Theatre She Kills Monsters

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


In the theatre program, students are exposed to every aspect of theatre: literature, history, theory, acting, directing, design and technical theatre. The Department of Theatre and Film hosts numerous campus and community performances each year with students actively involved in all elements of production and performance.

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.

Career paths

  • Acting
  • Costume design
  • Directing
  • Radio and television production
  • Set design and construction
  • Stage lighting and sound

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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.

Required courses

Voice 1

Sample courses

  • Script Analysis
  • Theatre History and Literature
  • Principles of Acting
  • Scene Construction

Updated: 02/19/2024 04:08PM