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, where she also currently lectures. Amanda specialises in Medieval English literature and the English language. Her first book was on Chaucer’s poetics; she has edited Tottel’s Miscellany, and worked on a book and database on rhyme in medieval and sixteenth century love lyric. She’s currently working on a new book about anthologies of ‘English verse’ and the fantasies of England they project. It picks up on her longstanding interests in poetry anthologies and the agendas which drive the critical framing of texts.
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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