Information for Students Interested in Attending SXSW for Credit

SXSW Immersion Course 2016
March 15-19, 2016
TC 515: Understanding Popular Music.
Instructors: Barry Taylor with Nate Risdon

Immersion Course Overview

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

Winter Quarter Course 

Here is a link to the ECD for TC 515 Understanding Popular Music, the course being taught both online and in Austin, Texas.

This is a hybrid course that begins online and wraps up in Austin, Texas from March 15-19. 

Program Fee: $375. Collected with registration fees. 

Registration Fee: $1520


This is a winter quarter course. The official registration for this course will take place online at your standard registration time. The program fee will be charged to your student account. We are also asking all students to fill out this information form to help us better communicate with you.


Participants in this course will be provided lodging at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. It is likely that you will be staying with at least one other student of the same gender. Students and participants are expected during the course of their stay to abide by Fuller Theological Seminary’s community standards. 


Please plan arriving on Monday, March 14. We will have a orientation dinner on Monday evening that you should plan on attending. Class will begin on Tuesday morning at 10:00am. You will be responsible for getting to the location of the dinner whether you are flying into Austin or driving. 


To and from Austin

If coming from out of town, you are responsible to get to Austin. If flying by air, please make arrangements to fly in to the Austin airport. If driving, please make note of the location of the church hosting the welcome dinner. 

Ground transport during the class 

We will have transportation from the semianry to our classroom location each morning that class is in session. There will also be an optional designated pick up schedule in evening to get you back. You can opt to take public transportation (city bus) or use a service like Uber or Lyft to get you back to the seminary. The details of this pick up schedule will be announced via an email the week before we are set to arrive in Austin.

Estimated Travel Costs

Airfare: $400-800 round trip

Additional Costs

Please budget for covering the cost of most of your meals and other incidentals.

Please fill out this information form to put your name on the list for SXSW.

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