Theatrical Studies

B.A./B.S. Theatrical Studies

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!

Graduate Success: Performance 
Graduate Success: Technical/Production

Related Links
Theatre Application
Auditions 2013-2014