Getting Involved

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One of the best ways to get involved with the Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts is to become a major or a minor. Still, we know there are lots of students out there who have other career plans yet want to connect with us as audience members, actors, designers, or creators. First: know we welcome and invite your participation. This section of our site will help point you—whether you’re a major, a minor, or even a non-major—towards ways to get involved with us.

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Auditions for department mainstage productions are open to all students enrolled at Ohio State, regardless of major or rank. Students must be in good academic standing with the university in order to audition and be cast.

Auditions are held once per semester. For autumn productions, auditions are held at the end of the preceding spring semester. For spring productions, auditions are held in the middle of autumn semester. Full details on dates, audition requirements, audition best practices, and our season of productions are available here.

Mainstage productions also need stage managers, designers, builders, and crew. Interested students enroll in a theatre practicum, where they receive committed, hands-on mentorship from faculty and staff members who work alongside them from concept to completion. If you are interested in either of these opportunities, contact the academic program manager at theatreandfilm@osu.edu.

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Student theatre and film directors are always looking for actors, designers, and crew. The Lab Series is a student-driven, department-nurtured platform for developing and presenting new works of performance.

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Buckeye TV is the student television station of The Ohio State University. It was founded on October 21, 2001, and currently resides in the Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts. The station produces original programming and content created by students, and serves as the broadcasting outlet for students with aspirations in the broadcast and television production fields. Students interested in Buckeye TV should enroll in THEATRE 3351.