B.F.A. Acting Curriculum

Ball State University's B.F.A. Acting coursework focuses on the whole theatre artist, allowing the actor to train as a creator of new material, as well as an interpreter of existing material.

  • Teaching methodologies include Lecoq, Suzuki, Grotowski, Rodenberg, and Stanislavski.
  • Every year, we host internationally renowned distinguished guest artists.
  • The curriculum allows for exciting immersive learning and study abroad opportunities.
  • Students have numerous on-campus workshops with professional casting directors and other industry professionals throughout their four years of training.
  • The B.F.A. in Acting requires 85 credit hours. After completing these courses, students may choose two or three courses in advanced performance areas (to be determined by individual career goals).
  • The lowest acceptable grade in a course for credit toward a mojor or minor in Theatre and Dance is C. Any student receiving a C- or lower must retake the course in order to receive credit towards a major or minor in the department. The repetition of a course does not remove the previous grades from the student’s official academic record. The last grade in a course will be used in computing the student’s grade-point average.

Please click on the link below to learn more about the Acting Curriculum and the 8 semester student plan:

Acting Option 8 semester plan-Fall 2014 and before
Acting Option 8 semester plan-Fall 2015 and after

More Information

For complete information on program requirements, please consult the Ball State University Undergraduate Catalog or contact the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Department of Theatre and Dance
Arts and Communications Building, Room AC 306
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-8740
Fax: 765-285-4030
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