School of Theatre and Dance

Our School of Theatre & Dance is a nationally-recognized program, offering conservatory style training rooted in a liberal arts education. Our approach to education offers students valuable insight and hands-on experiences that will prepare them for professional success. Our approach to education, known as Performance Learning, offers students valuable insight and hands-on experiences that will prepare them for professional success. We invite you to explore this website and discover the many exciting facets of the Millikin University School of Theatre and Dance.

Prospective Students

The School of Theatre and Dance is a high profile program within a small university setting fostering an environment where individualized attention is the norm. Faculty work side by side with students as mentors and as artists.

Programs of Study

The Millikin experience is rich with opportunity and artistic context. Our six degree programs are designed to offer an immersive set of experiences for students seeking a comprehensive education in theatre.

Signature Programs

In addition to the intensive focus on individual disciplines, students in the School of Theatre and Dance have opportunities to engage in one or more of our Signature programs. From working with professional writing teams to immersing in international culture, from being part of a student run theatre company to engaging in social entrepreneurship, these unique programs offer our students invaluable Performance Learning opportunities rich in transferrable skills.

millikin's new center of theatre and dance

New Center for Theatre and Dance

On May 18, 2018 Millikin University broke ground on the New Center for Theatre and Dance with a planned opening date of fall 2020. The $29 million facility will include a 250 seat courtyard-style theatre, dance and acting studios to support classes, productions and informal performances, classrooms, well-equipped design labs, a costume studio, a script library, collaboration spaces, and public spaces for the School of Theatre and Dance and the visiting public. The innovative facility will house all areas of study within the nationally recognized School.

 

Center for Theatre & Dance

Student Resources

New Student Resources

New Student Resources

Find important information on things you will need bring to campus with you, supplies, and vital information that will help you with your transition to campus life.

Current Student Resources

Current Student Resources

Find resources that will help you be successful as a Millikin student. Find resources that will help you be successful as a Millikin student. Find resources that will help you be successful as a Millikin student.

Theatre News

Shakespeare Corrected
Academic | Campus | College of Fine Arts
Millikin program helps actors find a love for theatre
May 22, 2018, 3:15pm
Shakespeare Corrected creates theatrical experiences intended to inspire What originally began as a personal project for Alex Miller, associate professor of theatre and dance at Millikin...
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Millikin Center for Theatre and Dance Groundbreaking
Academic | Alumni & Friends | Campus
Millikin breaks ground on new Center for Theatre and Dance
May 18, 2018, 2:30pm
New Center to offer centralized, focused location for creativity Millikin University officially broke ground on its new Center for Theatre and Dance during a ceremony held on May 18....
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Jacob Melssen
Academic | Campus | Career Center
Make It Millikin: Jacob Melssen '18
May 14, 2018, 11:30am
Musical Theatre major to take acting career to New York If you have attended a Millikin University School of Theatre and Dance production in the last four years, then chances are you have...
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