Quality classroom experiences
Students receive a solid liberal arts foundation and develop refined analytical and communication skills, in addition to the skills and techniques required for their specific area of interest in theatre. A variety of production opportunities provides practical experience in theatre. Productions are presented in the Donnell Theatre and the Eva Marie Saint Theatre, both located on campus in the Wolfe Center for the Arts.
Our alumni have gone on to produce, direct and perform in award-winning productions, such as Wicked and The Book of Mormon.
Internships and careers
The department annually awards a number of competitive scholarships to qualified undergraduate students and has various student employment opportunities, which allow students to develop their craft while receiving financial compensation.
Students may apply for the BGSU exchange program with the University of Wales, the largest undergraduate theatre program in Great Britain and home of the prestigious Performance Research Centre. The London Experience, an intensive immersion in the London theatre scene, offers students another education abroad opportunity.
Theatre majors may earn a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. The Bachelor of Arts degree requires a minor. The Bachelor of Arts in Communication does not require a minor, but students choose a specialization in acting/directing, design/technical theatre, musical theatre or youth theatre. Admission to the musical theatre program is through audition only. In addition to the liberal arts curriculum, theatre majors complete a series of three seminar courses on professional development and career preparation culminating with a senior portfolio review and audition.
- Script Analysis
- Theatre History and Literature
- Principles of Acting
- Scene Construction
Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
The Theatre program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) and is in good standing.
Updated: 02/19/2024 04:08PM