Quick Facts:

  • Delivery: On-Campus
  • Credits: 49
  • Degree Type: BA or BS
  • Contact us to schedule a tour of our studios and spaces
  • Sports Link requires an additional application. Learn more here

As a Sports Production student, you’ll choose from one of two paths: Sports Link or Esports. Both concentrations teach students to create content from pre-production through post-production using industry-standard practices, equipment, and facilities. You can take Media courses during your first year on campus and get access to equipment as a member of a production student organization, or through the Sports Link and Esports co-curriculars.

Sports Production – Sports Link

Through a mix of coursework and co-curricular experiences, Sports Link students create exclusive content for Ball State Athletics including live event broadcasts, pregame and postgame shows, long- and short-form documentaries, social media content, and more. See Sports Link student work here.

Want to be a Sports Link student? Sports Link is the only concentration in Media that requires an application process in addition to being accepted to Ball State. Sports Link applications are due March 1, but we encourage you to apply immediately after being accepted to the University. Learn more about the Sports Link application process here under Admission.

Sports Production – Esports

Also through a mix of coursework and co-curricular activities, Esports production students create content exclusively for Ball State’s award-winning varsity esports team. You’ll learn to produce and deliver live, multi-player gaming competitions across multiple platforms to an audience eager for more content. And you’ll develop production skills beyond what you can learn casting from your desk alone. Check out Esports production student work here.

What does post-graduation life look like? Sports Production graduates can be found at ESPN, Turner Sports, Fox Sports, Tupelo Honey Sports, MLB, Indy Car, NASCAR, NBA, NFL, NHL, NCAA athletics departments across the country, and iRacing.com.

Keep Exploring

Take the Next Step

If you’d like to learn more about our Media major, complete our online form. Or one of the best ways to get a true feel for Ball State is to see it for yourself, so schedule a visit today! And if you’re ready to apply, review our admission requirements and complete our online application.

Related Programs