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Theatre Design and Technology

Otterbein University

48 months
32624 USD/year
32624 USD/year
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The Theatre Design and Technology course from Otterbein University provides an immersive hands-on experience in which students achieve practical production experience across all areas of technical theatre, making our graduates versatile and effective collaborators.


The Theatre Design and Technology course from Otterbein University is a four-year sequence of courses in design, theatre technology and visual arts, paired with mainstage production assignments which support the department’s annual season. Most students elect to focus their upper-level study in one or two concentration areas.

From the very first semester of Freshman year, BFA Design & Technology students work in valuable positions on mainstage productions. Under the guidance of expert faculty, staff, and guest artists, students progress from entry-level crew positions to the highest level positions of each technical discipline (including mainstage design roles).

Annual evaluations of and workshops on portfolios & resumes help students understand how to effectively document their work and market themselves to potential employers.

The BFA Design & Technology program is highlighted by a ten week professional internship at a New York or professional Regional theatre for the summer before or one semester during their senior year. The internship is required for completion of the degree, where students gain valuable industry contacts and are often offered permanent employment from their internship experience.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Art History Survey: 15th to 21st Centuries
  • Theatre Fundamentals
  • Theatre Practicum 
  • Scenery and Properties Technology
  • Costumes Technology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common Application, including essay.
  • $50 Application fee.
  • Official transcripts/documents for four years of high school/secondary school (grades 9-12).
  • Official Bank Statement(s) and Sponsor Guarantee form.
  • Copy of passport and current visa (if applicable).
  • All test scores must be reported directly from the testing center.
  • Foreign language documents must be translated into English by the issuing institution, a certified translator or English teacher.
  • SAT and ACT test scores and letters of recommendation are optional and may be submitted if they strengthen your application.

Tuition Fee

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    32624 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 32624 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    32624 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32624 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Westerville

1189 - 1962 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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