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Visual & Performing Arts Study Abroad

Find the Right Performing Arts Abroad Program for You

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Study the Arts Abroad and Make the World Your Stage

Are you looking to study theater abroad? Perhaps you’re interested in visual arts, like painting, sculpture, or contemporary art. Whether you want to improve your singing skills, perfect your graphic design or filming abilities, or transform into a character on stage, CIEE has the perfect visual and performing arts program for you!

On one of CIEE’s visual and performing arts programs, you can study the Tango in Argentina, Manga in Japan, architecture in Paris, theater in London, and so much more. You’ll see the many creative ways cultures express their identities for yourself.  

Putting an international spin on your artistic passion will give you an in-depth understanding of your chosen host country and inform your existing understanding of the arts. Enjoy an adventure that’s uniquely yours on one of 40+ global visual and performing arts programs!


Visual & Performing Arts Study Abroad Programs

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  • Study Program
  • Part-Time Internship

Take your studies to the birthplace of the Renaissance!

Program Interests
  • Host Institution
  • Mountains to Hike
  • Small City
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  • Study Program

Bring your passion for fine arts, media, communications, and related fields to London, England’s exciting and historic capital!

Program Interests
  • Art Capital
  • Big City
  • Host Institution
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  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Study Program

With a rich filmmaking tradition that includes Miloš Forman

Program Interests
  • Host Institution
  • Study Program

Dive into Global Architecture + Design in Germany’s hub for creativity and innovation.

Program Interests
  • Art Capital
  • Big City
  • Bike Friendly

Benefits of Studying the Arts Abroad

Experience the arts firsthand

both in and outside of the classroom. 

Network with professionals

with similar artistic interests. 

Stand out from the rest

with a one-of-a-kind international experience.

Frequently Asked Questions about Arts Study Abroad

While the best country to study visual & performing arts abroad is subjective, we can provide you with a list of some of the most popular destinations our students choose to study art, theater, media, and more:

Check out all of CIEE’s study abroad locations around the world, from Latin America and the Middle East to Europe, Asia, and more.  

Are you wondering if you can study abroad for acting? Or perhaps you want to find a study abroad theater program. Whether it’s film, acting, singing, or art, you can apply for a CIEE program through four easy steps:

  1. Explore CIEE’s visual & performing arts programs
  2. Connect with your study abroad office
  3. Research scholarship and grants opportunities
  4. Start your application 

While the best performing arts study abroad programs is subjective, we can provide you with a list of some of our most popular programs for students interested in visual and performing arts:

In general, any programs titled: “Liberal Arts”, “Communications + New Media Journalism”, “Arts + Sciences”, “Film Studies”, or “Semester” or “January In” offer students diverse coursework in the arts, as well as other internship and volunteer opportunities to expand on their interests.  

Generally speaking, the performing arts is the study of music, theater, and dance. Performing arts encompasses talents like singing, dancing, or acting, whereas visual arts focus on tangible products like paintings, sculptures, and photography.  

Visual and performing arts is a diverse field of study for students interested in musical production, cinema, fine arts, and other creative fields. We encourage students to take their studies of visual and performing arts abroad to experience a different country’s interpretation of the field both in and outside of the classroom.  

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