June 4 - 17, 2019

 TCLA-200 The Prague Quadrennial
Dates: June 4-17, 2019
Credits: Critical Studies Elective | 3 Credits 
Who can participate? Open to all UArts students

Every four years, the most innovative, creative and exciting performance designers in the world collect in Prague to show their work, discuss the field, be inspired. In this study abroad course, students will travel to Prague for the Prague Quadrennial, where they will participate in an expansive program of international projects and activities that serve as a platform for exploring the practice, theory, and education of contemporary performance design in the most encompassing terms.

The Prague Quadrennial strives to present performance design a collaborative field in which designers mix, fuse, and blur the lines between multiple artistic disciplines to search for new approaches and new visions.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Develop and use - both in writing and verbally - vocabulary to discuss and analyze performance design styles.
  • Identify performance design trends across cultures.
  • Connect individual historical and cultural histories to performance design styles, elements and features unique to a given cultural, ethnic or national group.
  • Reflect on — both in writing and verbally — connections between the study away experience during the Prague Quadrennial and personal, cultural, and creative contexts.
  • Develop a critical language about the study away experience through synthesizing weekly readings on related topics, issues, and themes.
  • Collect, archive, and analyze research sources linked to study away experience.
  • Theorize a more globally conscious way of analyzing art, culture, and self.

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Natalie Robin

Theater Design & Technology (BFA)
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Amy Dugas Brown

Theater - Directing, Playwriting & Production (BFA)

Email travel@uarts.edu for details.

Application Checklist 

  Make sure you have a passport with an expiration date 6 months after the last day of your trip date.

  Complete the Travel Course Application.  You can access it via the Student Forms page on the Portal.

  Look for your confirmation email!

  Go to Student Financial Service to pay your $500 deposit.

    In person payments: Student Financial Services office.

    Online payments: www.uarts.afford.com and select "Make a 1-Time Payment."  You will also need to send an email to Mariann Cardonick in SFS so that she can credit your account.  

  Complete Risk & Release form.

  Complete the Travel Information form, which includes a passport upload + emergency contacts.

  Wait for approval notification.

  Final payment due to SFS.

  Check your registration (you will automatically be registered upon final payment).

  Attend your pre-departure workshop.


Learn more

Caitlin Perkins, Coordinator for Short Travel

Natalie Robin, Faculty, Theater Design + Technology
(215) 717-6426