The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Theatre Production and Performance offers students an artistic outlet and the preparation they need for success in the theatrical world.
Olivet theatre students study acting, directing, dramatic literature, technical theatre/stagecraft and are welcome to participate in numerous performance opportunities — on campus and in the community — throughout the year.
In preparation for a career as an actor, producer, director, costumer, set designer, stage manager, house manager, technical director or public relations executive, students have opportunities to connect with alumni who are already pursuing professional theatre careers.
Working with professor and director of ONU Theatre Ashley Sarver, an experienced theatre professional, students gain first-hand knowledge of “show business.”
Areas of Study
The minor in musical theatre is for students who wish to pursue a career that combines two great artistic ventures: music and theatre. Whether it's crooning into the microphone, tickling the black and white keys, dancing in front of a painted set or conducting a 100-piece orchestra, the love for musical theatre produces a natural high that simply cannot be duplicated. Students receive solid course instruction and direction, as well as numerous opportunities for implementing stagecraft skills— onstage and off.