The Department of Theatre offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre, providing
you with a broad range of courses in both the theory and practice of acting and drama.
Why theatre at OSU?
OSU's theatre department annually produces four main stage and studio productions
for the campus community. Acting, design and technology opportunities are available
to you starting in your freshman year. Our faculty are working professionals who are
devoted to mentoring and educating you, as well as maintaining their own scholarly
and/or creative work off campus.
This degree is designed to prepare students for careers in both theatre and the general
entertainment industry – professional arenas with unique natures that require students
to have a working knowledge of every component of the profession in order to succeed.
Our graduates have pursued successful careers in a variety of fields:
Technical Directors & Technicians
Film & Television
Teaching Theatre Managers
Writers Entertainment Law
540seats in the Vivia Nail Locke Theater
housed in the Seretean Center for the Performing Arts
Choose from three areas of emphasis: Performance, Design and Technology, or Comprehensive.
All three provide a broad range of theatre courses in both theory and practice
Under the tutelage of the professional faculty, you are encouraged to participate
in professional internships and conferences and to pursue summer employment opportunities
Courses to expect for this major include Stage Technology, Acting, Stage Makeup and
The Jerry L. Davis Studio Theatre seats 75 and is home to the Studio Season productions
of the department. These shows are often student directed and designed
The Costume Lab is the location of all costume design and construction courses and
labs. All costumes for departmental shows are constructed here
The Scene Lab is the location of all stage construction courses and labs. It is fully
equipped with wood and steel working machinery for set and property construction.
The Design Lab doubles as a computer lab, which all theatre students have access to.
It features both PC and Mac computers and is equipped with the latest design software
and large format printers.