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British American Drama Academy: London Theatre Program

London, England

London, England

Program sponsor: Sarah Lawrence College

Big Ben, London
Big Ben, London

The British American Drama Academy (BADA) program offers students an opportunity to work and study with leading actors and directors from the world of British theatre. Through a combination of classes, tutorials, master classes and performances, students take part in the great theatrical tradition of Britain.

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Program Requirements


Only juniors and seniors in good academic standing are eligible to participate in this highly selective program; exceptional sophomore applicants may be considered.


  1. Apply for permission to study abroad
    All students are required to apply for permission to study abroad. Learn more about the process, deadlines, and access the application on the apply to study abroad page.
  2. Apply for your study abroad program
    All affiliated programs and all Northwestern exchange programs require an additional external program application. Please check the program’s website for more details and deadlines. Complete an in-person or recorded audition.

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Estimated Credit

4-6 Northwestern units. Visit Registration & Credit to learn more about credit types and requirements, registration, and other considerations.


Apartments with private kitchen.

Program Cost

Study abroad program costs vary widely and may be more or less expensive than studying at Northwestern. Review the comparison.

Fall 2019: $41,105

Billed by Northwestern

Total: $36,705

Estimated Additional Costs
  • Meals: $2,250
  • Airfare: $850
  • Local transportation: $400
  • Books: $50
  • Personal expenses: $850

Total: $4,400

Financial Aid & Scholarships

  • Financial aid is based on the total cost of the program, including all expenses outlined above.
  • Students are also encouraged to apply for other study abroad scholarships.

Program Financial Details

This section outlines some of the billing and financial arrangements for the British American Drama Academy (BADA) program through Sarah Lawrence College, and is intended as a guide to help you navigate the financial aspects of your study abroad process. You should always refer to your program materials for the most current information and instructions.


Once you are accepted to the BADA program, you may be required to pay a deposit directly to Sarah Lawrence to confirm your participation on the program. It is your responsibility to pay the deposit; Northwestern cannot pay or waive deposits for affiliated programs.

Northwestern Invoice

Your Northwestern invoice will be issued through CAESAR on the regular quarterly schedule, and will include your BADA tuition, housing, and study abroad health insurance, as well as the NU study abroad fee. Estimated costs are outlined above; refer to your program materials for the most current information.

  • SLC Deposit: If you paid a confirmation deposit, it will be credited to your CAESAR account after SLC has confirmed the payment.
  • SLC Scholarships: If you are awarded a scholarship from SLC, it will appear on your CAESAR account after the funds have been sent to Northwestern.
  • NU Financial Aid: If you receive financial aid and/or loans, these funds will continue to apply directly to your CAESAR account.

If you use the Northwestern 9PAY plan, you may continue to use 9PAY for your NU-billed study abroad expenses, but you should request a study abroad 9PAY estimate to have your plan set up appropriately.

Sarah Lawrence Invoice

If you receive an invoice from Sarah Lawrence College that includes your tuition, housing, or study abroad health insurance, you should not pay it. Northwestern will pay SLC directly for your program charges, which will be billed to you through your CAESAR account.

You may receive an invoice that includes other items, such as your room damage deposit, tuition refund insurance, and the SLC domestic (U.S.) student health insurance. While the room damage deposit is likely required, you may be able to request waivers for the other items; contact Sarah Lawrence directly with questions.

Additional fees may apply for certain courses, housing add-ons, field trips, or other optional items related to your program. If applicable, you are responsible for paying these fees directly to SLC/BADA.

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