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New York City
New York Theatre and Broadway


See the splendor of Broadway in a new light!

January 6 to 14, 2015 


About the Program

Theatre 151 – Theatre Appreciation: A study of the literary, historical and creative aspects of the theatre. It is designed to develop an understanding and appreciation of the art of theatre from the point of view of the audience.

Performance 300 – Contemporary Performance Studies Topics-based course focusing on a particular area of contemporary performance theory and practice. May be repeated twice for a total of 9 credit hours. We will be focusing on the wide variety of theatrical performance currently available in New York City , from the biggest commercial musicals to nonprofit and experimental work.



Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course the diligent student will:

  • Have a broad knowledge of the most current American Theatre
  • Be able to articulately discuss recent trends in American Theatre and draw connections to earlier traditions.
  • Be able to express their thoughts about, and synthesize their performance analysis and contextual knowledge of, contemporary performance in New York verbally and in writing


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The Program Leaders may determine other eligibility requirements, but at a minimum, all applicants need to meet these requirements: 

  • Permission of instructor(s) is required.
  • Current WKU student eligible to register for WKU courses may apply. Students from outside WKU may participate as visiting students.
  • Students must be 18 years of age or older at time of departure (parent/guardian permission for anyone under 18 at time of departure).
  • Students must be free of active disciplinary sanctions as verified by Judicial Affairs.
  • Graduate student in good standing (Graduate Catalog p.30) with express permission of faculty leader.
  • Students must complete all pre-departure orientations.
  • Full payment prior to departure is required.


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Program Package

Included in Base Package

  • Undergraduate tuition for 3 credit hours ($1,090 value)
  • Eight-nights of accommodations in New York City, at Hostelling International
  • Tickets for eight Broadway/Off Broadway shows
  • Talk back session with theatre professionals
  • Airport transfer in New York City
  • 7 Day Metro Card in New York City
  • Admission to Program Excursions
  • $50 Find Your Own Show stipend
  • Round-trip flight between Nashville and New York City


Excluded from Base Package

  • Items not explicitly listed in package.
  • Additional costs associated with "Find your own show" beyond stipend.
  • Transportation between your departure airport and your home.
  • Independent travel (non-program travel).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, phone service, and Internet access.
  • Tips for guides and drivers not included in program-related activity.
  • Travel cancellation/interruption insurance. Recommended.
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Baggage fees and costs associated with flight / program changes


Final program fee subject to change due to travel arrangements.


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Logistical Considerations

  • This program also includes an on campus component.
  • Participants are allowed to navigate New York City without immediate supervision of program leaders. The highest levels of professionalism are required for all participants.
  • Weather conditions can vary greatly during this time of year. Warm clothes and appropriate shoes are a must.


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The schedule is subject to change due to educational opportunities that may arise unexpectedly, weather conditions, and other factors beyond the control of the course instructors and staff. *Note – Astericks indicate shows that may be replaced with a show of similar value.


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  • THEA 151 – Theatre Appreciation
  • PERF 300 – Contemporary Performance Studies

Program Leader


  • New York City


  • Winter 2015
    January 6, 2015 - January 14, 2015


  • $1,999 - standard - double occupancy
  • Hotel Pack  - Premier Choice hotel – The Hotel Newton
    • $2,250- $2,400 - double occupancy
    • $2,600 - $2,750 - single occupancy

Funding Options


  • Syllabus (coming soon)




Western Kentucky University and its associates are not responsible for any loss due to theft, personal injury, flight or weather delays, negligence, or default of suppliers, or suppliers changing of itineraries. They and their associates are not responsible for any loss due to travel/flight delays or changes in travel plans due to Acts of Nature or other unforeseen circumstances, nor are we responsible for accidents and medical care. Tour services are furnished by independent contractors who are not agents or servants of Western Kentucky University. Refunds are not available for unused portions of the package.


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