The Department of Art, Music, and Theatre fosters study in the practical application of various arts disciplines, as well as study in the historical, cultural, and philosophical underpinnings of each discipline.


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Visual Arts

Visual Arts majors study the arts in a context that emphasizes the acquisition of skills in various studio disciplines as well as the understanding of historical and philosophical concepts in art.

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The UIS Music program welcomes students from all majors and colleges within the University to take classes in ethnomusicology, music history, music theory, music technology and music performance.

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The UIS Theatre program offers UIS students the opportunity to further develop their talents as theatre artists by working with great dramatic literature in the classroom and on the stage.

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Department News
Feb 03, 2022
The UIS Visual Art Gallery's reception for the WORK/PLAY exhibition originally scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 17 has been rescheduled due to inclement weather.…
Nov 02, 2021
The University of Illinois Springfield Visual Arts Gallery annual silent auction and benefit will take place both online and on-site at the gallery this year…
Oct 15, 2021
It was a recent weekday afternoon in Springfield when Erin Washington was hanging crystal prisms from a neon-pink geodesic dome. The dome is outside of…
Oct 06, 2021
The University of Illinois Springfield Visual Arts Gallery is pleased to present “Code of Complication,” an exhibition by Springfield-based artist Betsy…
Oct 05, 2021
The University of Illinois Springfield Music Program and the Illinois Symphony Orchestra (ISO) have joined forces in a new Partnership in Education and Civic…