The professional connections the department programs annually are part of our commitment to you, our students, to provide you with an abundance of learning opportunities while you are here, and opportunities to help you transition to the professional world smoothly upon graduation. Whether you are auditioning for industry professionals in our New York Showcase, presenting work and networking at American Collegiate Theatre Festival or American Collegiate Dance Festival, or developing new skills during our guest artist workshops, Ball State connects you to the professional theatre world.