B.A. On Campus


Otterbein University

48 months
32624 USD/year
32624 USD/year
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The B.A. in Theatre degree at Otterbein University is designed for students whose professional career goals require study in multiple disciplines of theatre (or in other academic pursuits). The successful BA candidate is an independent, motivated student with intention and focus.


The B.A. in Theatre degree at Otterbein University offers a common core of theatre classes and is combined with choice classes from the design technology, dance and performance fields. These choices include, but are not limited to, Design classes, Technology classes, costumes, stage makeup, combat, choreography, dance, TV/Film, etc. 

Because BA majors work alongside students pursuing BFA degrees, they are exposed to the best professional practices and standards, while maintaining the flexibility to be successful in achieving their career goals.

From the onset, students work closely with faculty to chart their specific degree plan in alignment with their prospective career goals. The BA Theatre program is ideal for students whose interests lie in careers in directing, playwriting, and stage management or students who want to double-major/minor in other fields. Current students are pursuing dual degrees in education, music, creative writing, business, journalism/ media communication, women gender studies and combining their BA Theatre degree with minors such as dance, film studies, and communication.

Opportunities for BA students are limitless, whether it’s double-majoring, involvement with workshops, or creating a senior capstone experience indicative of their specific focus. While BA students are not required to do a senior internship, many do. Depending on the nature of their degree plan, students receiving the BA degree are prepared to enter the profession. They are also prepared to enter graduate theatre programs leading to MA, MFA or PhD degrees.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theatre Fundamentals
  • Theatre Practicum 
  • Stage Management
  • Theatre History: 20th Century to Present

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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  • International

    32624 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    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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