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  • B.A. in General Theater

    The B.A. in Theater is intended to serve students who want both a theater major and a broad liberal arts foundation. This degree program is tailored to students with varied talents and interests who will benefit from the rigorous artistic demands made by specialized courses in the School of Theater, while also meeting the challenges of a liberal arts education.

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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 or specialize in design of scenery, costumes, lighting, and sound. Technology specialization includes technical direction, costume technology or 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. Both our degree options will help you create a foundation necessary to build a career in theater and advanced graduate studies.

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    LOOK BACK: Artist Carrie Mae Weems engaged students in Grace Notes workshop

    December 13, 2019

    Courtney Kessel, gallery director of the Ohio University galleries and co-chair of the visiting artists committee, got to work as soon as renowned artist Carrie Mae Weems left town.

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    The Athena Cinema Presents The MET Opera Live in HD, Full 2019-2020 Season

    October 4, 2019

    Athen's own arthouse cinema and the College of Fine Arts are excited to announce the The Met: Live in HD 2019-2020 Season at the Athena Cinema presented by The Ohio University Performing Arts Series with support from George Weckman & Arts for OHIO.

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    Shelley Delaney Directs Lauren Gunderson's Silent Sky, Oct 3-5 and 8-12

    September 23, 2019

    The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt who explored a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them.

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    Alumna Violet Patton Commits Transformational Gift to Fine Arts & Education

    August 30, 2019
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