The Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Experience the Arts in Scotland

What is the Edinburgh Festival Fringe?

The world's oldest and largest arts festival, the Festival Fringe grew out of the first Edinburgh International Festival after World War II. For over 60 years, one of Europe's most beautiful cities has seen an invasion of performers from around the world come together in a magic blend of artistic and creative energy. For three weeks, thousands of performances take place in a variety of spaces located throughout the city. People from around the world also come to attend the performances and crowd the Royal Mile to watch the street performers.

About the Program

The Festival Fringe course is housed at Dalkeith Palace in Dalkeith, Midlothian where the Experience Scotland semester and summer study abroad program is organized each semester. The courses use the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as their classroom and laboratory to actively study theatre. Students in this program will sample a variety of theatrical performances; will learn how to critically analyze the performances and write performance reviews.

Who Can Enroll?

This program is open to all students in good academic standing who pass a basic interview process required for study abroad programs. This program was designed for students who cannot spend an entire semester away from their studies and need to work during the summer but still wish to experience a study abroad program during their college career. Using the last 2 ½ weeks in August, this program is considered a part of the Fall Term at UW-Superior. That means that the 3 semester credits that can be earned in the program, counts as part of your Fall Term enrollment and is eligible for consideration in your financial aid package.

For Additional Information or to Apply, Contact:

Faculty Leaders

Cathy Fank, Associate Professor, Theatre

Stewart Platner, Professor Emeritus, Theatre

Study Away Coordinator

Ericka Schmidt, Office of International Programs

 Dalkeith Palace

Study Away students stay in Dalkeith Palace while in Scotland.

Street performers playing for crowds on the Royal Mile.

Street performers playing for audiences on the Royal Mile.

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Performers from over 48 countries play in a world famous show at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.