Ohio University

Athens, OH

Ohio University

Athens, OH

Performing Arts Profile

At Ohio University, you can be yourself—and become your best self.

More than 250 programs that prepare you for the career you want
Interested in journalism, teaching, video production, graphic design, engineering, or astronomy? How about studying international business, researching ways to improve health care, or solving environmental problems? No matter what you want to do—from learning to fly a plane to studying the biology of dinosaurs—you’ll find your right fit here. You can even design your own major through our Bachelor of Specialized Studies program.

Love at first sight
That’s what many people feel when they first step onto Ohio University’s College Green. What makes OHIO one of the nation’s most picturesque campuses? Visitors talk about the welcoming vibe, the smiling faces, the brick pathways, the classic architecture, the cherry blossom trees in the spring, or the squirrels jumping about the leaves in the fall. Students and parents visiting for the first time often tell us, “This is what a college campus should look like!” 

A home away from home
OHIO is known for more than its beauty—it’s a welcoming place where new friends are waiting to meet you. It’s the university that fits who you are—and who you want to be. More than 90% of our first-year students choose to participate in learning communities, which group a small number of students with common academic interests into a cluster of courses. These students often form friendships that can last a lifetime. 

Professors who are both teachers and mentors
From spending extra time after class discussing concepts to answering questions over email on a weekend, our professors are approachable, accessible, and committed to your success. In addition, OHIO’s Honors Tutorial College offers high-achieving students the option of a one-on-one instructional approach modeled after the system practiced for centuries at Cambridge and Oxford Universities in Great Britain. 

Adventures beyond the classroom
Whether you’re interested in studying the plays of Shakespeare in London or retail merchandising in China, OHIO students can choose study abroad opportunities around the world. Early on, you can also participate in meaningful research, internships, and community service, or get involved in more than 500 student organizations. The university-wide OHIO Honors Program allows students to challenge themselves with co-curricular research and leadership opportunities. We believe experiences outside the classroom are an important part of your success. 

The path to your future is here
We look forward to celebrating your achievements—as both a student and a future graduate. Visit ohio.edu/admissions to learn more. You can also schedule a visit or take a virtual tour of our Athens campus at ohio.edu/tour



Ranked #1 for "student satisfaction"


Ranked a "Best Value College" | U.S. News & World Report


Ranked #1 for "Best College Small Town"

Music Programs

• B.M. Composition
• B.M. Music Education
• B.M. Music Therapy
• B.M. Performance
• B.A. in Music
• Music Minors

Theatre Programs

• B.A. in General Theater
• B.F.A. in Performance: Acting and Musical Theater (2 Tracks)
• B.F.A. Production Design and Technology
• B.F.A. Stage Management
• B.F.A. Playwriting
• Graduate Theater Degrees

Dance Programs

• B.F.A. in Performance & Choreography
• B.A. in Dance
• Dance Minors
• Honors Tutorial College B.F.A. in Dance

Film Programs 

• M.F.A. in Film
• Master of Fine Arts in Film Production
• M.A. in Film Studies
• Honors Tutorial B.F.A. in Film
• B.F.A. in Film

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