What will I learn?

The University offers a bachelor of arts (B.A.) in theater. The Theater Program provides a broad and solid foundation in the artistic, intellectual, and practical aspects of theater that prepares students for professional careers as actors, playwrights, directors, and designers. The program is also excellent preparation for graduate studies. Coursework includes a core of theater courses—plus general theater electives. Students desiring a more specialized program may choose one of the following concentrations in place of the general theater electives. Acting concentration, Design and technology concentration, Playwriting, dramaturgy, and directing concentration, Theater studies concentration. An important feature of the program is its emphasis on blending classroom learning with practical experience and extracurricular activities that result in exciting and challenging study. Students benefit from small classes taught by faculty who foster a positive working and learning environment. Students are encouraged to collaborate, experiment, and take initiative in the development of new work—including new student-written plays, multi-media performances, or imaginative interpretations of established plays. An active production schedule provides opportunities for students, at all stages of their college career, to act, direct, design, write original plays, and take on major technical responsibilities. The department sponsors master classes, workshops, and lectures by visiting theater professionals from all over the world, including noted actors, playwrights, directors, designers and technicians from New York, California, Chicago, Indianapolis, Ireland, Trinidad, Germany, and Russia. Crossroad Repertory Theatre, an in-residence professional summer theater company, offers students the invaluable opportunity to work with theater professionals from throughout the United States.

Careers: Our graduates are currently working in professional theaters as actors, playwrights, directors, and designers. The program also prepares students to pursue graduate studies. The theater faculty work professionally outside the department and are able to offer experiences and contacts to students upon graduation.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credits)

Tuition fees
US$20,582.00 per year
This annual fee is based on 12-18 credit hours per semester; USD $24,334 for over 18 credit hours per semester
Start date

16 August 2022

Venue

College of Arts and Sciences

Stalker Hall, Room 200,

621 Chestnut Street,

TERRE HAUTE,

Indiana,

47809, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The freshman Indiana State University application is for entering freshmen who are (or soon will be) high school graduates and have not attended another college after graduating from high school. High school students may apply to Indiana State University any time after completion of their junior year in high school.

For international students

The freshman Indiana State University application is for entering freshmen who are (or soon will be) high school graduates and have not attended another college after graduating from high school. High school students may apply to Indiana State University any time after completion of their junior year in high school.

English Language Requirements:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A minimum iBT score of 61; a minimum CBT score of 173; or a minimum paper-based score of 500
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): minimum score of 6.0 (or higher)
  • ELS Language Training Program: successful completion of level 112 (or higher)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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