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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Stage Management Major (B.F.A.)


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Major code BF5168

College of Fine Arts
School of Dance, Film, and Theater
Theater Division
Kantner Hall 307B
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.4818
Fax: 740.593.4817
theater@ohio.edu
http://www.finearts.ohio.edu/theater/


Program Overview

The B.F.A. in Stage Management program prepares students for entry into the professional theater as stage managers. During the first two years, students should complete much of the Theater B.F.A. Core and University General Education requirements. The program provides practical experience to develop techniques and skills. Although not required, when appropriate, students are encouraged to pursue an off-campus internship. In addition to the coursework, students will have ongoing guidance, mentoring, and evaluation from their advisors.
 

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

Students interested in management are expected to complete the Theater B.F.A. Core, which consists of foundation courses during their first year of study. An interview, portfolio, and letter of recommendation are required at the end of the first year for admission to this specialized B.F.A. program.

Change of Program Policy

Students interested in stage management are expected to complete the Theater B.F.A. Core. Interviews for all School of Theater specialized B.F.A. programs are held annually in the spring. Admission to this specialized B.F.A. program is based on an interview, letter of recommendation and portfolio presentation to the faculty. All theater majors are required to attain a minimum grade of C (2.0) in any theater course required for graduation. Upon successful admission, change of major paperwork should be initiated by the student at the Theater Division Office or the College of Fine Arts Dean’s Office.

External Transfer Admission

Interviews for all Theater Division specialized B.F.A. programs are held annually in the spring. Admission to this specialized B.F.A. program is based on an interview, letter of recommendation, and portfolio presentation to the faculty. All theater majors are required to attain a minimum grade of C (2.0) in any theater course required for graduation. Upon successful admission, change of major paperwork should be initiated by the student at the Theater Division Office or the College of Fine Arts Dean’s Office. For students planning to transfer from another institution, attending B.F.A. interviews in the spring prior to transfer is recommended for possible direct admission to the B.F.A. program.
 

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Students completing their B.F.A. in stage management commonly choose to enter the professional market for performing arts companies, specialized production companies or pursue graduate study.


Requirements

 

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

Theater B.F.A. Core


Complete all core courses with a grade of C (2.0) or better.

Theater History


Complete the following courses:

Upper Level History and Criticism


Complete two of the following courses. All eligible courses are repeatable.

Upper Level Literature


Complete one ENG course at the 3000-level or above. Recommended is ENG 3010 ENG 3010 - Shakespeare   or ENG 3020 ENG 3020 - Topics in Shakespeare .

Production Practicum


Complete at least three of the following courses for a minimum total of 6 hours. All eligible courses are repeatable.

B.F.A. Stage Management Requirements


Complete all THAR courses with a grade of C (2.0) or better.

Directed Electives


Design and Production


Complete one of the following courses:

Organizational Management and Psychology


Complete one of the following courses:

Supporting Performance Study


Complete one of the following courses:

  • DANC course eligible with departmental approval
  • MUS course eligible with departmental approval

Directing


Complete one of the following courses:

First Aid/CPR


Complete the following course:

Math and Financial Comprehension


Complete one of the following courses:

Stage Management Seminars


Complete a minimum of 5 semesters and 9 hours. Seminar is repeatable for credit.

Stage Management Senior Project


Complete a minimum of 5 hours of the following course. THAR 4600 requires concurrent registration of at least 1 hour in THAR 3610.

Stage Management Practicum


Complete one of the following courses for at least 3 hours.

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