Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Design and Production - B.F.A.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Design & Production 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

The 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
Student Lighting Design

Design Studio

  Hands-on Learning

Design & Production students hit the ground running with assignments beginning in the first semester. As students develop their skills, their assignments gain significance leading them to fully realized designs on our mainstage season. Design & Production students will choose their area of emphasis from the following disciplines:
• Costumes
• Lighting
• Scenery

Areas of emphasis may lead students to any number of theatre careers including:
• Costume Designer 
• Lighting Designer 
• Scenic Designer 
• Technical Director 
• Master Electrician 
• Scenic Painter
• Cutter/Draper
• Stitcher
• Props Master
• Scenic Welder


                    Student Costume Design

Student Scenic Design
  Mainstage Season

Millikin’s mainstage season provides Design & Production students with many opportunities to gain valuable technical and design experience in a variety of spaces and genres. A typical season will include:
• 2 Musicals
• 2 Plays
• 1 Dance Concert
• On alternating years, 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
Scenic Studio

Costume Studio

Why Choose Millikin?

• Small school environment
• First rate faculty
• National reputation
• Individualized attention
• Realized mainstage designs
• Faculty/student mentorship and collaboration
• Conservatory style training within a liberal arts
• Master class opportunities with working professionals
• Study abroad in our London semester
Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL