FDU at the RSC will offer immersive learning opportunities to both aspiring actors and students interested in theatre production and/or arts management.
Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs on two New Jersey campuses and at two international campuses: Wroxton College, in Oxfordshire in England, and the Vancouver Campus, in British Columbia, Canada.
Our five-year partnership with FDU will offer students studying at Wroxton College, Oxfordshire an academic semester-long experience around the works of Shakespeare.
The university will collaborate with RSC Learning to develop a unique and immersive residential program that aims to make Shakespeare vivid, accessible and enjoyable to students at both Wroxton College and onsite at the RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Students enrolled in FDU at the RSC will choose from an acting/performance or design/management course. They will also take the Shakespeare from Page to Stage course, which integrates study of Shakespeare’s plays as literature with live productions of plays at the RSC, backstage tours, repertoire linked workshops with cast members, and visits to historic Shakespeare sites.
There is also an elective course in Musical Theatre Cabaret, which will draw on the RSC’s rich heritage in this field such as the current West End production, Matilda The Musical.
The program will launch in autumn 2022.