Dates: March 10-14, 2014

Program Fee: $275 (Covers on the ground costs including wristband to access most shows)

Tuition: 4 unit master's level course - $1460.00. If interested in auditing as an alumni or friend of Fuller and the Brehm Center, please email:

Lodging: home stays with local families

Course: TC 515: Understanding Popular Music.
Instructors: Barry Taylor with Nate Risdon

We live in an age where popular music provides a “soundtrack” to our lives; this course will explore the theological implications of this cultural artifact, including an immersive exposure to the live music experience at the South by Southwest Festival. The course will explore the relationship between music makers and their audiences from a phenomenological and theological perspective.

Transportation: Students and participants are responsible for air transportation to and from Austin, Texas. Ground travel to and from home stays to the class site at the SXSW music festival will be provided.

Food: Students are largely responsible for their own meals and must budget accordingly.

To be placed on the interest list, please email

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Every year a group of students from Fuller Theological Seminary descend upon the Sundance Film Festival to take part in a course offered by Fuller Theological Seminary in partnership with the Windrider Forum.  

Fuller students at any campus will have to register through our Colorado campus. To find out more information on the course, click here.

In a past issue, Relevant Magazine wrote an article on our Sundance course with a wonderful description of what we do at the Sundance Film Festival and why we do it - to engage "with culture-makers of the cinema in a community of believers."

This summer a group of students, staff, and faculty from Fuller Theological Seminary will sojourn to the quaint hilltop town of Orvieto, Italy.  There they will live and study as a community in the historic San Lodovico Convent.  The program will include daily course gatherings, trips to a variety of medieval religious and artistic sites in Orvieto, as well as day trips to other cities in the surrounding area. By offering these classes in Italy, students will be immersed in Italian culture, both present and past, giving them the opportunity to delve deeply and holistically into the course material.

If you are interested in going, please contact us at or 626.304.3789, and we'll add you to the interest list. More information about the trip, including registration dates, will be made available in September 2013.

Please note: Due to the overwhelming popularity of this trip and the large number of interested students, priority will be given to students taking both courses for credit.

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