Robert Dirden

Robert Dirden

Associate Teaching Professor of Theatre

Hair and Makeup


Room:AC 306

Additional Information

Teaching Areas: Hair and make-up
Full time teaching faculty
Date of Hire: August 2009


Robert E Dirden serves as full-time teaching faculty, student designer advisor, designer and mentor for the Department of Theatre and Dance’s DTO program and has lived in Muncie for 35 years. Robert has more than 20 years of experience working as a costume designer and hair and makeup designer. This 2015-2016 school year will be his 7th year teaching Stage Makeup, Advanced Stage Makeup, Hair and Wig Design and Theatre 100 at Ball State University. He is a graduate of Muncie Central high school. Robert did both his undergraduate and graduate work at Ball State University.

Robert’s Costume and Makeup Designs have been featured in recent Ball State productions of Into the Woods, Camino Real, HAIR, The Drowsy Chaperone, and 42nd Street just to name a few.

Mr. Dirden has worked as a costume designer, wardrobe head, makeup designer, set designer, wig master, producer and director for over 200 productions at Ball State and Muncie Civic Theatre.

Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Stage Makeup Design 229 2 0900 - 1050 T TH, room 008C
Stage Makeup Design 229 3 0900 - 1050 W TH, room 008C
Stage Makeup Design 229 4 0900 - 1050 R TH, room 008C
Directed Study 496 6 1700 - 1900 T TH, room 008C
Theatre and Dance Pr 280 07A 0000 - 0000
Theatre and Dance Pr 280 10A 0000 - 0000
Theatre and Dance Pr 280 7 0000 - 0000
Advanced Practicum 380 1 0800 - 0850 M AC, room 308