Penn-in-Grahamstown, South Africa
We are still accepting applications for Penn-in-Grahamstown 2013.
Immerse yourself in contemporary African performances at one of South Africa’s oldest and most vibrant arts festivals. See the story of Penn-in-Grahamstown as told by previous the students at http://penningrahamstown.tumblr.com.
With a course centered on Grahamstown’s National Arts Festival, Penn-in-Grahamstown is an unforgettable online and on-site experience led by Professor of Music Carol Muller. During “10 Days of Amazing”, the festival showcases established and emerging artists in music, theatre, and dance. The program offers an extraordinary opportunity for students of the performing arts as well as students studying cultural diversity. It includes online class sessions prior to the festival, daily blogging and discussions while you are there and concludes with a two-day seminar following the festival.
Program Calendar 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 5-8pm
|Arrive in Grahamstown||Wednesday, June 26, 2013|
|Attend Arts Festival with daily
blogging and discussion
|Thursday, June 27 -
Sunday, July 7, 2013
|On-site two-day seminar||Monday, July 8 -
Tuesday July 9, 2013
|Depart from Grahamstown||Wednesday, July 10, 2013|
|Final paper due||Wednesday, July 24, 2013|
Students register for a total of one course unit (CU). Course registration is completed by the Penn Summer Abroad office for students who confirm their intent to enroll and submit required pre-departure documents.
South Africa: Contemporary Performances
MUSIC 056 / AFRICAN STUDIES 056 / AFRICANA STUDIES 056 (1 CU)
MUSIC 556 (Graduate Students Only)
Taught by Carol Muller, University of Pennsylvania
Fulfills Cross-Cultural Analysis Requirement and Arts and Letters Requirement
The course begins with four two-hour online classes that provide an overview of South African music, dance, and theater beginning two weeks before the festival. Students will be expected to post to blogs and discussion forums about course materials—audio, video, and readings-- provided online prior to leaving for South Africa. These blogs and discussion materials will be fully integrated into the online lectures. The Grahamstown Festival includes a wide range of events: we will focus on South African jazz, gospel, and art music, with some discussion of dance and theater. All students will be required to post daily to blogs and discussion forums while at the Festival. The class will conclude with two days of discussion, synthesis, and a final essay.
No pre-requisites. Music 53 or an African related class in history, anthropology or African languages (Zulu) recommended but not required for participation.
The online portions of this course will be delivered on the Penn LPS Commons.
Students stay in dormitory-style housing arranged by the program. Breakfast is included.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition and fees are subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and may change without notice.
- Undergraduate Tuition for Summer 2013: $3,478
For more information about Tuition and Financial Aid click here.
- Graduate Tuition for Summer 2013: TBD
- Program Fee: $1,000
Includes accommodation with breakfast, festival tickets for the course and group meals.
- Online Course Fee: $150
- Download estimated cost sheet for Penn-in-Grahamstown 2013 .
The application for Penn-in-Grahamstown 2013 is now open!
- Early admission deadline is Wednesday, January 23, 2013.
- Rolling admissions after January 23, 2013 until the program is full.
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Penn Summer Abroad
College of Liberal & Professional Studies (LPS)
University of Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, PA 19104-3335