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Oregon Shakespeare Festival Intensive

This class will meet on the Texas State University campus during the 2019 summer semester and will include a required field trip to study the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.


2019 Summer Term: July 8 - August 8, 2019

Program Travel: July 29 - August 5, 2019

Program Objectives and Details

A performance during the Oregon Shakespeare FestivalThis program offers intensive undergraduate courses that examine theatre production with a specific focus on acting and directing at this country’s largest regional theatre, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF). With an annual budget of over $25 million, the largest resident acting company in the United States, and a season of 11 plays produced in 3 varied theatres from February until November, the scope and impact of OSF is significant to theatre throughout the country.

A company of directors, actors, and designers works in a true rotating repertory system, performing in multiple plays in the season’s offerings. Their contracts allow many of them to live and raise families in this unique community. Students will analyze, interpret, and study the plays, playwrights, and artists working for OSF this season. The students will also conduct research into the history of the company, its founding, and current producing level.

Program includes:

  • Preliminary course work, instruction in TRACS, pre-trip meetings.
  • 45 contact hours in Ashland.
  • Meeting sessions with company actors, technicians, literary managers, and artistic directors
  • Tickets for productions at OSF
  • Backstage tour
  • Green show productions
  • Hotel stay, breakfast each morning

Admission is selective, and space is limited.

Course Options

TH 3367  Dramatic Theory and Analysis CRN 52808

Students may register for up to three (3) credit hours during this program.

Pre-trip orientation meetings will take place on the Texas State campus in San Marcos.

Online coursework will also be required. 

Tuition and Program Fee

Tuition for three hours of undergraduate university credit (one course): $833.46

Additional Program Fee, which includes housing, theatre, tickets, and breakfast during the program: $1,600

Important Note: Airfare to/from Oregon, lunch and dinner, and personal expenses are not included in the Program Fee. 

The course tuition and program fee will be billed and paid through SBS Billing and Payment.

Drops and Refunds

All university policies regarding installments, course drops, and refunds apply to all billed and paid tuition and program fees.

Applying to the Program

Applications are now open for this program!

Texas State University requires completion of the Texas State University Study in America Program Application, as well as approval of the Program Director, Mr. Jerry Ruiz, prior to registering for courses. The online application has several sections and will automatically save progress, so you may leave the application and return later to complete it.

Registering for the Course

Once approved and after submitting the required information, you must register for your course through the Student Information System/Catsweb during the regular university registration period.

For more information about the content of the course/program, please contact Professor Jerry Ruiz.

For questions about applying/registering, please contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.

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