The bachelor of fine arts (BFA) musical theatre option at Ball State is an undergraduate-only, interdisciplinary, comprehensive, training program within a liberal arts environment. Students are encouraged to imagine possibilities, are challenged to inspire others, and make a positive impact in the industry and beyond. 

Your rigorous training consists of individual voice instruction that includes a weekly masterclass, musicianship and sight singing, acting, and dance technique classes. You will have an opportunity to apply your training during the production season beginning the second semester of your first year. Immersive experiences in our 400-seat proscenium theater, flexible studios, and versatile dance venues provide space for exploration of learned techniques and styles, offering you room to create the artist you want to be. 

By the end of your four years, you are prepared to engage with industry professionals, develop and present a live cabaret performance at two venues: Joe’s Pub in New York City and The Cabaret in Indianapolis, and audition for showcase experiences in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles.   

The BFA musical theatre option is audition based and students must be academically admitted to Ball State in order to receive an offer in the area of study. Audition and application information is below under Take the Next Step

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Are you interested in the musical theatre option of our BFA in theatre? You must audition for admission into the program. We hold on-campus auditions, and we participate in the National Unified Auditions in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles.

You must apply for admission to the university prior to scheduling your audition. Audition requests are made by filling out the supplemental theatre application that is part of the online application to the university. 

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