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Graduate Degree Programs

 

SCHOOL OF ART + DESIGN
 

DEGREE MAJOR
MA               Art History
MFA Ceramics, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Studio/Art History

 

 

DIVISION OF FILM

 

DEGREE MAJOR
MA Film Studies
MFA Film Production

 

 

SCHOOL OF INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS

 

DEGREE MAJOR
PhD Interdisciplinary Arts

 

 

SCHOOL OF MUSIC

 

DEGREE MAJOR
MM                Composition, Music Education, History and Literature, Performance, Performance/Pedagogy, Performance/Conducting, Music Theory, Music Therapy

 

 

DIVISION OF THEATER

 

DEGREE MAJOR
MA Theater History and Criticism, Theater (General)
MFA Acting, Directing, Playwriting, Production Design

 

 


 

Undergraduate Degree Programs


SCHOOL OF ART + DESIGN
 

The School of Art + Design offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees. Undergraduates enter the School of Art as BA majors. Entry into a specific BFA degree program requires the successful completion of a portfolio review, which usually occurs during the sophomore year. A minor in art is also offered. Honors options are available to qualified students through Honors Tutorial College.

DEGREE MAJOR
BA Art
BA Art History
BFA Ceramics
BFA Graphic Design
BFA Interior Architecture
BFA Painting
BFA Photography
BFA Printmaking
BFA Sculpture

 

 

DIVISION OF DANCE

 

The Division of Dance offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees. An audition is required prior to admission. Dance minors are also offered. Honors options are available to qualified students through Honors Tutorial College
 

DEGREE MAJOR
BA Dance
BFA Modern Dance & Choreography

 

 

DIVISION OF FILM

 

The Division of Film does not offer an undergraduate degree program. You may, however, earn a minor in film. A limited number of exceptional undergraduate students may be approved to pursue work in film through the Honors Tutorial College.
 

 

SCHOOL OF INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS
 

The School of Interdisciplinary Arts does not offer an undergraduate degree program. You may, however, earn a minor in interdisciplinary arts. Honors options are available to qualified students through Honors Tutorial College
 

 

SCHOOL OF MUSIC
 

The School of Music offers the Bachelor of Music (BM) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees. An audition is required for admission. A minor in music is also offered. Honors options are available to qualified students through Honors Tutorial College
 

DEGREE MAJOR
BA Music
BM Composition
BM Music Education; Choral or Instrumental emphasis
BM Performance
BM Music Therapy
BM Performance Pedagogy, piano

 

 

DIVISION OF THEATER

 

The Division of Theater offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees. Undergraduates enter the School of Theater as general theater majors. Entry into a specific degree program requires the successful completion of an audition, interview and/or portfolio review, which occurs during spring quarter of the freshman year. A theater minor is offered. Honors options are available to qualified students through Honors Tutorial College
 

DEGREE MAJOR
BA Theater
BFA Performance
BFA Management
BFA Production Design and Technology
BFA Playwriting

 

 


 

MINORS
 

If you wish to declare a minor in the College of Fine Arts (art, dance, film, interdisciplinary arts, music, or theater), consult with both your major advisor and an advisor within the minor program. To obtain an advisor in the minor program, contact the main office of the specific school.

If you are a major in the College of Fine Arts and wish to pursue a minor offered by another College within the University, consult that College for course requirements and procedures.
 


 

DOUBLE MAJORS

Students applying to Ohio University will be admitted into ONE major. Once a student is admitted and attending the university, a second degree can be simultaneously pursued if the student is admitted to and completes all entry requirements for each major. Additional information may be found in the undergraduate catalog ‘Graduation Requirements’ section.
 


 

Honors Programs


Students interested in honors opportunities in art, dance, film, music, and theater have several options available during their time at Ohio University. Incoming Freshman can apply for programs in the Honors Tutorial College (HTC) in the areas of Art History, Studio Art, Dance, Film, Music, and Theater. For more information about the Honors Tutorial College and entrance requirements, go to www.honors.ohio.edu/.
 

ART HISTORY HTC

The Honors Tutorial program in Art History balances a commitment to breadth and rigor with an opportunity for self-disciplined and highly motivated students to explore fundamental and cutting-edge issues creatively. It is a four-year program during which time students are expected to take a tutorial course each term, along with language, collateral studies and upper-division art history courses. Students will have excellent opportunities for intensive study with the art historians in the School of Art + Design. Click here for more information.
 

STUDIO ART HTC

The Honors Tutorial College studio art program of study balances a commitment to breadth and rigor with an opportunity for self-disciplined and highly motivated students to explore fundamental and cutting-edge issues creatively. There are two degree options within this program of study: a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA).

The BA program in Studio Art is a four-year program which requires students to take a tutorial each term, along with two years of a language, collateral studies and upper-division studio courses. This enables students to acquire the full range of skills necessary to successfully continue in graduate study. Students will have excellent opportunities for intensive study with the studio artists in the School of Art + Design. The senior year culminates with a written thesis and a BA exhibit. The BA is preferable for students who do not wish to specialize in one area or who are interested in working in areas outside the School of Art + Design as well, such as in creative writing, theater, dance, and music.

The BFA program in Studio Art is a four-year program which requires students to take a tutorial each term, collateral studies and upper-division studio courses. In addition, students are expected to apply to one of the six fine arts areas in the School of Art + Design: Printmaking, Photography, Ceramics, Painting, Sculpture, or Graphic Design at the end of their sophomore year. Upper division classes and tutorials will be concentrated in the area in which the student is earning the BFA. This enables students to acquire the full range of skills necessary to successfully continue in graduate study. Students will have excellent opportunities for intensive study with the studio artists in the School of Art + Design . The senior year culminates with a written thesis and a BFA exhibit. Students in the BFA option are expected to have more substantial work in order to produce a portfolio for application to an MFA program. Click here for more information.
 

ART HONORS PROGRAM

The School of Art + Design allows majors who have demonstrated exceptional diligence and ability to receive special honors by conducting an in-depth scholarly and/or creative thesis project under the direction of a faculty member. The program is designed to give students an opportunity to improve their mastery of skills while engaging in a stimulating capstone experience. The thesis project can take the form of either an exhibition of the student's art or substantial research paper in art history or art education.
 

DANCE HTC

The tutorial program in Dance offers an individualized course of study for exceptionally talented and motivated students. Working within the daily routine of studio classwork necessary for all dance majors in a professional training program, the tutorial plan aims to provide the outstanding and disciplined student with maximum freedom for independent academic and creative tutorial work. Specific information about this program can be found by clicking here.
 

FILM HTC

The tutorial program in Film combines a broad background in the liberal arts with professional study in film offered by faculty of the internationally recognized graduate program in the Division of Film. This is a four-year program of study for exceptional students culminating in a thesis leading to the degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts. Two primary tutorial programs are available: film production and film studies. Specific information about this program can be found by clicking here.
 

MUSIC HTC

The tutorial program in music is designed for excellent scholar-musicians who wish to work closely with dedicated faculty through tutorials, individual lessons, and ensembles. The program balances a commitment to breadth and rigor, while providing opportunities for self-disciplined and highly motivated students to creatively explore fundamental and cutting-edge issues. The four-year program includes a tutorial each term, applied study and upper-division music courses, language courses, and collateral studies. Individualized instruction and a flexible curriculum allow each Honors Tutorial College student to pursue a course of study tailored to his or her interests, including music history, theory, composition, performance, or some combination. Click here for more information.
 

MUSIC PERFORMANCE HONORS INITIATIVE

The music performance honors initiative provides special recognition to graduating students in music education, music therapy, composition, theory, or history who demonstrate outstanding performance accomplishment. Selection for the Performance Honors designation is based upon the graduating student’s level of performance accomplishments. Click here for more complete information.

Click here to download an application for this initiative.
 

THEATER HTC

The tutorial program in Theater provides a solid liberal arts education combined with a strong professionally oriented training in theater. The student is expected to learn the foundational information in all areas of theater, to be involved in production and performance, and to specialize in one area. The student may earn either the BA or BFA in theater, with an emphasis in performance (acting), playwriting, directing, or production design and technology. Specific information about this program can be found here.