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Fine and Performing Arts Abroad
Immerse yourself in a new and exciting environment while earning UC credit and making rapid progress towards your degree. Among many fascinating topics, you can study acting, choreography, drawing, printmaking, music, world dance and more. Additionally, you can get a practical and deeper understanding of course topics through experience-based research and internships.
 

UCEAP alumni have a 97% success rate in receiving credit toward their major.
 

Programs for Your Major

Below are featured programs with excellent student reviews, a wide availability of courses, and unique academic opportunities in fine and performing arts. These are only a few of the opportunities available to you on UCEAP. For a comprehensive list of programs in your major, see the UCEAP program search under the subject areas: art studio, dance, dramatic arts, and music
 
Chile: Chilean Universities, Santiago 
Sub-disciplines: Visual Arts: Art Theory & Criticism, Ceramics, Digital Media, Drawing, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture
Performing Arts: Acting, Choreography, Dance, Design, Directing, Production & Management
 
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Experience vibrant South American art while you study at one of the top education institutions in Chile. At the Juan Gomez Millas Campus of the University of Chile, you have the opportunity to study virtually all types of visual and performing arts including art studio, theater, dance, and music. You will receive on-site pre-registration advising to help guide you with course choices. At Pontifical Catholic University the Campus Oriente, the Instituto de Estetica is a better fit for cultural studies, art history, and aesthetics. You also have the opportunity to study all types of studio and performing arts, although course offerings in dance are limited. In both Universities, there are ample internship opportunities which can be secured once in Chile.
 
France: University of Bordeaux- Coursework in French
Sub-disciplines: Visual Arts: Art Theory, Design, Digital Media, Drawing, Engraving, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture
Performing Arts: Acting, Choreography, Dance, Ethnomusicology, Music Performance, Music Theory, Screen & Playwriting
 
Language of Instruction: French
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
University of Bordeaux III has wonderful opportunities for fine and performing art majors to study in a wide variety of disciplines. Their course offerings cover everything from studio art to performing art to dance and theater. Some courses and departments may require a portfolio to be submitted before being admitted to the program.  
 
France: University of Lyon
Sub-disciplines: Performing Arts: Music Performance, Music Composition & Theory 
 
Language of Instruction: French
Terms: Fall, Year
 
The University of Lyon offers many courses in the Musicology department that include music composition, vocal technique, music theory, and much more. You also have the opportunity to audition to be part of the University of Lyon orchestra. 
 
Ghana: University of Ghana, Accra
Sub-disciplines: Visual Arts: Art Theory & Criticism, Design
Performing Arts: Acting, Choreography, Dance, Design, Directing, Ethnomusicology, Music Performance, Music Composition & Theory, Production & Management, Screen & Playwriting 
 
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
The School of Performing Arts offers both practical and theoretical coursework in music, theater, and dance. Many courses have a focus on Ghana and Africa. The Department of Homes Science offers coursework in clothing design. You will have the opportunity to participate in internships and special study projects.
 
Hong Kong: Chinese University of Hong Kong
Sub-disciplines: Visual Arts: Art Theory & Criticism, Ceramics, Design, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Sculpture
Performing Arts: Music Performance, Music Composition & Theory
 
Language of Instruction: Cantonese, English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
The curriculum of the Department of Fine Arts includes coursework on both Chinese and Western art with an emphasis on both studio art and art history. The Music Department provides the practical and scholarly study of music with many opportunities to perform and practice in the electronic music studio. 
 
Israel: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem 
Sub-disciplines: Visual Arts: Art Theory & Criticism, Ceramics, Digital Media, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture
Performing Arts: Choreography, Dance, Design, Directing, Improvisation, Music Performance, Music Composition & Theory, Production & Management, Screen & Playwriting 
 
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
ArtJerusalem is taught at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design and includes courses in painting, sculpture, drawing, and screen printing. DanceJerusalem and JerusalemSounds are taught at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance (JAMD) and offer training in classical ballet, contemporary dance, choreography, repertoire and improvisation, and a full music program.
 
Italy: University of Bologna 
Sub-disciplines: Visual Arts: Design, Digital Media, Drawing, Engraving, Installation Art, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture
 
Language of Instruction: Italian
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
If you have a strong background in art, take advantage of the unique opportunity to attend the Accademia di Belle Arti. This option is open to students on the yearlong or spring semester programs. You may also have the opportunity to do an apprenticeship with local artists in the Bologna art community.
 
Mexico: National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City 
Sub-disciplines: Visual Arts: Art Theory & Criticism, Ceramics, Digital Media, Drawing, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture
Performing Arts: Ethnomusicology, Music Performance, Music Composition & Theory
 
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
What better place to study the fine arts than a university whose main campus is designated a World Heritage Site, is home to one of the best concert halls in the world, as well as a number of theaters and museums? The National School of Plastic Arts offers studies in visual arts, design, and visual communication. The National School of Music offers courses in composition, musical education, ethnomusicology, and instrumental studies. Theater and dramatic literature courses can also be found in the Facultad de Filosofia y Letras.
 
Sub-disciplines: Visual Arts: Art Theory & Criticism, Design, Digital Media, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture
 
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
The College of Creative Arts at Massey University is a world-class art and design school based in Wellington, New Zealand. The College also includes a new School of Music and Creative Media Production. Courses equip you with the knowledge and skills that enable you to flourish in creative industries and to hold key positions that define creative thinking in businesses around the world.
 
Spain: Complutense University of Madrid  
Sub-disciplines: Visual Arts: Art Theory & Criticism, Digital Media, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture
 
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Terms: Fall, Year
 
Students who have already completed first year prerequisites at their home campus will find a wide variety of visual arts courses available at the Complutense University of Madrid. There is no separate application or portfolio requirement to take courses in the Facultad de Bellas Artes (Faculty of Fine Arts) so all courses listed in "Curso 2" and later are open to UCEAP students.
 
Spain: University of Barcelona
Sub-disciplines: Visual Arts: Art Theory & Criticism, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture
 
Language of Instruction: Spanish, Catalan
Terms: Spring, Year
 
The University of Barcelona is the only University in Catalonia that offers fine arts, and for this reason, space is very limited and admission to the Faculty of Fine Arts (Facultat de Belles Arts) is highly competitive. The university offers instruction in painting, sculpture, drawing, design, image, art restoration, and art education. To study studio art at Barcelona, a portfolio of your work (either a printed portfolio size A4, photographs, slides, or a CD portfolio) must be submitted as part of the application.  
 
Spain: University of Granada 
Sub-disciplines: Visual Arts: Art Theory & Criticism, Ceramics, Digital Media, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Sculpture
 
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Terms: Fall, Year
 
The School of Fine Arts at the University of Granada offers studies in fine arts and in the conservation and restoration of art heritage. Offerings in the fine arts include a range of practical coursework in the visual arts, from various drawing and painting levels and techniques to engraving and multimedia art. The degree in art heritage offers similar practical courses and delves into advanced conservation and restoration techniques. Students must be art majors at their home UC to take courses at the Facultad de Bellas Artes.
   
UK-England: Sotheby's Institute of Art, London
Sub-disciplines: Visual Arts: Art Theory & Criticism
 
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall
 
This specialized program prepares highly motivated and focused students to turn art into a career. You will take two courses: Foundations of Art Business and Art Histories. Experiential components of the curriculum also include travel to major art fairs, exhibitions, museums, galleries, and collections.
 
UK-England: University of the Arts London, Camberwell, Chelsea, and Wimbledon College
Sub-disciplines: Visual Arts: Art Theory & Criticism, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture
Performing Arts: Design
 
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
As schools within the University of Arts London, the Camberwell, Chelsea, and Wimbledon Colleges of Arts are some of London's leading art and design schools. Their unique studio culture offers you the freedom to explore your creativity and encourages you to learn the skills needed for a successful career in the arts. You can study sculpture, painting, fine art, or theatre and screen design. 
 
UK-Scotland: University of Edinburgh 
Sub-disciplines: Visual Arts: Art Theory & Criticism, Design, Digital Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture
 
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Develop your knowledge and skills through a mixture of one-on-one and group seminars, workshops, and studio critiques at the Edinburgh College of Art-- an internationally recognized institution with a vibrant and creative community of students and academics. Opportunities exist in both the School of Art and the School of Design. You will have the freedom to work in your own studio space for the entire semester or year. 
 
 

These are only a few of the opportunities available to you on UCEAP. For a comprehensive list of programs in your major, see the UCEAP program search under the subject areas: art studio, dance, dramatic arts, and music