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

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Administration 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
Theatre and Dance Office Suite

  Hands-on Learning

Combining core theatre courses, entrepreneurship courses in the Tabor School of Business, and hands-on experience, the BFA in Theatre Administration delivers performance learning that prepares students for a number of career options in the performing arts including:
• Managing Director
• Artistic Director
• Administrative Director
• Arts advocacy
• Arts leadership
• Arts entrepreneurship
• Producing

During their four years students will practice strategic planning, marketing, accounting, managing, and public relations through real-world work assignments in the following areas:
• Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre (a student-
managed business venture)
• The promotion and operation of the
production season for the Department
of Theatre and Dance
• The sales and public relations areas of
Kirkland Fine Arts Center
• Student-run business ventures such as First
Step Records and Blue Connection
• The Decatur Area Arts Council
                              Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre

Market Mainstage Productions
  Mainstage Season

Millikin’s mainstage season provides Theatre Administration majors with many opportunities to gain valuable behind the scenes 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
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
Script Library

Madden Arts Center

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 education
• Master class opportunities with
working professionals
• Study abroad in our London semester
Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL