Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Prospective Students
About Us

Welcome to the Millikin University Department of Theatre and Dance. We are a nationally recognized program, offering conservatory style training rooted in a liberal arts education. Our Performance Learning approach to education synthesizes theory and practice, offering students valuable insight and hands-on experiences that will prepare them for professional success.  Four primary departmental learning goals, technique, analysis, collaboration and professionalism, are woven into all aspects of the four-year experience and serve as a foundation upon which students will build personal, academic, and career goals. 

The Millikin experience is rich with opportunity and artistic context. From our six degree programs and two minors, to our London Semester, from our student-run theatre company, Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre, to our ambitious production season, from our New Musicals Workshop to the many invited guest artists who visit campus, there is something for everyone seeking a comprehensive education in theatre. We invite you to explore this website and discover the many exciting facets of the Millikin University Department of Theatre and Dance. 

Degree Programs
Six degree programs and two minors offer students comprehensive training in performance, design, production, management, administration and more.

Production Season
A six production season offers a wide variety of challenges for students in all of our degree programs.
New Musicals Workshop
Students work alongside emerging composers and lyricists as they develop new works in preparation for commercial production.
         Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre
Students learn the art of entrepreneurship as they develop, market, design, direct, and act in our student-run theatre company.

 London Semester
Experience life on the other side of the pond in this exciting life-changing program developed specifically for Millikin students.
  Additional Opportunities
From exciting master classes with working professionals to performance opportunities outside our mainstage season, there are many opportunities for students
  College of Fine Arts
Scholarships for Theatre

Learn more about the scholarships available to students enrolled in the Department of Theatre and Dance

Information for B.F.A. Auditions
Musical Theatre
Information for B.F.A. Interviews
Design/Technical Theatre
Stage Management
Theatre Administration

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