The Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts sustains and supports two study tours. Participation is open to all Ohio State students regardless of major.
International Study Tours
London Theatre Program
Every other summer in even years, the department takes a group of students from Ohio State to London for a four-week immersive program in British Theatre. Emphasis is placed on the dynamic theatre scene in London and the multicultural dimension of theatre practice in Britain today. Students attend a play almost every day of the program in a wide variety of styles and in a wide variety of venues. These venues include the Royal National Theatre, the Almeida, the Old Vic, the Young Vic, the Tricycle Theatre, and Shakespeare’s Globe, among many others. In addition, a side trip will be made to Stratford-Upon-Avon for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Students on the program may also collaborate on a staged reading of a pre-selected student play, produced in a London fringe venue.
Students enrolled in the program are required to attend a series of pre-departure class sessions, as well as an in-country classes, in conjunction with a range of special guest artists (in the past these guests have included Gavin Creel, Matt Wolf, and Samuel West). In London, mornings are devoted to class meetings; afternoons are held open for independent exploration and rehearsals; evenings are booked for theatre attendance.
More information is available from the Office of International Affairs.
The London Theatre Program occurs in even-numbered years.
Prague Theatre Program
Every other year in odd years, the Lima campus takes a group of students from Ohio State to the Czech Republic for nine days to study the national’s continuing significance in central Europe and world culture. In Prague, students will visit DAMU (the Theatre Academy), take guided tours of the National and Vinohrady Theatres, and the Theatre of the Estates, as well as the Castle district, Old Town, Josefov, and other points of interest. A day trip to Cesky Krumlov will acquaint students with one of the best preserved baroque theatres in the world.
Students enrolled in the program are required to take a preparatory spring semester course, as well as an in-country course in conjunction with a range of special guest artists (in the past, this has included scenographers Jaroslav Malina, Marketa Fantova, and Jan Stepanek). Every fourth year, the Prague Theatre Program will run simultaneously with the Prague Quadrennial, the world’s largest event in the field of scenography.
The Prague Theatre Program occurs in odd-numbered years.