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 Department of Theatre & Film is excited to present The Amateurs!

We are excited to announce that the show The Amateurs, written by Jordan Harrison and directed by Sara Chambers, opens on Thursday, October 28th at 8pm, with additional shows on Friday October 29th at 8pm, Saturday October 30th at 2pm and 8pm, and Sunday October 31st at 2pm in the Donnell Theatre.  Get your tickets today!

News and Stories

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Fall 2021 Cineposium event

Film faculty and students are excited to present the fall 2021 Cineposium event on Tuesday, November 2nd at 7:30pm in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theatre.  The event is being curated and hosted by Professor Lucas Ostrowski, and will feature a collection of student short films that include Ahmad Ghanim's senior film project "Daughters of a Different Path".

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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Fall Dance concert: Alight

The fall dance concert, directed by Colleen Murphy and featuring choreography by Colleen, as well as Tammy Metz Starr and Adrienne Ansel, will include selected works from the undergraduate dance minors and theatre majors. There will be shows on Friday, November 19th at 8pm and Saturday, November 20th at 8pm in the Donnell Theatre.

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