Theatre & Film
Welcome to the BGSU Department of Theatre and Film web site. I hope you take the time to move through the web pages and learn about our Department. Exciting creative and engaged classroom and production opportunities are available for our students in the areas of acting, directing, film production, design and technical theatre, theatre for young audiences, puppetry, arts management, and performance studies.
The mission of the Department of Theatre and Film at Bowling Green State University is to foster the scholar-artist-citizen through both practical and inquiry-based learning in the classroom and performance labs, on our stages, and out in the community. It is expected that faculty teaching and research and creative activity in theatre and film work together to enhance, support, and reflect this mission. We define the scholar-artist-citizen as a student who excels in the theory and practice of the core values.
Steven E. Boone, Chair
Department of Theatre and Film
Bowling Green State University
Main Office: 419-372-2222
Creativity-inventive practice within and beyond the traditions and processes of theatre and film performance, including expressive application of the various technologies of performance. To do so requires
Collaboration-as a necessary process of inquiry in creative activity. To do so requires
Communication-fluency in the various languages of artistic expression (both high and low cultural forms) and critical practice (textual as well as applied). To do so requires
Commitment-to the processes of artistic practice as collaboration and commitment to the larger critical values associated with the role of theatre and film in society as an agent of personal expression as well as public discourse. To do so requires an awareness of
Community-an understanding of social responsibility and individualism and the ability and desire to contribute to each within and outside the academy as scholar-artist-citizens.