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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.

Production Design and Technology Major (B.F.A.)

Major code BF5162

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 B.F.A. in Production Design and Technology is available for an emphasis on the environmental aspects of performance. Design and technology skills, concepts and techniques for scenery, costumes, lighting, properties, sound, and crafts are taught in a series of courses and special projects throughout the four-year curriculum. Productions are prepared under the close personal advisement and participation of the production faculty and staff. Qualified students are challenged with major creative technical or managerial responsibilities.

During the first two years, students should complete much of the Theater Core and General Education requirements. In consultation with their advisor, students will be directed to take production design technology foundation courses at the 2000-level and above. The final two years are directed toward honing skills and building a portfolio based on design and technology courses suited to student's career goals and aspirations.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

Students wishing to enter the School of Theater's Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program (BFA) must audition/interview for entrance into the program. Students must also apply and meet the general University requirements in order to be accepted.

Change of Program Policy

Students interested in Production Design and Technology are expected to complete the Theater Foundation Core during their First Year of study. Interviews for all School of Theater specialized BFA programs are held annually. Admission to this specialized BFA program is based on an Interview and Portfolio Presentation with the faculty. 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.

External Transfer Admission

Students interested in Production Design and Technology are expected to complete the Theater Foundation Core during their First Year of study. Interviews for all School of Theater specialized BFA programs are held annually. Admission to this specialized BFA program is based on an Interview and Portfolio Presentation with the faculty. 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.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Students completing their BFA in Production Design and Technology commonly choose to enter the professional market for performing arts companies, specialized production companies, professional internships, or pursue graduate study.