The Department of Theatre offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre with three areas of emphasis: Performance, Design and Technology, and Comprehensive. All three provide students with a broad range of theatre courses in both theory and practice. The department annually produces four main stage productions in the well-equipped Vivia Locke Theatre and two to four studio productions in the Jerry L. Davis Studio Theatre. Acting, as well as design and technology opportunities, are available to all students starting their Freshman year. The Theatre faculty is comprised of working professionals, who are devoted to mentoring and educating their students, as well as maintaining their scholarly and/or creative work off campus. Under the tutelage of the professional faculty, students are encouraged to participate in professional internships and conferences and to pursue summer employment opportunities in theatre as soon as possible. Courses to expect for this major include Stage Technology, Acting, Stage Makeup and Costume Design.
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
Finish in Four
The Finish in Four plans are designed to assist students in an eight semester plan guiding them to graduate within four years. Students may use this as a guide as they plan their undergraduate education, but should adjust it to fit their personal goals.
Perusing a minor in theatre is the next best means to getting connected to the life of the Department of Theatre and its production season. Students have opportunities to expand their theatre knowledge with courses such as Diverse American Drama and Play Analysis.
The Dance minor offers fundamental grounding in the theory and history of dance as well as various dance techniques. This program is designed to serve students with a background in dance and a desire to continue, as well as those wishing to expand their creative vocabulary. This is a perfect fit for students who desire to study dance not only as recreation, but as performing art.
For minor requirements, please visit the Office of Registrar.
Scholarships are available for prospective freshmen, transfer students, current students and continuing students through the University, College of Arts & Sciences, and respective Departments.
When students complete the OSU admission application, they are automatically considered for the University Level scholarships.
Students are eligible for College Level scholarships within the College of Arts and Sciences after completing 12 hours at OSU. Some exceptions may apply. See specific scholarships for criteria.
The Theatre Department offers Departmental Level scholarships for eligible students.
Visit the Department
121 Seretean Center for Performing Arts
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078