The on-campus interviews for the teaching major in theatre program will begin with registration and a meet and greet at 8 a.m. in Ball Gym on the Ball State Campus.
At approximately 9 a.m., our chair, Bill Jenkins, will give a brief presentation and introduce you to all of the theatre and dance faculty.
You will then have the opportunity to see one (or more) of our graduating seniors perform.
Next, your parents, guardians, or friends will meet with the chair and a few theatre and dance parents for a Q&A about the program, admission, financial aid, etc., while you are escorted by current students to the location where you’ll be interviewing.
What to Bring
- a resume that outlines your theatre activities and experience
- a portfolio or folder of materials that illustrates your work, if applicable (Depending on your area of study, you may submit renderings, models, drawings, sketches, prompt books, poster or program designs, and photographs)
- If a portfolio is not relevant to your discipline, you can present a notebook containing program copies and stage photographs for each production you wish to document.
a short statement of purpose that addresses what you want to do in the theatre (In the statement, please explain clearly why you have a passion for your area of interest, as well as what skills and values you possess which will make you a successful student for the next four years, and a working professional later.)
Please be prepared to discuss and answer questions about your portfolio, folder, notebook, and statement of purpose, as well as your past theatrical experiences.
You will be interviewed by members of our faculty who will welcome you and be eager to learn more about you.
We do not expect every student to have a physical representation of work done in the past, or to be at a particular level of knowledge or experience. You are strongly encouraged to bring anything you think will help the interview process, as outlined above, but if you only have the required resume, that is acceptable.