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Program Overview

The CWRU in London program offers students the unique opportunity to pursue an academic study of four key timemarks in European dramatic arts history while sharpening theatrical skills in classes led by the world-famous faculty at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.

RADA students spend little time sitting around in lectures. The elite faculty believes that skills need to be practiced to achieve expertise. CWRU in London students are fully engaged in the unique and exciting RADA experience from day one.

In their free time, students will be fully immersed in the rich culture of London, one of the world’s most visited and exciting cities. The CWRU in London program is truly a one-of-a-kind experience!

Timemark 1: Athens, 534 BC: the year in which drama enters the Dionysian Festivals.
Timemark 2: London, 1576: the year in which the first London playhouse was built.
Timemark 3: Paris, 1658: the year in which Molière's company becomes based in Le Petit Bourbon.
Timemark 4: Berlin, 1928: the year in which Brecht and Weill’s Threepenny Opera is premiered.

“The RADA program is an amazing opportunity to gain exposure to experience from a B.F.A. style program and learn about European theatre from the best conservatory in the world. It changed my understanding of the power theatre has in society, and it boosted my acting skills ten-fold” –Brett DiCello, CWRU-RADA Alumni Spring


CWRU and non-CWRU students of all majors with a 3.0 or above are invited to apply.
Students will receive 15 credit hours for the following courses: THTR 301, 302, 303, 304, and 305.


CWRU semester tuition + $5,500 program fee

Program Fee includes: tuition, housing, orientations, and in-country support.

Program Fee does not include: Flights, visas/passports, and meals.

Scholarships and Funding

CWRU students may apply their financial aid to this semester study abroad program. Non-CWRU students should consult with their school's financial aid office.

Jerrold Scott - Professor of Theater

See why RADA is a unique and a special program that everyone should experience.

Ron Wilson - Professor of Theater

Take a deeper look into history of theater from early Greek era to Renaissance to present.

Jeffrey Ullom - Director of Undergraduate Studies

The flexibility of this program allows you to satisfy core components of your own major.

CWRU Students in London at RADA

CWRU students discuss their experiences at RADA and in London.


September 15, 2016

Applications Due

October 1, 2016

Notification of Acceptance

November, 2016

On-line Orientation to the Program

January, 2017

In-country Orientation and Classes Begin

April, 2017

Final Performances and Classes End

“The opportunity to learn at such a prestigious institution from world class RADA instructors created an extraordinary learning experience.  Living in London allowed me to immerse in the British culture and meet diverse people from all walks of life.  From standing on the stage of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre to attending invigorating West End productions, the CWRU-RADA program inspired me as an artist."- Jason Sleisenger, CWRU-RADA Alumni Spring 2014

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Study In London Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts

For over 100 years RADA has specialized in professional training for the dramatic arts. RADA students spend very little time sitting around in lectures: the skills of the actor, the stage manager, the scenic artist need to be practiced to achieve expertise. The staff combines excellence as teachers, with continued engagement in the profession: winning awards, directing movies, publishing books and working with major producers, both in the UK and abroad.