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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 theater and advanced graduate studies.

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    OHIO senior awarded scholarship, fellowship, and continued support from Miranda Family Fund

    October 27, 2020

    KeShawn Mellon is an advocate, in every sense of the word. He’s attended eight masterclasses on anti-racist theater and micro-aggressions, led two workshops on student spoken word poems for a performance protest, and he’s organized and participated in two performance protests.

    Originally Posted on OHIO News
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    Tantrum Theater to showcase collaborative improv class with live stream

    October 19, 2020

    Ohio University’s Tantrum Theater is collaborating with The Nest Theatre and Passion Works Studio to conduct a virtual five-week applied improv workshop for School of Theater students and Passion Works artists. The class will conclude with a free performance on Facebook Live.

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    Tantrum Theater releases its revised fall season

    October 6, 2020

    The pandemic might have stopped many other theaters across the county from producing work during the pandemic, but Ohio University's Tantrum Theater persevered and continues to produce work with a collective of creative artists. 

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    School of Theater grad offers best practices with audition tech to student actors

    September 25, 2020

    The College of Fine Arts School of Theater welcomed alumna, Lisa Bol, MFA’15, as a College of Fine Arts Visiting Artist to workshop tech used for video auditions with current BFA and MFA student actors.

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Saturday, October 31 Silver Lining: School of Art + Design Second Year MFA Exhibition 12:00 PM — 4:00 PM Ohio University Art Gallery
Sunday, November 1 Symphonic Band Concert 4:00 PM — 5:30 PM
Tuesday, November 3 Silver Lining: School of Art + Design Second Year MFA Exhibition 12:00 PM — 4:00 PM Ohio University Art Gallery
Tuesday, November 3 Soft Relay: School of Art + Design alumni exhibition 12:00 PM — 4:00 PM Baker University Center
Thursday, November 5 Silver Lining: School of Art + Design Second Year MFA Exhibition 3:00 PM — 7:00 PM Ohio University Art Gallery