Museums. Galleries. Concert Halls. Film Studios. Cultural Centers. Explore the variety and abundance of arts and activities. Imagine what twelve days can offer! On the CCSA London Arts & Literature Program, you will have the opportunity to experience all London has to offer. From your home base in a four-star central London hotel, explore London’s vibrant arts scene and make an excursion beyond the capital city to one of the other jewels in England’s cultural crown.
Included are several class-specific activities plus a day trip to such locations as Bath, Stonehenge & Salisbury, Canterbury & Dover or Stratford & Warwick.
En suite accommodations in twin rooms at The Washington Mayfair Hotel in downtown London (Mayfair District)
Mr. Hatton is the Assistant Chair along with serving as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Northern Kentucky University, teaching courses in theatre history, race and gender through dramatic literature and dramatic theory and criticism. Mr. Hatton is the resident production stage manager for the Lincoln Boyhood Drama Association and their signature musical, A Pioneer Tale. Mr. Hatton has also worked with several local companies including the Acclaim Awards as a panelist, the Cincinnati Arts Association, Cincinnati Overture Awards, Showstoppers/Belterra Casino, Cincinnati Men’s Chorus, Professional Concepts and is the resident Production Manager for The Performance Gallery. Mr. Hatton is on the Board of Directors for the Cincinnati Cappies and is the NKU coordinator for the Lois and Richard Rosenthal Uptown Arts internship program.
Option 1 — Group Travel
Estimated Cost: $1000 – $1200
Travel together with faculty, staff and other participants from your CCSA program with optional group travel. If you opt for group travel CCSA will purchase a airline ticket from select U.S. cities on your behalf. The airline cost will be included in your final bill from CCSA. In addition to the flight, those that choose group travel also receive transport to/from the accommodation in the destination city and the airport.
You can check our currently available departure cities on our departures page CCSA highly recommends this option for those new to international travel.
roundtrip ground transportation between airport and the accommodation site.
CCSA faculty and staff to guide you through the immigration and customs process.
* All prices are estimates based on winter 2017 costs. Final pricing will be published on the CCSA website by May 2018.
Option 2 —Independent Travel:
If you wish to make independent travel arrangements and depart from a city not listed or travel outside the program dates please choose INDEPENDENT TRAVEL from the selection below. You will book your own flights and arrange your own transportation to/from the airport and the accommodation site of the program. This is a great option for going early, staying late, or using airline miles to purchase tickets. We highly recommend participants not fly standby for these programs as a late arrival may negatively impact your grade.
Important Note for Independent Travelers: Please be aware that your check-in date may be up to 24 hours AFTER the program start date (program dates include travel time). Check the CCSA website at https://ccsa.cc/departures for your scheduled date/time check-in.
Not required for U.S. citizens for less than a 3-month stay. Non-U.S. citizens are responsible for obtaining a visa as needed.
Program Dates December 26, 2018 —January 08, 2019
(13 days) Base Price
$1000 – $1200 (estimated additional cost based on recent airline prices)Enrollment Status: OPEN
September 28, 2018 ($100 application fee discount for applications received and paid by September 14)Scholarships: OPEN Due October 05. See our scholarships page
Comparative Literature / English Language and Literature
London Gothic: From White Witches to Madwomen in the Attic
Course Description: From witches and ghosts to the mentally ill, this course will explore Gothic novels and short stories on location in London! We’ll begin by reading works from the British Gothic tradition to help us define the genre, and investigate what makes a novel “Gothic.” Then we’ll read the contemporary British novels Her Fearful Symmetry and White is for Witching, while using London as our classroom. We’ll visit Victorian spiritualist homes, explore Highgate Cemetery, and tour Gothic museums and places that inspired the works we’re reading. Our ultimate aim will be to consider whether contemporary novels fit within Britain’s Gothic tradition.
Prerequisite: Students should have completed their college’s basic writing / composition or introduction to
Willy Wonka, Harry Potter and Mary Poppins: Exploring Adolescent Literature
Course Description: Great Britain is the home of many authors of literature for young people. Board a train like WWII child evacuees, walk the London streets like Mary Poppins, and try to find Platform 9 and 3 / 4 like Harry Potter. Read British children’s literature, walk in the footsteps of your favorite characters, and visit the settings of your favorite books. You will see original transcripts and drawings from classic books at the British Library, experience the making of the Harry Potter movies at The Harry Potter Warner Brothers Studio tour AND encounter literary history at Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace.
English Language and Literature / Film and Media Studies / Pop Culture
Harry Potter on the Page and on the Screen
Course Description: You’ve read the books and seen the movies. Now explore the process of turning novels into films and the place of the Harry Potter phenomenon in contemporary British culture. In our course, we will discuss the film adaptations of Harry Potter while experiencing the places that inspired the books and provided unforgettable locations for the movies. We will visit Harry Potter sites in London and Oxford, visit the London Zoo, and tour the Harry Potter exhibit at Warner Brothers London Studios. Muggles and wizards welcome! Available for credit as a lower division or upper division course.
Prerequisite: For Upper Division credit, students must have completed the minimum composition
requirements at his / her home institution. Students will also be expected to read the Harry Potter novels and
watch the Harry Potter movies before the class begins. There are no prerequisites for Lower Division credit.
Global London: Literature in the World’s Cultural Capital
Course Description: With an influx of immigrants from former British colonies, London has become one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. In this course, we will explore London through literature of England and its former colonies. As we read these works, we will experience multicultural London firsthand, connecting the literature we are reading to the geographic locations and the cultural communities within London it represents. Along the way, we’ll take a backstage tour of the Globe Theatre, climb to the top of St. Paul’s Cathedral, and take a portkey to the Harry Potter Studio Tour.
Prerequisite: First-year composition requirements. If students wish to register for
the upper-level option, they must have completed at least one lower-level literature course.
Film and Media Studies / Communication / Creative Writing / Pop Culture
Beyond the Selfie: Exploring London via Multimedia Storytelling
Course Description: Traverse the world in one setting by exploring art and culture in London. From the historic paintings and photographs of the Victoria and Albert Museum and the National Portrait Gallery to the Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studio tour, we will consider how media producers throughout history have documented their cultural interactions. By examining and using photography, journals, video, essays and documentaries, we will learn to record our own travel experiences for both private growth and public consumption. This travel writing class challenges students to critically investigate culture and find the best tools to communicate their inward and outward experiences beyond selfies.
Prerequisite: An introductory writing course such as
media writing, technical writing or creative writing.