Global Affairs

UK: Drama and Youth

Immerse yourself in the study of drama in education and theatre for young audiences in London. Through daily fieldwork, you will learn how to implement and devise process drama for diverse audiences. You’ll visit preeminent cultural institutions as well as fringe venues, participate in workshops, collaborate with leaders in the field of drama education, and examine British trends in creating theatre for young audiences.


Birmingham and London, England

Program Dates:

July 5 - July 25, 2016

Application Deadlines:

This program is closed and no longer accepting applications. 

Who Can Participate:

  • NYU graduate students
  • NYU undergraduate seniors who have:
    • 96+ earned credits
    • related course work
    • approval from the faculty director as well as their advisor
  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are not enrolled at an academic institution

Related Areas of Study:

  • Drama Therapy
  • Educational Theatre
  • International Education
  • Performing Arts Administration

This is not a complete list. We value diverse perspectives in our programs and encourage students from other majors and professions.


MPAET-GE 2075 Section 099 (Class #5153) - Drama and Youth: Theoretical Perspectives (3 points).

MPAET-GE 2076 Section 099 (Class #5154) - Drama and Youth: Practical Implications (3 points).

Offered through the Department of Performing Arts and Professions

To read the blog at: 2014 Drama and Youth (UK) blog

Draft Syllabus 2013

Draft 2014 Itinerary 


David Montgomery, Director, The Program in Educational Theatre


2016 Graduate Tuition: $1,538 per point plus registration and services fees

Bursar’s payment deadline dates

Learn about scholarship ppportunities

Other Costs:

2016 Housing Fees: $1100

2016 Activity Fees: $850

Housing and Activity fees are billed through the Bursar and will be due in accordance with the Bursar billing schedule.

International airfare to and from the program location is not included in the program fee. Students must purchase their own round-trip tickets and are responsible for their own accommodation for travel beyond the program dates.

Student will be notified when to book flights. We recommend comparing tickets on multiple sites to ensure the best fare. Past participants have used the following flight search engines: KayakHipmunkVayama Google Flights, for student rates.


The Office of Global Affairs will arrange shared hotel accommodations for Birmingham dates, and shared accommodation in NYU London residence halls for program dates in London. All apartments are recently renovated and feature fully-equipped kitchens, living areas, and shower or bath.

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates, arriving to Birmingham and departing from London. Please keep in mind that flights arriving into the United Kingdom typically depart New York a day in advance.

Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid at least six months beyond the program end date. 

Visa: US citizens require a valid passport and do not require a visa for visits to the UK of less than six months in duration. All other passport holders should check with their respective visa requirements.

Helpful links: US State Department, UK Visas and Immigration, Center for Disease Control, Lonely Planet Guide, NYU in London

Weather: In London, June/July temperatures tend to be milder than in New York, usually in the low 70°s (Fahrenheit).

Helpful Links: BBC Weather