London trip offers exposure to art, media and internationalization

Posted: Tuesday, 16 December 2008

TROY—Troy University’s Hall School of Journalism and the College of Communication and Fine Arts will return to London this summer offering students an opportunity to learn and study art and the mass media.

Suitable for any student regardless of major, the course is designed to provide a communications and fine arts experience.

“This is the third time this trip has been offered and it’s an opportunity for students to gain an understanding of another country,” said Dr. Jeff Spurlock, an associate professor who is organizing the trip.

This program combines seminars, discussions, site visits and behind-the-scenes tours of Britain’s mass media.

“We’re going to visit places that showcase British broadcasting, theatre, art and popular culture,” said Spurlock.

Among the places that will be visited are Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Windsor Castle, BBC Radio and Television, West End Theatre, Victoria and Albert Museum, Hampton Court, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, National Gallery and Capitol Radio.

“This trip is open to anyone,” said Spurlock. “It’s not just limited to students, but parents and faculty are welcome as well. It’s a way for people to get exposed to something outside of the United States”

For additional information or questions—contact Dr. Jeff Spurlock, 103C Wallace Hall or 334-670-3232.