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Northern Illinois University

School of Theatre and Dance

De Kalb, IL

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Northern Illinois University

Overview

Northern Illinois University / School of Theatre and Dance is located in De Kalb, IL.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 14

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required
Final project and defense

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

9
Applied
6
Accepted
5
Enrolled
67%

Applying

40
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline April 1st May 1st Yes
Spring deadline October 15th October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75, audition or portfolio

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

26
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)
100%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.85%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 88%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 7.69%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (57%)
Female (42%)

Faculty

16
Total faculty
Full-time - 16
Part-time - 0
Male (7)
Female (9)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Theatre history, choreography, performance art spectacles, storytelling, computer visualization of the ethical space
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address De Kalb, IL  60115-2854
United States
Contact Alexander Gelman
Director
Email: agelman@niu.edu
Phone: 815-753-8253
Fax: 815-753-8415