OWU theatre students study and experience all aspects of theatre and dance. Performance, production, history, and theory are all part of a comprehensive, liberal arts approach to the art form.

About the Major

Ohio Wesleyan's theatre program offers a wide range of options for beyond-the-classroom learning and opportunities to add minors or a second major in another field so you can create a program that fits your interests and career goals.

Students in the Theatre major are expected to be involved in a production each semester. In addition to classes and on-campus programs, majors are encouraged to take advantage of off-campus internships or study experiences during their junior year or first semester of their senior year. The OWU New York Arts Program provides excellent career-oriented experiences for those with acting, directing, design, production, or dance interests. Students focusing on theatre history or theory might consider opportunities in Europe.

OWU also offers a pathway to a teaching license in theatre education, which can be completed within four years on campus. To receive the state’s Multi-age License in Drama and Theatre, you will major in Theatre and minor in Education. During your senior year you will complete a senior project and a semester of student teaching. See all the theatre education requirements.

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Graduate Outcomes

Jason Bogdany '14

Jason works as the Development Associate at the Tony Award-winning Cleveland Play House.

Department Contact Info


Ohio Wesleyan University
61 S. Sandusky St.
Delaware, OH 43015
P 800-922-8953
F 740-368-3314

Department Contacts

Chair: Frank Chiou
Associate Professor of Music

Academic Assistant: Lisa Hill
740-368-3702 (Sanborn Hall – Music)
740-368-3846 (Chappelear Drama Center – Theatre)