FAQs about the B.A. in Theatre and Drama
- How do I audition to become a Theatre and Drama major?
There is no audition requirement for the Theatre and Drama major.
- May entering freshmen audition for the mainstage season?
All IU students are eligible audition for the mainstage season. Auditions are held in April for the upcoming fall semester, and in November for the upcoming spring semester.
- Do you offer scholarships for incoming freshmen?
The Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance offers scholarships for established students. Financial aid information is available on the Admissions website.
- Do you offer summer work?
IU Summer Theatre offers paid positions for performers and technicians, producing a rep summer season. We also encourage our students to pursue summer work at other theatres.
- Have your graduates been successful?
Our graduates find employment in a wide range of possibilities related to theatre. Though there are no guarantees, graduates of the Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance have appeared on television, film, Broadway, national and international tours, regional theatres from coast to coast and around the world.
- Will I have academic advising within the B.A. program?
Kristin Mann is the undergraduate advisor in the department. She can help you with course selection, scheduling, and keeping track of your academic progress.
- Will there be any production performance guarantees for participants in this program?
With a wide range of opportunities within our mainstage and independent project productions, students have many opportunities for performance, growth,and development. There are no guarantees for casting; individual initiative is a key to participation success.
- Will I be allowed to do production work outside the department?
Yes. There are numerous opportunities for theatre work in Bloomington and the surrounding areas, and we encourage our B.A. students to explore the many possibilities for involvement.
- How soon may I take Theatre and Drama courses?
You may begin taking Theatre and Drama courses your first semester at Indiana University.
- If I am thinking of becoming a Theatre and Drama major but am not sure, who will be my advisor?
If you are a freshman who wishes to have your primary connection in your first year to be with the Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance, you may have advising with the department’s undergraduate advisor. Contact Kristin Mann for more information.
- Is it possible to have a second major along with the major in Theatre and Drama?
Yes. Many of our students have second majors. Those students who do not have a second major will likely consider a minor in another area.