School of Theatre and Dance

The School of Theatre & Dance is a nationally-recognized program, offering conservatory style training rooted in a liberal arts education. Our approach to education, known as Performance Learning, offers a comprehensive integration of theory and practice with the added component of collaboration with third-party stakeholders. Through these collaborations, our students gain valuable insight into their chosen field which helps prepare them for professional success.

With only 1800 undergraduate students, Millikin is able to offer smaller class sizes, individualized attention, and faculty/student mentorship opportunities that foster artistic and academic growth for all parties. The intimate setting allows us to blur the lines between individual degree programs and focus on working together as a community of artists from a variety of disciplines who are equally essential to the process of creating theatre. We invite you to explore our programs of study and discover the many artistic and academic elements that make the Millikin University School of Theatre and Dance an exciting and unique place to study.

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

Showchoir Camps of America
Alumni & Friends | College of Fine Arts | Community
Showchoir camp draws performers from across U.S. to Millikin
June 23, 2016, 3:30pm
Millikin University is hosting the 37th annual Showchoir Camps of America (SCA) June 19-25 on Millikin's campus. Founded by Millikin alums Dwight Jordan '76 and Susan Boroian...
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Ben Fuschen
Alumni & Friends | College of Fine Arts | Theatre & Dance
Millikin theatre graduates take top awards
June 8, 2016, 1:00pm
Millikin University graduate Ben Fuchsen '03 and his colleagues at Oracle Productions were honored at the 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards. The awards recognize excellence in non-...
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China Brickley
Alumni & Friends | College of Fine Arts | Theatre & Dance
MU alum featured in new Children's Theatre Company production
June 6, 2016, 1:15pm
Millikin University theatre graduate China Brickey '15 is participating in the Minneapolis Children's Theatre Company production of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Musical."...
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