The Department of Theatre Arts offers degree programs including the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre, Bachelor of Fine Arts in International Theatre Production, dance minor, and arts administration minor. The theatre arts major emphasizes a liberal arts education combined with a professional program designed to produce graduates who are prepared for a lifetime of learning in a diverse and changing world.
Junior musical theatre major Stephen Coakley has an innate talent for both performing and composing, but it wasn’t until he came to Ohio Northern University that he realized he could channel both of these passions into a career in theatre.
This flexible program adapts easily to individual needs and interests while maintaining professional standards. The curriculum and manner of instruction encourage critical thinking, development of aesthetic and ethical standards, and an understanding of theatre in all its aspects of personal and professional life. Graduates are prepared for performance or graduate studies in their professional areas and attain the skills necessary for a useful and meaningful life.
All students wishing to major in musical theatre and international theatre production must be accepted to the program through departmental auditions or interviews. The same audition/interview also can qualify the student for consideration for a talent award.