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Our students continue to develop their craft during the summer. Design and production majors typically spend their summers working in the profession. In recent years, OCU students have earned positions and internships with: Cirque du Soleil, Santa Fe Opera, Walt Disney World, Great River Shakespeare Festival, Music Theatre of Wichita, Glimmerglass Opera, Busch Gardens Theme Park, Shakespeare Festival of New Jersey, Dallas Shakespeare Festival, Creede Repertory Theatre, and Black Hills Playhouse.

We believe it is essential for students to have these summer professional experiences to best prepare them for the industry. These internship opportunities will set our students apart from their peers. Our faculty have connections to some summer positions and the students find many of them on their own. At least one internship experience is a required part of the BFA curriculum, but many of our students work in professional theatre and entertainment during each summer of their OCU career.