The doctoral program in Theatre at Bowling Green State University emphasizes the connection of theatre and performance studies scholarship to artistry, and their application in pedagogical and other professional contexts. Students are engaged in a course of study grounded in a thorough understanding of Theatre Performance History, Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Theories, and Research Methods. Practically, the course of study aims to prepare graduates to conduct original research, to teach, to consider the application of advanced theatre studies skills in contexts beyond the academy, and to participate in theatre production in a range of capacities. While the mission of the department is to prepare theatre studies graduates who approach the theory and practice of theatre and performance in an integrated manner, it should be understood that the primary emphasis of any doctoral program in the arts focuses on historical, theoretical, and pedagogical approaches to the subject matter rather than solely or even predominantly on artistic practice.
Bowling Green State University-Main Campus GRE score and admission requirements for graduate programs in Fine, Visual, Applied and Performing Arts