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Musical -- Theatre

The study of Theatre encompasses the literary, historical and philosophical aspects of theatre.

While training students in drama & performance, WIU's Department of Theatre & Dance produces in three stage facilities on campus - featuring a variety of space configurations with which to work.

Possible Careers

Musical Theatre majors gain valuable proficiency in skills their craft and performance skills, but this major is also an EXCELLENT major for those needing flexibility over the lifetime of their careers. Musical Theatre students make OUTSTANDING employees for the wide range of their abilities, such as creative problem solving, time management, performance and public speaking, working with technology, and resource efficiency & allocation, to name a few. They are well prepared to enter careers in:

  • Communications
  • Design
  • Foundation & Development
  • Marketing
  • Performance
  • Teaching

as well as continuing to advanced graduate study.

Why Choose Musical Theatre at WIU?

The Musical Theatre program has a rich tradition of producing engaged, motivated professionals with highly sought after communication skills. Our majors help businesses 'think OUT of the box' and discover innovative ways to engage their target audiences. Our majors have a firm foundation to pursue specialized careers...and the flexible skill set to take them there!

Some of Our Graduates

At A Glance

  • Degree Available: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Minor Available? Yes
  • Graduate Degree Available? Yes
  • Campus: Macomb
  • Study Opportunities: GradTrac, Honors

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