Program Information
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Winter 2022: London MUSC
January 03, 2022 - February 03, 2022 (dates are tentative)
This program has been cancelled. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Meetings
Program Notes
Please note that First Semester Freshmen are eligible for participation and encouraged to apply to this program..
If you do not have a current passport, you should be aware that COVID-19 has delayed passport processing times significantly. The U.S. State Department has announced that it now takes an average of 18 weeks (4.5 months) to process a passport.

Given the circumstances, if you want to study abroad in 2022, you need to apply for or renew your passport NOW - even if you’re not 100% sure about your study abroad plans yet. We recommend expediting both the processing time and the shipping time for your passport.


Traveling and studying abroad during a global pandemic poses new challenges and requires accepting a higher level of uncertainty than in the past. Students who choose to study abroad at this time must be prepared to adapt to the evolving situation and must take responsibility to act in accordance with the rules, regulations, and recommendations of UD, their program leadership, and legal authorities of their home and host country. Due to the rapidly changing and unpredictable global and local response to COVID-19, these rules, regulations and recommendations are subject to change at any time.

The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) as we approach the departure date for this program. Please reach out to your program coordinator or faculty director with questions and continue to monitor the UD coronavirus webpage for updates.

If UD decides to cancel a study abroad program, we will communicate directly with affected students. In this case, the University of Delaware will reimburse the cost of program fees, tuition and flights (if purchase was advised by CGPS).
Program Description

Are you passionate about classical music? Do you love movie soundtracks?? Are you fascinated by the power of a symphony orchestra and curious about the people who make all this music come together??? Come learn about the incredible orchestral tradition of the city of London. With 5 major symphony orchestras, multiple period-instrument and modern ensembles, two opera companies, and a fabulous ballet, London ranks as one of the most prolific musical centers in the world. In addition to learning about the evolution of the orchestral scene, we will study the film score industry’s reliance on London orchestras to provide soundtracks for many of Hollywood’s blockbuster films. NO PRIOR MUSIC TRAINING NECESSARY, simply a love for the arts!

Students will take two classes:

MUSC 226 - City of symphonies: A Critical View of London’s Orchestral History is a course designed to examine the fertile arts environment in London that led to the development of one of the world’s greatest symphonic traditions. Dating back to the late eighteenth century and the rise of an established public concert series to the present day symphonic tradition, London boasts a diversity of orchestral opportunity that is unparalleled. After a brief examination of the historical roots, this class will focus on the contemporary orchestral music scene. We will visit the archives of major orchestras, attend open rehearsals, hear at least 5 performances and talk with a variety of experts including musicians and administrators.

MUSC 224 - London and the Movie Soundtrack is a course designed to examine the role music plays in film with a particular concentration on the scores recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra (e.g. The Star Wars episodes, Harry Potter), London Philharmonic Orchestra (e.g. Lord of the Rings, Lawrence of Arabia) and the Philharmonia Orchestra (e.g. Shipping News, Resident Evil II). The class will begin with a brief overview of the evolution of film music, an exploration of select composers and their unique compositional style, as well as recording session techniques. We will visit the archives of one of these orchestras, attend open rehearsals, performances, screen select films and hear from a variety of experts on music and film.

Students will reside in double rooms in hotels, with a full English breakfast and occasional dinners provided.

Whether you’re interested in film scores, symphony orchestras or immersing yourself in a vast and unique cultural landscape, a Winter Session in London, England is your chance to take advantage once in a lifetime opportunity!

The Program Fee includes accommodations in a hotel with full English breakfast, group excursions, cultural events, a tube pass for zones 1-2, international medical insurance and a farewell meal.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from London and airport transfers in the United States. The program officially begins when students arrive in London. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare.

ACCESSIBILITY: Students with disabilities are welcomed and encouraged to study abroad, but should be aware that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure).
All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
MUSC 224-070: London and the Movie Soundtrack (3 credits)
Examine the role music plays in film with a particular concentration on the scores recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Philharmonia Orchestra. Includes a brief overview of the evolution of film music, an exploration of select composers and compositional style, as well as recording session techniques. We will visit the archives of these three orchestras, attend open rehearsals, performances, screen select films and hear from a variety of experts on music and film.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Arts/Humanities Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group A
MUSC 226-070: London: City of Symphonies (3 credits)
Examines the fertile arts environment in London that led to the development of one of the world's greatest symphonic traditions. Dating back to the late eighteenth century and the rise of an established public concert series to the present day symphonic tradition, London boasts a diversity of orchestral opportunity that is unparalleled. After a brief examination of the historical roots, this class will focus on the contemporary orchestral music scene. We will visit the archives of major orchestras, attend open rehearsals, performances and hear from a variety of experts including musicians and administrators.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
UNIV 370-072: Study Abroad - London MUSC (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
Requirements
Applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 2.0 (on a 4.00 scale).

Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance, which is based on academic quality and demonstrated ability to contribute to the objectives of the program. Early application is encouraged.

For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please email a copy of your official transcript to the Program Coordinator.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
Costs
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Winter Session
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $1,300.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and CGPS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in mid-October.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • CGPS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$2,435.00$6,534.00
Estimated Program Fee$3,465.00$3,465.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$5,930.00$10,029.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,300.00$1,300.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to http://www1.udel.edu/finaid/rates.html for the appropriate rates.
The University of Delaware’s differential charge for Engineering, Nursing and Business & Economics students does not apply to winter or summer session and is waived for students enrolled in semester- or year-long study abroad and exchange programs sponsored by the University.
Scholarships
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
Deadlines
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onSeptember 20, 2021
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedSeptember 29, 2021
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-October
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly January
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Contacts
James Anderson
Faculty Director
Music
AED 322
andrsnja@udel.edu

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.