From directors to actors, Oxford has long been a number one choice for those wanting to study theatre. The city’s School of Drama is rated among the top five globally. Plus, household names like Armando Iannucci to Ken Loach were Oxford University alumni – and today are counted among the UK’s most prominent cultural influences.
So, taking our Oxford summer course in theatre studies means you’ll be treading the path of some of the greatest. You’ll debate how those in theatre make their work relevant for contemporary audiences through to stereotyping and cultural representation. Whatever your specific interest in theatre, the way this course is taught puts you – the student – very much at centre stage.
From age 16 to 24, our Oxford theatre and cultural studies summer courses are designed to suit your level of experience.
Why do past students rave about our Theatre Studies summer course in Oxford? Find out in this short video…
The tutor on your theatre studies course also has years of experience teaching at Oxford’s renowned university.
Our teaching methods have a distinct bias towards our students. Based around the tutorial method used at Oxford’s renowned university, you are encouraged to contribute to the content of your theatre studies – as learning is very much focused around you and the ideas you bring to this summer course.
You don’t just receive a more interactive experience, but you also benefit from one-to-one feedback and students from around the world have the opportunity to contribute and learn from others on the course.
Sarah Bridge is a masters student in Medieval Studies at St Cross College Oxford. She is currently researching the interaction between different cultures and languages in England in the centuries following the Norman Conquest. In 2017, she gained a first class honours degree from Somerville College, Oxford in Classics and French. She previously taught English at a school in Nantes, France
Dr Amanda HoltonBIO
Amanda Holton was educated at Oxford University, and is currently a Visiting Fellow at the University of Southampton. She has many years’ experience teaching Old and Middle English and the English language at various UK universities. Her main research interests are in Chaucer, the medieval and early Renaissance love lyric, and poetics, with an emphasis on the intersection of form and meaning. She also has particular interests in the relationship between medieval and Renaissance poetry. Her publications include The Sources of Chaucer’s Poetics (Ashgate, 2008), and Tottel’s Miscellany (Penguin, 2011), edited with Tom MacFaul. She is currently working on a book on the role of rhyme in love lyric from 1300 to 1579.
Audrey Southgate is a currently a D.Phil. candidate in English at Merton College, Oxford, focusing her academic work on how the Book of Psalms was translated and interpreted in the Middle Ages. She holds a Master’s in Medieval Studies from Oxford, as well as a B.A. in English and French from Hillsdale College in the United States. In addition to pursuing her own studies, she is passionate about teaching. Her experience tutoring individuals in English and French, giving lectures on the humanities for interdisciplinary groups of students visiting Oxford, and mentoring current undergraduates here have only increased her enthusiasm to share the delight and learning to be found in literature.
Why not mix it up a little?
Are you torn between two subjects, or undecided on which city to study in? The good news is that you can often combine two subjects, or even split your studies between different UK locations.
"Oxford Summer Courses, as an institution is such a perfect opportunity to experience the Oxford life for aspiring students!"
"Oxford Summer Courses has been such a unique and fulfilling experience with the help of the counselors and mentors. "
"I chose Oxford Summer Courses because I wanted a way to meet new people from many different countries. It’s also a great way to get a taste of the Oxford student experience through the challenging and engaging academics."
"Choosing to take part in this exciting, fun-filled trip has been one of the best decisions I have ever made."
"So if you're a parent or kid who's worried about being alone in Oxford. Don't worry and as Ed Sheeran sang, "trust me and give it a chance". Because Oxford summer courses will surely take care of you well and make those few weeks the best moments of your life."
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