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When planning your coursework, use the Student Planning Worksheet


Contact Information

Connie Canaday Howard, Director of Theater
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 186C, (630) 942-2137

Amelia Barrett
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 186D, (630) 942-2100

Glenn Glinke, Program Support Specialist
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 169, (630) 942-2892

Arts, Communication, and Hospitality Division
Charles Boone, Dean
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 219, (630) 942-2048


  • Student Spotlight: Jacqueline Davis

    Jacqueline DavisTheater

    “My advice to other students is to give the Theater program everything you’ve got. This is a program that you will not get at any other institution. College of DuPage makes so many things possible for students. The staff loves their students and they go above and beyond to make sure they succeed. Gaining an education at COD before going to a four-year institution will set you up to be a more successful student and lead you down a clearer path.”

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  • Spotlight: Linday Smiling

    Lindsay SmilingTheater

    “Being able to work and be taught by professional actors was instrumental in establishing my work ethic. In addition to developing the basics of acting technique, the professionals at COD taught me how to audition, what my resume should look like and what to expect after academia. College of DuPage provides excellent resources to learn how to be a professional.”

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  • Spotlight: Jim Belushi

    Jim BelushiTheater

    “When I hit the stage at Southern Illinois University, I had so much experience that I was cast in the leads. If I had gone to SIU as a freshman, I never would have got my feet on the boards like I did at COD."

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  • Spotlight: Nicole Bloomsmith

    Nicole BloomsmithTheater

    "I have always said and will continue to say to anyone who listens how proud I am of my education at COD. The classes I took, and the relationships I made, the experiences and opportunities that came along with being a student in the Theater program have shaped the artist I am today."

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  • Spotlight: Robyn Coffin

    Robyn CoffinTheater

    "I grew in every way possible (at COD) -- professionally, artistically and personally. I still talk to and am very close with most of my COD friends and peers."

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  • Spotlight: Ron May

    Ron MayTheater

    "To this day, there are things I find myself regurgitating from classes I took what seems like forever ago from Connie Canaday Howard, Craig Berger and Jodie Briggs. Truthfully, I still credit Connie with a lot of my 'career path' landing where it did."

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  • Spotlight: Lamorne Morris

    Lamorne MorrisTheater

    Morris stars in New Girl, FOX network's new blockbuster comedy with Zooey Deschanel. Morris plays Winston, a former basketball player sharing an apartment with two other guys and one wacky girl named Jess. As roles go, this one's just about perfect for the 2003 COD graduate.

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Upcoming Events

  • Juried Student Art Exhibit

    Juried Student Art Exhibit

    Highlighting student artwork and the range of media and approaches taught at COD, this event will include art studio tours and an awards reception honoring student work.

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  • Ballet Hispanico

    Ballet Hispanico

    Ballet Hispanico is the premier Latino dance organization in America, led by acclaimed choreographer Eduardo Villaro.

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