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Theatre

The Ohio State University

48 months
Duration
37947 USD/year
35019 USD/year
11936 USD/year
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About

Through a liberal arts curriculum, the Theatre program at The Ohio State University prepares students as self-reliant theatre makers with rich understandings of the role of performance in contemporary society.

Overview

Program objectives

Fundamentally, the Theatre program at The Ohio State University nurtures creativity while fostering critical inquiry, which is essential to the creation of innovative live performance.

  • Students will exhibit broad knowledge, appreciation and understanding of live theatrical performance as a diverse and malleable art form that can influence history, culture, politics and society.
  • Students will understand the technical, physical and vocal skills required by live performers and develop these skills in practical and theoretical contexts.
  • Students will understand the design, technology and management skills involved in theatrical production and develop these skills in practical and theoretical contexts.
  • Students will develop critical faculties as audience members and be able to encounter each theatrical work on its own terms.
  • Students will obtain experiences creating work as generative theatre practitioners.
  • Students will grasp the terrain of contemporary theatre practice and be prepared to apply their education to professional life or study.

Possible careers

The basic skills of theatre making are broadly applicable to a variety of careers. Theatre graduates are practiced interpersonal communicators, project managers, writers, team leaders, and public speakers. Graduates are prepared for careers in the performing arts industry and beyond, as well as for graduate study. 

Some graduates direct, design and write for the theatre; others work as stage managers, theatre technicians, dramaturgs, box office managers, teaching artists and arts administrators. Beyond the theatre, graduates are often employed where expertise in theatre is valued, such as at theme parks, museums, digital media companies and educational institutions.

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

  • Theatre students at Ohio State pursue a broad-based liberal arts degree in which they can focus on the aspects of theatre and performance studies that they are most passionate about.
  • The theatre program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre and designed for students who want to create, study, teach and work in the performing arts industry, and for those generally interested a liberal arts education. 
  • Students will exhibit broad knowledge, appreciation and understanding of live theatrical performance as a diverse and malleable art form that can influence history, culture, politics and society.
  • Students will develop critical faculties as audience members and be able to encounter each theatrical work on its own terms.
  • Electives

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Successful completion of university preparatory courses
    • High school performance (class rank or GPA), including participation in accelerated programs like Honors, AP and IB; Ohio State does not have minimum requirements for class rank or GPA 
    • Standardized test score (ACT or SAT); Ohio State does not have minimum requirements for ACT or SAT scores 
    • Ability and desire to contribute to and engage with a diverse campus community
    • Experiences that demonstrate leadership or engaged involvement(e.g., co-curricular activities, work experiences or military service) 
    • Status as a first-generation university student 
    • High school performance if adversely affected by physical, mental or learning environment factors

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37947 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37947 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    35019 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35019 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    11936 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11936 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Columbus

940 - 1520 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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