Undergraduate Programs


The School of Theatre and Dance offers two undergraduate degrees in theatre arts:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts with emphases in acting, design and technology and dance performance
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies includes study in all theatre as well as liberal arts areas, including foreign language

Viewed within the context of a vital liberal arts education, the primary goal of our program is to prepare actors, designers, technicians and dancers for professional careers in their chosen field. We recruit students who are willing to take chances, demonstrate initiative and be responsible for their own depth of immersion in our training. We are interested in students who want to explore an art form that will require a lifetime of dedication.

"A degree from NIU on an actor's resume should be a green light for anyone seeking to locate talented, well-prepared and very serious performers."

--Charles Newell
Artistic Director
Court Theatre

Contact Us

For more information about academic programs or productions: 

Office: 815-753-1334
Fax: 815-753-8415
Email: theatreinfo@niu.edu

Box Office: 815-753-1600; sotdboxoffice@niu.edu