Millikin/Broadway Dreams Scholarship

The Millikin University/Broadway Dreams Scholarship is a four-year, full tuition scholarship established in 2016. The Scholarship offers a talented Broadway Dreams alumnus who may not otherwise have the resources to continue their training at the university level, a path to following their dream of becoming a working professional in the highly competitive national theatre community.

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Theatre, BA
Study and practice a wide range of theatrical skills such as dance, dramaturgy, and directing — all while experiencing the flexibility to pursue a second major or minor.

Acting, BFA
Study the art and craft of acting through the practice of analysis, physical and vocal technique, and performance.

Design & Production, BFA
Explore the world of technical theatre by designing and crafting scenery, costumes, lighting, and sound for a challenging production season.

Musical Theatre, BFA
Develop the performance skills of a “triple threat” with intensive training in acting, singing, and dance.

Stage Management, BFA
Develop technical, organizational, leadership, and communication skills through courses and practical experiences as a stage manager.

School of Theatre & Dance

The School of Theatre & Dance has earned a reputation among theatre professionals around the globe for excellence in training undergraduate theatre students. Our approach to education, known as Performance Learning, offers conservatory style training rooted in a liberal arts education that prepares students for professional success.

College of Fine Arts

The School of Theatre and Dance is housed within Millikin University's College of Fine Arts, along with the School of Music, the Art Department, and the new Department of Arts Technology. Over 25% of the MU student population are enrolled in a major within the College of Fine Arts. Student and faculty artists in the College collaborate across all arts disciplines in an environment rich with Performance Learning opportunities.



School of Theatre and Dance alumni have found success in all areas of theatre and are working around the globe. From Broadway to regional theatre, cruise ships to theme parks, international tours to film and television, our alumni have made their mark as performers, designers, stage managers, administrators, casting directors, agents, educators, entrepreneurs, and more.


  • American Theatre Magazine included the Millikin Musical Theatre program in its list of 13 notable programs outside of New York City.
  • College Magazine named the Millikin Musical Theatre program one of the top 10 in the U.S.
  • OnStage Blog named the Millikin Musical Theatre program one of the top 10 in the U.S.
  • OnStage Blog named the Millikin School of Theatre and Dance the top theatre school in the state of Illinois.
  • OnStage Blog named the Millikin School of Theatre and Dance among the top 25 BFA Acting programs in the U.S.
  • U.S. News and World Report Magazine ranked Millikin University #11 among regional Universities in the Midwest.

Find out how to apply for the Broadway Dreams Scholarship!