Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Theatre - B.A.
The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre is an exciting degree for those seeking a broad-based theatre education. Designed to allow maximum flexibility, the B.A. offers students the opportunity to tailor their degrees to meet their individual academic and career goals.
Core Learning Goals
Our core departmental learning goals have been woven into all aspects of this rigorous four-year program from classroom and studio work, to rehearsals and productions in our mainstage season.
• Technique
• Analysis
• Professionalism
• Collaboration
                                               Hay Fever 

Versatility in the Curriculum


The flexibility of the B.A. program enables students to customize their education to suit their individual interests. Areas of focus may include:

• Directing
• Research and Dramaturgy
• House Management
• Marketing
• Arts Administration
• Arts Management
• Arts Entrepreneurship
• Performance

The B.A. Opens Doors

The B.A. is also an excellent choice for those seeking:

• A second major
• A minor
• Graduate programs
• A well-rounded education that can
open doors to many fields in the
theatre industry and beyond


                             Solstice: A Concert of Dance

Mainstage Season


Millikin’s mainstage season provides B.A. students with many opportunities to gain valuable production experience on stage and off. Our B.A.’s stay active in all areas of production including (but not limited to) dramaturgy, stage managing, house managing, assisting directors and choreographers, designing, performing, and production managing.  A typical season will include:

• 2 musicals
• 2 plays
• 1 dance concert
• In alternating seasons an opera co-produced
with the School of Music or a 3rd play

The Millikin Difference
The small school environment at Millikin University offers students many advantages including:

• Individualized attention
• Studio classes capped at 16
• Annual progress evaluations
• Faculty/student mentorships
and collaborations
• Interactions with students
from other disciplines



Active Participation

Spitfire Grill Set

Students enrolled in the B.A. program are active participants in all of our departmental activities, including Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre, (our student theatre company), the New Musicals Initiative, and the aforementioned mainstage season. 


Why Choose Millikin?
There are a number of things that help set Milllikin apart from other schools:  
• Small school environment
• First-rate faculty
• National reputation
• Individualized attention
• Faculty/student mentorships  
and collaborations
• Senior professional development experience
• Master classes with working professionals
• Study abroad in our London Semester
• New Musicals Initiative



Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL