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.


University of Illinois Springfield

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.

University of Illinois Springfield


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.

University of Illinois Springfield


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.

Department Events
Dec 02, 07:30 pm
UIS Theatre announces the return of "Student Directed Scenes," which showcases the final projects of students in the Fall 2022 "Directing…
Dec 03, 07:00 pm
UIS Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Brian Stark
Dec 04, 04:00 pm
UIS Orchestra & Illinois Symphony Youth Orchestra Maestro Jacobsen Woollen
Dec 06, 12:00 pm
Performance by UIS Camerata musicians
Dec 16, 07:30 pm
Illinois Symphony Orchestra Side-by-Side Concert: UIS Orchestra and ISO Youth Ensembles
Jan 22, 06:00 pm
Nothing to prepare - headshots/resumés appreciated, but not required Performances are held in the Studio Theatre of the Performing…

Art, Music and Theatre News

Aug 31, 2022
The University of Illinois Music Program presents "Black Classical Composers: A Lecture-Demonstration With Violinist Chenoa Murphy" as part of its First…
Jul 28, 2022
UIS Theatre Announces the '22-'23 Season Celebrating 20 Years of Theatre that Matters Fall 2022 MEDEA by Euripides A new translation by…
Apr 12, 2022
The University of Illinois Springfield Visual Arts Gallery presents “OVER/LOOK,” a mixed media exhibition of works by graduating seniors from the UIS Visual…
Mar 09, 2022
The University of Illinois Springfield Visual Arts Gallery is pleased to present “Midway,” a survey of works that span the last ten years by Chicago-based…
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.…