An American Daughter, Illinois Theatre, October 2018, Photo by Darrell Hoemann

College of Fine + Applied Arts

Illinois Theatre

Small and highly selective, Illinois Theatre seeks theatre makers serious about honing their craft and innovating in the performing and production arts. Students may pursue degrees in acting, design and production, and theatre studies.

  • BFA acting program
  • BFA and MFA design and production programs
  • BFA, MA, and PhD in theatre studies programs
  • MFA acting program


  • Acting
  • Costume Design and Technology
  • Lighting Design and Technology
  • Scenic Design
  • Scenic Technology
  • Sound Design and Technology
  • Stage Management
  • Theatre Studies

Minor: Theatre

Admission Requirement: Audition or Portfolio Review and Interview