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Performance – Acting and Musical Theater, B.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Athens, OH, United States
The B.F.A. in Performance – Acting and Musical Theater at Ohio University 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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Key facts about the Performance – Acting and Musical Theater program:

  • Acting, movement, and voice and speech are taught at Ohio University in a linear progression of courses and special projects throughout the four-year curriculum.
  • Studio classes emphasize ensemble building and collaborative process, the authentic use of self, the reality of doing, the awakening of the emotional life. and the collaborative process.
  • In the movement studio, emphasis is placed on the human body as an instrument of expression, and on developing strength, alignment, flexibility, availability and stamina.
  • Voice and speech classes focus on releasing habitual tension, increasing power and range, and utilizing specific speech skills.
  • Advanced Performance – Acting and Musical Theater courses in each of these areas introduce a wide range of approaches to the craft of acting and the further development of the actor’s instrument.
  • New plays are in development weekly giving students numerous opportunities to work with graduate and undergraduate playwrights. Each academic year ends with the Playwrights Festival of New Plays.
  • On-camera auditions are held the first month of each academic year for MFA Graduate filmmakers in the School of Film. Curricular and hands-on Acting for Film experience.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Performance - Acting 
    • Performance - Musical Theater 
    • Production Design and Technology 
    • Stage Management
    • Playwriting

    English Language Requirements

    • Minimum required score:


      The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

    • Minimum required score:


      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    • Minimum required score:


      The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

    General Requirements

    • Application form
    • $70 international application processing fee
    • Official academic records
    • Evidence of sufficient funding
    • Statement of activities.
    • Exams for scholarship consideration
    • Official TOEFL or IELTS results if available. 

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      22406 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 22406 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      22406 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 22406 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • In-State

      12612 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 12612 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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    Living costs for Athens

    • 1079 - 1780 USD/month
      Living Costs

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