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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BGSU Students Meet with Academy Award-Winning Filmmaker Dustin Lance Black

As part of the 2022 Edwin H. Simmons Creative Minds Series, BGSU welcomed Academy Award-winning filmmaker, writer and social activist Dustin Lance Black for a keynote event. Additionally, Black met with BGSU students for workshops focused on screenwriting, activism and art.

Jordan Briggs Discovers his Passion for Filmmaking

Class of 2022 graduate Jordan Briggs shares how he discovered his passion for filmmaking, the opportunities he had at BGSU, and what he hopes to accomplish in the future.

News and Stories

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Screen - Play

February 15 at 7:30 p.m.

via Zoom


Contact Cynthia Baron at for the event link.


Screen - Play features staged readings of two student screenplays. Thoughtful conversations with the authors, the audience, and the performers follow the readings to explore the authors’ inspirations and visions.  

Dance Concert goes live!

For the first time since 2019, dancers performed live for their dance concert.  Kayleigh Hahn, Tammy Metz Starr and Colleen Murphy were choreographers for the show.

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Pippin set for April 2022!

We are excited to present this show after having to delay it for a year!  The performances dates are April 7-9 at 8pm and April 9-10 at 2pm in the Donnell Theatre.  Watch for more info!

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

Updated: 06/06/2022 02:04PM