The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The University offers a bachelor of arts (BA) 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.
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.
A number of activities and organizations enable students to interact with other students and professionals. These include the Indiana Delta Chapter of Theta Alpha Phi, a national theater honors society.
Other opportunities include the University's Honors Program and study abroad opportunities—which range from summer programs to a single semester or a full academic year in over 56 countries.
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.
Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.
In addition, the Department of Theater offers a number of scholarships and awards.
The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.