Campus Life

Arts and Culture

There are plenty of ways to take part in the arts, even if you’re majoring in accounting or chemistry.

Catch a Broadway show or take in a professional stand-up act at Emens Auditorium.  See top-notch student plays, musicals, and concerts within the exciting Department of Theatre and Dance production season. Most shows are offered at a great discount for students, and some are even free.

And if you’d rather be a performer than a spectator, there are lots of ways to get involved in the performing arts at Ball State—from bands, choirs, and small ensembles to improv groups.

If you’re interested in local artwork, visit the Atrium Gallery—a high-profile space where students, faculty, and visiting artists display their work. There’s also the David Owsley Museum of Art—one of the nation’s largest and finest university art museums, with a collection of nearly 11,000 works valued at more than $40 million. Or simply walk around campus making stops at Ball State statue icons such as Benny (Beneficence) and Frog Baby or visit our Music Instruction Building after dark and take in a symphony of light from our 23-by-40-foot 3-D lightpainting.

Venture off campus and you’ll find there’s also a lot going on in Muncie. Head downtown and check out a few art galleries, catch some live music, or even take in a show at the Civic Theatre. Head out of Muncie a little ways to take in some of nature’s beauty at Minnetrista, a museum and cultural center that offers exhibits and programs that focus on nature, history, gardens, and art.

For more information about events, view our arts and entertainment calendar.

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