Get involved on campus by participating in student activities, registered student organizations, as well as various performance opportunities!
Members expand their knowledge of photography through various activities such as guest artists, visiting galleries and exhibitions, and participating in group shooting trips.
Design Streak Studio, established in 1981, is a pre-professional graphic design studio providing creative services to businesses, non-for-profit organizations, and institutions in Central Illinois. Our design services include branding and identity, books, invitations, posters, and websites.
Design Streak provides a capstone experience to prepare students for professional practice. The studio is operated by senior graphic design students who are selected after a rigorous portfolio review, and art directed by Archana Shekara, Associate Professor of Graphic Design. The studio strives to facilitate an active learning environment promoting student discovery and experimentation, and student engagement through experiential and service learning.
Art Teacher Education Students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the National Art Education Association Student Chapter. Students gain valuable insight on professional development with in the field of art education as well as opportunities to teach, assist, and fundraise for the chapter. NAEA sponsors a poster sale every year in addition to leading art activities at events in the community such as Sweet Corn Festival, LeRoy Arts Festival, and Buddy Walk. Many members of NAEA gain some of their first teaching experiences through the Student Chapter; these experiences provided by the chapter dual as professional development credits within art teacher education classes.
Black Actors League (BAL) has the purpose to educate, enlighten and entertain the students of Illinois State University and members of the Bloomington-Normal community through performance of the works of African-American playwrights.
FreeStage, a vital ISU registered student organization for 40 years, promotes artistic growth and development of ISU students by providing an opportunity to direct, act and design plays and musicals. Experimental and original works are also encouraged. Each semester culminates with the production of the ever-popular student-directed FreeStage Festival, which includes as many as a dozen productions presented in repertory throughout the week. FreeStage also supports theatrical workshops, field trips, special events, guest artists and staged readings.
Through the art of improvisation, students perform weekly shows, lead training workshops, compete nationally, and develop new forms of Improvisation.
Illinois State Theatre Outreach Program (ISTOP) allows all students to use theatre as a vessel to raise awareness on important social issues and effect change within our community.
Playback Theatre is an improvisational storytelling theatre company that focuses on encompassing emotions and stories from the entire human experience.
This organization will increase awareness of and provide opportunities for students to explore theatre performances written by Latin Americans and that address the Latin American viewpoint.
This studio-based group teaches certain forms of comedy and works together in the sessions to create and understand the craft. There is a comedy sketch show put on every semester.
Spotlight ISU is committed to advocating for the collaborative efforts of our fellow students and faculty by enlightening members of the ISU family and local community to the various cultural experiences available within the School of Theatre and Dance.
With the motto of "Dare to Suck," students have the opportunity to express themselves, through music, poetry and any way they choose.
This organization promotes continuous development of dance interests and knowledge. Providing exposure to dance within our community, and promoting collaboration between performing arts organizations on campus.
Phone: (309) 438-1654
Illinois State Dance Theatre is the pre-professional concert dance company organized through the School of Theatre and Dance. Their mission is to provide students with professional-level dance performance experience and the opportunity to work in a company atmosphere.
Dance Theatre holds open auditions during the first week of classes in both the fall and spring semesters. Company members are involved in two productions showcased in the Center for the Performing Arts, in addition to other local and regional performance opportunities. Those selected for Dance Theatre are required to enroll in at least one dance technique course in addition to attending the weekly Company Class, held each Friday.
The purpose of AMTA-S ISU will be to promote, foster, and advance the education and training of its members.AMTA-S ISU will develop, maintain, and continually seek to improve its structure, viability, and relationship with its members, AMTAS, and AMTA. AMTA-S ISU will actively seek out and promote means to fulfill the music therapy related professional needs of its members. AMTA-S ISU will develop, foster, and promote cooperation with AMTA, AMTAS, and other related professional organizations in activities that concern the music therapy profession and enhance the education of AMTA-S ISU members.
Deck records is a student-run record label at Illinois State University, exposing students to hands-on experience in the world of record labels and studio recording. Not only do we provide opportunities for aspiring musicians to grow and develop their talent; we also enable students to experience the process of producing music and hosting events. However, the fun doesn’t stop there! Our organization also incorporates visual arts through the use of photography, graphic design, and much more. We are not just a university organization, we are a community of like-minded individuals interested in the various components that take part in the music industry.
This organization promotes the Bloomington-Normal music scene and provides students the opportunity to gain experience in the business of music.
The mission of the American Choral Director's Association (ACDA) is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.
Membership in this student chapter adds strength through unity in order to become a strong voice for string music education.
This organization promotes educational, musical, social, and professional experiences that enhance musical growth among its members.
This organization provides future music educators professional credibility and insight into the professional world through professional contacts, educational opportunities and leadership development.
Email : do.omega.IllinoisState@gmail.com
An international co-ed professional music fraternity dedicated to service, the School of Music, and the community.
This organization is dedicated to the advancement of music in America through fraternal brotherhood and loyalty to the Alma Mater.
This international music fraternity for women upholds the highest standards of music and is committed to furthering the development of music in America.
This service and leadership recognition society aims to assist the director in developing leadership and enthusiasm needed to be in band.
Illinois State Univeristy's premier all men's acapella group.
Exploring the elements of Capoeira, an African-Brazilian art form, members learn the elements of dance, fight, acrobatics, and music through weekly movement and music classes.
Clef Hangers are the premier mixed a cappella group at Illinois State University founded in August 2008 by a group of ambitious students who share a passion for music. Today, members spread that passion for music throughout ISU and their own communities.
The purpose of this organization is to provide an opportunity for all ISU students to become a part of a string orchestra, which regularly rehearses and performs string orchestra repertoire, and provides a chance for undergraduate members to lead and conduct a string orchestra.
This organization celebrates and worships through song and provides students with an opportunity to meet new people, develop new talents, broaden their interests, and constructively volunteer their leisure time.
This organization performs and promotes acappella jazz music.
Secondary Dominance is a student-run female acappella ensemble established in 2004. They perform all kinds of music, from Broadway to pop!
The ISU Symphony Orchestra is an organization open to both music and non-music majors who play instruments and would like to join. Anyone wishing to join the ISU Symphony Orchestra must audition at the beginning of each semester. The ISU Symphony Orchestra performs classical music of all kinds from all eras of music and genres including Opera, Musicals, Symphonic, and Chamber music.
Vocal Movement is a student-run organization and consists of members of all different majors. Vocal Movement brings students together in song and dance. This organization will enhance the performance experience socially, technically and musically.
Website: Facebook Group
This organization is devoted to bringing further interest in classical guitar by exposing students to a variety of ideas and perspectives from both professional musicians and their peers.
The purpose of this organization is to provide new opportunities and experiences for the Applied Saxophone Studio at Illinois State University through fundraisers and volunteer work. This organization exists to bring forth opportunities for performance, travel, commission works, and bring in guest artists.
The Animation Connection club was created to entice collaboration and animation! The group focuses on utilizing artists' talents right here on Illinois State University campus.
ATK Live! is a Creative Technologies RSO that welcomes all students from all majors to participate in putting on live concerts and art shows for the college community. We pride ourselves in the fact that all of our shows are 100% student run, from set up to tear down. Students can build experience in performing arts management, live sound production, graphic design, promotion, and all other aspects that go into putting on a live show!
We are a student ran and operated game development group that focuses on giving students from the arts, computer sciences, and narrative studies the opportunity to get a leg up in the game industry while getting the chance to make awesome games.