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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.

    B.A. in General Theater
  • 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.

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

    B.F.A. Production Design and Technology
  • 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.

    B.F.A. Stage Management
  • 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.

    B.F.A. Playwriting
  • 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 dance and advanced graduate studies.

    Graduate Theater Degrees

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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    Tantrum Theater announces 2019-20 season, big changes

    March 8, 2019

    Following three highly celebrated seasons at the Abbey Theater in Dublin, Tantrum announces a shift to producing its critically acclaimed professional theater on the main campus of Ohio University, Athens.

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    Holly Down in Heaven by Kara Lee Corthron Opens Feb 21 in E.E. Baker Theater

    February 18, 2019

    The Theater Division in the School of Theater is proud to present the fourth production of the 2018–2019 season, “Holly Down in Heaven,” by Kara Lee Corthron, directed by Brian Evans in the Elizabeth Evans Baker Theater, Kantner Hall, February 21–23 and February 26–March 2 at 8 p.m.

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    In The News: Ohio Valley Center for Collaborative Arts

    January 31, 2019

    The Ohio Valley Center for Collaborative Arts [CoArts], devoted to community development through arts engagement and collaboration, was recently featured in the Daily Sentinel (Pomeroy, OH)

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    Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects, Opens at the Kennedy Jan 11

    December 10, 2018

    Kennedy Museum of Art will open Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects, an exhibition that includes recent photographic and video works questioning stereotypes that associate black bodies with criminality. The show will be featured through March 31, with an artist reception January 24.

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