Theatre Bachelor's Degree Overview
Undergraduates in the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of Toledo in Ohio are prepared to work in all aspects of theatre. They learn about everything from box office administration to acting, directing, stage management and design.
UToledo’s School of Visual and Performing Arts encourages critical thinking. Theatre majors learn to conceive, develop and sell a production — marketable skills that get them jobs.
Theatre Bachelor's Degree Highlights
- Customize your classes. Have a special interest in drama therapy or building props? UToledo theatre faculty can help you create an independent study for credit or just for experience.
- Nontraditional casting. UT’s theatre bachelor’s degree program is known for its color-blind casting. Everyone finds a home here.
- A one-of-a-kind theatre administration program. UToledo is one of the few BA theatre programs to have a full-time faculty member who teaches sales, marketing and the business side of theatre.
- Close attention from faculty. It’s one of the hallmarks of the Department of Theatre and Film — professors who know your name. Faculty helps theatre majors find internships and jobs, get into grad school or prep for auditions.
- Financial support for travel. UT’s Theatre Department places high priority on students attending conferences and festivals. It helps pay their way to events like the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and the University Resident Theatre Association (URTA) auditions.
- Community collaboration. Students earning a UT theatre bachelor’s degree work alongside professionals in the local arts scene at The Toledo Repertoire Theatre, the Valentine Theatre, the Glacity Theatre Collective and other places.
- State-of-the-art facilities. The UT Center for Performing Arts houses classrooms, theatres and labs where students design and create sets, props and costumes.
- Internships. The University of Toledo Theatre Department has ongoing connections to the Valentine Theatre in Toledo and the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts in Findlay, Ohio. Faculty also assists students in preparing application materials for internships elsewhere.
|Drama therapist||Set designer|
|Arts council director||Theatre manager|
|Talent scout||Costume designer|
"Being a student at UT was everything I needed to become the woman I am today. As a first-generation college attendee, I took advantage of all of the opportunities and was open to transformation, growth and campus involvement! Ultimately, I built a strong theatrical and performance-based foundation that allowed me to be proud to say I was trained at The University of Toledo under amazing professors who really care."
Pasha Carter, Theatre, ’13
"The University of Toledo is a training ground, helping students prepare the necessary skill set to fight for their objective and have a competitive edge. To say the professors at UT will challenge you is an understatement. They will push your boundaries, test your limits and force you into situations where you have to adapt. I have learned how to network and build and maintain professional relationships. But most important of all, I learned how to adapt in order to overcome adversity."
Lance Miller, ’13
Theatre Bachelor's Degree Curriculum
Theatre Bachelor’s Degree Sample Classes
|Stage Lighting and Sound||Costuming|
|Acting 1||Voice and Movement|
|Make-up for the Actor||World Theatre|
Internship Opportunities for Theatre Bachelor's Degree
The University of Toledo Theatre Department has ongoing connections to the Valentine Theatre in Toledo and the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts in Findlay, Ohio. Faculty also assists students in preparing application materials for internships elsewhere.
- Viacom, Inc.
- The Walt Disney Co.
- Valentine Theatre
- Marathon Center for Performing Arts
- Florida Studio Theatre Acting Apprentice Program
- Running Man Productions, New York City
- PCH Films, Hollywood