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Oregon Shakespeare Intensive

The Oregon Shakespeare Intensive offers undergraduate and graduate courses that examine theatre production with a specific focus on acting and directing at the nation's largest regional theatre, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF).

What you will learn

Preliminary course work and instruction at two 3-hour class meetings held on-campus in San Marcos to be completed during Summer II semester. Students will examine eight productions at the OSF in Ashland, Oregon with several backstage tours and guest lectures from leading OSF directors and actors.

What you will see

Family Album
The Tempest
Richard III
Comedy of Errors
Into the Woods
Two Gentlemen of Verona
A Wrinkle in Time
Great Society

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

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 theatre from February to November, the scope of impact of OSF is significant to theatre throughout the country. A company of directors, actors and designers work in a true rotating repertory system, performing in multiple plays in the season's offerings. Their contacts allow many of them to live and raise families in this unique community.


Standard tuition fees apply. Airfare is not reflected in the costs.

  • Non-refundable application fee - $25
  • Theatre tickets, housing and instructor fees - $1,464

Additional costs (not including tuition) are payable to Texas State University in the Office of Distance and Extended Learning (ASBN 302), according to the Payment Schedule.

The total cost of the program

  • $2,117 Undergraduate
  • $2,267 Graduate

Payment Schedule

Payment Type

Due Date

Amount Due


April 1st


Final Payment

May 1st


Students who fail to make the payments on time may be withdrawn from the program. A late charge of $10 will be address (per installment) when an installment is made after the due date established above, in order to maintain enrollment.

For more information about applying for and registering in this program, see the Extension Course Application and Registration page or contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.

For more information about the content of this program, contact one of the Program Directors. If you want to register after the deadline, please contact one of the instructor.

Program Director

Applications are available through the course instructor.

Jeremy Torres, Acting & Directing
107 Theatre Center

Sarah EC Maines, Design
111 Theatre Center

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