SUNY New Paltzhttps://studioabroad.newpaltz.edu/index.cfm
1 Hawk Drive New Paltz, NY 12561 United States
London is the center of commercial and artistic life in Great Britain. It is justly famous for its parks, monuments, museum, concert halls, and theatres. It is truly one of the greatest cities in the world. Students in the program have the opportunity to study and explore this city, enjoying the almost unlimited possibilities of this cultural center. The seminar takes place in and around the city of London. Excursions may be taken outside the city (in previous years students have visited Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Windsor Castle or Bath). Other informal visits are planned, including walking tours of London's famous parks and markets.
The program is a two week seminar in London in early January, covering the historic traditions and contemporary trends inherent in British Art. Through a series of visits to London's major museums, art galleries, alternative spaces and other cultural institutions, students will gain a deeper insight into the distinctive nature of British Art and Culture. Studio visits, interviews with artists and administrators, and field lectures are also planned to offer an inside perspective on what it means to practice art in London. Seminar participants will meet regularly in the program residence to discuss and critically evaluate the art scene. Excursions both inside and outside of the city are planned as well. Past excursions have included: a tour of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and attending a Shakespearean play with the London Theatre Seminar.
SUNY students can expect to receive 3 credits upon completion of this program. Non-SUNY students are expected to speak with their home campus regarding if and how these credits will transfer.
Students wishing to participate in the seminar for credit must be students in good standing at an accredited college with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher.
* Housing and Accommodation
Participants will stay in student accommodations in the Bloomsbury area of London. The rooms are well maintained and centrally located. Rooms are all doubles, triples (and possibly a few singles) with ensuite bath. Students will have access to simple kitchen facilities and can prepare their own breakfast and other meals.
Bachelors Degree (Undergraduate)
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