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CWRU in London students will have the unique opportunity to pursue a rigorous academic study of European theatre history, while sharpening their theatrical skills through classes in voice, clown, physical performance, dance, combat, and singing, all supported by tutorials and seminars.

Students will spend 3-4 weeks studying a particular Timemark in European Theatre History, while exploring the performance styles of that time through four distinct performance projects, culminating in a studio presentation in one of RADA’s theatres.

Timemark 1: Athens, 534 BC: the year in which drama enters the Dionysian Festivals.
Timemark 2: London, 1642: the year in which the Puritans close the London theatres.
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.

Students will receive 12 credit hours for the following courses: THTR 228, THTR 229, THTR 300, and THTR 329.


CWRU and non-CWRU students of all majors with a 3.0 or above are invited to apply.


CWRU Tuition + Program Fee of $4,100.00

Program Costs include: tuition, housing, orientations, and in-country support.

Other than lunch, provided at RADA on course days, program costs do not include: flights, visas/passports, and other meals. During class days, lunches are provided in the RADA dining facility. All other meals are open for students to experience the tastes of London.

Scholarships & 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.


Mar 25, 2013

Application Cycle Open

Sept 12, 2013 - 12:30pm EST

RADA program webinar. Ask your questions!

Oct 1, 2013

Applications Due

Nov 1, 2013

Students Selected and Informed

Nov/Dec, 2013

Pre-Departure Orientations with faculty and staff

Jan 16, 2014

Students Arrive in London

Jan 17, 2014

London and RADA Orientation

Jan 20, 2014

Classes Begin

Jan 23, 2014

CWRU Alumni Event

Apr 24 and 25, 2014

Last Day of Classes Final Presentations


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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.