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School of Theater

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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, & equitable theater community of the future.  

We provide space for artists to take risks.

Together, we build bridges between educational and professional communities.  

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  • 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.

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  • 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. It is intended to advance the education and training of motivated, curious, self-reliant, adaptable theater artists.

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  • 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).

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  • 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. The BFA in Stage Management at Ohio University is a combination of academics and practical application, with mentorship alongside theater professionals.

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  • 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.

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  • Graduate Theater Degrees

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

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    Three Faculty Speak to the Value of the Arts Administration Program

    April 1, 2021

    Featuring faculty members who are teaching three (of the four) required foundational courses in the Master of Arts Administration degree. Heather Infantry, Rachel Cornish, and Dr.

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    New York-based School of Theater grad shares career advice to costume design students

    December 9, 2020

    The School of Theater welcomed alumnus Ricky Lurie, MFA ‘14 in Production and Costume Design, as a College of Fine Arts Visiting Artist for a 3-day virtual residency with current BFA and MFA production design and technology students.

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    OHIO alumnus and Aladdin actor shares industry expertise with musical theater students

    December 1, 2020

    Jonathan Freeman, BFA ’72, the voice of Jafar from Disney’s animated movie Aladdin and the actor who plays the role in the Broadway stage production, shared with students in the School of Theater his more than 50 years of experience on the stage,

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    OHIO professor publishes first article that looks at concussion risk in stunt performers

    November 23, 2020

    Dr. Jeff Russell's new paper highlights the risk of concussion for dance, circus, theater and film and television stunt performers, along with guidelines for treatment. This groundbreaking research is the first of its kind being featured in scientific literature. 

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