Students in the College of Fine Arts believe in the power of expression, the beauty of interpretation, and the possibilities of material. Professionally-connected faculty artists nurture each student’s creativity, curiosity, and collaborative skills through individualized training that challenges, motivates, and inspires. Our nationally-recognized programs prepare students to be thinkers, responsible citizens, and motivated artists driven to succeed in competitive industries. Gifts will directly benefit students through need and talent-based scholarships. Gifts can also support and establish professorships that draw industry leaders to campus.
- Theatre and Dance Complex
In order to unify the Theatre and Dance departments, a new complex would move both programs and spaces into one building. Currently scattered across campus in multiple buildings, this joint complex would give the students appropriate spaces to rehearse, learn together, and help the department continue to grow together. Students would learn in a multi-disciplinary space, further instilling real-world experience within them.
- Student Scholarships
- Department of Theatre and Dance Scholarships
- School of Music Student Scholarships
- School of Art Scholarships
Scholarships draw top students from across the nation and help these deserving, driven students achieve their dreams—forever grateful for your support of their passionate purpose. Nurturing a students’ creativity is a lasting investment in their life, the lives of those they inspire, and in the arts as a whole.
- Student Travel Fund
The Student Travel Fund supports travel to shows, conferences, showcases, and various others across the nation. Giving our students the chance to experience, participate, and present at these activities allows them to learn not only from Ball State, but from renowned professionals in their industries throughout their entire college experience.
- Distinguished Professorships: $350,000 endowed
- Department of Theatre and Dance Distinguished Professorship
- School of Music Distinguished Professorship
- School of Art Distinguished Professorship
- David Owsley Museum of Art Curator/Professorship
Competitive professorships attract leading artists and educators, who enhance the reputation and reach of our programs, broaden our networks, and increase our exposure on the national scene. Our professors foster lasting relationships with students and develop challenging curriculum and innovative programs that draw top students and outfit them with the training and perspective needed to succeed. The joint curator/professorship will enhance teaching, research, and academic work by facilitating firsthand experiences between students and original works of art in the museum’s collection and special exhibits.
- Arts and Journalism Gallery Naming
By naming the gallery and School of Music, we can build the reputation of both. The Atrium Gallery serves as an important educational tool as it provides opportunities for students, faculty, and the broader arts community to showcase works and view the artwork of others. Naming the gallery will allow us broaden and diversify our exhibits as well as bring in traveling shows to engage and inspire the campus community.
- School Of Music Naming
Ball State’s School of Music is an academically and artistically rigorous program that presents more than 250 concerts, recitals, master classes, and lectures throughout the year. Our students perform with award-winning ensembles and develop creative recording engineering and professional songwriting skills. Our students prepare to teach music in a variety of settings, and compose music for a variety of performers and media. The school seeks to name itself after a person, family, or organization who values meaningful arts education and performance.
To advance the College of Fine Arts and support deserving students, complete our online giving form or explore your other options.