API High School: Arts in London - Theater and Film

Austin, TX

Overview

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.

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. LONDON: THEATER 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! LONDON: FILM 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.

Cost and Session Information

Program runs late July - early August. Application deadline is April 1 for the summer term. Cost includes cultural activities for this program which may include: Overnight trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, best known as the home of William ShakespeareSee some of the sets, costumes, and ‘magic’ that went into filming the Harry Potter movies at Harry Potter Warner Brothers Film StudiosTake in London’s famous sites on a quintessential double-decker red bus tour, explore the British Museum, and enjoy a West End show! Requirements: -Rising high school juniors and seniors (must be 16-18 years of age) -No previous experience in theater or film required; course offered is not for college credit -Completed online application -One letter of recommendation (must be from a high school teacher or guidance counselor; can be submitted separately). -Most recent grade report. 

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