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Shakespeare's Globe

Undergrad Study

  • Education/Rutgers_2014

We offer a number of undergraduate conservatory programmes, including:

Rutgers conservatory at Shakespeare’s Globe

Barbara Marchant and Israel Hicks from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, commissioned Globe Education to create its first one semester conservatory course for BFA acting majors in 2002. Since 2003 the students have spent their junior year at Shakespeare’s Globe. We also welcome design students for one semester courses on a biannual basis.

BFA Acting (one year)

Students spend their Junior (third) year of study resident at Shakespeare’s Globe. They embark upon a sequential course of study with classes in acting, voice, movement, text, dance and fight, while immersing themselves in London life, history and culture. Students learn about the Globe in its social, historical and theatrical context and are introduced to the language of a wide range of 16th and 17th century texts. The residency culminates with a production of a Shakespeare play in a studio space and on the Globe stage in front of an invited audience.

BFA Design (one semester)

Students spend the autumn term of their junior (third) or senior (final) year in residence at Shakespeare’s Globe and take weekly classes in life drawing, model making, project development and presentation skills. Students then present their own design schemes for a Shakespeare production staged at the Globe or another London venue of their choice to an invited audience of theatre professionals and students. Please note that this course is open to bona fide BFA Design students from other universities.


BA and BFA Courses

While students from Rutgers study exclusively at Shakespeare’s Globe, we also offer modular courses to BA Theatre or BFA students as part of their semester or year in London. Courses are currently provided for: