Millikin University


Rachel Barnet, Director, School of Theatre & Dance

JeShae Ali, Administrative Assistant/Audition Coordinator

Lori Bales, Professor, Acting, Musical Theatre/Performance Area Coordinator

Elizabeth Creighton, Accompanist

Alex Miller, Professor, Acting & Stage Combat

Sean Morrissey, Artist in Residence/Recruitment Coordinator

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Submission Policy:

BA in Theatre and Performance Studies. BFA in Acting, Design & Production, Musical Theatre, or Stage Management. Minors in Dance or Theatre. Degree programs in the School of Art & Creative Media include Video Production & Cinema, Arts Administration (Music, Art, Dance, or Theatre emphasis), Arts Technology, or Audio Engineering. Audition, interview, or portfolio required for B.F.A. programs. Scholarships, work study, and financial aid available.

Signature programs include:
Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre – A Student-run theatre company
Shakespeare Corrected – Theatre for social change in collaboration with local organizations
The New Musicals Workshop – Work with professional writers to develop new works
The London Semester – Take full advantage of the London theatre scene
Designing Disney – Travel to Orlando and engage with Disney design professionals including Imagineers.


Dance, Film Acting, Filmmaking, Musical Theater, Theater Acting, Theater


BA, BFA, Conservatory


The Millikin University School of Theatre and Dance is a nationally recognized program offering conservatory-style training within a liberal arts context. The university's approach to teaching, known as Performance Learning, offers individualized hands-on experiences with faculty and working professionals that prepares students for the rigors of a competitive industry. With a new state-of-the-art Center for Theatre and Dance designed specifically to support curricula and ambitious production seasons. From celebrated runs on Broadway to regional, national, international, film and TV successes, graduates excel as performers, designers, technicians, stage and company managers, comedians, arts leaders, and more.