We are dedicated to developing sensitive and caring theatre artists committed to developing the highest standards of professionalism.

Department of Theatre & Dance

At Otterbein, you will produce exceptional pieces of theatre while learning from and working closely with our experienced, professional artist-teachers and guest professional artists. You will learn the intricacies of the art form, while being exposed to critical networking and professional development opportunities, including working professionals in New York City and Los Angeles through our nationally-recognized internship program.

Acting (BFA)

Acting (BFA)


Designed to prepare students for careers in professional theatre, the B.F.A. in acting program is a four-year sequence of courses in acting, voice, movement and dance. Coursework is…

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Dance (Minor)

Dance (Minor)


The dance minor offers students the opportunity to continue advanced level training in dance throughout their college careers, while pursuing their chosen major.

Dance classes are…

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Musical Theatre (BFA)

Musical Theatre (BFA)


Designed to prepare students as “triple threats”, our interdisciplinary BFA in Musical Theatre degree program offers a four-year sequence of courses in acting, voice, music and dance. Musical…

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Theatre (BA)

Theatre (BA)


The B.A. in theatre degree at Otterbein is designed for students whose professional career goals require study in multiple disciplines of theatre (or in other academic pursuits). The…

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Theatre Design & Technology (BFA)

Theatre Design & Technology (BFA)


Otterbein’s B.F.A. in theatre design and technology degree provides an immersive hands-on experience in which students achieve practical production experience across ALL areas of technical…

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