How to Apply to the University

You must apply to and be accepted by Ball State University to be considered for admission into the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Apply to Ball State

How to Schedule an Audition or Interview

An audition is required for admission into our highly competitive bachelor of fine arts (BFA) degree programs. An interview is not required for admission into our bachelor of arts/bachelor of science (BA/BS) degree programs, but we strongly encourage you to schedule an interview for scholarship consideration.

Want to schedule an audition or interview for the Department of Theatre and Dance? You can request one when you are filling out the online application to the university—just complete the supplemental theatre or dance application.

Audition and Interview Dates

  • Saturday, November 11, 2017 – on campus
  • Saturday, January 20, 2018 – New York Unifieds
  • Sunday, January 21, 2018 – New York Unifieds
  • Saturday, February 3, 2018 – on campus
  • Monday, February 5, 2018 – Chicago Unifieds
  • Tuesday, February 6, 2018 – Chicago Unifieds
  • Wednesday, February 7, 2018 – Chicago Unifieds
  • Thursday, February 8, 2018 – Chicago Unifieds
  • Saturday, February 10, 2018 – Los Angeles Unifieds
  • Saturday, February 24, 2018 – on campus
  • Friday, October 20, 2017 – on campus
  • Saturday, November 11, 2017 – on campus
  • Friday, February 2, 2018 – on campus
  • Sunday, February 4, 2018 – Chicago
  • Saturday, February 24, 2018 – on campus
  • Saturday, November 11, 2017 – on campus
  • Saturday, February 3, 2018 – on campus
  • Saturday, February 24, 2018 – on campus

Guidelines and Procedures

Notification

We will make every effort to contact you by phone if you are admitted to the BFA programs (acting, dance, and musical theatre) by April 15. We will also do our best to contact you with information regarding scholarships by that time. If you are not accepted to the acting, musical theatre, or dance options, you will be contacted via e-mail. We will make every effort to contact you via email if you are admitted to one the BA/BS programs (dance, design and technology, directing and stage management, theatre education, theatrical studies) by April 15. We will also do our best to contact you with information regarding scholarships by that time.

Even If You Don’t Get In…

Admission to Ball State does not guarantee admission into the theatre and dance programs. If you are accepted to Ball State but not admitted into the acting or musical theatre options, you may declare a theatre major in the theatrical studies option. The theatrical studies option offers an exciting broad-based theatre education that includes courses in acting, directing, theatre history, design, dramaturgy, and theatre management, among many others. It allows you the flexibility to take a wide range of electives as well as pursue a second major. Should you choose to do so, you will have the option of re-auditioning for acting or musical theatre after completing at least one semester on campus.