BADA Modern European Theatre


The British American Drama Academy (BADA) Modern European Theatre program allows theater students to examine how European theatre has shaped contemporary drama, theory and practice.  Students live in London and study with actors and directors from British theatre. This track allows students to delve deeper into an elective of their choosing: directing, playwriting, or set and costume design.  Students regularly attend theatre productions in London and complement their studies in London by spending one week in a European city exploring its theatre culture.

Fields of study:

Acting, design, direting, playwriting, modern theatre history and criticism


Minimum cumulative gpa of 3.0; previous theater experience and submission of an additional piece of work.  (Details of the application requirements can be found on the BADA Modern European Theatre Program’s web site). Admission to the program is highly selective.

Semesters Offered:

Fall, Spring, Academic Year


September-December; January-April


Required Courses:
Dramatic Criticism
Three core classes
One elective class

Credit Conversion:

1 Sarah Lawrence credit = 1 Whitman credit


Double rooms in fully-furnished apartments


Students prepare or buy their own meals