as a tool for the excavation of ordinary things scattered in the urban spaces of a modern metropolis. Students will develop an understanding of a theoretical framework; gain a related practical skillset; take their camera out into the city of London for hands-on exercises; and participate in readings, screenings, and course discussions that will facilitate their ability to experience the city with a critical and documentary approach.

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The Experience of a Lifetime Awaits

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