A major or minor in theater provides opportunities to study acting, directing, design and production, theater history and criticism, and playwriting within the broader context of a liberal arts education. Oberlin theater majors engage in all aspects of performance, both artistic and technical.
Theater faculty are accomplished professionals in their own right. They teach a range of courses that nurture the natural and developing abilities of students, thus providing a sound liberal arts grounding in theory and practice of theater. Faculty support student-directed work and actively mentor them throughout their academic progress.
“The artistic landscape of Oberlin College is vibrant, diverse, and exciting. All of our departments—dance, cinema studies, art, and creative writing as well as theater open the door for students to explore multidisciplinary arts projects, often working with each other and students from the Conservatory of Music.In our classes and productions, students are drawn from across the college.”
Caroline Jackson Smith, Professor of Theater and Africana Studies
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