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Performing Arts Summer Program.
Study & Work Abroad.

Travel and learn abroad on our performing arts blended summer program – Course in
film distribution, physical theatre, and the psychology of music and movement.

Become a master of self expression

Extend yourself, come and explore the mystery, humour and diversity of the world of performing arts in Africa.

An engaging blended curriculum focussing on theoretical learning, practical skills and intercultural intelligence. Encouraging effective informed Global Citizens

Foundation Theory

Psychology of music and movement

Understand embodied music cognition and why body movement is crucial for how we experience the emotional moods in music. Explore different research methods used at universities and conservatories. These include advanced motion capture systems and sound analysis methods.

Film Distribution

Discover the ways in which films make their way to cinemas and beyond through the film distribution process. Find out how film distributors play a pivotal role in connecting films with audiences.

Physical Theatre – exploring the slap

Through a mixture of video, animation, discussion forums and practical exercises you will begin to understand Meyerhold’s Russian actor training technique – a two-minute repeatable exercise used to develop balance, awareness and expression.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Understand impact of prejudice, promote equality and avoid discrimination. Explore interpretation through the lens of different cultures with a particular focus on African folk theatre and storytelling.

Practical Skills and Tools

Theatre production

Management, preparation and marketing of theatre production.

Sound engineering

Become familiar and confident in sound management and set up.

Using the arts as a teaching tool

How creativity fosters learning and increases knowledge retention.

Intercultural intelligence

Understanding body and verbal language and their relevant cultural underpinnings. Learn to work with artists and industry experts from diverse backgrounds.

The performing arts is about self exploration and sharing creativity through expression

“Performing arts teach us how to express ourselves. One of the core components of what makes us human is the desire to express our culture, emotions, and beliefs. That desire for expression teaches us a lot about ourselves. We can use the performing arts to understand how society works, and educate ourselves about the world we live in”. University of Derby

Price of Course

GBP 1500 4 Weeks Specialized Certified professional development courses, skills audit, career development plan and supervised internship placement.
USD 2095 4 Weeks Specialized Certified professional development courses, skills audit, career development plan and supervised internship placement.
GBP 260 Per week  Each additional week 
USD 335 Per week Each additional week


  • Course material
  • Mentor
  • Work Placement
  • Accomodation
  • Meals (breakfast and dinner)
  • 24 hours emergency service
  • Accredited certification and formal qualification where listed


  • Flights
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance

Facilitator and Mentor

Amy Leigh Hart
ALAS Academy Performing Arts and Music Academy

  • Voice coach
  • Piano teacher
  • Speech and drama specialist
  • Theatrical performer
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