Our performing arts program offers a rich liberal arts tradition, supported by talented professors with years of experience in music and theatre. Whether your next stage is graduate school or Broadway, you’ll be ready to shine.

It’s no accident that Rockford University is home to one of higher education’s most vibrant performing arts programs. One of our esteemed alumni, Jane Addams, cited theatre’s ability to elevate the human soul. Like Jane, we advocate the arts for everyone.


Applying to the Performing Arts programs

Applying to the Performing Arts programs at Rockford University involves a two-step process. In addition to the traditional application process, students are required to complete an audition for acceptance into the department.

For additional information on admission and applying to the program, contact the Office of Admission at 815-226-4050.

When I came to visit Rockford University I was greeted by a warm, accepting, and genuine family. Every person I have met, and every opportunity I have been lucky enough to be a part of in the Performing Arts department has made me increasingly excited to work in this field for the rest of my life. Rockford University and the Performing Arts department have highlighted my strengths, strengthened my weaknesses, and gifted me new discoveries within myself and my abilities.

Janelle Good '19

Alumna, Major: Performing Arts

Department Information

Performing Arts
Clark Arts Center
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
Deborah Mogford, M.F.A.

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