The Edinburgh Fringe program is open to ALL students interested in experiencing the world’s largest arts festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Edinburgh, Scotland hosts multiple overlapping festivals including: The International Festival (the best opera, ballet, dance, theater, music and orchestras from all over the world), Jazz and Blues Festival, Book Festival, Art Festival, and the largest of all - the Edinburgh Fringe hosting over 49,500 performances of over 3,200 different shows. The Edinburgh Fringe holds the Guinness Book of World Records for the world’s largest art festival.
Students will attend lectures and workshops by a variety of experienced professionals in the subject, and be able to attend multiple performing and visual art shows. Coursework will offer students the chance to attend international networking opportunities, as well as the entire festival being a networking opportunity for students interested in any aspect of the arts. Classes will also include day trips to sites in Edinburgh, St. Andrews and Stirling. Students are welcome to stay in Edinburgh just for the length of the class, or the entire month of August.
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: The program is led by Dr. Xela Batchelder, who has over 20 years of experience as a venue manager, producer and researcher at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
: Students will receive credit for EAM 465: Structures of the Edinburgh Fringe 3 credits which will be registered as part of students' fall term course load.
*Students seeking summer term credit should talk with Dr. Batchelder.
-Students who have participated in Fringe before
will conduct a 3 credit independent study
in EAM Management, Marketing & Research with
Program Calendar Summer 2016:
Start: July 31, 2016
End: August 29, 2016
*Early departure may be considered for co-op and graduate students when necessary, at the approval of Dr. Batchelder.
Freshmen applicants will be abroad during their vacation summer term. EAM and MIP majors in sophomores or junior year must obtain approval from their summer term co-op employer to participate in the program.
All courses are taught as a hybrid: online and in Edinburgh, with follow-on assignments.
Program Fee Summer 2016: $2,500
**SAVE $200: Students who are paid in full by May 15th receive a $200 reduction off their final payment.
Suggested Early Deadline Payment Schedule (Total = $2300):
• Early Deadline Due March 15th – Advance Payment: $600
• Early Deadline Due April 15th – Second Payment: $950
• Early Deadline Due May 15th – Final Payment: $750**
Regular Payment Schedule Summer 2015 (Total = $2500):
• Due by April 15th – Advanced Payment of $600
• Due by May 15th – Second payment: $950
• Due by June 15th – Final payment: $950
*All program fee payments are only refundable if student is not accepted or program cancels due to low enrollment.
Selke Memorial Fund Scholarship: $1000 scholarship available to a Westphal student for study or co-op abroad.
Included in the program fee:
• Apartment accommodation within walking distance of all major attractions
• Class field trips: including train or bus tickets and castle entrance fees
• Walking tours
• Required special speakers/lectures (if applicable)
• Required workshops (if applicable)
• Onsite staff support during the length of class
NOT included in program fee:
• Round trip airfare: approx $1,200
• Meals: approx $5 to $20 per meal, lower for grocery shopping
• Passport Fees: $135
• Spending Money: approx $300
• Show tickets: There are many free shows and depending on which class students take, they will have opportunities to earn free tickets. Students should allocate anywhere from $300 to $600 (and up) for show tickets and tourism.