Study Performing Arts Abroad

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You may have heard that all the world's a stage, but how do you know unless you get out there and check it out for yourself?! Studying abroad is an excellent opportunity for performing arts majors. Whether you are studying acting, dance, music, or another field, there will undoubtedly be differences between your home institution and what is liked and appreciated in this new culture.

Performing arts is definitely culturally influenced. Exposure to a slightly different take on whatever genre you practice, as well as to an audience with different expectations, will make you a more well-rounded and experienced performer. And, don’t forget that you’ll come back with a perfected new accent from whichever country you study in--add that to your resume! Take the opportunity to practice Gamelan music in Indonesia, traditional dance in Japan, or guerrilla theater in South America!

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The performing arts are everywhere (even the world's most restrictive country, North Korea, has stand up! Seriously! Google it!). So pack your bag and spin a globe! You can go anywhere to study performing arts abroad!

If you’d like to venture off to the UK, there are lots of great options for performing arts students. Queen Mary University, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance are all fantastic schools in England. Scotland's Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama is also of note. The rest of Europe also boasts some great schools including The Stage School of Hamburg in Germany and Amsterdam School of the Arts in the Netherlands.

Some other great options are Argentina's Metropolitan School of Dramatic Art, The National Institute of Dramatic Art in Australia, and The National School of the Arts in South Africa. South Korea's School of Performing Arts offers great courses for wannabe Korean pop stars and regular performers, alike!

With all those shows you'll be going to see, you might want some extra money in your pockets. Check with you school's department for any potential scholarships, or use these as a start.

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Rwanda

Global Engagement Institute
Are you passionate about the educational power of storytelling? Would you like to volunteer your time and skills in a high-im...

England

Advanced Studies in England
Students with a passionate interest in theatre and performance can enroll for ASE's Theatre Summer School, where they learn,...

Spain

Berklee College of Music, Valencia Campus
The Spain Summer Study Abroad program provides an opportunity for both Berklee and non-Berklee students from around the world...

United Kingdom

National Youth Theatre of Great Britain
A London Theatre Experience is a four-week National Youth Theatre course designed to offer a fully immersive experience in th...

United Kingdom

University of the Arts London
Wimbledon College of Arts offers a warm, close-knit community with just 1,100 students. Its south west London location combin...

United States of America

Peridance Capezio Center
For over 30 years, Peridance has been a leader in New York City's dance community, making it possible for students of all lev...

England

AIFS Study Abroad
Spend 3 weeks and earn 3 credits on site at Shakespeare’s Globe Theater in the classic city of London, England. You will work...

Czech Republic

NYU Global Programs
Learn about the incredible cultural and political transformation of the Czech Republic since the Velvet Revolution in 1989, w...

Ireland

University at Albany Study Abroad & Exchanges
Céad míle fáilte! UAlbany's direct enrollment program at NUI Galway is designed to give you full cultural immersion in Irish...

Australia

The University of Wollongong
Our courses have been developed by teachers who are leading their fields. Our student-focused approach to teaching and learni...

United Kingdom

Oxford Royale Academy
Our Oxford Summer School is our longest running and most popular study option, with programmes guaranteed to pique the intere...

Ireland

University College Cork
Looking for an incredible abroad experience in the land of intriguing tales of magic and folklore, celebrated writers, a fasc...

France

IAU
The School of Humanities and Social Sciences, located in the beautiful old section of Aix-en-Provence, once a medieval villag...

United States of America

Dance Gap Year
The Only Gap Year With A True Dance Focus Participants get the chance to study different forms of dance like Tango , Ballet,...

Northern Ireland

Queen's University Belfast
Part of the prestigious Russell Group of the UK's 24 leading research intensive universities Our world-class researchers carr...