CCSA - London Arts & Literature - Winter 2019-20 - Study Abroad

London Arts & Literature

December 26, 2019 —January 08, 2020

Museums. Galleries. Concert Halls. Film Studios. Theatres. Cultural Centers. Explore the variety and abundance of arts and activities. Imagine what twelve days can offer! On the CCSA London Arts & Literature Program, you will have the opportunity to experience all London has to offer. From your home base in a four-star central London hotel, explore London’s vibrant arts scene and make an excursion beyond the capital city to one of the other jewels in England’s cultural crown.

Included are several class-specific activities plus a day trip to such locations as Bath, Stonehenge & Salisbury, Canterbury & Dover or Stratford & Warwick.

NOTE: Students enrolled in the Theatre course will be assessed an additional $115 to cover the cost of play tickets.

Program Package

  • Accommodations: Included.
  • Course-related activities and entrances fees
  • All course-related ground transportation
  • Additional cultural program excursions
  • Health and emergency evacuation insurance
  • Program directors and staff on-site 24/7

CCSA Central Office

Contact Information

Open Position - Applications

Robert Bedard - Payments

Robin Byerly - Travel

Michael Hatton

Program Director

Michael Hatton Mr. Hatton is the Assistant Chair along with serving as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Northern Kentucky University, teaching courses in theatre history, race and gender through dramatic literature and dramatic theory and criticism. Mr. Hatton is the resident production stage manager for the Lincoln Boyhood Drama Association and their signature musical, A Pioneer Tale. Mr. Hatton has also worked with several local companies including the Acclaim Awards as a panelist, the Cincinnati Arts Association, Cincinnati Overture Awards, Showstoppers/Belterra Casino, Cincinnati Men’s Chorus, Professional Concepts and is the resident Production Manager for The Performance Gallery. Mr. Hatton is on the Board of Directors for the Cincinnati Cappies and is the NKU coordinator for the Lois and Richard Rosenthal Uptown Arts internship program.

Option 1 — Group Travel

Estimated Cost: $1049 – $1249

Travel together with faculty, staff and other participants from your CCSA program with optional group travel. If you opt for group travel CCSA will purchase a airline ticket from select U.S. cities on your behalf. The airline cost will be included in your final bill from CCSA. In addition to the flight, those that choose group travel also receive transport to/from the accommodation in the destination city and the airport.

You can check our currently available departure cities on our departures page CCSA highly recommends this option for those new to international travel.

Includes:
  • roundtrip air transportation from one of CCSA's designated U.S. departure cities.
  • roundtrip ground transportation between airport and the accommodation site.
  • CCSA faculty and staff to guide you through the immigration and customs process.
* All prices are estimates based on winter 2018 costs. Final pricing will be published on the CCSA website by May 2019.

Option 2 —Independent Travel:

If you wish to make independent travel arrangements and depart from a city not listed or travel outside the program dates please choose INDEPENDENT TRAVEL from the selection below. You will book your own flights and arrange your own transportation to/from the airport and the accommodation site of the program. This is a great option for going early, staying late, or using airline miles to purchase tickets. We highly recommend participants not fly standby for these programs as a late arrival may negatively impact your grade.

Important Note for Independent Travelers: Please be aware that your check-in date may be up to 24 hours AFTER the program start date (program dates include travel time). Check the CCSA website at https://ccsa.cc/departures for your scheduled date/time check-in.


Visas

Not required for U.S. citizens for less than a 3-month stay. Non-U.S. citizens are responsible for obtaining a visa as needed.


Program Dates
December 26, 2019 —January 08, 2020
(13 days)
Base Price
$3,439

Estimated Airfare
$1049 – $1249
(estimated additional cost based on recent airline prices)

Enrollment Status: OPEN

Application Deadline
September 27, 2019
($100 application discount if received by September 13)
Scholarships: OPEN
Due October 04. See our scholarships page

Courses Offered

Art

Art & Landscape in London
Course Description: Throughout history, artists have looked to the landscape to consider essential questions about humankind’s place and role in the world. These questions still resonate today but take on new meaning in a 21st century world facing a global environmental crisis and the widespread displacement of groups fleeing war and violence. Art & Landscape in London will involve students in important dialogues on changing attitudes about the natural landscape, our role in the environment, and how notions of landscape and place inform identity.
TBA | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

Education / English Language and Literature

From Hogwarts to Wonderland: Children's Literature from Great Britain
Course Description: Walk in the footsteps of your favorite characters and visit the settings of your favorite books. Board a train like Paddington Bear, see London from above like Mary Poppins, and try to find Platform 9¾ like Harry. In this course, you will read a range of British children's literature and experience the world in which these stories take place. You will see original transcripts and drawings from classic books at the British Library and experience the making of the Harry Potter movies at The Harry Potter Warner Brothers studio tour. Join us for this exciting adventure! 
Prerequisite: An introduction to education course OR an introduction to literature course
Dr. Tara Alvey | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U/G

English Language and Literature

A Modern Canterbury Pilgrimage
Course Description: Inspired by Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, students will experience their own modern pilgrimage and video blog about it. Field trips in London to sites such as Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London, The George Inn, the Museum of London, and St. Paul's Cathedral will enrich students' understanding of specific tales. Field trips to Warwick, a medieval castle, and to Canterbury and its magnificent Cathedral will enhance students' understanding of the medieval pilgrimage. After this, students will create their own Canterbury Tale, with the best one winning a free dinner, per the rules of The Prologue.
Prerequisite: Completion of first year English composition requirements
Prof. Kathleen Buttermore | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

Theatre / English Language and Literature

Theatre on Location: Classics to Contemporary
Course Description: Discover the thrilling world of London and explore English culture through professional theatre. Students will experience a diverse range of current productions from the classics to the cutting edge; we will examine cultural trends and social issues through the lens of the theatre. The influence of English history will come alive as students visit theatres, museums, historic sites (e.g., Stratford on Avon, the National Theatre, the Globe Theatre, Westminster Abbey, and more), and attend 4-5 notable and dynamic theatre productions. Group discussions will be a vital part of class time in London and guests from the field will visit the class on location.
Prof. Jamey Strawn and Dr. Damon Stevens | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U/G