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.

A new MINOR IN DANCE coming fall of 2019. Details to be announced soon.

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The first play of spring semester, premiering on February 28th!

The first play of spring semester, premiering on February 28th!

From the safety of the suburbs, a girls soccer team navigates life's big questions and wages their own tiny battles with the "bark and bite" of a pack of adolescent warriors. A “smart, hilarious, delightful meditation on society, sex and soccer”, The Wolves is a portrait of the pursuit of happiness for nine American teens who just want to score some goals.  Named one of the best plays of 2016 by The New York Times!  Show dates are February 28th, March 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th, and 9th at 8pm and March 2nd, 3rd, and 9th at 2pm. Get Tickets

News and Stories

BGSU fall musical receives rave reviews!

BGSU fall musical receives rave reviews!

This musical comedy turns a grade B horror film into a delightful romp on Skid Row with Motown inspired songs and a story that revels in its campy roots. It's a love story and celebration of neighborhood that leaves the audience feeling as satisfied as Audrey II after a generous meal. Read More

Gish Film Theatre screening schedule

Gish Film Theatre screening schedule

Tuesday's at the Gish
February 19 at 7:30pm - Get Out
February 26 at 7:30om - Marshall
March 5 at 7:30pm - Gook
March 12 at 7:30pm - Raw
March 26 at 7:30pm - Wendy and Lucy

International Film Series (Thursdays)
April 4 at 7:30pm - The Edge of Heaven
April 18 at 7:30pm - Timbuktu
April 25 at 7:30pm - Diego Star
May 2 at 7:30pm - Five Broken Cameras
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Eva Marie Saint returned to BGSU

Eva Marie Saint returned to BGSU

Eva Marie Saint visited the Theatre & Film Department and spoke in the theatre located in the Wolfe Center that is named after her. Ms. Saint, an Oscar-winning actress and 1946 graduate of BGSU, had students leaning forward to catch her words of wisdom. 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