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High school students are introduced to the art and design college experience in London. The program is open to high school students entering their junior or senior year and recent high school graduates.
Note: Students can receive $100 for each applicant they refer to an API high school summer program (excluding the Parsons Paris Pre-College program). The applicant must include the student's name as the referral source on the online application.
High school students are introduced to the art and design college experience in London. The program is open to high school students entering their junior or senior year and recent high school graduates. Students will choose to explore Theatre OR Film over the 10-day program. No pre-requisites required.
Home to the West End-- akin to New York City’s Broadway-- there is no question that theatre and the performing arts are a key ingredient to the rich culture and deep history of metropolitan London. In addition to learning about these creative disciplines at one of the world’s top universities in the heart of the city, participants will have exclusive access to backstage tours as well as the opportunity to explore English literary and artistic history by visiting Shakespeare’s hometown of Stratford and attending a performance at the Royal Shakespeare Company!
As the birthplace of James Bond and Harry Potter, it is impossible to deny the timeless influence British cinema has had on the world. Through a detailed and practical introduction to the fundamentals of film and video from production to post-production, admirers of moving images will undoubtedly thrive in a fun and exploratory course resulting in an original short film sequence! In addition, participants will visit the London Film Museum (including the James Bond exhibit), enjoy a film at one of London’s oldest cinemas, and explore London by visiting popular film and television locations, including Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes, Shakespeare in Love, and Harry Potter, just to name a few.
Heather Lees will be your Resident Director in London and a resource for you on-site.
Anna McCole will be your Student Services Coordinator in England and a resource for you while you are abroad with us!
Carolyn Lutes will be your Program Manager and help prepare you to go abroad!
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Students will participate in an intensive 5-day, non-credit course at either Central Saint Martins or London College of Communication, world-renowned colleges specializing in art, design, communications, fashion, and the performing arts. With campuses located in the center of one of the world’s most cosmopolitan and cutting-edge cities, students interested in theatre and film will encounter endless muses to spark their creativity and passion for their art!
Day 1- Arrive in London!- Meet API at Heathrow airport and travel together to orientation hotel to begin safety,transportation, and housing orientation sessions.- Group welcome dinner at a traditional British pub!
Day 2- Morning walking tour of central London, including Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, Houses ofParliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, and Leicester Square.- Lunch in Covent Garden.
FILM: Tour boutique film school, London Film Academy (LFA). Visit James Bond Exhibit atLondon Film Museum.
THEATRE: Backstage tour of one of the oldest theatres in London, the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
Day 3FILM: London film, TV, and book trailer tour, including locations for Doctor Who, SherlockHolmes, Elizabeth and the Golden Age, Shakespeare in Love, and Harry Potter.THEATRE: Tour Shakespeare’s iconic Globe Theatre.Participate in an exclusive workshop delivered by local professionals!Afternoon visit to the British Museum.
Day 4- Morning visit to the Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studios.- Overnight excursion to Stratford-upon-Avon, home of William Shakespeare, including anevening performance by the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Day 5- Tour various sites and properties significant in the life of Shakespeare.- Return to London.
Day 6-1010:00am – 4:00pm
FILM: Filmmaking Portfolio Preparation Course at University of the Arts, London -- LondonCollege of Communication (LCC)
THEATRE: Acting Workshop at University of the Arts, London -- Central Saint Martins (CSM)
- Afternoon cultural and recreational activities.*- Group farewell dinner on Day 10.
Day 11- Return to Heathrow airport to depart for the U.S.
*Cultural activities may include a West End performance, double-decker bus tour, British filmnight, a performance at the Globe Theatre, etc.This itinerary is subject to change.