The Theatrical Studies Option is intended for academically advanced students who want a broad-based study of the theatre discipline and who may then pursue interests in playwriting, management, dramaturgy, or theatre history/criticism. Some students may continue to graduate studies at the master's and doctoral levels. All theatre students complete a strong core of liberal arts courses. Students not admitted into the Acting or Musical Theatre Options may enter the program under Theatrical Studies and re-audition for the performance program they choose the following fall.
The Theatrical Studies Option requires 58 semester hours of credit. Students are required to take a core curriculum of 32 hours and 26 elective hours of theatre and performance studies courses. Choice of electives is determined by the students' career goals.
Please take a look at our photos from Playwriting week at Ball State! John Cariani, author of Almost, Maine, was here to work with our students.
Theatrical Studies student Colin Hart won the prestigious Udall scholarship. Click here to read the article.
Auditions and Interviews 2015-2016
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