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London Theatre and Media Arts

Dates: 30 April–14 June 2024 (approx.)
Application Deadline: 14 December 2023

The London Theatre & Media Arts program provides students an unparalleled chance to engage with some of the world’s finest examples of cinema and theatre. With its rich history and its inexhaustible supply of cinemas, theatres, museums, buildings, landscape, and design, and as arguably the most cosmopolitan city in the world, London is an epicenter for 21st-century artistic expression. The London Theatre & Media Arts program takes full advantage of this as it engages with both live performances and media productions (of a wide variety of forms) in a way that recognizes and respects the unique contributions of each but that also explores how these forms can come together to create some of the most important and moving art of the future.

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Wade Hollingshaus
178 WCO
(801) 422-8995


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Frequently Asked Questions
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Students will enroll in the both of the following courses while on this program. Upon completion, they may choose to have each of them substitute for one of several TMA courses.

TMA 303R—International Studies in Film and Culture, taught by Benjamin Thevenin (3 credits)

Students may claim credit for one of the following:

TMA 241—Screenwriting 1
TMA 273—Beginning Non-Fiction and New Media Storytelling
TMA 277—New Media Conceptualization
TMA 251—Playwriting 1
TMA 301—Contemporary Performance Practices
TMA elective credit

TMA 302—Studies in British Theatre Performance, taught by Wade Hollingshaus (3 credits)

Students may claim credit for one of the following:

TMA 291—Media Arts History 1 (1895–1945)*
TMA 292—Media Arts History 2 (1946–Present)*
TMA 293—History of Documentary and Nonfiction
TMA 477R—Issues in Media Arts
TMA 115—Introduction to Performance Studies**
TMA 201—Dramatic Performance: Antiquity to Renaissance**
TMA 202—Dramatic Performance: Renaissance to the Present**
TMA 395—Dramatic Literature
TMA elective credit

*TMA minors may not claim TMA 291 or 292 credit.

**While students may use TMA 302 to substitute for TMA 115, 201, or 202, it cannot count for GE Arts or Civ credit.

Students may not take any other courses on this program, including BYU Online courses, without approval by the program director and ISP.
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Includes Latter-day Saint, undergraduate full tuition (increased cost for graduate and non–Latter-day Saint students), housing, Tube pass, admissions and excursions, and international health care coverage.

Does not include airfare, personal expenses, or meals.
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Funding Sources

Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to study abroad programs.

Students who submit the financial aid section of the ISP application and who have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (A-41 ASB) will be considered for a Study Abroad scholarship.

Academic departments and colleges may assist with scholarships and grants.

TMA majors may be eligible for a scholarship from the TMA Department of up to $3,000. Non-TMA majors (who are BYU students) are eligible for up to $1,500 in scholarships.

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see
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Accepted students are required to participate in an international, cross-cultural preparation course (IAS 201R, 1 credit hour). This course will be held during the second block of winter semester 2024.

Part-time and non-BYU students will need to pay an additional tuition fee for enrolling in the prep class.

Students should plan to be in London from 30 April until 14 June and refrain from scheduling late arrivals or early departures.

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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We will be extraordinarily lucky in this regard. Students will reside in spacious, well-appointed flats in the very heart of London’s main cultural district, within easy reach of some of the world’s great parks, museums, and theatres.
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Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program sites. Airline reservations must be made through BYU Travel. Students should contact a BYU Travel agent.

BYU Travel
280 HRCB
(801) 422-6293
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Application Process

Students must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Complete the online application here. A nonrefundable $35 application fee is required; applicants will be interviewed once the application is complete.

Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program. The first payment is due upon acceptance; please refer to the Payment Information page.

Application Deadline: 14 December 2023
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Program Adjustments

International Study Programs (ISP) reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost.

If it becomes necessary for ISP to cancel a program, all program payments made to BYU ISP will be refunded to the student’s BYU Financial account.

ISP is the only office authorized to cancel any of its programs.
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Wade Hollingshaus is an associate professor in the Theatre & Media Arts Department. He researches performance, philosophy, and popular music. This will be his third time directing a London-based study abroad program.

178 WCO
(801) 422-8995

Benjamin Thevenin is an associate professor in the Theatre & Media Arts Department. His studies focus on the relationships between youth and media, and art and politics. This will be his first time directing a London-based study abroad program.

179 WCO
(801) 422-3305
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Contact Us

International Study Programs
101 HRCB
(801) 422-3686
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ISP Student Handbook

To see the student handbook, click here.
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Payment Schedule

To see the payment schedule, click here.