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University of Illinois Springfield

48 months
38234 USD/year
38234 USD/year
19004 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The mission of the Theatre program at the University of Illinois Springfield is to offer students the opportunity to further develop their talents as theatre artists, by working with great dramatic literature in the classroom and on the stage.


The Theatre program at the University of Illinois Springfield fosters the idea that theatre is a vital artistic event, which brings people together to respond to one another’s experiences/stories and to the world in which we live. The program exposes students to the work of the world’s great theatre artists.

As students develop an effective and reliable process of working in the theatre, they gain an appreciation of how theatre works and how its history is made. In addition, students participating in theatre also develop a strong sense of teamwork, as the process of creating theatre is largely collaborative. 


The program provides the aspiring theatre student with a professional setting in which to work as an actor, a director, a playwright, a stage manager, a dramaturg, a designer, a make-up artist, or as a lighting, sound, or props technician.

In addition, the program believes that the study of theatre becomes more enjoyable when students apply in the lab (the theatre) what they learn in the classroom.

Students who graduate from UIS with work accomplished in our theatre program not only become more sophisticated theatre patrons, but for some, may also begin a career in the theatre.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Principles of Stagecraft 
  • Production Support 
  • Script Analysis
  • Principles of Theatre Design
  • Theatre History
  • Theatre Practicum
  • Senior Capstone Introduction to Theatre 
  • Topics in Theatre Production
  • Topics in Dramatic Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the Online Admissions Application
    • Personal Statement – This is an applicant’s chance to tell us about themselves. Describe interests and accomplishments which are not indicated elsewhere on the application.
    • Academic Statement – Tell us more about professional aspiration, intellectual interests, and personal experiences relevant to the choice of a specific academic program at the University of Illinois at Springfield.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38234 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19117 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    38234 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19117 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    19004 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9502 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Springfield

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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