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Undergraduate Majors

Ohio University's nine undergraduate colleges offer more than 250 programs of study. Students may select from a wide variety of majors, minors and certificates. While most undergraduate programs at the Athens campus are designed to be completed in four years, a limited number of two-year degree programs are available as well.

Stage Management Major (B.F.A.)

Major code BF5168

College of Fine Arts
School of Dance, Film, and Theater
Theater Division
Kantner Hall 307B
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.4818
Fax: 740.593.4817
theater@ohio.edu
http://www.finearts.ohio.edu/theater/


Program Overview

The B.F.A. in Stage Management program prepares students for entry into the professional theater as stage managers. During the first two years, students should complete much of the Theater B.F.A. Core and University General Education requirements. The program provides practical experience to develop techniques and skills. Although not required, when appropriate, students are encouraged to pursue an off-campus internship. In addition to the coursework, students will have ongoing guidance, mentoring, and evaluation from their advisors.
 

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

Students interested in management are expected to complete the Theater B.F.A. Core, which consists of foundation courses during their first year of study. An interview, portfolio, and letter of recommendation are required at the end of the first year for admission to this specialized B.F.A. program.

Change of Program Policy

Students interested in stage management are expected to complete the Theater B.F.A. Core. Interviews for all School of Theater specialized B.F.A. programs are held annually in the spring. Admission to this specialized B.F.A. program is based on an interview, letter of recommendation and portfolio presentation to the faculty. All theater majors are required to attain a minimum grade of C (2.0) in any theater course required for graduation. Upon successful admission, change of major paperwork should be initiated by the student at the Theater Division Office or the College of Fine Arts Dean's Office.

External Transfer Admission

Interviews for all Theater Division specialized B.F.A. programs are held annually in the spring. Admission to this specialized B.F.A. program is based on an interview, letter of recommendation, and portfolio presentation to the faculty. All theater majors are required to attain a minimum grade of C (2.0) in any theater course required for graduation. Upon successful admission, change of major paperwork should be initiated by the student at the Theater Division Office or the College of Fine Arts Dean's Office. For students planning to transfer from another institution, attending B.F.A. interviews in the spring prior to transfer is recommended for possible direct admission to the B.F.A. program.
 

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Students completing their B.F.A. in stage management commonly choose to enter the professional market for performing arts companies, specialized production companies or pursue graduate study.