College of Fine Arts

Our Facilities

Ball State is home to some of the state's finest facilities for the performing and visual arts. Clustered near each other in the heart of the campus, these facilities provide modern teaching, learning, performance, and exhibition environments for students, faculty, and the local community.


School of Art
Completed in 2001, the Art and Journalism Building features the high-profile Atrium Gallery, spacious studios for two- and three-dimensional art and photography, contemporary art education and art history classrooms, and cutting-edge electronic art and animation computer labs. Learn more...


School of Music
The Music Instruction Building, built in 2004, includes the tunable Sursa Performance Hall, nationally recognized music technology studios, new performance studios, and large band and choral halls. The Hargreaves Music Building houses music education classrooms and a computer lab. Learn more...


Theatre and Dance
University Theatre, the Arts and Communications Building, and Ball Gymnasium offer a technically sophisticated mainstage theatre, intimate black box theatre, laboratory theatre, state-of-the-art dance studios, computer design lab, sound recording studio, and performance studies classroom. Learn more...


David Owsley Museum of Art
One of the nation's largest and oldest university art museums houses 11,000 works of art valued at more than $40 million in recently renovated and expanded galleries. The David Owsley Museum of Art is in one of the historic buildings on campus. Learn more...


Other Facilities
Ball State's 3,600-seat Emens Auditorium accommodates large performances and touring shows, and Shafer Tower houses a carillon of 48 French-made, custom-cast bells.