Are you interested in exploring the performance, design, or management areas of theatre? Look no further than Ashland University’s Theatre Studies program.

Contact Us

Department Chair

Dr. Tom Reed
Chair, Departments of Music and Theatre, Professor of Music
206, Center for the Arts
419.289.5158
treed@ashland.edu

Artistic Director

Dr. Teresa Durbin-Ames
234 Center for the Arts
419.289.5821
tdurbin@ashland.edu

Auditions and General Information

Brittany Kohut
Administrative Assistant
419.289.5100
music@ashland.edu

Curriculum

Brochures, Course Rotations & Four-Year Guides

Each department provides information specific to its majors and programs to help ensure you choose exactly which major is right for you. Use the supplemental material below to assist you in finding a major that most interests you.

COURSE ROTATIONS & FOUR YEAR GUIDES

CURRENT CATALOG DOCUMENTS
B.A. Theatre Studies Four Year Guide: Even / Odd
2016-2017 CATALOG DOCUMENTS
B.A. Acting Four Year Guide: Even / Odd
B.A. General Four Year Guide: Even / Odd

Faculty

Teresa Durbin-Ames
Dr. Teresa Durbin-Ames
Artistic Director of Theatre, Associate Professor of Theatre
235, Center for the Arts
419.289.5821 / tdurbin@ashland.edu
Theatre Department
Robert Sean Parker
Robert Sean Parker
Assistant Professor of Theatre
240, Center for the Arts
419.289.5655 / rparker6@ashland.edu
Theatre Department
Dr. Tom Reed, Chair, Music and Theatre, Professor of Music
Dr. Tom Reed
Chair, Departments of Music and Theatre, Professor of Music
206, Center for the Arts
419.289.5158 / treed@ashland.edu
Music Department , Theatre Department

Contact Us

Department Chair

Dr. Tom Reed
Chair, Departments of Music and Theatre, Professor of Music
206, Center for the Arts
419.289.5158
treed@ashland.edu

Artistic Director

Dr. Teresa Durbin-Ames
234 Center for the Arts
419.289.5821
tdurbin@ashland.edu

Auditions and General Information

Brittany Kohut
Administrative Assistant
419.289.5100
music@ashland.edu

Curriculum

Brochures, Course Rotations & Four-Year Guides

Each department provides information specific to its majors and programs to help ensure you choose exactly which major is right for you. Use the supplemental material below to assist you in finding a major that most interests you.

COURSE ROTATIONS & FOUR YEAR GUIDES

CURRENT CATALOG DOCUMENTS
B.A. Theatre Studies Four Year Guide: Even / Odd
2016-2017 CATALOG DOCUMENTS
B.A. Acting Four Year Guide: Even / Odd
B.A. General Four Year Guide: Even / Odd

Faculty

Teresa Durbin-Ames
Dr. Teresa Durbin-Ames
Artistic Director of Theatre, Associate Professor of Theatre
235, Center for the Arts
419.289.5821 / tdurbin@ashland.edu
Theatre Department
Robert Sean Parker
Robert Sean Parker
Assistant Professor of Theatre
240, Center for the Arts
419.289.5655 / rparker6@ashland.edu
Theatre Department
Dr. Tom Reed, Chair, Music and Theatre, Professor of Music
Dr. Tom Reed
Chair, Departments of Music and Theatre, Professor of Music
206, Center for the Arts
419.289.5158 / treed@ashland.edu
Music Department , Theatre Department

What to Expect in the Theatre Studies Program

The Theatre Studies program provides you with the fundamental skills and tools necessary to become a well-rounded theatre artist. You’ll take courses in:

  • Acting

  • Directing

  • Design

  • State Management

  • Arts Management

These courses will provide you with a world-class theatre education in all aspects of acting, production, and management. You typically have nine hours of theatre electives and can focus on a particular area like performance or design/tech.

In addition, your audition and interview skills and design portfolios are assessed each year to meet the department student learning outcomes so you’ll be prepared to interview for professional theatre. You can choose to present your resume and portfolio or resume and audition materials each spring as part of the department’s Assessment Audition and Interviews.

Theatre Studies Track:
TH 100 Theatre Practicum (8 sem.) TH 242 Intro to Tech Theatre II
TH 150 Theatre Production Lab (6 sem.) TH 308 Voice & Mvmnt for Perf.
TH 204 Script Analysis TH 404 Modern Dramatic Styles
TH 207 Visual Art of Theatre TH 411 Directing
TH 211 Basic Acting Technique TH 418 History of Theatre I
TH 212 Building Acting Technique TH 419 History of Theatre II
TH 241 Intro to Tech Theatre I TH 499 Senior Project

Theatre Electives (9 hrs.):
TH 109 Dance I: Intro to Dance TH 313 Acting Styles
TH 209 Dance II: Ballet/Modern TH 321 Arts Management
TH 210 Dance III: Tap TH 326 Stage Management
TH 309 Dance IV: Jazz TH 341 Production Design I
TH 303 Amer. Musical Theatre TH 342 Production Design II
TH 305 Topics in Performance TH 405 Musical Theatre Perf.
TH 306 Topics in Design/Tech

Theatre -Theatre Studies Career Outlook

Recent Employers

Recent theatre graduates have been hired as technicians or performers for the following companies:

  • Trumpet in the Land Outdoor Drama

  • Cedar Point

  • The Barn Theatre

  • Tecumseh Outdoor Drama

  • Theatre West Virginia

  • Ohio Light Opera

  • American Folklore Theatre

  • Summer Stock at Findlay

  • Porthouse Theatre

  • Lees-McRae Summer Theatre

Graduate Studies

Recent graduates have been accepted into MA or MFA programs at the following universities:

  • New York University Tisch School of the Arts

  • University of Wisconsin - Madison

  • Michigan State University

  • University of Missouri - Kansas City

  • Miami University

  • The Ohio State University

  • Wayne State University

  • Kent State University

  • Penn State University

  • Indiana University

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