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The Global Artist — Institute for the Arts Barcelona (IAB)

Term To Study: Spring 2020
Application Deadline: Sep 15, 2019
Major 1: Theatre or Drama
Subject 1:
Major 2: Music
Subject 2:
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Exchange
Program Fee: $16,297
Link 1: Semester at IABarcelona
Link 2: Apply for or renew your passport today!
Program Locations: Barcelona
Contact Phone: 405-208-5160
Contact Name: Regan Shorter
Contact Email: rashorter@okcu.edu
What is Included: Students pay full-time OKCU tuition plus the university fee of $150/credit hour and are eligible to use financial aid, including most scholarships and tuition discounts.
What is not Included: Housing is paid directly to Institute for the Arts Barcelona (IAB).
Round-Trip Airfare
Medical Insurance
Passport and/or Visa Fees
Airport transport
Personal Expenses
Estimated Costs: Please download a copy of the estimated budget (PDF) for a full cost breakdown, and schedule an appointment with Melissa Thornton in the Financial Aid office to discuss your available aid for this program.
Program Description


The IAB Semester Study Abroad program provides a unique and exciting opportunity to enhance your performing arts skills at Europe's only International Performing Arts Institution and at the same time experience a new culture in one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities.

The IAB is located in the stunning seaside town of Sitges, just 30 minutes from the centre of Barcelona, and is the perfect base from which to explore the rich arts scene of Cataluña, Spain and beyond! It is known that Picasso, Rusiñol and Dalí all spent time in Sitges, and immersion within Spanish arts and culture is something greatly encouraged within the Study Abroad program. Students undertake a dedicated course on Spanish culture within their discipline and are given the opportunity to improve their Spanish language skills as well as experiencing traditional customs at festivals and during the organised cultural trips throughout the region.

The semester-long programs in Acting, Dance and Musical Theatre courses, are worth 30 ECTS credits (15 US credits). IAB is a truly vocational conservatory, helping students to develop their performance skills from dedicated, innovative teachers. The intense programs marry technical skills and creativity within a professional performance context, with a high number of weekly contact hours and individual feedback sessions and the opportunity to create shows in the fully-equipped theatre.

Despite all teaching and operations being in English, IAB is a truly international institution, with students and staff representing over 35 different nationalities, giving Study Abroad students the opportunity to befriend like-minded artists from all over the world. Having only 350 students, IAB is able to ensure that student well-being is of paramount importance – a dedicated Study Abroad student contact is part of the permanent student welfare department and can be contacted with any queries before and throughout the Study Abroad program.

IAB student halls are a relaxed and friendly focal point for students, just a minute’s walk to the beach and a 5-minute walk to the IAB. Students are responsible for preparing and cooking for themselves, using the shared facilities available in their accommodation. The IAB itself has an in-house café which provides healthy options for breakfast and lunch, and countless nearby restaurants, bars and cafés offer an inviting alternative for meal times relaxing with friends.

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Oklahoma City University Study Abroad Programs