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Oregon Shakespeare Festival Intensive

This program includes pre-program orientation meetings on the Texas State University campus in the spring 2022 semester, will meet for class on the Texas State University campus during the 2022 summer semester, and will also include a seven-day field trip to study the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon in July 2022.


Summer 2022 Term: July 5 - August 5, 2022

Program Travel: TBD

Course Meetings: TBD

Orientation Meetings: TBD

Required: Seven-day field trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon

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 Canvas, 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


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

Tuition and Program Fee

3 Hours (1 Course) Undergraduate TBD

Additional Program Fee

The additional program fee includes housing, theatre, tickets, and breakfast during the program: TBD

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.

Important COVID-19 Information

All participants in Texas State Study in America programs adhere to the health guidelines in the Texas State University Roadmap, including the Health and Safety Measures and Student Roadmap page. The guidelines provided for protecting health and safety on campus also apply to field locations and travel in this Study in America program.

The field/travel portion of the program is subject to change and/or cancellation. If the field portion of the program is cancelled, course instruction will continue virtually, but Texas State Study in America will refund the additional program fee (not course tuition).

Oregon COVID-19 Requirements

All participants are required to comply with Oregon's Administrative Rule which states that all people, regardless of vaccination status, are required to mask in public outdoor settings where physical distancing is not possible. Additionally, face coverings are required in all indoor spaces. Visit the Oregon Mask Requirements webpage for more information

Oregon Shakespeare Festival COVID-19 Requirements

Audience members are required to show proof of full vaccination completed at least 14 days prior to attending the festival or a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of attendance or a negative rapid antigen test taken within 6 hours of attendance. This proof can be presented in digital or paper format in addition to one's photo ID. Visit the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Safety Requirements webpage for more information.

Applying to the Program

  1. Complete and submit the program application
  2. Complete and submit the Approval Request to Travel during an Ongoing Pandemic form immediately after submitting the program application
  3. Receive approval from Mr. Minor and the Office of Distance and Extended Learning
  4. Complete and submit the Health Information Form for Study in American form
  5. Register for your program's courses

Registering for the Course

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

For more information about the content of the program, please contact Tobie Minor.

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

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