Evan Kasprzak
Evan Kasprzak '10 won third place on season 5 of Fox TV’s "So You Think You Can Dance?" Evan is currently performing in Disney's Tony-award winning "Newsies" on Broadway.
Theatre Arts Major



The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Theatre is for
the student who aspires to a professional performance career.

This well-rounded pre-professional curriculum requires each student to enroll in a balanced mix of acting, voice and dance courses. These include both applied skills courses such as Stage Make-up, Music Theory and Broadway Dance Repertory, and academically oriented courses like Music Theatre History and Introduction to Dramatic Literature. Students are also exposed to the technical areas through Theatre Laboratory and production experiences.

In addition to intensive coursework, BFA Music Theatre students are required to audition for the production season. Scott Susong is the head of the Music Theatre program.

At Illinois Wesleyan, our liberal arts curriculum enables students in the School of Theatre Arts to not only explore all aspects of theatre, but also to expand their studies beyond the performing arts. This provides students with a broad perspective and deeper understanding that enhances their creative endeavors.

Department Website

Theatre Arts Department

Career Connector

Theatre Arts Alumni Careers


Major in Theatre Arts

Scott Susong

Dr. Scott Susong

Curious about your theatre arts professors? Learn more about our distinguished theatre arts faculty.

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.

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

May Term

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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.