Departmental Code of Conduct & Handbook
As a member of the Theatre Department, all students must adhere to our code of conduct. Our department has also prepared a handbook, with information about academic programs and requirements, advisement, adding and dropping a course, production opportunities, student organizations, and student rights and responsibilities.
Students interested in filling leadership positions on SUNY Oswego Theatre productions will require a cover letter and resume, and may be asked to attend an interview to gauge their suitability. Please note that application to a position does not necessarily guarantee selection, and this is set at the discretion of the faculty.
Faculty and staff work as mentors with the directors and designers on the Student Directed Production. If you are interested in working on the production team, it is recommended that you gain experience in stage management and assistant directing (for directors) and in assistant design and production positions (for designers).
Student Directing Application
Requirements for student directors & assistant directors
Junior or Senior standing
Minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and a 3.0 in major subject area, successful completion of the directing sequence (THT 341 & THT 440)
Written proposal and interview with faculty committee
Assistant Directing assignments will only be granted to productions with a faculty or guest director
Student Designer/Technician Application
Requirement for student designers & stage managers
Minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and a 3.0 in major subject area, successful completion of Introduction to Theatre Design (THT 222)
Portfolio presentation and interview with faculty/staff committee
Requirements to Stage Manage
Requirements to Technical Direct
Requirements to Scene Design
Requirements to Costume Design
Requirements to Lighting Design
Requirements to Sound Design
Alumni Scholarships are awarded in the Spring semester and are available for current students who meet the eligibility requirements.
As a Theatre student, your SUNY email address will be added to the departmental listserv. The department uses the listserv to alert students of upcoming deadlines, regional conference announcements, opening night receptions, events and more. Students are encouraged to regularly check their SUNY email for these messages. Join the listserv here!