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College of Fine Arts

Find Your Passion

The College of Fine Arts at Millikin University allows future artists, performers, musicians and more to practice and grow their talents through nationally renowned programs and real-world experiences. Millikin’s campus is alive with concerts, theatre, art exhibitions and countless opportunities for College of Fine Arts students to showcase their talents and grow into their careers.

Schools & Departments

  • Phantom of the Opera

    School of Theatre & Dance

    We’ve earned a reputation among theatre professionals around the world for excellence in training theatre students. Through integration of theory and practice, we prepare students to create careers as performers, designers, technicians, managers and arts leaders.
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    School of Music

    Dreams and reality live side by side as you learn, grow and develop your musical talents and learn about all areas of the music industry. Millikin students find their path to professional success through a blend of creative, performative, scholarly and entrepreneurial experience.
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    School of Art & Creative Media

    The School of Art & Creative Media combines the benefits of traditional artistic practice, the skills to craft media using innovative technology and supporting curriculum in business and communication to become a creator in the evolving art and media industries.
  • StudentSpotlight

    The School of Theatre & Dance offers many unique opportunities to understand the landscape of the industry. With multiple productions, new equipment and a state-of-the-art Center for Theatre & Dance, these resources helped student Stark Winter prepare for the growing field of lighting design.

  • See the ArtsCome Alive

    Discover upcoming arts, dance and music events at Millikin. Arts at Millikin is a monthly newsletter that helps you stay up-to-date with compelling news and lively events scheduled across all programs and venues at Millikin.

    Arts at Millikin
  • Performing & Fine Arts Facilities

    From the $29 million Center for Theatre & Dance housing our nationally recognized programs to the 1,903-seat Kirkland Auditorium where our mainstage productions shine — from Perkinson Music Center, the home to the only all-Steinway school in Illinois, to Millikin’s retail art gallery Blue Connection, our students perform their passions in innovative, real-world spaces starting on day one.

    • Center for Theatre and Dance

      Center for Theatre & Dance

      Innovative, state-of-the-art facility that houses all areas within the nationally recognized School of Theatre & Dance.
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      Virginia Rogers Theatre

      Located within the CTD, this 260-seat flexible theatre features an orchestra pit, balcony, and tech gallery with a tension wire grid.
    • Kaeuper Hall

      Kaeuper Hall

      This 167-seat auditorium was recently renovated to enhance recitals, instrumental and vocal performances and small-scale concerts.
    • Millitrax studio


      Millitrax Recording Studio, located in Perkinson Music Center, serves as the home for Millikin's student operated recording companies and allows students to explore mixing and mastering like the professionals.
    • Kirkland auditorium

      Kirkland Fine Arts Center

      As the premier event space on Millikin’s campus, Kirkland Fine Arts Center houses an auditorium that seats 1,903, music and choral facilities, lecture halls, art galleries, classrooms and workspaces.
    • Gallery

      Perkinson Gallery & Lower Gallery

      Perkinson Gallery and Lower Gallery are located within Kirkland Fine Arts Center and feature art from student and professional artists, as well as traveling shows from across the country.
    • Albert Taylor Theatre

      Albert Taylor Theatre

      Located in Shilling Hall, this theatre is ideal for intimate plays, productions and musicals.
    • Perkinson Music Center

      Perkinson Music Center

      Featuring the only all-Steinway school in Illinois and a recording studio, Perkinson Music Center is where musicians and vocalists learn, practice and record their music.
    • Media Arts Center

      Media Arts Center

      Located in the University Commons, this technology-rich space serves as a hub for students combining media and creativity with industry-relevant technology.