Ohio State Theatre is a vibrant, active department committed to providing the best learning opportunities for theatre artists of the future. In addition to our highly regarded production season, we regularly invite theatre professionals and scholars to join us in making and thinking about performance. We recognize that the creation of new work is the life blood of the theatre and to this end we provide opportunities for students to develop and create new performance work while maintaining connections to our history through productions of classic, modern, and contemporary texts. We offer diverse ways for our students to connect with the theatre profession through internships and international study programs. And, we do this within the rich environment of Ohio State University, where students can take advantage of numerous minors, student organizations, and research opportunities.
Our Bachelor of Arts degree prepares students for a full life in the theatre and the broader cultural sector. We believe that nurturing creativity and fostering critical inquiry are the foundations of arts production. The BA program is therefore designed to develop skills needed to create and appreciate new work, to understand the history of theatre, and to help navigate professional lives in the arts. This academic exploration incorporates demanding practical training in performance and technical theatre, providing opportunities for our undergraduate students to learn through the laboratory of our productions. We envision the BA as the beginning of an on-going life of learning about theatre in its many forms, with applications for numerous career paths in the arts industry.