Theatre and Dance

Auditions and Admissions

2013-2014 Ball State Department of Theatre and Dance Audition Dates

B.F.A. Dance Auditions

  • Saturday, November 9, 2013-On Campus
  • Sunday, February 2, 2014-Chicago, IL
  • Saturday, February 15, 2014-On Campus

B.F.A. Acting and Musical Theatre Auditions

  • Saturday, November 9, 2013-On Campus
  • Saturday, January 25, 2014-New York Unifieds
  • Sunday, January 26, 2014-New York Unifieds
  • Monday, February 3, 2014-Chicago Unifieds
  • Tuesday, February 4, 2014-Chicago Unifieds
  • Wednesday, February 5, 2014-Chicago Unifieds
  • Thursday, February 6, 2014-Las Vegas Unifieds
  • Saturday, February 8, 2014-On Campus
  • Saturday, February 22, 2014-On Campus

Portfolio Reviews for Design Technology, Production, and Stage Management will be taking place at the Las Vegas Unifieds on Thursday, February 6, 2014. For more information, please contact Andrea Sadler.

An audition is required for admission to Ball State University's acting and musical theatre options and dance program. Students may audition before applying for admission or before acceptance to the university.

Auditions are not required for initial enrollment in the theatrical studies, design and technology, theatre education, and production (directing/stage management) options, but all prospective students are strongly encouraged to participate in the auditions for scholarship consideration. Students who are not performers can schedule an interview in place of an audition.

Follow the links below to view our audition/interview guidelines and procedures, or learn more about admissions and scholarships.

Scholarship Auditions

Auditions/interviews are required for any incoming theatre or dance major who wants to be considered for a Presidential Scholarship In The Arts Scholarship, a New Student Talent Scholarship or a Fine Arts Scholarship in theatre or dance. Fine Arts Scholarships are $4,000 ($1,000 per year for four years). Talent Scholarships provide one-year stipends of $500 to $1,000.

Students auditioning for admission do not have to audition separately for scholarships; one audition covers both requirements.

Student Resources

Theatre Application
Dance Application
Unified Application 2014
Audition Day Schedule

Visiting Campus

Complimentary ticket request form 2013-2014