Acting is the art or occupation of performing in plays, movies or television productions.
The Department of Theatre offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting, providing
you with a conservatory approach to either of this specialized form of performance.
Why acting at OSU?
OSU's theatre department annually produces four main stage and studio productions
for the campus community. Our Acting BFA students enjoy direct interaction with highly
skilled faculty in a lab and performance setting from first year propelling them into
a successful career in the industry.
These degrees are designed to prepare students for careers in the film, live stage,
and performance industry. A BFA graduate brings a high level of skill, focus, and
preparation to their respective discipline, be it acting or more the more specialized
musical theatre genre. Our graduates have pursued successful careers in a variety
Film & Television
Voice Over Artist
Animation Voice Artist
600seats in the Vivia Nail Locke Theater
housed in the Seretean Center for the Performing Arts
High quality training in all styles of performance for stage and film or television
Extensive dance training, master the vocal and physical instrument.
Gain experience in peer-directed works.
High level faculty interactive instruction.
Internship opportunities with professional theatre and film companies.
The Vivia Nail Locke Theater in the Seretean Center for the Performing Arts seats
600 as a traditional proscenium configuration.
The Jerry L. Davis Studio Theater seats 75 and is home to the Studio Season productions
of the department. These shows are often student directed and designed.