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Undergraduate Theater Programs

Our Programs 

The B.F.A. undergraduate programs in the School of Theater prepares students for discipline-focused study oriented towards professional careers specific fields. As students specialize, there is also the potential for additional minors and certificate programs. 

The B.A. is customized to each student’s skills and interests, and provides a broad liberal arts foundation.  Additionally, as they refine their personal approach to the industry, B.A. majors have the possibility of adding a secondary major or elect to pursue an Honors Tutorial College degree in theater. 

Our Productions 

The School of Theater is home to a rich spectrum of performance opportunities including full theatrical productions, musical theater cabarets, laboratory shows, and staged readings of new work.  Casting auditions which occur once per year are open to any enrolled B.A. or B.F.A. theater major.  Productions are conceived, designed, and built by completely by students who are mentored by faculty, staff, and graduate assistants. 

Additionally, the School of Theater hosts the Seabury-Quinn Playwrights Festival annually, inviting guest from across the United States to see world premieres of student written work.  

Our Community 

The School of Theater is a robust community of artists and organizations. School of Theater students can choose to share their voices in the following extracurricular groups: 

  • Vibrancy Theater Company – Student-led theater company focusing on BIPOC voices and perspectives. 

  • SOUP – Student Organization of Undergraduate Playwrights. 

  • Student Committee on Equity and Diversity. 

  • Lunchbag – School-wide community discussions featuring guest speakers, artists and current topics.   

Alaina Kai acting in The Rover

"Ohio University is where I discovered who I was as an artist. I’m pursuing my dreams right out of college and have the support and skills for it."

- Alaina Kai (B.F.A. 2017)

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