Undergraduate Programs

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.


  • Stage and Screen Acting
  • Theatre Arts
  • Theatre Design and Technology

Top Reasons to Study theatre at UToledo

  1. 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.
  2. Nontraditional casting.
    UToledo’s Theatre bachelor’s degree program is known for its color-blind casting. Everyone finds a home here.
  3. A one-of-a-kind theatre administration program.
    UToledo is one of the few B.A. Theatre programs to have a full-time faculty member who teaches sales, marketing and the business side of theatre.
  4. 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.
  5. Financial support for travel.
    UToledo’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.
  6. Community collaboration.
    Students earning a UToledo 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.
  7. State-of-the-art facilities.
    The UToledo Center for Performing Arts houses classrooms, theatres and labs where students design and create sets, props and costumes.
  8. 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.

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What jobs can I get with a theatre degree?

  • Actor
  • Arts council director
  • Art director
  • Audio technician
  • Costume designer
  • Drama therapist
  • Producer/director
  • Set designer
  • Talent scout
  • Theatre manager

Hands-On Learning Opportunities

At UToledo, we take you beyond the textbooks and the four walls of a classroom. These real-world experiences are what help our graduates gain professional skills and land jobs.


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.


UToledo is known for its undergraduate research opportunities. Start as early as your freshman year. Work with faculty who enjoy collaborating with students.

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Our Office of Undergraduate Research can:

  • Connect you to faculty mentors and projects
  • Help you find funding
  • Help you present your research at conferences and other events

Study Abroad

Travel, experience new cultures and meet new people — all while earning college credit.

UToledo's Education Abroad Office can help you find the perfect opportunity. You can apply for grants, scholarships and financial aid to help fund study abroad.

  • Semester at Sea
  • Short-term, summer and faculty-led trips
  • Direct exchange programs with other universities
  • Teach English abroad
  • Global health program (med student clerkships)
  • Rocket Kids (work with youth around the world)

Rocket Kids Semester

The Rocket Kids program offers University students a fall, spring or summer semester internship providing recreational programming to U.S. military youth while experiencing the world in locations such as Germany, Italy, Belgium and The Netherlands.

Rocket Kids interns will gain practical experience in programming, leadership, health and wellness, creative arts, performing arts, cultural and literary arts, team and individual sports, adventure and outdoor recreation and STEM education.

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On-campus and Part-time Jobs

  • Learn skills that prepare you for a career after graduation.
  • Build your resume.
  • Earn money.

If you want to work, there are plenty of opportunities on campus and at businesses near campus. If you demonstrate financial need, you may qualify for the federal work-study program.

Student Organizations

Our most successful students get involved.

UToledo has 400+ student organizations that will help you:

  • Make friends.
  • Build your resume.
  • Network.
  • Be a leader.
  • Serve your community.
  • Have fun!

Tuition and Scholarships

Most new students don't pay full price. 94% of new UToledo students receive scholarships or other state and federal aid.

Keep in mind: Your cost will vary by college, program and a host of other options. This is the average amount full-time students pay per year.

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Honors College

The Jesup Scott Honors College at The University of Toledo offer our best and brightest the resources and opportunities needed to unlock your fullest potential. Whether you aspire following graduation to cure disease, innovate technology, advance statecraft, redefine markets, or express creatively, together we can fuel vibrant and promising tomorrows.

Honors students come from a variety of countries, backgrounds and cultures. While we may bond over a tough class, our differences make us blossom.

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Benefits of Honors

The Honors College is a community of academically gifted students from all majors on campus. Students take unique Honors classes taught by dedicated Honors faculty and complete an Honors thesis or capstone project in their major, earning the Honors medallion at graduation within their normal program of study. Honors students are challenged to think more deeply and broadly about what they learn. With special academic, cultural, and professional development opportunities, their education extends beyond the classroom.

Honors students can also choose exclusive housing in the Honors Academic Village or the historic McKinnon, Scott and Tucker Halls.

Explore more about what the Honors College can offer you as a budding professional, inquisitive scholar, and engaged person.






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Last Updated: 4/24/24