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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 Theater  
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 stage management program prepares students for entry into the professional theater as stage managers. The program provides practical experience to develop techniques and skills. During the first two years, students should complete much of the theater core and University General Education requirements.  In addition to the coursework, students will have ongoing guidance, mentoring, and evaluation from their advisors. Although not required, when appropriate, students are encouraged to pursue an off-campus internship. All theater majors are required to attain a minimum grade of C (2.0) in any theater course required for graduation. A student who is struggling academically or programmatically will receive a letter of concern or be placed on probation.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

Students wishing to enter Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (BFA) in Theater must interview for entrance into the program and meet the University's admission requirements. Interview, portfolio, and letter of recommendations are required for admission to specialized BFA programs.

Change of Program Policy

Students interested in Stage Management are expected to complete the Theater Foundation Core during their first year of study. Interviews for all specialized Theater BFA programs are held annually. Admission to the Stage Management BFA program is based on an interview, letter of recommendations and portfolio presentation with the faculty. Upon successful admission, change of major paperwork should be initiated at the College of Fine Arts Deans Office.

External Transfer Admission

Students interested in Stage Management are expected to complete the Theater Foundation Core during their first year of study. Interviews for all specialized Theater BFA programs are held annually. Admission to the Stage Management BFA program is based on an interview, letter of recommendations and portfolio presentation with the faculty. Upon successful admission, change of major paperwork should be initiated at the College of Fine Arts Deans Office.

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.