Eastern Illinois University's Department of Theatre Arts is a vital component of the exciting and growing arts community on campus. Its diverse faculty is well-trained in all areas of theatre study.
The Theatre Arts major at EIU offers a broad-based curriculum designed for the undergraduate student. At Eastern, you will find a wide range of courses, from theatre history to dramatic literature, from basic acting to dialects, stage movement and scene study, and from basic stagecraft and costuming to scenic lighting.
Students majoring in Theatre Arts receive either a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts or a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts with Teacher Licensure. There is also a Theatre Arts Departmental Honors program and a well-structured Theatre Arts Minor.
Why Choose EIU for Theatre?
We believe in everything our program has to offer, but let's narrow it down to a few key reasons you should check us out.
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