Summer Gap in England

Study Theatre or Film while living in the heart of  London.

May 8th - June 15th, 2021

London, England 

Nurture your passion.

Live in the heart of London as you develop your craft in a nurturing, supportive environment. The Summer Gap in England offers a wide range of workshops, one-to-one mentoring and performance opportunities all led by industry professionals from around the world.

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Teaching and Mentoring

The Summer Gap Year Program in England is led by a faculty of industry professionals and reflects a professional training experience or college-level program.  


The Acting Program centers around two English theatre-making traditions: Original Practice Shakespeare and Movement-Based Theatre. Acting students have classes and rehearsals each day working towards a performance of a full-length Shakespeare play and an original devised movement piece for an invited audience. READ MORE.


The Film Program guides filmmakers in making a professional quality shorts from concept to premiere. Film students can learn a variety of filmmaker roles including screenwriting, directing, producing and editing and films are premiered for an invited audience. READ MORE.

At a Glance



May 3rd - June 14th, 2021

CONNECT THIS PROGRAM TO FRANCE for a 12-week European experience. Learn more about our Summer Gap Program in France


Open to any students between the ages of  18 - 22.  Requires an online application and supporting materials. 


$7495 USD per session. There is a 10% discount of you enroll in both sessions.


Theatre (Acting) and Film (Screenwriting, Directing, Cinematography, Editing or any combination)


We offer Financial Need Scholarships for up to 50% of the program tuition. 

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Faculty and Guest Artists

We don't just teach at Berridge, we empower our students with confidence in their unique gifts. Our faculty are all professional actors, directors, producers, writers, filmmakers, and choreographers who represent decades of experience in television, film and stage. Passion for creating is at the heart of everything we do at Berridge and a commitment to helping you succeed in your artistic life creates a supportive community like no other. Check out these videos of our teachers talking about their classes to get a sense of how we teach.

Living in England

Experience life in London, one of the world’s most artistically vibrant cities. You’ll live in a University of London residence hall as you attend classes and workshops each day with industry professionals who represent decades of experience in film, television and stage. Home to a multitude of museums and galleries, concert halls, theatres, historic buildings and a beautiful urban parks, London has so much to see and there will be plenty of opportunity to explore the city and soak it all in. From guided tours to West End shows, we'll help you make the most of your time in London. This program can be done on it's own or connected to our Summer Gap in France for an unforgettable 12-week study abroad program in two stunning European destinations.  

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Trips and Excursions

London offers endless historic, cultural and artistic sites to explore and you'll see some of the most famous as well as some hidden gems.  The program includes guided tours of the Tower of London, British Museum, Tate Modern Gallery and Globe Theatre. There are full day excursions to prehistoric Stonehenge and The Making of Harry Potter at Warner Brothers Studios which showcases the stunning sets, costumes and special effects used to make the films. You’ll also enjoy an “insiders” view of London with visits to the costume collection at the V&A Museum, lunch out at Covent Garden, shopping at Old Spitalfields Market and a  nighttime cruise down the Thames.

Learning Outcomes


  • Expand technique and skills 

  • Discover a unique artistic voice and translate it into powerful work

  • Complete work suitable for college/professional progress


  • Encourage critical thinking and creative problem solving skills

  • Strengthen both verbal and written communication of creative ideas

  • Provide a rich cultural and historical study abroad experience


  • Provide an experience of living independently

  • Cultivate collaborative spirit and community mindedness

  • Improve time management, self-reflection and self-evaluation skills