With a theatre degree, you can individualize your program, deciding when to take required courses to best suit your particular interests. And, you can customize your program of study to zero in on acting, new works development, design or technical theatre based on the ways you select from the rich array of electives. Because the program is flexible, students are able to take advantage of the breadth of courses available across Ohio State’s campus and regularly undertake minors, second majors, global education experiences, internships and senior honors or distinction projects.
Why choose theatre?
Ohio State's location in central Ohio and its relationship to the Wexner Center for the Arts and to key area theaters places it in the midst of a dynamic theatre scene. Between the networks of professionals from the region and those who visit the Wexner Center, you will meet engaging, significant guest artists in many workshops and residencies. Recent residencies have featured figures like Marcel Marceau, Anne Bogart and the SITI Company, Kathleen Turner, Petr Metasek, Elevator Repair Service, Julie Taymor, Caridad Svich, C. Denby Swanson and Jon Stewart.
What can you do with this degree?
The Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts at Ohio State is committed to a liberal arts approach to theatre education. The Bachelor of Arts degree prepares students to become self-reliant theatre makers with a rich understanding of the role of performance in public culture.