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School of Theater

Bold Artists Thriving Together

Ohio University’s School of Theater is built around experience, where committed faculty artist mentors encourage the exploration and tenacity that develops bold artists with unique voices. To truly thrive in the theater, one must explore the space, take risks while simultaneously feeling safe, and immerse oneself in the art that happens in front of the curtain and the operations behind it.

Explore Theater Programs

  • B.A. in General Theater

    The B.A. in Theater is intended for students who want to use both a theater major and a broad liberal arts foundation to chart their unique career in the arts community. Pairing the rigorous artistic demands of specialized courses in the School of Theater with the challenges of a liberal arts education, our B.A. program is tailored to each student's specific strengths and interests.

    Theater Major
  • B.F.A. in Performance: Acting and Musical Theater (2 tracks)

    The B.F.A. in Theater Performance is a rigorous program fostering creative, cognitive, and artistic skills. This degree will advance the education and training of motivated, curious, self-reliant adaptable theater artists. Students can choose between two tracks—acting or musical theater—that offer opportunities in 9-12 full-length productions.

    Theater Performance Program
  • B.F.A. Production Design and Technology

    The B.F.A. in Production Design and Technology allows students to study broadly in all areas of design and production while specializing in design areas: scenery, costumes, lighting, and sound. Technology specializations includes technical direction, costume technology, and props technology (artisanship).

    Production Design & Technology Program
  • B.F.A. Stage Management

    The B.F.A. in Stage Management prepares students for entry into the professional theater as stage managers. Stage Management requires knowledge of all aspects of production, a foundation in theater history and a range of interpersonal skills. Through a combination of academics and hands-on, immersive experiences, our program offers a collaborative mentorship alongside theater professionals.

    Stage Management Program
  • B.F.A. Playwriting

    The B.F.A. in Playwriting is an intensive introduction to the art of dramatic writing for the stage. This program focuses on playwriting through the study of dramatic structure, its relationship to literature and how the spoken word functions on the stage and in performance.

    Playwriting Program
  • Graduate Theater Degrees

    Empowerment through art and the pursuit of originality: our robust graduate degree options help you refine your unique voice, while providing hands-on experience alongside working artists, utilizing cutting-edge technologies and production practices.

    Graduate Theater Degrees

Join the School of Theater

Ohio University's School of Theater is committed to the development of the highest quality theater artists and scholars. Through acts of storytelling and performance, we support student-forward original work which uses art to frame our contemporary experience and envision a more collaborative, diverse, and equitable theater community of the future. We provide space for artists to take risks. Together, we build bridges between educational and professional communities.  

 

Visiting Artists & Scholars

From professional actors to international musicians to award-winning filmmakers, our visiting artists and scholars offer collaborative, hands-on experiences for our students.
 

Recent Visiting Artists & Scholars

 

Student Testimonial

“I came here craving the escape acting provided by allowing me to be someone else. I have found who I am through the training, and will never want to be anyone else. No other program, professors, or studio mates could have fundamentally changed me for the better as this one has—I know that for a fact.” —Camila Benencia Courreges, Fourth Year B.F.A. in Acting

Camila Benencia Courreges, Ohio University theater student
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    New fund created to support and recognize College of Fine Arts’ faculty

    May 18, 2022

    A newly-created College of Fine Arts faculty and staff leadership award program, established by members of the College’s volunteer Leadership Council, recognizes and rewards excellence among its faculty.

    Originally posted at OHIO News
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    Graduating Senior: Jasper Uldrich

    April 27, 2022

    As I enter my professional career, I am leaving OHIO with more confidence in myself and my abilities, and more trust in the universe that things will work themselves out.

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    OHIO experts discuss bringing alum Dave Malloy’s “Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet of 1812” to Tantrum Theater’s stage

    March 30, 2022

    Experts Brent Frederick, Alan Patrick Kenny, and Marilyin Atlas discuss bringing OHIO alum Dave Malloy's "Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet of 1812" from page to stage in the latest Ask the Experts.

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    Choreographer Blends Dance Styles in Tantrum Theater's 'Great Comet'

    March 24, 2022

    Canadian choreographer blends dance styles on OHIO's production of 'Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812'

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