Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
- Program Terms: Summer
- Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
The Edinburgh Fringe program is open to ALL students interested in experiencing the world’s largest arts festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 2019 marks the 72nd year of the Fringe Festival –the Guinness Book of World Records for the world’s largest art festival – so this will be a very special summer to be there! Edinburgh, Scotland hosts multiple overlapping festivals including: The International Festival (the best opera, ballet, dance, theater, music and orchestras from all over the world), Jazz and Blues Festival, Book Festival, Art Festival, and the largest of all - the Edinburgh Fringe hosting over 50,000 performances of over 3,200 different shows.
Students will attend lectures and workshops by a variety of experienced professionals in the subject, and be able to attend multiple performing and visual art shows. Coursework will offer students the chance to attend international networking opportunities, as well as the entire festival being a networking opportunity for students interested in any aspect of entertainment. Classes will also include day trips to sites around Scotland including a planned overnight trip into the Highlands – you may spot the famous Loch Ness monster!
Students will receive credit for EAM T380: International Festival Management, 3 credits which will be registered as part of students' fall term course load. There are class hours and lab hours to fulfill in Edinburgh during the festival. Students who have participated in Fringe before will conduct a 3-credit independent study in EAM Management, Marketing & Research with the program professor.
All courses are taught as a hybrid: online and in Edinburgh, with follow-on assignments.
Faculty Director: Brannon Wiles, Associate Teaching Professor and Brian Moore, Program Director; Entertainment & Arts Management
Start Date: July 26, 2019
End Date: August 28, 2019
Freshmen applicants will be abroad during their vacation summer term. EAM and MIP majors in sophomores or junior year must obtain approval from their summer term co-op employer to participate. Early departure may be considered for co-op and graduate students when necessary, at the approval of Professor Wiles.
Due March 1st - $950 Advance Payment
Due April 15th - $2,000 Final Payment
**All payments are non-refundable unless declined admission or program cancels for unforeseen reasons.
Selke Memorial Fund Scholarship: $1,000 scholarship available to a Westphal student for study or co-op abroad, in honor of Emily Selke who participated in the Edinburgh Fringe study abroad program.
Included in Program Fee:
US citizens are not required to obtain a visa for this program. Other nationalities, please confirm visa requirement on the UK Embassy website.