17 July 2019
The magic of British theatre with its knights and dames such as Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Judy Dench, and its radical directors from Peter Brook to Katie Mitchell, and its great ensemble theatre companies like Complicite, draws sell out audiences. This module will take you to the theatre of Shakespeare, Pinter and beyond. You go on trips to Theatres (choices may include The Globe, National, Royal Court, Regional, Fringe); you will go backstage; write critiques of plays seen; research presentations on actors, directors, designers, playwrights, and will have a chance to meet and talk to those active currently – last year we met Orlando Bloom. You will gain an insight into British theatre of all kinds with your tutor, who is an award winning International Director & BBC producer.
The University of Sussex International Summer School welcomes applicants from a wide range of educational backgrounds. Although most of you will be currently enrolled at a university or college, we also welcome applicants who have been away from education for some years, as well as highly committed senior high school students - for some courses a good general education, an open mind and lots of enthusiasm are the main qualifications. For some other courses you will see that prerequisites are listed - applicants for these courses are expected to submit transcripts to demonstrate that they have taken, or are currently taking, the necessary precursors.
The International Summer School provides an opportunity to meet and study with people from different countries and cultures, on a cosmopolitan campus. The large range of courses on offer allows you to get ahead with credit in core courses, or simply to experiment with something new.
Summer School courses carry 15 credits and last for four weeks. Since the standard annual load for a Sussex student is 120 credits, this means that each course is equivalent to 4 semester hours or 7.5 ECTS credits. Students can take only one course per session, as the courses are intensive. You can expect to spend 30 to 45 hours each week on your course between attending classes, labs and workshops, as well as time spent outside class preparing the readings and assignments. You can find information about the courses offered by the International Summer School through our course directory or courses by subject pages of our website.
GBP 2110: Tuition (one four week session) + module field trip only.
GBP 4110: Tuition only (both four week ISS sessions) + Theatre Module field trip.