Aug 17, 2019  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20

Stage Management Major (B.F.A.)


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Major code BF5168

College of Fine Arts
School of Theater  
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 stage management program prepares students for entry into the professional theater as stage managers. The program provides practical experience to develop techniques and skills. During the first two years, students should complete much of the theater core and University General Education requirements.  In addition to the coursework, students will have ongoing guidance, mentoring, and evaluation from their advisors. Although not required, when appropriate, students are encouraged to pursue an off-campus internship. All theater majors are required to attain a minimum grade of C (2.0) in any theater course required for graduation. A student who is struggling academically or programmatically will receive a letter of concern or be placed on probation.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

Students wishing to enter Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (BFA) in Theater must interview for entrance into the program and meet the University’s admission requirements. Interview, portfolio, and letter of recommendations are required for admission to specialized BFA programs.

Change of Program Policy

Students interested in Stage Management are expected to complete the Theater Foundation Core during their first year of study. Interviews for all specialized Theater BFA programs are held annually. Admission to the Stage Management BFA program is based on an interview, letter of recommendations and portfolio presentation with the faculty. Upon successful admission, change of major paperwork should be initiated at the College of Fine Arts Deans Office.

External Transfer Admission

Students interested in Stage Management are expected to complete the Theater Foundation Core during their first year of study. Interviews for all specialized Theater BFA programs are held annually. Admission to the Stage Management BFA program is based on an interview, letter of recommendations and portfolio presentation with the faculty. Upon successful admission, change of major paperwork should be initiated at the College of Fine Arts Deans Office.

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.

Design and Production


Complete 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 the following courses for a minimum of 9 hours:

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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