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UConn Junior BFA Semester in London (Faculty-led)

The Program

Please note: This program is administered by UConn, but it is not led by a UConn faculty member. 

The Florida State University Junior BFA fall semester in London focuses on the works of William Shakespeare for the actor. Actors study techniques in bringing the dramatic text to life. A significant study of Voice and Speech usage for Heightened Language Text (including special guest seminars with Patsy Rodenburg) in bringing nuance, pitch variation and rhythmic changes helping to communicate the content of the character’s text. Students will study Stage Combat and use weapons appropriate for fights related to the plays. They may also be certified as actor/combatants by the British Society of Fight Directors. Students will also study Elizabeathen Court and Country dance that reflects dances which may appear in the plays. Continued study of Devised Physical Theatre (which began in Freshman year) with company members of Theater Complicite – one of the top internationally recognized companys that create and tour their own unique type of theatre.

Students will have 2 sessions on London prior to departure to go over logistics for the trip as well as the Theater Scene and faculty they will be working with.

The Academics

Students who participate in the BFA Semester in London program will receive UConn credit for the following courses:

DRAMA 4911 – Voice and Speech IV: Heightened Language Texts of Shakespeare (3 credits)
DRAMA 4811 – Stage Movement V: Period dance and Physical Theatre (3 credits)
DRAMA 3721 – Stage Combat (3 credits)
DRAMA 4701 –  Acting Technique V: Acting Shakespeare (3 credits)
DRAMA 4135W – Period Studies in Theatre (3 credits)

The Experience

Students will be immersed in the London Theatre Scene, attending at least 10 plays during the semester. Students will meet the artists involved in each production, write papers on British playwrights, and research the historical background of the play. There will be opportunities to go backstage at the National, The Globe, The Court and Royal.


Please note that this program charges program fees and not tuition. This affects the types of financial aid that can be applied to defray the cost. Click the link below for this program’s budget sheet and contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, and private scholarships.

You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

Budget Sheets: Fall
The Details

  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Terms: Fall
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Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 3rd Year Academic area: Arts
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required:
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 2.75