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International Seminars

Global Media and Communications Seminar

Sponsored by the School of Communication in cooperation with the London School of Economics (LSE) Department of Media & Communications, the Global Media & Communications Seminar (GMCS) features a combination of lectures both in Evanston and London as well as employer site visits that allow students to develop an understanding of and gain exposure to the global media and communications industries. This program allows students to engage with prominent industry professionals in the field and NU/LSE faculty in the classroom, all while exploring and touring the city of London. This program is open to School of Communication undergraduate majors only.

The GMCS Seminar consists of two separate but connected parts: the seminar class taught in Evanston by instructor Lori Barcliff Baptista during Winter Quarter 2023, and the trip to London, England from March 17-24, 2023. Students will first learn about the Global Media & Communications industries in the classroom. Upon completion of the class, students travel alongside faculty and staff to London where they engage first-hand with the country, culture, and industries they studied.

Students accepted into this program must enroll in and complete the one credit Global Media & Communications Seminar course CMN 350-0 during the winter 2023 quarter. The trip portion of the seminar is scheduled to take place in London over NU’s spring break. All participants must be available from 3/17/23 – 3/24/23.

Please note the application is a 2-step process. Step One: Complete the General Application Step Two: complete the SoC application for the GMCS seminar.

Application is closed for 2023. Please refer to this page for next year.

Learn more about students’ experiences on previous trips. 

 

Prague Quadrennial (PQ) 2023

Sponsored by the School of Communication and Performance Studies Professor Mary Zimmerman, this program gives students the opportunity to attend one of the greatest theatre design conferences in the world as well as engage with the unique theatrical history and culture of the Czech Republic.

School of Communication undergraduate and graduate students with interests in design, technology, and architecture for theater and performance are invited to apply for the Prague Quadrennial (PQ) Seminar. The PQ Seminar consists of two separate but connected parts: the seminar class taught in Evanston by Profs. Mary Zimmerman and Ana Kuzmanić during Spring Quarter 2023, and the trip to the Prague Quadrennial in the Czech Republic from June 9 – 14, 2023.

Students accepted into this program must enroll in and complete the Prague Quadrennial Seminar class Performance of Prague (Theatre 310/Performance Studies 330), in Spring 2023 quarter. Upon completion of the seminar class, students will travel alongside SoC faculty and staff to Prague, Czech Republic.

The Prague Quadrennial (PQ) is the world’s largest exhibition of the best in theatre and performance design, technology, and architecture. Over seventy countries exhibit thousands of professional performance designs and artifacts – set models, costumes, sketches, videos, performance fragments in individually designed pavilions that are often interactive works of art or performances themselves.

Entry to the PQ Seminar is competitive. Preference will be given to students who have experience in or have demonstrated a strong interest in theatrical design.

Please note the application is a 2-step process. Step One: Complete the General Application Step Two: complete the SoC application for the PQ seminar.

Application is closed for 2023. Please refer to this page for next year.