Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Musical Theatre - B.F.A.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre is designed to prepare students for success in the professional theatre industry. By combining conservatory-style training with a strong liberal arts education, our students explore, develop, and hone their craft to become well-rounded artists with valuable skill sets that will prepare them for professional success.

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
Mainstage Season
Millikin’s mainstage season provides performance majors with many opportunities to gain valuable onstage experience. 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

No No Nanette   
Performance Opportunities


Performance opportunities are available to students beginning in their first semester. All B.F.A. performance majors are required to audition for our mainstage season and freshmen are eligible for casting. Additional performance opportunities may include:
• Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre
(a student run theatre company)
• The annual children's show
• Student Cabarets
• The New Musicals Initiative
• Faculty Developed Works
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
• Student/Faculty mentorships
and collaborations
• Interactions with students
from other disciplines

Lucky Stiff   
Why Choose Millikin?

My Favorite Year

There are a number of things that 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 (showcase)
• Master Classes with working
• Study Abroad in our London
• New Musicals Initiative
Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL