Theatre & Film


In the Department of Theatre & Film, our majors are actively involved in all aspects of production and performance – a key facet in future success. With numerous high-profile campus and community performance opportunities each year, students are in the spotlight the moment they walk in our door.

Comprised of two distinct disciplines and housed in the renowned Wolfe Center for the Arts, we foster the development of the scholar-artist-citizen, through both practical and inquiry-based learning.

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Theory of Relativity

The 2021-2022 Season!

We are excited to announce our shows for the coming academic year!  In the fall, we will present The Amateurs, and in the spring we will be presenting the musical Pippin in the Donnell Theatre.  We hope that you can join us for these exciting shows, as well as several other shows to be announced soon!

News and Stories

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Film Alum Screens Short Film

BGSU Film Alumnus Quinn George screened his short film Significant Other to glowing reviews at SXSW (South by Southwest) Film Festival in Austin, Texas this year.

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Not so 'Ordinary Days'

The Theatre and Film department was proud to deliver the musical Ordinary Days as the final show of the 2021 season.  The show was streamed on two nights and had a great on-line presence.

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'Tragedy' show hits home

'Tragedy: a tragedy', through all it's absurdity, and humor, also resonates with some reality given the unprecedented times we have all experienced. Read More

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in Theatre are expected to be able to:

  • Analyze diverse performance texts from various historical periods and cultural backgrounds in order to make effective aesthetic decisions as a theatre scholar/artist;
  • Use performance as the site and process for critical, cultural, and historical understandings;
  • Research and communicate ideas and feelings in written, visual, and/or oral forms in order to articulate a conceptual and critical approach to theatrical production;
  • Work collaboratively to solve specific production requirements as actor, director, designer, and/or technician;
  • Present skills and knowledge as a theatre scholar/artist in a professional format.

Accreditation and/or Program/Cluster Review
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 National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) and is in good standing.

Professional Licensure (If applicable)
Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Theatre program does not lead to professional licensure.

Gainful Employment (If applicable)
Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

The Theatre program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.


  • Acting/Directing
  • Design/Technical Theatre
  • Musical Theatre
  • Youth Theatre