Our small class sizes and student-focused curriculum offer dynamic, flexible professional training from experienced faculty.
Our unique approach combines conservatory-style training in a liberal arts setting. Illinois Wesleyan students develop critical thinking skills and gain an understanding of the world beyond the performing arts.
IWU students are never taught by or asked to compete with graduate students. Our students have more opportunities to write, perform, direct and design than most of our competitors
IWU alumni are some of the most successful, well-respected theatre professionals working in arts and entertainment today. Our alumni include Tony winners and Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominees.