Transform the world
Ohio University is a leading incubator, a collaborative and experiential trailblazer, and a launchpad for successful and impactful careers in the performing arts and beyond. Our students partner with world-class faculty to produce collaborative and solo works, performing on stages big and small with community impact. From dance to stage craft, production design to music performance, our students find the supportive community and mentorship they need to step into the future.
At OHIO, you’ll learn from acclaimed artists and accomplished professionals who teach because sharing their ideas and techniques with talented students inspires them. Our faculty have performed and designed on the world’s greatest stages, published creative and scholarly research, served as leaders with international arts organizations, and worked for major performing arts organizations. Their mentorship will help you hone your skills and make connections across creative industries.
With hundreds of performances, lectures, and exhibitions throughout the year, you’ll also find many opportunities to share your talents with the community. Visiting professionals share their insights and talents to further the atmosphere of continuous collaboration and skill development.
Tucked into the rolling hills of scenic southeastern Ohio, the University has earned a reputation for its rich educational tradition and outstanding academic programs. The idyllic beauty of the region is enhanced by the deep and varied tradition of arts, creating an exciting and culturally rich community. It’s no wonder that Athens was named one of the best small art towns in America.
We prepare students for lifelong careers as performers, composers, choreographers, thinkers, creators, and leaders, delivering a student experience as transformative as art itself.
Emphasizing scholarly and creative research alongside real-world application in the form of internships on campus and around the world, our innovative programs reflect contemporary practices that are responsive to the dynamic field of the visual arts, design, film, and media arts, preparing students for enduring careers.