Overview

The School of Theatre and Music (STM) provides innovative, rigorous, and comprehensive academic and performance programs as part of its diverse, urban context.

UIC's School of Theatre of Music is an exciting place–our faculty and teaching staff hold national and international credentials as artists, teachers, and/or scholars (see our faculty page) and their work infuses our classrooms with energy and inspiration. Coursework is enriched by master classes, several concert series, and theatrical performances that are open to the public. Browse our pages to see what our faculty and students are up to!

These programs develop practical knowledge, cultural sensitivity, intellectual resourcefulness, and imaginative daring in emerging artists and scholars. They connect students to Chicago's abundant, vibrant theatre culture and to the city's dynamic jazz and classical music networks.

The School of Theatre and Music (STM) is a unit of the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts.

The Music curriculum offers thorough grounding in theory, history and literature, ear-training, piano skills, and ethnomusicology. Music students participate in performance ensembles including The UIC Choirs, Jazz Ensemble, Concert Band, and several chamber music groups. Degree options include:

  • BA in Music
  • BA in Music Business
  • BM in Performance
  • BM in Jazz Studies

The Theatre curriculum emphasizes a balance between practice and theory, with courses in technical theatre, movement, voice, and scene study, as well as history, contemporary performance techniques, and adapting literature for the stage. Degree options include:

  • BA in Theatre & Performance
  • BA in Theatre Design, Production, & Technology
  • BFA in Acting

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