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College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences is your college of record. The college website is filled with information on academic advising; scholarships and grants; degree planning; student resources; and more.

Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts

The Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts is the home department for students majoring in theatre, film studies, or moving-image production.

Academic Advising

The College of Arts and Sciences assigns all of its students an academic advisor. They are here to help you select courses, identify special academic and career opportunities, meet graduation requirements, understand university policies and procedures, and access campus support services. The College of Arts and Sciences Advising website has information on:

  • General Education Requirements
  • Declaring Your Major
  • Degree Planning
  • Course Scheduling
  • Adding/Dropping Courses
  • Honors and Scholars
  • Research Distinction (Research Thesis) & Distinction in the Arts
  • Graduation requirements and deadlines

Emily Carpenter, Academic Advisor for Film Studies Major; Moving-Image Production Pre-Major and Major; Film Studies Minor; Screenwriting Minor; Video Arts minor. 
355 Hagerty Hall
(614) 292-8485

You can also book an appointment online at go.osu.edu/oncourse.

Ryan Heitkamp, Academic Advisor for Theatre Major; Theatre Minor, Musical Theatre Minor; Voice Acting Minor
100 Denny Hall

Both Emily and Ryan hold drop-in hours in the Theatre, Film, and Media Arts Building Room #451. Please contact your advisor for their availability. 

University Honors Advising

Honors advisors provide advice on your university Honors Contract. Honors Office counselors can assist you with procedural matters, information about degree requirements, an Honors Thesis, and other special honors opportunities.

Advising Guides

Film Studies advising guide (Film Theory, History, Analysis major): go.osu.edu/FSadvising

Moving-Image Production advising guide (Production major): 

MIP new students beginning pre-major in Autumn 2023 and after: go.osu.edu/MIPadvising

MIP Students admitted to major in or before Spring 2023 (with required FS minor): 

Theatre advising guide: go.osu.edu/THadvising

All students should discuss degree requirements and planning with their major Academic Advisor.

Entertainment Design and Technology Minor

The Entertainment Design and Technology Minor supports students who want to apply the skills of their discipline to careers in live events, theatre, and themed entertainment.

Minor Advisor: Brad Steinmetz

Film Studies Minor

The Film Studies Minor allows students to unite classes devoted to the analysis of cinema as a unique art form and as a medium influenced and shaped by related fields such as literature and the visual arts. Students enrolled in the Film Studies minor will gain an understanding of the evolution of cinema, relationships between film and other arts, and international dimensions of the medium.

Minor Advisor: Emily Carpenter

Media Production and Analysis Minor

The Media Production and Analysis Minor provides students with an understanding of the societal impact of contemporary media practices and provides opportunities to develop specific media production skills. Students will both analyze and produce media content for distribution through a variety of means.

Minor Advisor: Jennifer Scott / Ryan Heitkamp

Musical Theatre Minor

The Musical Theatre Minor supports a student’s training and career aspirations in the performance and study of musical theatre.

Minor Advisor: Ryan Heitkamp

Screenwriting Minor

The Screenwriting Minor prepares students to develop original stories, scripts, and screenplays for production as works of moving-image art. This minor integrates creative practice with critical study, developing skills for writing for the screen in a variety of forms: fictional narrative film, experimental film, documentary, animation, television, and/or new media. Students will garner a foundational understanding of film history, theory, and storytelling conventions across media, to hone their distinct voice and gain crucial professional experience for careers in film and television writing.

Minor Advisor: Emily Carpenter

Theatre Minor

The Theatre Minor provides an opportunity for students to extend their knowledge of theatre.

Minor Advisor: Ryan Heitkamp

Video Arts Minor

The Video Arts Minor allows students to explore traditional, alternative, and artistic means of media delivery in a variety of expressive and creative contexts. It will contribute to the development of students who seek to incorporate this medium into traditional art and/or narrative practices as well as those interested in creating experimental artworks that are expressed entirely within the format of video.

Minor Advisor: Ed Quinn

Voice Acting

The Voice Acting minor supports a student’s training and career aspirations in the performance and study of voicing audiobooks, animation, videogames, podcasts, voiceover, and other recorded voice arts.

Minor Advisor: Ryan Heitkamp