Hamilton: A Cultural Revolution

Experience an interdisciplinary exploration of the show that has taken the country by storm. Investigate how it builds on and challenges musical and theatrical traditions, tells a story of our past while reflecting on the present, and is shaping the future of the entertainment industry. Offered with credit and noncredit options, this blended learning course meets online June 19-July 23 and in person from July 24-28. Additional credit fees apply.

At a glance

What: Hamilton: A Cultural Revolution

When: Mon-Fri, Jul 24-28, 9am-4pm

Where: Room 1132, Vilas Hall, 821 University Ave., Madison, WI

Cost: $275

Continuing education credit: 45 hours (4.5 CEUs)

Instructor: Sarah Marty

Register Online
or register by phone at
608-262-2451
Register by
6/19/2017

For additional information, contact Sarah Marty: 608-263-2790


A cultural phenomenon

Hamilton: An American Musical has earned a Pulitzer Prize for Drama and multiple Tony Awards, plays to sold-out houses, and experiences unprecedented media coverage. We explore the musical from a variety of perspectives. Why is the show described as a game changer? How is history translated into a stage production? How does the production reflect and comment on current political issues? Discuss this, and much more, in an interdisciplinary exploration of a cultural phenomenon.

The first five weeks of class (June 19-July 23) are on your own time with all content available online. Credit students will have weekly assignments in addition to readings and materials. The class meets in person Monday-Friday, July 24-28, from 9am to 4pm, in Vilas Hall on the UW-Madison campus.

Materials will be sent by June 15.

Registration details

Noncredit students can register online (link above) or by phone by calling 608-262-2451. Course Fee is $275.

UW-Madison students can register for credit by enrolling in Theatre 619 - "Hamilton: A Cultural Revolution." Current UW students do not need to pay the $275 course fee.

Participants who are not currently enrolled at UW-Madison and are interested in receiving college credit should register online ($275) and contact Program Director Sarah Marty to receive Special Student enrollment information.

What happens when you register?
If you are a noncredit student and have paid your $275, you are all set and will receive course materials by email by June 15.

If you are a current UW student enrolled for credit, you're all set and will receive course materials by email by June 15.

If you are a non-UW student who would like to enroll for credit, please pay your $275 and contact Program Director Sarah Marty so we can start the process of applying for admission. Once we receive your registration we will send you a packet of materials including information about lodging, important information about applying for university credit, and additional information for your class. The UW-Madison will bill you separately for credit tuition ($1323.81).

Refund policy:
All noncredit registrations are subject to the following refund policy:

  • If you cancel your registration more than one week before the start of class, you are eligible to receive 80% of your registration fee.
  • If you cancel your registration less than one week before the start of class, your registration fee will not be refunded.

Credit refunds are handled through UW-Madison Student Services at 608-263-6960.

Questions? Email Sarah Marty or call her at 608-263-2790.