Global Education

Duke encourages all students to take advantage of opportunities for global education. You can study many places, but there are several programs designed specifically for students in the arts. To review all program options, see the Duke Global Education website.

Global Education Program Semester Offered Description
Duke in London - Drama Summer The Duke University Department of Theater Studies, the Duke English Department, and the Duke Global Education Office for Undergraduates offer a two-course, six-week program at University College London. Students in the program see and study over twenty productions over the six-week term. In addition to classes offering background on and discussion of the plays seen, students come to understand the writing, directing and acting process through their classes with the London faculty and through participation in scene work. Classes are taught by Duke Professor Sarah Beckwith and students meet with leading British theater professionals.
Duke in Chicago Summer Duke in Chicago is a new six-week, two course credit program for entrepreneurs who love the arts and for artists who want to become entrepreneurial. Through meetings, internships, mentorships, and site visits with prominent individuals in arts-related fields, students will gain valuable knowledge of how arts entrepreneurs have shaped the development of Chicago’s unique theater, music, dance, visual arts, and comedy scene. They will learn how these entrepreneurs have anticipated and resolved complicated problems in the relationship among artistic, administrative and financial factors.  Chicago, with its history of storefront startups, provides a unique training ground for students to meet the challenge presented by the second course: devise, workshop and produce an arts-based event.  Students—with artistic and/or business acumen—will form teams. 
Duke in New York Arts & Media Fall The fall Arts & Media program is a complete, exciting semester for students who have some background in--or want to learn more about--art, music, theater, fashion, and media, including magazine and book publishing, advertising, film, and television. The program offers students the opportunity to earn four Duke credits: three credits for courses taught by Duke faculty and one credit for an internship in an arts and/or media area of interest.
Duke in New York Summer Internships in the City Summer The Duke in New York Summer Internships in the City program is an exciting way for students to gain experience in arts and media fields, learn about the remarkable city in the classroom and on the streets, and take advantage of the city's cultural offerings. It makes for a well-rounded summer that is an unforgettable complement to the Duke experience. Students take a Summer Session I seminar cross-listed in English, Theater Studies, and Visual Studies, and work an arts and/or media internship of their choosing throughout Summer Session I and II. The program features faculty-led tours of historical neighborhoods as well as trips to Broadway and Off-Broadway plays, museums, music festivals, and other NYC events.