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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Current Department Newsletter


A Midsummer Nights Dream

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" was magical, says reviewer

The production of this fantastical comedy shows why after 525 years, the magic still hasn’t worn off. This “Midsummer Night’s Dream” elicits only tears of laughter, and smiles to be reminded about the magic that can happen on a stage.  Read Review

News and Stories

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"The Wolves" is enlightening, moving

The play "The Wolves", a 2017 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama written by Sarah DeLappe, is about a girls soccor team that wants to win, at soccer and at life. But as the play unfolds, it becomes very evident that soccer is the easy part. Read More

Gish Film Theatre screening schedule

Gish Film Theatre screening schedule

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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