The theatre minor is designed for students who wish to enhance their course of study in another major by exploring a wide variety of courses in theatre.


Ball State’s theatre minor allows you to gain hands-on experience in theatre, in and out of the classroom.

  • The theatre minor course work allows you to explore your passion. In addition to taking classes in the Department of Theatre and Dance, you will participate in the production season, building on your classroom experience.
  • The theatre minor requires 20 credits. In addition to theatre minor core courses, you will have a wide array of electives to choose from so that you can tailor the minor to your particular interests.
  • As a Ball State student, you have access to exciting immersive learning opportunities to collaborate with other disciplines and get involved in projects with real-world impact.
  • Ball State Department of Theatre and Dance is an active award-winning participant in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF).

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Our theatre faculty are dedicated to providing you with a rigorous and diverse educational experience that will augment and enrich your other areas of study.

  • Our low student-to-faculty ratio and small class sizes ensure that professors know you as an individual and can provide hands-on advising and mentoring.
  • Our theatre faculty have diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise, and bring unique perspectives and real-world experience into the classroom. 
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Get to Know Our Faculty

Our dedicated, caring faculty will immediately welcome you into our community and guide you throughout your entire experience at Ball State. Our directing and stage management professors have worked professionally in New York, Chicago, and regional theatre.


Work Opportunities

With 20 or more theatre and dance performances each year in our mainstage, studio, and workshop spaces, you will have opportunities to work on classic and contemporary plays, musicals, dance pieces, and works that are devised or not textually based.

  • As a theatre minor, you are eligible to audition for departmental productions beginning second term of your freshman year. Not an actor? You can pursue opportunities in other areas as well.
  • Ball State University is within driving distance of major theatres in Chicago, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, and Louisville.
  • Theatre faculty can be a resource for you as you look for theatre internships or summer work.

Guest Artists

In addition to faculty who are accomplished in the professional world, we bring in distinguished guest artists on a regular basis to work with you—in classes, workshops, and the production season.


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Are you interested in the theatre minor? Please contact us for more information.

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