Welcome to the Department of Theatre and Dance!
Faculty are always ready to provide you with instruction and feedback.Your education is our highest priority at WIU. Class size in theatre and dance classes is small, guaranteeing you personalized and constant attention. The Department of Theatre and Dance is a thriving community of students and educator-artists. We are here to challenge you in ways that allow you to succeed beyond your expectations and dreams.
We believe in a balance between classroom theory and production experience.If you ask any of us if your classes or productions are more important, we'll say "yes". In every theatre or dance class you take, you will learn new skills and techniques that are applied in performance either in five or six Mainstage or ten to twelve Studio productions, or two dance concerts - each year
A variety of scholarships and awards are available for qualified students.
The future of both theatre and dance is bright. When the new Center for Performing Arts opens, we'll enter another era of great theatre and dance at Western Illinois University. Come be a part of that NOW. I'll look forward to seeing you shortly.
Sharon Evans, Interim Chairperson and Professor