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Study Away in New York City

We're headed back to the Big Apple, baby!

The WKU Department of Theatre & Dance, led by faculty members Dr. Julie Lyn Barber and Dr. Michelle Dvoskin, are taking students to New York, January 2 - 12, 2023.  Students can enroll in one of two Colonnade courses, THEA 151: Theatre Appreciation, or THEA 341: Culture and Performance.

This trip is a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in the theatre scene of America's cultural capital, New York City.  As part of the program you'll have the opportunity to see approximately 7-8 Broadway or Off-Broadway shows, along with the option to see more shows on your own. Other course activities have included backstage tours, visits to museums like the MET, MOMA, and the Tenement Museum, a walking tour of the theatre district, a visit to the New York Performing Arts Library, a midnight improv show, and opportunities to meet New York actors, stage managers, and technicians. We will see a wide variety of shows from hit musicals to Shakespeare to new and challenging plays. You'll take a deep dive into theatre, learning about the history and process of theatre production, while exploring how theatre shapes, and is shaped by, our current cultural concerns.  You'll also have time on your own to take in New York tourist sites, do a little shopping, and even eat a sidewalk cart hotdog . .. if you dare. 

For more information and to register, visit:

WKU Faculty-Led: New York and Broadway, January 2023

The deadline to apply is October 1st!


Study Abroad / Study Away

In the WKU Department of Theatre & Dance we encourage all of our students to venture out into the world and learn more about arts and culture worldwide.  Our faculty have led past trips to New York to study dance and New York and London to study theatre. Our majors have used the opportunities provided through WKU Global Learning to travel and study in places like Israel, Ghana, Belgium, China, New Zealand, Spain, Italy, Guatemala, India, and more. There's also the Semester at Harlaxton program and the Semester at Sea program. Check out all of the trips currently available and watch this space for future travels.  


Study Away and Study Abroad doesn't have to drain your bank account. Apply for WKU study abroad scholarships here.

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At 30 Rock, New York

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Globe Theatre, London

At the Stage Door with Keegan Photo

At the stage door with Keegan




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