School of Theatre and Dance Academic Programs
Discover all the ways you can express yourself in theatre and dance.
Get professional acting training and a well-rounded liberal arts education.
Focus on performance, choreography, teaching, or future graduate study.
Dance Teacher Education
Prepare to teach the next generation of dancers.
Film and Digital Media
Receive a fundamental education in film aesthetics, history, and theory.
Develop all the skills you need to compete for professional musical theatre opportunities.
Production Design and Technology
Create exciting theatrical environments filled with costumes, scenery, lights and sound.
Build a solid foundation in theatre and choose a specialty based on your interests and goals.
Theatre Teacher Education
Prepare to teach the next generation of performers.
Increase your knowledge of dance skills, theory, and history.
Discover and examine film as an artistic and creative cultural artifact.
Get training for safe staged combat and violence performances.
Pursue your passion for the stage, production, or theatre in general.
Some theatre and dance programs require an audition for acceptance.Learn about the audition process
MFA in Costume Design
Create quality design work for Illinois State productions while you progress toward your career goals.
MFA in Directing
Become a creative leader in American theatre.
MFA in Lighting Design
Reach your career goals in theatrical lighting design.
MFA in Scene Design
Prepare for a professional career in scene design.
Further your studies in any professional theatre career.
Theatre and Dance Online Store
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