International Exchanges – England: Sarah Lawrence College London Theatre Program (BADA)

Open to Pitzer students only. Program options subject to change.

Program Title: Pitzer Exchange with Sarah Lawrence College London Theatre Program (BADA)

Location: London, England

Host Website:

Applicants must be in good standing at Pitzer and have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. The London Theatre Program with the British American Drama Academy (BADA) is highly selective, and the number of students is limited. The program is open to juniors and seniors. All applicants are required to audition. Please visit the host website for more information.

Students must first apply through Pitzer’s Office of Study Abroad and International Programs. If accepted by Pitzer, students will then be asked to complete the Sarah Lawrence College application. Applicants are required to audition in person or by video with Sarah Lawrence.

Program Dates
Fall: Early September to mid-December
Spring: Beginning of January to mid-April
Full Year (Advanced Program): Early September to mid-April

Required Courses
Fall and spring semester students take the following courses: Scene Study: Shakespeare (2 credits); Scene Study: High Comedy (2 credits); Scene Study: Modern Physical Theater (2 credits); Performance Techniques: Voice (1 credit), Movement (1 credit), Stage Fighting (1 credit); Acting in Performance (3 credits), Dramatic Criticism (1 credit); and Theatre History (2 credits).  In addition, Pitzer students are required to take MLLC110, Intercultural Learning: Portfolio Writing (0.5 credits) via Sakai.

Credit Possible
Students must take a minimum of 15 Sarah Lawrence credits in order earn the equivalent of four Pitzer course credits. In addition, students will earn 0.5 Pitzer course credits for the writing course via Sakai. (See above under Required Courses.)

Housing and Board Options
Students are housed in modern accommodations in one of two locations in the heart of London. Both locations have easy access to public transportation. Accommodations have fully-equipped kitchens, and students are expected to cook for themselves. Pitzer will provide a meal allowance.   

Additional Notes
This program is designed for students who are passionate and serious about acting.