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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, and 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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    The Kennedy Museum of Art opens intermedia exhibition, LACUNA

    August 26, 2021

    The Kennedy Museum of Art and two College of Fine Arts faculty members recently opened a new exhibit, LACUNA, on Friday, Aug. 20.

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    Dr. Matthew Cornish to research theater and ethics in Germany thanks to Humboldt Fellowship

    July 7, 2021

    Cornish, associate professor of theater history, received a Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers, an international, competitive fellowship that supports scholars by connecting them to institutions in Germany to further their research goals. 

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    Tantrum Theater to receive $10,000 in grant funding from the National Endowment for the Arts

    May 12, 2021

    Ohio University’s professional theater won a Grants for Arts Projects award supporting the commission of a new play to be written by playwright Jacqueline Lawton in collaboration with the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Preservation Society and Tantrum Theater. 

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    Theater welcomes multidisciplinary artist and actor, Ally Poole, to its performance faculty roster, Fall 2021

    May 3, 2021

    The School of Theater and the College of Fine Arts announcing the newest faculty addition, Ally Poole, into the performance program starting fall 2021.

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Thursday, December 2 Vibrancy Theater presents: Absentia 8:00 PM RTV Communications Building
Friday, December 3 Vibrancy Theater presents: Absentia 8:00 PM RTV Communications Building
Saturday, December 4 Vibrancy Theater presents: Absentia 2:00 PM RTV Communications Building
Saturday, December 4 Vibrancy Theater presents: Absentia 8:00 PM RTV Communications Building
Saturday, February 5 Expressive Puppet and Articulation Workshop 2:00 PM — 4:00 PM Kennedy Museum of Art