London Arts & Literature

December 26, 2017 —January 08, 2018

Museums. Galleries. Concert Halls. Film Studios. Cultural Centers. Explore the variety and abundance of arts and activities. Imagine what twelve days can offer! On the CCSA London Arts & Literature Program, you will have the opportunity to experience all London has to offer. From your home base in a four-star central London hotel, explore London’s vibrant arts scene and make an excursion beyond the capital city to one of the other jewels in England’s cultural crown.

Included are several class-specific activities plus a day trip to such locations as Bath, Stonehenge & Salisbury, Canterbury & Dover or Stratford & Warwick.

London Arts & Literature Program Package

Base Price $3,189 Includes:

  • Accommodations in twin rooms with occasional use of multi-bedded rooms
  • Course-related activities and entrances fees
  • Unlimited local travel pass for London
  • All course-related ground transportation
  • Additional cultural program excursions
  • Health and emergency evacuation insurance
  • Program directors and staff on-site 24/7
  • Daily buffet breakfast and some additional meals

Accommodations:

With an art deco facade, this upscale hotel is a 4-minute walk from Green Park tube station (with direct connection to Heathrow airport) and 7 minutes from the designer boutiques of Bond Street. The Washington Mayfair is a distinguished hotel with a history dating back to 1913. Its Art Deco origins can be clearly seen in the exquisite and understated bas relief features on the exterior. You will be staying in one of London’s finest locations, Curzon Street, tucked into the heart of Mayfair, a few minutes from Park Lane. A full English buffet breakfast is included each morning, with service from 7 – 10:30 AM on weekdays and 7 – 11:30 AM on weekends and January 1. Lunch and evening meals are at the participant’s expense.

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Optional Group Travel:

Cost: $1065

Travel together with other participants as well as faculty and staff from the CCSA programs with optional group travel. If you opt for group travel CCSA will purchase a ticket on your behalf. The airline cost will be included in your final bill from CCSA. In addition to the flight, those that choose group travel also receive transport to/from the accommodation in the destination city and the airport. Includes

  • roundtrip air transportation from one of CCSA's designated U.S. departure cities.
  • roundtrip shuttle service between airport and the accommodation site.

Quick Info

  • Program Dates: December 26, 2017 —January 08, 2018
  • Early Application Deadline: September 15, 2017
  • Final Application Deadline: September 29, 2017
  • Location(s): London
  • Scholarships: Yes
  • Base Price: $ 3,189

Courses Offered

Art & Design / History / Museum Studies / Architecture

History of Western Art in London Museums
Course Description: Experience the History of Western Art chronologically through personal visits to historic sites, castles, cathedrals, and museums in London! Start with a visit to Neolithic Stonehenge, then continue through the Ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece and Rome at the British Museum. The Middle Ages will come alive at Dover Castle and Canterbury Cathedral, and you can study Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassical and Romantic paintings at the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery. We will end at the Tate Modern to experience 20th and 21st century works of art. Plus we will visit the Victoria & Albert Museum, St. Paul's Cathedral, London Bridge, and more, including a live theater production! At minimum 5 miles a day walking. Plus it will be cold and usually wet/damp. There are some excursions (Stonehenge, Dover Castle, Canterbury) in which we are outdoors most of the time, even in inclement weather
Dr. Katherine T. Brown | 3 Cr. Hrs. | LD/UD

Education

From Hogwarts to Wonderland: Children's Literature from Great Britain
Course Description: Walk in the footsteps of your favorite characters and visit the settings of your favorite books. Board a train like Paddington Bear, see London from above like Mary Poppins, and try to find Platform 9 and 3/4 like Harry. In this course, you will not only read a variety of British children's literature, but you will experience the world in which these stories take place and see them come to life on stage. You will see original transcripts and drawings from classic books at the British Library and experience the making of the Harry Potter movies at The Harry Potter Warner Brothers studio tour. In addition, you will encounter literary history with a day trip to Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare's birthplace). Join us for this exciting adventure! In experiencing the sights and settings, students can expect to walk an average of approximately 3-5 miles each day. London in December/January will be cold, so students should be prepared for wintery weather
Prerequisite: An Introduction to Education course
Dr. Tara Alvey | 3 Cr. Hrs. | UD

English / Literature

Witches, Wizards & Writing: Reading & Writing the British Fantasy
Course Description: Stalk the jub-jub bird and bandersnatch. Step through the magic wardrobe into Narnia. Catch the Hogwarts Express at Platform 9 ¾ or take the tube to Neil Gaiman's London Below. In this course, we will be examining works of British fantasy literature, such as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone; Jabberwocky; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, as well as other fantasy texts. We will look at the culture, history and literary tradition that inspired them. Students will have the option of taking the course for literature or writing credit. We will be walking several miles a day as well as taking the Tube. However, there tends to be a lot of steps in the Tube stations and limited access to elevators
Prerequisite: For UD credit, student must have completed the minimum composition requirements at his/her home institution.
Mr. P. Andrew Miller and Mr. Stephen Leigh | 3 Cr. Hrs. | UD/G

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