NYC Field Studies at Langara

Langara’s NYC Field Studies program

Previous NYC Field Studies students pose in front of the Statue of Liberty in New York City, NY. (Joanne Horwood)

Previous NYC Field Studies students pose in front of the Statue of Liberty in New York City, NY. (Joanne Horwood)

Not just for theatre students

Students are invited to take a trip to New York City this summer to experience world-class theatre and innovative performance as part of Langara’s External Studies program, taking place May 11th – June 1st, 2014.

The entire 3-week long trip costs $2,599 – which doesn’t include airfare. Anyone who meets Langara College’s entrance requirements is welcome to apply, and an additional loan funding may be available for those in need of financial aid.

Langara College instructors Joanne Horwood and Jill Goldberg will take students  to Manhattan, where they will live, learn and experience live theatre, art, poetry and performance in a fun, hands-on environment that is almost completely classroom and textbook-free.

“It’s like learning in a way that is memorable,” said program founder Joanne Horwood. “And that is something that is really special to us, as teachers.”

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Unique and flexible learning experience

Langara’s Field Studies program is also unique in it’s flexibility and curriculum – which incorporates English 1191: History of Drama and Theatre II coursework with New York City’s diverse selection of on and off-Broadway plays, poetry slams, and filmmaking events.

Possible performances this year include Of Mice and Men starring James Franco, A Raisin in the Sun with Denzel Washington, and an adaptation of TV’s Dexter starring Dexter himself, Michael C. Hall.

The wide range of performances also includes a day trip to Philadelphia and poetry slam at the Nuyorican Poets Café, giving students a learning experience that would be hard to recreate anywhere else.

Life-changing experience

“We had one girl who told Jill (Goldberg) that she came back feeling more confident, like she could do anything. She just gained so much confidence just being there.”

 

For those looking to explore New York, but lacking theatre experience, don’t fret – the program is tailored to include Studio 58 theatre buffs and theatre newbies alike.

“My goal is to get as many students experiencing live theatre as possible,” Horwood said.

Previous NYC Field Studies students pose outside a theatre performance on Broadway. (Joanne Horwood)

Previous NYC Field Studies students pose outside a theatre performance on Broadway. (Joanne Horwood)

Click here for an interactive map of the stops along the New York trip.