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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 dance and advanced graduate studies.

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    Alumna Violet Patton Commits Transformational Gift to Fine Arts & Education

    August 30, 2019
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    The Tantrum Theater Summer Festival Brings World-Class Artists to Athens

    July 15, 2019

    In its first weekend, Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17 at 8:00 p.m., the festival will spotlight Bill Bowers in Beyond Words at the E. E.

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    Musical Theater B.F.A. in American Theater Magazine

    July 2, 2019

    American Theater Magazine highlights the new Musical Theater Bachelors of Fine Arts Performance degree in the School of Theater.

     

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    Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," Opens April 4

    March 22, 2019

    Ohio University’s School of Theater is proud to present “Romeo And Juliet,” written by William Shakespeare and directed by M.F.A. Directing Candidate Jonathan Hetler, 8 p.m. each night, April 4–6 and April 10–13, 2019 in the Forum theater in the RTV Building.

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