When you become a student at Indiana University, you join an academic community internationally known for the excellence and diversity of its programs. With 842 degree programs and 25 certificate programs, the university attracts students from all 50 states and around the world. Indiana University was founded at Bloomington in 1820 and is one of the oldest and largest institutions of higher learning in the Midwest. It serves more than 92,000 students on eight campuses. The residential campus at Bloomington and the urban center at Indianapolis form the core of the University.
Theatre and Drama is a department within the College of Arts and Sciences. The college not only offers more than fifty majors leading to the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Science, and the Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, but it also provides general education for all undergraduate students in the School of Business; Education; Health, Physical Education, and Recreation; Journalism; Music; and Public and Environmental Affairs.
The Department of Theatre and Drama believes that theatrical productions and classroom study are of equal and complementary value in an academic institution. Courses in acting, directing, playwriting, dramatic literature, oral interpretation, theatre history, theory and criticism, design, and technical theatre are all vital and interrelated aspects of the total theatre and drama program at Indiana University. The Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).
All incoming freshmen admitted to Indiana University first enter the University division, which provides them with academic advising. Incoming freshmen are expected to have graduated from a commissioned Indiana high school or comparable out-of-state institution, rank in the upper half of their class, and score above the median established by Indiana students on a nationally standardized admission test. Because freshmen are not admitted directly into a major, all freshmen are expected to meet the admission standards outlined in the freshman application materials. These materials and additional information are available from the Office of Admissions, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, (812) 855-0661. Those students who wish to be immediately associated with the Department of Theatre and Drama may request to be assigned to the department for their advising. Financial aid information is available through the University.
Theatre students must complete the degree requirements of the College and Arts and Sciences (COAS). Academic counseling for each student in the COAS is readily available through the department's Undergraduate Advisor as well as individual faculty members.
Students seeking certification as teachers may combine their professional training in the Department of Theatre and Drama with the professional education requirements (secondary education) of the School of Education. Students should consult the bulletin of the School of Education for requirements of this combined program. For clarification, see advisors in both schools.
For more information on the undergraduate program in Theatre and Drama at Indiana University, contact Kim Hinton, Undergraduate Advisor.
Although every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, the official source of information regarding College of Arts and Sciences degree requirements is the College of Arts and Sciences web page.