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Department of Theater
Dartmouth College
6204 Hopkins Center
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: 603-646-3104
Fax: 603-646-1757
Email: Department.of.Theater@Dartmouth.EDU
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Foreign Study Program (FSP)

England: London. Summer Term.

The Theater Foreign Study Program (FSP) offers students the opportunity to combine theater studies and professional practice in theater at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), one of the world’s great conservatories. The program is a unique chance for students to develop their craft while taking advantage of London’s incomparable theatrical tradition and vibrant cultural scene.

Prior to participating in the Theater Foreign Study Program, the following prerequisites must be completed:

1. Students should have completed one course from the Theater History sequence:

  • THEA 15: Theater and Society I: Classical and Medieval Performance
  • THEA 16: Theater and Society II: Early Modern Performance
  • THEA 17: Theater and Society III: 19th and 20th Century Performance


  • ENGL 26: English Drama to 1642

2. Additionally, students should have completed one course in theater practice:


  • THEA 10: Special Topics, upon approval
  • THEA 26: Movement Fundamentals I
  • THEA 28: Dance Composition
  • THEA 29: Dance Studies in Performance
  • THEA 30: Acting I
  • THEA 36: The Speaking Voice for the Stage
  • THEA 50: Playwriting I


  • THEA 10: Special Topics, upon approval
  • THEA 41: Stage Management
  • THEA 42: Scene Design I
  • THEA 44: Lighting Design I
  • THEA 45: Composition and Design
  • THEA 48: Costume Design I

This typical British conservatoire experience is designed for students interested in acting, directing, playwriting, design, stage management, dramaturgy, or criticism.

All FSP students will be enrolled in three courses:

  • THEA 60: Classical Performance I
  • THEA 61: Classical Performance II
  • THEA 62: Plays in Performance - Perception and Analysis

THEA 60 and THEA 61 will be taught by instructors from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. THEA 62: Plays in Performance - Perception and Analysis will be taught by a Dartmouth instructor and involves attending an average of two to three productions per week and participating in a weekly seminar. In addition to the many London theaters, including the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre, students will have full access to London’s cultural resources in music, dance, film, and museums. When practical, field trips to historical sites of theatrical interest and backstage tours of theater facilities will be scheduled.

For additional information and to apply, please visit the Off-Campus Academic Programs web site.

Last Updated: 10/8/13