Theatre Arts Alum
Kyle Blair '09 (standing) appears in the National Players touring production of "Lord of the Flies."
Theatre Arts Major



The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting is for the student who aspires to an acting career.

Our well-rounded pre-professional curriculum includes applied training in acting, movement and voice. Students are immersed in both classical and contemporary acting styles ranging from Shakespeare to Acting for the Camera.

The degree also includes academically oriented courses such as Theatre History and Dramatic Literature. Students are exposed to the technical areas through Theatre Laboratory and production experiences.

In addition to intensive coursework, BFA Acting students are required to audition for IWU's production season. Thomas A. Quinn is the head of the Acting program.

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Major in Theatre Arts

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Dr. Thomas Quinn

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Sample Four-Year Curriculum

This is just an example four-year plan; your actual schedule can/will deviate from this sample. Your faculty advisor will work with you to match appropriate courses with your interests.

Once enrolled, all students will have a degree evaluation tool available to them on MyIWU. This will help you determine what courses are required to graduate on time.