Western Kentucky University

Study Away

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New York



Watch for announcements about Winter 2015.


See the splendor of Broadway in a new light!


About the Program

Theatre 151 – Theatre Appreciation: A study of the literary, historical and creative aspects of the theatre. It is designed to develop an understanding and appreciation of the art of theatre from the point of view of the audience.

Theatre 375 – Topics in Drama: Topics-based course focusing on a particular area of dramatic theory and /or literature. May be repeated twice for a total of nine credit hours. We will be focusing on the diversity of dramatic literature currently on display in New York, and looking for the larger trends developing in early 21st century theatrical production. We’ll be exploring connections between the shows and examining the dramaturgical foundations of each. We’ll also be looking for parallels in the visual arts on display in New York.



Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course the diligent student will:

  • Have a broad knowledge of the most current American Theatre
  • Be able to articulately discuss recent trends in American Theatre and draw connections to earlier traditions.
  • Be able to synthesize observation and theory in essay form.

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The Program Leaders may determine other eligibility requirements, but at a minimum, all applicants need to meet these requirements: 

  • Permission of instructor(s) is required.
  • Current WKU student eligible to register for WKU courses may apply. Students from outside WKU may participate as visiting students.
  • Students must be 18 years of age or older at time of departure (parent/guardian permission for anyone under 18 at time of departure).
  • Students must be free of active disciplinary sanctions as verified by Judicial Affairs.
  • Graduate student in good standing (Graduate Catalog p.30) with express permission of faculty leader.
  • Students must complete all pre-departure orientations.
  • Full payment prior to departure.


Program Package

Included in Base Package

  • Undergraduate tuition for 3 credit hours ($1,090 value).
  • Seven-night of accommodations in New York City.
  • Ticket for eight Broadway/Off Broadway shows.
  • Airport transfer in New York City.
  • 7 Day Metro Card in New York City.
  • Admission to Museum of Modern Art.
  • Round-trip flight between Nashville and New York City.
  • Talk back sessions with theatre professionals.

Excluded from Base Package

  • Items not explicitly listed in package.
  • Transportation between your departure airport and your home.
  • Independent travel (non-program travel).
  • Meals and Services and beverages not mentioned in the program.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, phone service, and Internet access.
  • Tips for guides and drivers not included in program-related activity.
  • Travel cancellation/interruption insurance. Highly recommended.
  • Baggage fees and costs associated with flight changes.
  • "Find your own show" ticket cost.


Final program fee subject to change due to travel arrangements.


Logistical Considerations

  • This program also includes an on campus component.
  • Participants are allowed to navigate New York City without immediate supervision of program leaders.
  • The highest levels of professionalism are required for all participants.


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Planned Schedule -  (tentative)

January 8

On Campus Orientation

January 9

Fly to New York City.
Show: Macbeth

January 10

WKU Theatre Showcase.

January 11

Matinee: Mechinal*
Evening: “Find your own show” night

January 12

Matinee: Pippin.
7:45PM: Sleep No Moore

January 13

Evening: Kinky Boots

January 14

Museum of Modern Art.
Evening: Twelfth Night*

January 15

8:00PM : Waiting for Godot

January 16

Return to Nashville.

The schedule is subject to change due to educational opportunities that may arise unexpectedly, weather conditions, and other factors beyond the control of the course instructors and staff. *Note – Astericks indicate shows that may be replaced with a show of similar value.

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Contact Us about Application


  • THEA 375
  • or
  • THEA 151

Program Leader


  • New York City, USA


  • Winter 2014
    January 8 - January 16, 2014


  • $1,699-$1,999

Funding Options


  • Syllabus (coming soon)


 link to program details


Western Kentucky University and its associates are not responsible for any loss due to theft, personal injury, flight or weather delays, negligence, or default of suppliers, or suppliers changing of itineraries. They and their associates are not responsible for any loss due to travel/flight delays or changes in travel plans due to Acts of Nature or other unforeseen circumstances, nor are we responsible for accidents and medical care. Tour services are furnished by independent contractors who are not agents or servants of Western Kentucky University. Refunds are not available for unused portions of the package.


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