Experiential Learning

Study theatre abroad

Theatre Studies 3900G: Destination Theatre is a capstone course in the Theatre Studies Major and Minor program. This half-course equivalent offers undergraduates the opportunity to learn about contemporary theatre and performance in a major international city. A two-week intensive learning experience in either New York or London, England is included as a core component of the course, and our study abroad will incorporate guest lectures, tours, post-performance discussion, and practice-based learning alongside theatre outings.

In addition to giving students in the program the opportunity to integrate and extend their second- and third-year learning in an international setting, thus preparing them for a globally-focused fourth year of study back at Western, Destination Theatre welcomes students from other departments and faculties across campus who might be interested in taking advantage of this unique experience. The course is flexible enough to accommodate students with minimal background in theatre research.

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Study theatre at the Stratford Festival

We offer two courses at the Stratford Festival in partnership with the universities of Guelph, Windsor; Brock University; and St. Jerome’s University. Courses are offered during the Summer Day session between July-August.

Students will:

  • Learn on site with renowned theatre coaches at an internationally acclaimed theatre festival and company
  • Attend Shakespeare productions  and gain practical tools to analyze, personalize and perform a piece of classical text
  • Develop techniques and exercises to prepare your  body, breath and voice for acting and rehearsing
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