O’Neill National Theater Institute
This intensive theater program offers students a unique opportunity to study acting, directing, playwriting, movement and voice, and design in a conservatory setting. Students are immersed in theater studies; classes take place seven days a week! Students typically take educational excursions to train with professional theater companies in New york City, Stratford-upon-Avon, England or St. Petersburg or Moscow, Russia. The program seeks to offer a “rigorous, conservatory-based approach to theater training, (exposing) students to a broad range of theater styles and techniques.”
Course Listings may be viewed on O'Neill Institute's web page.
Professor Valerie Smith
Climenhaga 044, 717.776.2511 Ext. 7386
Students must be in good academic standing. Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Students are required to attend all Messiah-run pre-departure orientation sessions the semester before studying abroad as well as half-day reentry retreat upon returning to campus the following semester.
The credits earned may meet general education or major requirements for your field of study. Core courses include: Acting, Directing, Playwriting, Design, and Movement & Voice. Courses taken will appear on Messiah transcripts with letter grades.
Participation in this program does not meet cross-cultural requirements.
Costs 2013 - 2014 - $21,930, plus $900 deposit
Fee covers tuition, housing, meals, *round-trip airfare, fees for educational excursions to England, Russia, or New York, pre-departure, and re-entry orientation. Note: additional fees students may encounter include (but are not limited to) local transportation, visas, passports, immunizations, and course fees. A $500 deposit is typically requested within two weeks of acceptance. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from Connecticut.
For comparison, a typical semester in Grantham for 2013-2014 is $19,655.
Costs: 2014-2015 – Messiah College is currently reviewing its parameters and pricing structure for study abroad programs. Costs for 2014-2015 will be available in November 2013 and will be posted on this website as soon as they become available.
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