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Delaware,OH 43015
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Bachelor of Arts in Theatre

Bachelor of Arts in Dance

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Education


Dance at Ohio Wesleyan encourages students—beginning in their first year—to get involved onstage, backstage, and in the classroom. Within the context of the liberal arts, we offer pre-professional training in the traditional areas of acting and directing, dance, technical theatre and design, stage management, theatre education, playwriting, literature and history, and arts management.

Notable Alumni Include:

Faculty Info: Megan Davis Bushway, Glenda Yael Nieto Cuebas, Chadwyn Knutson, Bradford Sadler, Rashana Perks Smith, Martine Stephens.

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