Contemporary Performance & International Festival Production: Experiencing Santiago A Mil

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Tentative Program Dates

Postponed until Winter 2022/2023.

Program Overview

Join your peers to experience the inner workings of one of the premiere international performing arts festivals in the world. Since 1994, the Santiago A Mil Festival has attracted over 11 million spectators to witness boundary-pushing, contemporary works that prioritize social/political relevance and artistic excellence. Students will have the ability to interact with representatives of the festival to learn about how this large-scale event comes together, meet and hear from performers and directors about their process, and experience the vibrant South American capital city of Santiago, Chile during their summer season.

Program Eligibility & Admission

  • Recommended for Performing Arts & Business of Creative Enterprises students.
  • Junior standing; for BCE majors completion of or concurrent enrollment in BC 111, BC 205, and BC 210.

Academic Highlights

  • Be on the scene at one of the world’s largest performing arts festivals to hear complementary perspectives on being a festival performer and festival organizer.
  • Learn the business side of performance and festival curation.
  • Receive access to a select number of performances at the Santiago A Mil to experience some of the most innovative and exciting work on the world stage.

Cultural Highlights

  • Visit to Barrio Brasil, known for its strong cultural and artistic scene.  

  • Visit to Barrio Bellavista, known as Santiago’s bohemian quarter. 

  • Visit to la Chascona House, once owned by Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda. 

  • Visit to Santiago Museum of Contemporary Art or Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

  • Visit and Guided Tour of Palacio de la Moneda, the seat of the President of the Republic of Chile.  

  • Visit to Museo de la Memoria and Quinta Normal.  

  • Visit and Guided Tour of the Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center, an expansive arts and culture space in the heart of Santiago.

Course Information

Students may elect to earn ONE of the following course options:

  • TH 315 - Topics in Contemporary Theatre (4 credits)
  • BC 320 - Topics in Business of Creative Enterprise (4 credits)

COURSELOAD NOTE: Students undertaking winter intersession programs will have the course count toward their overall spring term courseload. Thus, any students participating on the program should either adjust their spring courseload to 12 credits as opposed to 16 credits or plan to overload on their spring registration.

FINANCIAL AID NOTE: Students undertaking winter intersession programs will be able to utilize financial aid toward the tuition portion of their program fees ONLY. Aid will not be applicable toward non-tuition charges.

Cost & Inclusions

Program Fee: TBD

Included in the Program Fee

  • Accommodations in central Santiago
  • Some group meals
  • Airport arrival pick-up
  • Festival entrance fees
  • Ground transportation to included program activities
  • Local transportation pass
  • International health insurance

Not Included in the Program Fee

  • Round-trip airfare (Est. $1,500)
  • Some independent meals
  • Tuition for 4 credits
  • Incidental expenses
  • Passports (or visas)

*Program fee subject to change.