New York City
The Tepper Semester in NYC
Named for its founder, drama alumna and Tony Award-winning producer Arielle Tepper Madover '94, the Tepper Semester provides the opportunity to work closely with an accomplished faculty of professional artists in New York City. In addition to participating in a full semester of specialized programming in acting, musical theater, directing, casting, design, or stage management, you'll attend workshops and master classes conducted by industry professionals, see as many as 30 Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, visit a wide variety of cultural institutions, and gain an understanding of the business skills essential for a successful career in the industry. The Tepper Semester is based at Syracuse University's Fisher Center.
Supported by drama alumnus and Academy, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award-winning writer and producer Aaron Sorkin '83, H'12, the Sorkin in LA Learning Practicum (also known as Sorkin Week) provides a select group seniors with a weeklong, "hit-the-studios-running" immersion into the heart of America's film and television industries. Students meet and learn from alumni and industry insiders through a series of seminars workshops, master classes, and more.
Summer in LA
If you are interested in a longer-term introduction to Los Angeles, you may choose to take advantage of Summer in LA, a six-week, two-course experience that includes a professional internship, classes in on-camera acting and audition technique, and a series of workshops and master classes--all taught by leading professionals in the entertainment industry.
Each fall, 18 performance majors in the Department of Drama have the opportunity to spend a semester living and studying in London, England, through Syracuse University Abroad. While there, you'll take classes in acting, voice, and movement at Shakespeare's Globe, and attend performances at major venues. Your weekly schedule will allow ample time for weekend visits all over Europe.
Additionally, students in stage management or theater design and technology can take advantage of the newly established exchange program with Rose Bruford College. While there, you'll pursue study in special interest areas that include costume construction, sound design, and lighting control.
As a theater design and technology student, you may choose to spend a semester in Florence, Italy, through SU Abroad. You'll have the opportunity to participate in internships through theater or opera venues in addition to being exposed to the city's rich cultural resources. Students have interned at the Teatro Maggio as well as the Florence International Theatre Company.