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The arts are a living and vital part of Millikin's culture, as almost a quarter of Millikin students study within the College of Fine Arts. With art shows, concerts, theatre productions, and presentations every week, our campus is alive with the talents of our fine arts students. All students are welcome to experience the arts at Millikin through these venues, as well as through on-campus courses and off-campus and study abroad experiences. Through our vast array of musical, theatrical, and visual arts, students are continually being challenged and changed for the better in the College of Fine Arts.

 

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See the Arts Come Alive

View all of Millikin's upcoming art events from the School of Theatre and Dance, School of Music, Art Department, and Kirkland Fine Arts Center below. Stay up-to-date with Arts@Millikin, which is a monthly newsletter administered by the College of Fine Arts to share news and happenings across all of our programs and venues at Millikin.

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  • Top 10 schools for musical theatre majors in the nation by College Magazine
  • Top 5 college for music majors in Illinois by Zippia​
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Fine Arts Facilities

The arts are a living and vital part of Millikin's culture, as almost a quarter of Millikin students study within the College of Fine Arts. With art shows, concerts, theatre productions, and presentations every week, our campus is alive with the talents of our fine arts students. All students are welcome to experience the arts at Millikin through these venues, as well as through on-campus courses and off-campus and study abroad experiences. Through our vast array of musical, theatrical, and visual arts, students are continually being challenged and changed for the better in the College of Fine Arts.

Kirkland Fine Arts Center

Kirkland Fine Arts Center

The Center is home to a 1,903 seat auditorium and houses several music and choral facilities, lecture halls, art galleries, and other multipurpose rooms.

Kaeuper Hall

Kaeuper Hall

Kaeuper Hall hosts weekly School of Music recitals, guest instrumental and vocal performances, opera rehearsals, and other intimate concerts.

Center for Theatre & Dance

Center for Theatre & Dance

The Center for Theatre & Dance is a centralized location for creativity to be cultivated, fostered, and displayed, and provides a new venue for Millikin performing arts.

Lower Gallery

Lower Gallery

The Lower Gallery is used for Senior Fine Arts shows and guest artists, located opposite of the Perkinson Art Gallery down a set of steps.

Albert Taylor Theatre

Albert Taylor Theatre

Annual productions by the School of Theatre & Dance, School of Music, and Opera Program are all held in this theatre as well as lectures, classes, and rehearsals.

Blue Connection

Blue Connection

Blue Connection is Millikin University’s retail art gallery located in the Madden Arts Center in Downtown Decatur.

BC Studios

BC Studios

BC Studios is Millikin University's arts and business incubator located in the lower level of Blue Connection.

Perkinson Music Center

Perkinson Music Center

School of Music is the only all-Steinway school in Illinois and features a computer-assisted lab equipped with the latest music technology available.

Studio Gallery

Studio Gallery

A multi-functional gallery space used for impromptu art class critiques, student senior exhibits, and formal juried exhibits by visiting artists.

media arts center

Media Arts Center

The Media Arts Center serves as a teaching space for classes in departments such as Arts Technology, Art, and English.

CFA News

Millikin Community Arts Academy (MCAA) Opens Spring Session for Enrollment
January 17, 2023, 1:00pm
Millikin Community Arts Academy (MCAA) Opens Spring Session for Enrollment   January 18, 2023   Millikin Community Arts Academy (MCAA) has opened enrollment for spring...
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Martin Atkins
College of Fine Arts | Music
Millikin Instructor Martin Atkins Inducted as a Fellow of In Place of War
December 2, 2022, 9:45am
In a landmark week, Martin Atkins, School of Music Instructor and Coordinator of the Music Business program at Millikin University, has just been inducted as a fellow of In Place Of War by...
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Millikin University School of Music on Byers & Co.
October 19, 2022, 3:15pm
 Instructors Dr. Neal Smith and Dr. Jeremy Brunk of Millikin University and student, Colton Middleton, joined Byers & Co. to talk about music courses on campus and having the...
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