Music and Arts in Prague

Students will earn three credit hours during this three-week long program led by an NC State faculty member.

Program Dates: June 28-July 19, 2020

This 3-week long program takes place during Summer Session II.

  • June 28 – Arrival Day
  • July 19 – Departure Day

Application Deadline: February 15, 2020

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. The application may close early in the program fills. Apply early to ensure space is available.

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Information Session:

Wed, Jan 22, 5:00 in Broughton 1403

Music Course in Prague

Experience Music & Arts in Prague

Program participants will be immersed in the rich cultural opportunities that abound in Prague. The course includes numerous experiences ranging from opera to jazz and everything in between.

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Program Overview

This course explores the music and arts of Prague from the Middle Ages to the present. Both classical and popular traditions are examined in music, architecture, painting, film, dance, and theater. From castles to cathedrals, coffee houses to opera houses, and jazz clubs to Black Light Theater, excursions enable students to recognize the impact of the visual and performing arts in contemporary society.


HUMG/VPGE 295: Music and Arts of Prague (3 cr)

This course is taught by Dr. Tom Koch, Associate Director & Associate Teaching Professor in the Music Department. Taught as a study abroad during Summer Session II, this course receives 3 GEP credit hours in either Visual and Performing Arts or Humanities as well as Global Knowledge.


NC State Prague provides accommodations for all students participating in a program. Housing is located in the Žižkov neighborhood, in the Prague 3 district. It is a cosmopolitan area with a wide range of shops, cafes, restaurants, and cultural activities all within walking distance. A coffee shop is located on the ground floor of the building.


  • 3.0+ GPA
  • Open to non-NC State students
  • Must be in good standing with the Office of Student Conduct
  • Must meet the minimum eligibility policy set forth by the Study Abroad Office


Admin Fee (due at time of application): $450
Summer 2020 Program Cost: $2,995

Total: $3,445

  • Tuition for 3 credit hours
  • Accommodations
  • Prague transportation pass
  • Cultural activities, field trips, site visits
  • Orientation materials and fees
  • International health insurance

  • International airfare
  • Meals
  • Passport fee
  • Textbooks and supplies
  • Personal expenses

Faculty Director

Dr. Tom Koch,